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West Fargo School District hires technology specialists
Medical club prepares students for future
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A familiar ring: West Fargo Stockyards, a piece of city’s history, still going strong
Building Permits (July 30)
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Toppers Car Club gives $5K to ND veterans support fund
Travel scam hitting the area again, BBB warns
Letter: Stenehjem’s response to crime is inadequate
Letter: Rep. Cramer, showing up for votes is part of job
Alderman: Read contracts carefully before signing
Chief's Corner: West Fargo Night to Unite coming up
Taylor: New leadership for new realities By Ryan M. Taylor Last week, a faulty pipeline released one million gallons of saltwater – a brine up to 30 times saltier than sea water – down a ravine heading towards Lake Sakakawea. There is an investigation g
Red River Valley Fair 4-H horse show results
Red River Valley Fair 4-H winners
Library News (July 30)
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Eye on the ball: Packer catcher headed to Northern State
Sports Digest (7/30)
Aces preparing for state tourney
Dome, Sweet Dome: West Fargo wrestler claims national championship in Fargo
Menace, Sheyenne United teams fare well
Flight Lines: Cliff swallows beneficiaries of RRV manmade structures
Flight Lines: Night-lights from natural sources
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July 15, 2014
Omdahl: Former Hutterites take issues to public square
A group of nine ex-Hutterites are going to great lengths to denounce the theology and governance flaws of Hutterite colonies in North Dakota and Canada. They are now touting a second book about their experiences and taking their case to the secular world. The Hutterite religion...
July 15, 2014 - 2:41pm
July 9, 2014
Omdahl: Reservation parochialism is not the answer
President Barack Obama has come and gone. While on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation south of Bismarck, he gave a message of encouragement to all of the residents in Indian Country. He promised a better future for Indian children by breaking down the old cycles that have handicapped...
July 9, 2014 - 1:19pm
July 1, 2014
Omdahl: Is voter ID program worth $700K?
During the 2014 election cycle, North Dakota will be spending $700,000 on advertisements to remind voters that they now need an ID to vote and that ID voting is as “easy as pie.” The first defense for spending this huge sum of money is that it is federal money. If this money...
July 1, 2014 - 3:02pm
June 18, 2014
Omdahl: Online for-profit college programs are questionable
As a faculty member who spent more than 25 years teaching in a university, I have been somewhat skeptical about the rosy promises being made by the online for-profit uni-versities and colleges. I am not alone. Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has rallied 32 states to participate...
June 18, 2014 - 2:52pm
April 1, 2014
Omdahl: The billboard mogul with a warm message
Harold Newman was a homemade entrepreneur who pulled himself up by his own bootstraps. He passed away recently at his home in Jamestown. Starting with a modest sign painting venture, Harold progressed from his small shop to become the billboard mogul of North Dakota and the Upper...
April 1, 2014 - 1:56pm
March 18, 2014
Omdahl: Education reform opposition involves strange bedfellows
The Russians invaded Ukraine and the New York Stock Market dropped 200 points. The situation stabilized and the stock market recovered. That underscores the fact that we are in a world economy and occurrences on the other side of the globe have a dramatic impact on the American economic...
March 18, 2014 - 3:58pm
February 11, 2014
Omdahl: Churches not ready for loving one another
In case you haven’t noticed, the Founding Fathers created a governmental system that is not supposed to work until we can mobilize massive agreement. With separation of powers, we have had modest gridlock for two centuries so it was inevitable that we would end up some day with...
February 11, 2014 - 2:56pm
December 24, 2013
Omdahl: Yes, Virginia, there still is a Santa Claus
In 1897 – 116 years ago – eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon asked her father if there was a Santa Claus. He passed the buck to the editors of the New York Sun where veteran newsman Francis Church responded with an editorial called ‘Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus.” Church...
December 24, 2013 - 10:09am
April 22, 2013
Omdahl: Christians shouldn't depend on the government
After a couple centuries of government support, the Protestant mores that have dominated the American culture are disappearing from the public square. A majority of Americans support same-sex marriage, legalizing marijuana, and abortion, not to mention other activities and values...
opinion / Lloyd Ohmdahl
April 22, 2013 - 10:22am
July 21, 2010
LWV takes on legislative apportionment, uphill fight but worth the discussion
Republicans and Democrats may not agree on much these days, but they will be in the same corner when it comes to controlling of the reallocation of legislative seats after completion of the federal census. Redistribution of seats on all governing bodies, except those elected at large,...
July 21, 2010 - 12:00am
June 9, 2010
June proclaimed turn signal month
Just last week, a young man from a Christian family in the Minneapolis area was jailed for an outburst of road rage in which he, after a series of other maneuvers, rear-ended the object of his anger. In the news account, his father asked for prayer. The concerned...
June 9, 2010 - 11:49am
October 15, 2009
Committee gets simple solution for terrorism
"Shut the door!" barked Old Sievert as the cold northwest wind whipped past Holger Danske who was entering the community hall for an emergency meeting of the Homeland Security Committee. (A frost had just destroyed most of the pumpkins, making the townspeople very cranky.) Offended,...
October 15, 2009 - 12:00am