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LET'S COOK: Ready for a royal wedding

May 11, 2018 Are you ready to attend the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on May 19, 2018? It has been a topic of discussion in our home with Lydia, “the Wedding Planner,” ready to check out all the... more »»

Omdahl: Another addiction for ND?

May 11, 2018 Do we have nicotine? Yes, as much as we can smoke. Do we have opioids? Yes, enough to run us broke. Do we have alcohol? Yes, an unlimited supply. more »»

Reporter’s Notebook: The Corrigidor

May 11, 2018 It was a very warm Thursday afternoon when I headed out to Wolford to the Corrigidor Bar, with Toby riding shotgun on the passenger's side. more »»

SCHMIDT: When to prune

May 4, 2018 With the arrival of spring a common question that arises is– “when should I prune my (insert common name) tree?” Well, to answer the question, pruning is best done when trees are dormant – given ou... more »»

LET'S COOK: Grateful for cake mixes

May 4, 2018 Yesterday I saw a flock of wild geese against a pale blue sky in V formation heading north on their annual migration. more »»

PORT: The price of admission to a free society

May 4, 2018 I'm a dangerous Nazi. That's according to a professor at Minot State University who was supposed to moderate an event I'd been invited to speak at by Dr. more »»

SERVING OUR VETERANS: North Dakota Veterans Cemetery

May 4, 2018 There are now approximately 45,000 veterans in North Dakota. This makes up 8 percent of our population. During WWII, 11 percent of our population was in the military. more »»

SCHMIDT: Spring lawn care

April 27, 2018 The recent snow melt and warm temperatures gets folks in the mood to start spring yard chores. With all the spring chores needing to be done, lawn care sometimes takes a back seat in priority. more »»

VEEDER: Calving season brings wonder, worry

April 27, 2018 We're in the middle of calving season here at the Veeder Ranch. And because we're in North Dakota, our plans to calve mid-April didn't necessarily get us out of the cold woods. more »»

REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK: Balta Bar & Grill celebrates 5th anniversary under current ownership

April 27, 2018 Stephanie Halvorson, owner of Balta Bar and Grill, 202 Main Street, Balta, ND, celebrates her 5th anniversary this month in this small town which hosts only one bar and restaurant. more »»

LET'S COOK: 'Take a purple bus'

April 20, 2018 Lydia and I had been strolling through the Baltimore Walters Art Museum for about an hour when she noticed the sign Level 2 – Ancient World, Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Etruscan Art. more »»

OMDAHL: Local initiative needed to save communities

April 20, 2018 Newspapers are in trouble. And it isn’t their fault. For the newspapers in the larger cities, the Internet and all of its auxiliary activities have been hogging the advertising dollar. more »»

VEEDER: Kicking up dust on the road of life

April 20, 2018 We live on gravel roads that stretch like ribbons along pasture land dotted with black cattle. more »»

SCHMIDT: Soil temperatures for germination

April 20, 2018 The arrival of spring has many farmers and home gardeners itching to get planting, however let’s take a moment to visit about the minimum soil temperatures required for germination of various crops... more »»

PORT: Whiffs of desperation come from Heitkamp campaign

April 20, 2018 It's mid-April, and the general election is still months away, so I realize invoking a word like "desperate" to describe any political campaign is a bit of a stretch. more »»

SERVING OUR VETERANS: North Dakota veterans service officers

April 20, 2018 Did you know all 53 counties in North Dakota have a Veterans Service Officer (VSO)? They are hired by and paid by their respective county. Nearly all of them have served in the military. more »»

OMDAHL: Raise your $80,000 for the National Debt

April 13, 2018 Dear U. S. Government: (Please pass this message to the person in charge today. If no one is in charge, send it to Mexico. They can deduct it from the cost of the wall. more »»

VEEDER: Being a good neighbor means so much

April 13, 2018 Out here on the ranch there are millions of tasks that require the proper attire. When I was growing up I don't think I ever saw our neighbor out of his Carhart bibs during the winter months. more »»

PORT: New spill rules provide a clearer picture of the problem

April 13, 2018 The headline read: "80 percent of ND oil spills wouldn't have been reported under new law." It accompanied a recent article by my colleague Patrick Springer. more »»

SCHMIDT: Grazing readiness project

April 6, 2018 The Pierce County NDSU Extension office along with 20 other ND counties will be helping to collect data for a Grazing Readiness project beginning later this month and continuing through approximatel... more »»



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