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Schmidt: Register for pesticide applicator training

February 13, 2015 I’d like to remind private pesticide applicators that this year’s Pierce County private applicator pesticide certification trainings will require pre-registration for the session an expiring... more »»

Omdahl: Free college cheaper than welfare

February 13, 2015 Eyebrows were raised in political and education circles last year when Republican Governor Bill Haslam of Tennessee announced that his state was going to provide students with free community college. more »»

Repnow: The importance of measured words

February 13, 2015 As President’s Day approaches, let us pause and think about words that have come from the White House. more »»

Berginski: House Common Core vote the right call

February 13, 2015 The ND House of Representatives voted Wednesday evening to strike down a bill that would’ve not only killed reviled education standards, but also would’ve cut the state off from necessary federal... more »»

Kaylor: Be heart smart

February 6, 2015 Bump up the Nutrition Aim to eat a diet high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, fat-free and low-fat dairy and limit items that are high in sugar, sodium, and fats. more »»

Schmidt: Best of the Best meetings to be held in Minot

February 6, 2015 Four Best of the Best in Research and Marketing meetings have been set for February in Grand Forks, Moorhead, Minn., Minot and Bismarck. more »»

Omdahl: Does the makeup of legislature reflect sexism?

February 6, 2015 With women holding only 27 seats – a puny 19 percent - in the 141-member state legislature, we may conclude that North Dakota is a sexist state. After all, figures don’t li. more »»

Kaylor: Celebrate American Heart Month in February

January 30, 2015 Did you know February is American Heart Month, and not because of Valentine’s Day? Since 1963 Congress has required the president to proclaim February “American Heart Month” to raise awareness... more »»

Schmidt: Pesticide applicator certification dates scheduled

January 30, 2015 If you purchase or apply restricted use pesticides you will need to be certified. The certification fee is $30. Checks are payable to the NDSU Extension Service. more »»

Let's Cook: Flowers would improve State of the Union background

January 30, 2015 Would you agree that items we often work within our professional careers tend to drift over to everyday living? You know, like a secretary who writes perfect letters to friends from home, an... more »»

NDPMA to fight tobacco tax increase

January 30, 2015 The President of the North Dakota Petroleum Marketers Association says the association is preparing to fight hard to turn back any proposed tax increases, including tobacco tax increases. more »»

Omdahl: Real civics tests for good citizens

January 30, 2015 March “Dad, I heard the cops picked you up again for driving tipsy?” “Those stupid cops are just out to hassle the taxpayers for no good reaso. more »»

Chapman: Super Marshawn for the win

January 30, 2015 Ultimately, I just want to see a good game that matters in the fourth quarter come tomorrow evening. Last year’s Super Bowl was incredibly boring unless you are a diehard Seattle Seahawks fan. more »»

Omdahl: Red alert! Legislature is in session

January 23, 2015 Let them eat cake As expected, the first issue to be considered by the North Dakota Legislature was taxes. The Republicans want to cut income taxes while the Democrats want to reduce property taxes. more »»

Berginski: ‘Deflate-gate’? Oh, please

January 23, 2015 Let me preface this week’s column by saying that I am not a fan of either the Seattle Seahawks or the New England Patriots, both of which are in the Super Bowl this year. more »»

Chapman: Panther teams spoiling us

January 23, 2015 The Rugby High School basketball teams are spoiling us with incredible play this season. The ladies are 11-2 and the boys are 9-1. Winning is contagious and Rugby athletes are feeling pretty good. more »»

Shop smart: Understanding food labeling

January 23, 2015 It seems like every time you turn around, companies are adding a new claim to their product packagin. more »»

Schmidt: Ag improvement meeting set for Feb. 10

January 23, 2015 The annual meeting of the Pierce County Agricultural Improvement Association (PCAIA) will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Rugby Eagles Club. more »»

Kaylor: Try keeping a food diary

January 16, 2015 Sometimes we can lose track of what we eat during the day. Try keeping a food diary for a few days. more »»

Schmidt: Many thanks to our 4-H volunteers

January 16, 2015 Special Note: In last week’s column the web link to the video “A Typical Day for an Extension Agent” by Kansas State University Extension was left out. more »»



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