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Measure No. 2 will make initiatives expensive

Measure No. 2 on the November ballot has been proposed by the Legislature to make the proposal and adoption of amendments to the state constitution so expensive that ordinary citizens will be ruled out of the process. At the present time, the constitution provides for citizen-inspired ...

Community and socialism are the same

For some strange reason, the Chicken Littles of the world have become terrified by the idea that socialism is just over the hill for the United States. The most frightened even throw in communism as though it was synonymous with socialism. Under communism, there is no such thing as private ...

ND needs annual legislative sessions

Good ideas may go into hibernation but they never die. Veteran Public Policy Observer Mike Jacobs recently brought back the idea of changing the North Dakota Legislature from its present biennial schedule to annual meetings. In a supporting editorial, the Grand Forks Herald noted that the ...

Dakota Recreation Report 8-29

Outdoor notes:*Sept. 1: Dove season opens.*Sept. 2: Fall turkey applications due.*Sept. 4: Mountain lion and archery deer seasons open.*Sept. 7: Missouri River early Canada goose season closes.*N.D. Dept. of Environmental Quality blue-green algae warning for Stump and Antelope lakes and ...

The Veteran’s DD Form 214

The DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, generally referred to as DD-214, is a document of the United States Department of Defense, issued upon a military service member's retirement, separation, or discharge from active duty in the Armed Forces of the United ...

Tomato troubles

You waited all season for that first red ripe tomato only to discover less-than-perfect fruit. Don't worry, you can still have a great harvest and improve things for next season.Blossom end rot is a common problem on the first set of fruit. The bottom of the tomato turns black. This is not ...

Pastor’s Corner: Time! Do you have a minute?

Jesus began His earthly ministry saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe the Gospel." (Mark 1:15)Driving down the street the other day, I noticed an elderly gentleman walking slowly from his house to the newspaper box along the street. My thoughts ...

Heart of America Library News 8-29

The North Dakota State Library had its Summer Summit this week, virtually of course, and they covered several interesting topics. One was "Database Searching." Angie Houser, the presenter, covered methods that make searching online easier and more effective. She also mentioned three particular ...

The unfinished business of Seneca Falls

As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, we need to retrace our steps to the Seneca Falls, N.Y. convention of 1848 that launched the drive for women's suffrage. There is some unfinished business to consider.On July 19 and 20, ...

Dakota Recreation Report 8-22

Outdoor notes:*Fall crow season opens.*Sept. 1: Dove season opens.*Sept. 2: Fall turkey applications due.*Sept. 4: Pronghorn (lottery licenses only) and deer archery seasons open.*Remaining deer licenses now available on first-come-first-served basis. Go to the N.D. Game & Fish Dept. ...