North Dakota’s farmers and ranchers are facing tough economic times right now – commodity prices are low, net farm incomes have dropped significantly and we are rebounding from a drought that impacted nearly every farmer and rancher in western North ...
I am disappointed by Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s decision to vote against historic tax relief legislation, and yet again ignore the best interests of North Dakotans.
How can she come back to North Dakota and proclaim to have our best interests in mind, only to ...
My name is Nancy (Perius) Ferguson and I vow to continue my opposition against the Grand Prairie Agriculture LLP/ Pipestone Systems proposed industrial hog operation near Devils Lake.
I travel 150 miles (one way) each and every weekend in the spring, summer and fall ...
During the last few weeks of my husband’s illness and passing, the Trinity hospice crew was here for us! I’d like to mention them by name, but afraid that I might forget one.
God bless each of you for your compassion and care, I couldn’t have done it without ...
How could this happen! Those words jumped from my mouth as I stepped upon my new bathroom scale. Without fair warning, my body has been packing on the pounds with relative ease — no sufficient warning given — of the difficulty required to remove the excess ...
Let me state the information reported thus far regarding the quicklime bid for 2018 was missing vital information. Quicklime cannot be purchased locally. It has to be purchased from vendors out of state. The verbiage “Purchase Locally” is being misused.
Quicklime is ...
This past summer, Patrice Mitchell celebrated her Golden Anniversary – 50 years of providing swimming lessons to children and adults. To mark this momentous occasion, Patrice had T-shirts made, which she sold for $10 each, with the proceeds going to pay for ...
Shawn Kramer (MDN 11-21-17) is perhaps the first Denbigh Kramer to distinguish himself as a great saddle maker. But as the son of Jack Kramer, one of North Dakota’s best bareback rodeo riders, Shawn, his brothers and their sons did and are continuing in the family ...
Prescott Valley, Ariz.
After reading the Double Standard note by Jerome Gruenberg, I can’t help but ask myself, “what’s going on up there” at the Courthouse.
All was going smoothly when I retired in 2012. My department never had any down time. Some say it’s none of my ...
With oil prices now hovering between $55 and $60, we are finding price relief after the statistically worst downturn ever in history. Yet, in reality, it is hard to think of it as the worst, at least in our state because the state’s industry remains strong today and ...
The growing number of cities welcoming hens to the backyard is proof that hens make great city pets. These friendly fowl are being invited to cities because they are quiet, gentle, affordable, educational, and entertaining. Hens are extremely practical too! They make ...
Governor Doug Burgum,
Senator John Hoeven,
Congressmen Kevin Cramer:
As you know I am a teacher here in North Dakota. I work as a paraprofessional educator which isn’t a very high paying job, yet makes up for it in with the memories I make with the youth I ...
Rob Port’s recent column titled “’Buy Local’ is Baloney,” raised many good points-albeit many false generalizations—a prime example being the very title of the column.
The formula for each local transaction is complicated—in particular large transactions ...
In school, we are all taught how our government works. Congressional hearings are held to consider a bill’s effects. Experts are brought in and testimony is given so that all sides are heard from, and then the bill’s merits are debated. The more important the ...
Dr. Donald Warne
November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the accomplishments of indigenous peoples in North Dakota and across the country. While there are numerous accomplishments to highlight, I want to focus on one that addresses a problem that significantly ...
Over 115,000 North Dakotans rely on Medicare. Yet Congressman Kevin Cramer recently voted for a Republican budget that includes a $453 billion cut to Medicare. The tax reform vote, also just supported by Cramer, will make that real.
This means North Dakotans will lose ...
Des Lacs – Burlington Superintendent of Schools
I would like to take a moment to thank all the voters of Des Lacs and Burlington for taking the time to vote on our referendum this past Tuesday. As the superintendent of this great school district, I was impressed by ...
Look, I do not pretend to be an expert hydrologist, but I do have an opinion about our upcoming local flood prevention program. Every resident throughout the Souris River Basin was affected by the destructive deluge of the 2011 flood. Some residents lost homes and small ...
While we were in Minot recently we had lunch at Grizzly’s Grill N Saloon at the mall. The waiter informed us that an older gentleman at the bar would be paying for our lunch. We were surprised and told the waiter that we appreciated the gesture but we would pay for ...
Is President Trump’s recent announcement to pull out of the UN Paris Climate Treaty genuine? The UN continues to march toward global government via the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Agenda 2030’s environmental goals of which the Paris Climate ...