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Working to provide our veterans with the health care and nursing home services they need closer to home

July 15, 2016 We often hear that we owe our veterans a debt that we can never fully repa. more »»

A bipartisan, compromise proposal to address ‘No Fly, No Buy’

June 27, 2016 It’s just common sense – if someone is too dangerous to board an airplane, they’re too dangerous to buy a gun. But right now, our laws are permitting that to happen. That’s a serious problem. more »»

Building an even better North Dakota

June 11, 2016 As you know, next Tuesday is the primary election. more »»

In support of the economy

June 8, 2016 The health and vitality of North Dakota’s energy industry are essential to our state’s economic future. more »»

Measure 1 is about the soul of North Dakota

June 8, 2016 Each year in nearly every part of the country, swaths of farmland are turned over as yet another family farm is pushed out by tightening profit margins, rigged markets and the ever-constricting powe... more »»

Working to build permanent flood protection for the Minot region

June 2, 2016 This week, I joined Minot and Ward County community leaders at a dedication ceremony for two new affordable housing projects, the Burlington Willows Townhomes in the city of Burlington and the Cook’... more »»

North Dakota workers deserve the pensions they earned

April 29, 2016 Imagine this. You worked your entire life in a job that enables you and your family to get by while providing a solid pension so you can retire with dignity. more »»

Coalition sends letter to the president urging pipeline action

April 27, 2016 For over a year, the Dakota Access Pipeline has been in some stage of governmental review. more »»

The U.S. Senate needs to do its job, just as North Dakotans do every day

April 18, 2016 I’ve heard from an electrician from Bismarck who works 50-70 hours a week to keep North Dakotans’ homes and businesses functioning. more »»

Regulatory burdens on financial institutions impact Dakotans

April 15, 2016 By Jeff Olson For many citizens in both North and South Dakota, credit unions and small community banks offer local, affordable financial services. more »»

Returning from Cuba: Trade benefits Cuban people, North Dakota

March 30, 2016 [Last] week as I walked around Havana, Cuba as part of the President’s historic trip to the country — the first by a sitting U.. more »»

Cutting oil tax was a missed opportunity for the future of North Dakota

February 22, 2016 On January 1, 2016, North Dakota’s Oil Extraction Tax (OET) dropped from a rate of 6 1/2% to a new lower rate of 5%. more »»

Facing new economic reality in North Dakota

February 10, 2016 The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia for decades has tracked the economic performance of each state in the U.S. more »»

Rehabilitation of ex-cons will be challenging

January 24, 2016 The prison population in North Dakota has tripled from 578 in 1995 to 1,800 in 2015 and is expected to increase to 2,985 by 2025, all at the annual cost of $43,000 per inmate. more »»

Stop wasting natural gas resources on tribal lands

January 24, 2016 We all need to be active in protecting the land here in North Dakota for future generations. We have seen a prolonged, unneeded waste of our natural resources; this needs to stop. more »»

Putting president above politics

January 5, 2015 A few weeks ago I got a call from a reader who was concerned about a comment made on a story posed on the Minot Daily News website. more »»

Find your niche, pass it on

November 15, 2014 “Is this the world you want? Is this the world you want? You’re making it every day you’re alive.” These lyrics come from a song written by the band Switchfoot. more »»

Operation Warmheart collecting donations for those in need

October 12, 2014 The holiday season is fast approaching. This time of year is celebrated as the season of giving. more »»

Has it really been 30 years?

July 13, 2014 Where did 30 years go? It seems like yesterday I?began working at The Minot Daily News, under the tutelage of sports editors Matt Gerszewski and Merrill?Schalow. more »»

Words worth a second look

June 29, 2014 Syndicated columnists put out lots of words these days. And very few stand out as worth a second look. more »»



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