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 By LLoyd Omdahl    Opinion    August 19, 2019 

Attorney General: 'it's the right thing to do'

When Director of Corrections and Rehabilitation Leann Bertsch announced a new Justice Reinvestment program to reduce the prison population and cut...

 
 By Danny Tyree    Opinion    August 19, 2019 

Woodstock at 50: what might have been

For various reasons, my graduating class has seen two milestone anniversaries sail by without a class reunion materializing. So, I can understand the disappointment of those on the slightly older end...

 
 By Corey Seymour    Opinion    August 19, 2019 

Introducing: the cheat sheet!

Thought I’d try something different: Instead of the usual carefully researched and elegantly styled prose masterpiece, how about a handy...

 

Letter to the Editor: Wind powers opportunity

This American Wind Week (Aug. 12-18) we celebrated the ways wind powers opportunity in all 50 states, including North Dakota, by creating jobs, investing billions of dollars in rural communities and...

 
 By Danny Tyree    Opinion    August 12, 2019

Rapunzel vs. Frankenstein: yes, that's a thing

I'm a big softie when it comes to children's books. I remember my first library card (TWO trips to the library that glorious day!), and my held-together-with-duct-tape childhood copy of Little Golden...

 

Home committee has more votes than voters

Chairman Ork Dorken scanned the town’s electors gathered in the community hall for the quadrennial testing of the presidential waters with a...

 
 By Will Durst    Opinion    August 12, 2019

Raging moderate: the best words.

Nobody knows what the earliest word used by humans was. The general consensus is the Sumerians developed the first written language around 3500 BC, using wedge-shaped symbols called cuneiform....

 
 By Tony Bender    Opinion    August 12, 2019

"I can't believe they'd do that to people"

India and Gus the Wonder Pug waited in my old Mustang convertible while I surveyed my hat rack, trying to decide which one I would take on our pilgrimage. I finally grabbed my Baltimore Orioles cap....

 
 By LLoyd Omdahl    Opinion    August 5, 2019

'Send her back' brings Emma to tears

Congresswoman Ilham Omar, a Somali-American, expressed some partisan criticism and was immediately trashed by a crowd in North Carolina with the...

 
 By Jase Graves    Opinion    August 5, 2019

Family fun night goals

When I was dating my wife (and still pretending to be charming), I once suggested we grab an old blanket, purchase a generous supply of processed lunch meat and go on a picnic. In my romantic...

 
 By Thomas Knapp    Opinion    August 5, 2019

Human sacrifice: a grand old American political tradition

On July 25, U.S. Attorney General William Barr ordered the Federal Bureau of Prisons to update its execution protocol and schedule five executions starting this December. Whether you support the...

 
 By Tom Purcell    Opinion    August 5, 2019

Elderly beware: scams on the rise

A phone scammer made a mistake when he called my mother. The young male caller pretended to be her grandson. He said he'd been arrested for fishing...

 
 By LLoyd Omdahl    Opinion    July 29, 2019

Opinion: NPL'ers celebrate Mill, Bank 100th

The Bank of North Dakota and the North Dakota Mill & Elevator will be celebrating their 100th anniversary soon but not before a resurrected band of...

 

Letter to the Editor: July 29, 2019

In the 1980s North Dakota passed resolutions asking Congress to call an Article V convention to propose Constitutional amendments, especially to force national balanced budgets. Later, North Dakota...

 
 By Tom Purcell    Opinion    July 29, 2019

Opinion: Our childish politicians need kindergarten lessons

We could use a hearty dose of Robert Fulghum wisdom about now. Our political discourse is at a fever pitch. Our allegedly esteemed elected leaders...

 
 By Erik Paulsen    Opinion    July 29, 2019

Opinion: USMCA fuels America's innovation economy

The new North American trade agreement, called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, is a much-needed modernization of NAFTA, which was signed more than 25 years ago. USMCA will catalyze growth...

 
 By LLoyd Omdahl    Opinion    July 22, 2019

Why would anyone want to be Govenor?

Speculation on the 2020 gubernatorial race has already begun and, for the incumbent, it looks more like a walk. There is no use in making a charade...

 
 By Danny Tyree    Opinion    July 22, 2019

Apollo 11 Golden Anniversary: something for everyone?

I feared that the upcoming 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing might get eclipsed by other celebrations (the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, the...

 

Letter to the Editor: July 22, 2019

Apparently the North Dakota Congressional Delegation has joined the 'change the name or tear it down' crowd with a proposal to change the name of Sully Hill National Game Preserve to White Horse...

 

Thinking about health: Drug Prices still rising, relief for patients unlikely

Consumers hoping a couple of recent policy proposals might lower prices for their prescription drugs may be out of luck, at least for now. Earlier this year the Trump administration had proposed a rul...

 
 By LLoyd Omdahl    Opinion    July 15, 2019

ROKU brings country-western music back

Whenever my son comes with a black box, I know I’m going to be pressured into a new electronic gimmick the learning of which, considering a human...

 

Letter to the editor- July 15, 2019

I wanted to say 'Thank You' to all the people of New Rockford, they helped organize all of the events for the Fourth of July this year. I helped run the steam tractor in the parade. I also brought... Full story

 

About men, women, interruptors and the post-woke age

When a woman keeps talking over a man who refuses to listen and is trying to interrupt her, that is at most an annoyance and a breach of courtesy. If the woman and the man happen to be in a romantic...

 
 By Thomas Knapp    Opinion    July 15, 2019

Photo ID is obsolete and unnecessary. Facial recognition technology makes it dangerous.

In mid-May, San Francisco became the first American city to ban the use of facial recognition surveillance technology by its police department and other city agencies. That's a wise and ethical...

 
 By LLoyd Omdahl    Opinion    July 8, 2019

Dying on the Rio Grande

“Daddy, I’m in the water.” “I am, too, Sweetie.” “But my face is in the water and I can’t breathe.” “I’m covered with water and I...

 

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