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Witness describes brutal night watching ex-boyfriend kill man, injure another
Former Lake Region State basketball player leads nonprofit
DSU Foundation hearing pushed to late spring or early summer
Police Blotter: Woman reports possible fake soldier scam
Archaeologists find toys, bottles and debris of daily life at former Fargo brothel
crime and courts
nation and world
Spill reported at well site without berm
ND health department tightens up on radioactive waste monitoring
Treater leak spills oil, brine in Mountrail County
Legal challenges buy time to develop clean coal
Coal prepares for carbon-free future as industry pushes developing commercially viable programs
Country superstar Garth Brooks signs Amazon streaming deal
Dickinson teen to receive Eagle Scout award
Irish singers headline concert series
Auxiliary sponsors Tour of Tables
U.S. breast cancer deaths drop; rate among white women falls most
Yoder, Midgets hope to savor experience at Saturday's state cross country meet
Dakota State matchup a tough test for Blue Hawks
9-man playoffs: Raiders set to face Honkers, record-setting QB Rodin
9-man playoffs: Holsteins 'peaking at the right time'
Wild stay unbeaten at home, trip up Maple Leafs
MCFEELY: National narrative over pipeline protest should be an eye-opener
LETTER: Who is "Vote Right 36?"
COLUMN: Despite Trump, demotic protest politics doesn't always fail
PORT: Democratic candidate calls for permanent Native American member of the Public Service Commission
Our View: Four for ND state offices
Allan Milton Wallman
Delia "Dee" Hammel
Medora gears up for visitors
New tellings of old museum stories
Beach vibe in the Bakken
Sax remodels downtown building into custom and detailing center
Business steady as Platinum Motorsports becomes certified
June 13, 2015
Omdahl: Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be police
GRAND FORKS -- In 1978, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson popularized a song warning mothers not to let their kids grow up to be cowboys. With...
June 13, 2015 - 8:42pm
June 6, 2015
Omdahl: Bless other drivers by using turn signals
Good morning, class. This is the first session of “Remedial Turn Signals 100,” for which no college credit will be given but an embossed certificate will be awarded upon completion of the practicum. Now, I noticed that North Dakota AARP has been holding driver education sessions...
June 6, 2015 - 11:05pm
May 25, 2015
Omdahl: Reducing America’s dependent population
GRAND FORKS -- The American Dream is slowly fading as the size of our dependent population grows. North Dakota has thousands and the nation has millions of dependents, who are being propped up with a wide variety of private and government programs designed to alleviate or reduce poverty. The...
May 25, 2015 - 10:19pm
May 16, 2015
Omdahl: Welcome to the Ship of State, Capt. Hagerott
Welcome aboard, Capt. Mark Hagerott, as our latest chancellor of North Dakota higher education. Your extensive naval experience will serve you well, but the best thing going for you is the lack of exposure to academia. This is not a position for mediators, speculators or theorists....
May 16, 2015 - 8:59pm
May 9, 2015
Omdahl: Time to broaden definition of success
While serving as a professor of political science at the University of North Dakota, I was privileged to see many students who later joined the ranks of the successful. I have had a U.S. senator, a U.S. congressman, a couple of elected state officials, the Republican Speaker of the...
May 9, 2015 - 10:05pm
May 2, 2015
Omdahl: Legislature can’t do that much
The curse of the biennial legislative session is the backup of problems begging to be solved. Consequently, the 80-day biennial session has more business than it can handle with deliberation. With the new requirement for civics education, future generations will know as much about...
May 2, 2015 - 6:53pm
April 27, 2015
Omdahl: Are lieutenant governors coming or going?
GRAND FORKS -- Sometimes subjects are best left undiscussed. Elaboration leads to embarrassment. This has always been the case with the office of lieutenant governor. Even though the office dates back into colonial times, the duties and functions continue to be a mystery. They vary...
April 27, 2015 - 9:38pm
April 18, 2015
Omdahl: Becoming a nation of political spectators
GRAND FORKS -- The American electorate is gradually becoming a nation of political spectators, pushed side by the vast fortunes and ambitions of a new breed of political activists. We don’t know if successful billionaires are bored with success or they have a yearn to extend their...
April 18, 2015 - 9:55pm
March 28, 2015
Omdahl: Volatility of oil, agriculture test biennial system
Policymaking in Bismarck just became more “iffy” with the news that the country is producing and importing one million more barrels of oil daily than it is consuming. Available storage is rapidly disappearing. According to Ed Moss, head of commodities research at Citibank, this...
March 28, 2015 - 5:48pm
March 21, 2015
Omdahl: Solving complex problems with simple solutions
Our fast moving society demands simple solutions for complex problems. Even if they are wrong, fast poor solutions, given the proper spin, are accepted more quickly than good thoughtful answers. Tackling the obesity crisis This problem is not being solved with carrots. Therefore,...
March 21, 2015 - 9:06pm
March 16, 2015
Omdahl: Has legislative prayer become a charade?
The furor over a Muslim prayer on Ash Wednesday in the North Dakota House of Representatives reflected an American tradition rooted in our history since Plymouth Rock in 1619. Protestant America has been fighting religious diversity for 400 years. The Muslim prayer conflict is not...
March 16, 2015 - 6:49pm
March 7, 2015
Omdahl: It’s all a clever trap, Sen. Heitkamp
Dear Sen. Heidi: As you now, I never meddle in your political plans. However, I have always felt responsible for the well-being of my former students from Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Zellers to the Pomeroy boys and the Heitkamps. The time has come, however, to warn you about the...
March 7, 2015 - 7:38pm
March 2, 2015
Omdahl: Legislative damage is sustainable — so far
The best way to assess the effectiveness of the North Dakota Legislature is to compare the piles of good bills with the piles of bad bills at “crossover” time. (Crossover is the point at which all surviving bills must be reported to the second house.) That would be solid, scientific...
March 2, 2015 - 6:02pm
February 23, 2015
Omdahl: Committee plans to srash the 2016 travel guide
“I can’t believe it! Another midwinter emergency meeting! Can’t it wait until May?” grumbled Josh Dvorchak as he joined the town’s other 12 electors in the community hall for a Homeland Security Committee meeting. “We all got this travel guide with the Living North Dakota...
February 23, 2015 - 5:49pm
February 14, 2015
Omdahl: Free college would be cheaper than welfare
Eyebrows were raised in political and education circles last year when Republican Gov. Bill Haslam of Tennessee announced his state was going to provide students with free community college. Unfortunately, President Barack Obama said it was a great idea. That automatically activated...
February 14, 2015 - 7:05pm