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Dairy, hogs deserve a new chance in North Dakota

There is nothing about family farming today that resembles the family farm of my grandfather’s era, or yours.

Posted 5/24/16 (Tue) read more »

Am I crazy or is it just you?

Sometimes I wonder if I’m crazy. The therapist that I Skype with three times a month says I’m not, and I guess he should know.

Posted 5/17/16 (Tue) read more »

How did the convention go? Better than I ever imagined

To the community of Crosby, thank you for helping to make the 130th annual North Dakota Newspaper Association convention a resounding success.

Posted 5/10/16 (Tue) read more »

Welcome, peers, to a place I am proud to call my home

A newspaper convention in Crosby has a much different experience to offer, and it’s one I hope my peers appreciate.

Posted 5/03/16 (Tue) read more »

The shocking truth about N.D.

I have complained about nearly everything when it comes to North Dakota weather. But there is one thing I have yet to address: static electricity.

Posted 4/26/16 (Tue) read more »

Change is rarely gradual -- it usually comes in waves

Change in our communities does not occur over some long timeline of gradual evolution -- but with a series of rapid, overnight changes.

Posted 4/19/16 (Tue) read more »

Understanding what we pay for

It’s a rare person who loves to pay taxes. But understanding the systems seems to help mollify me.

Posted 4/12/16 (Tue) read more »

Will Democrats cross over to spoil Republican gubernatorial race?

Democrats could easily decide which Republican will advance to the general election for governor of North Dakota.

Posted 4/05/16 (Tue) read more »

Frozen Four boosts blood pressure of casual hockey fan

Every sports enthusiast who wasn’t a hockey fan upon arrival at UND became one before graduating.

Posted 3/29/16 (Tue) read more »

The downside of the boom -- or, chickens home to roost

Did we act as good stewards of our resources, or did we build a house of cards?

Posted 3/22/16 (Tue) read more »