Hettinger Co. Extension

By TOM KALB, NDSU Extension Horticulturalist Should I fertilize my lawn now? Now is the best time of the year to fertilize your lawn. The key to a healthy turf is a deep, thick root system.  Lawns focus on root…
Hat Tips: Houston Flood

Hello, The Dakotas are a good place to live. Oh, we may have a drought. We may have to fight ice and snow for a few months of the year. The wind may blow from the northwest for days at…
Anthrax Maybe a Danger to N.D. Livestock

Anthrax could be a risk to livestock in North Dakota this year, North Dakota State University Extension Service veterinarian Gerald Stokka warns. By Duaine Marxen Hettinger County Extension Very dry conditions, which North Dakota experienced this year, or high rainfall…
Hat Tips: Eclipse

Hello, By the time you read this, the eclipse will have passed. Hopefully you did not stare at the sun for two and a half hours so you can still read. They are issuing warnings to not stare directly into…
Washington, Ike, Guns, Littering & Russians

In his farewell address, George Washington warned us about the evils of political parties, claiming that they “distract the public councils “and “agitate the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms, kindle the animosity of one part against another, foment…
N.D. Agricultural Experiment Take Hay Donations, Offer Lottery

It has been a nice long hot dry break since the session ended in April, but the legislative cycle continues with the start of interim committees. By Duaine Marxen Hettinger County Extension Thursday was the first Education Funding Committee which I chair.…
Hettinger County Extension

ND Drought Prompting Calf Health Questions North Dakota’s drought is raising questions from livestock producers about health issues in calves. Gerald Stokka, North Dakota State University Extension Service veterinarian and livestock stewardship specialist, says one of those questions is related…
Hat Tips: Beach Volleyball

Hello, You know just when you thought there was nothing left in the world to write about, up jumps an idea. By Dean Meyer It happened to me while watching the Olympics. I know, I know. I’ve written about the…
Voices of the People

Researching the Effects of Cloud Seeding I’m tired!  I’m tired of watching storms come into Bowman County heading for the New England area only to watch the cloud modification project fly the clouds and watch them disappear.  The Bowman radar…
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Hello, If you haven’t noticed, there is a severe drought taking place across much of the Dakotas. It extends into Montana as far west as Miles City. Maybe further now. I haven’t been to Wyoming. But I just figure it…
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Hello, This is the time of the year for outdoor cooking. I don’t care if you are going to the lake, a rodeo, or just an evening at home. A lot of people will pack a grill and groceries when…
Feds, N.D. Taking Different Tacks in Drug War

While North Dakota policymakers have been advocating less incarceration for drug crimes, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in an opinion-editorial piece in the Washington Post, said last week that it is time to get tougher. By Lloyd Omdahl While some may…
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Hello, Remember the scene in the great “Indiana Jones” movie, when Harrison Ford says, “Snakes, why’d it have to be snakes. I hate snakes.” By Dean Meyer Shirley is a lot that way. I’ve mentioned it to you before. About…
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Hello, I mean Good Morning. Or whatever. Oh, well, whatever will be, will be. Or something like that. Sorry I missed some of the papers last week. Not sorry for you, but for me. Cause if I don’t write, they…
Witnessing both sides of the ACA

We all have differing views on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. But this weekend those differences hit close to home as family visited from out of town this weekend.
See Something, Do Nothing

The Lone defense for mass warrantless surveillance is that in theory it should make it easier to protect us from terrorism. How then can we explain the incidents of mass murder by individuals associated with terrorist groups like ISIS?