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?
BENZ: Becoming Dad

I celebrated my first Father’s Day this year. But it wasn’t that long ago that I was just Cole. It was one year ago Wednesday, I went from being Cole, to being Dad.
Election 2016: A problem like HRC

When you become a Ggovernment Eemployee, especially when critical classified information is involved, Uncle Sam makes you sign a Nnon-Ddisclosure Aagreement (NDA).
The 2016 election and you

Before a single vote was cast and before a single moment of meaningful debate, the DNC and the RNC decided whom our presidential nominees should be.
Please, thank a Shriner

While I was sitting on my couch watching television last week, a commercial came on that hit close to home.
Dickinson Trinity, New England co-op dissolving

On Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 administration from New England Public School and Trinity High School met to discuss the Cooperative Sponsorship Agreement between New England Public School and Dickinson Trinity.
Notes from New England School

Happy New Year!  It is that time of the year again where we close out another year and hopefully look forward to the opportunities that exist in the upcoming New Year.
OPINION: My choice for the next UND nickname

As a University of North Dakota alumnus, I had the privilege to be a part of its history. On October 19, at 8 a.m. central time, voting on a new school nickname opened, and I submitted my vote.