Omdahl: Reckoning Has Arrived for Sexual Assault

Aging was bad enough when we let ourselves be misled by this myth about the “golden years” which turned out to be nothing more than a scam for the travel folks. Now two new major pitfalls have appeared on the…
From The Editor: Farewell

After more than three years at The Herald I have made the difficult decision to move on to the next chapter of my professional career and will be leaving the paper—and journalism—for a marketing position. My final day is Friday,…
NDSU Extension Teams Honored for Program Excellence

Four North Dakota State University Extension Service teams were honored for their work with a Program Excellence Award. The teams received their awards during the joint NDSU Extension and Research Extension Center conference Oct. 24-27 in Fargo. The honors included…
Notes from New England Public School

Test scores and report cards are designed to identify where a student needs help or is excelling by providing more and better information to teachers and parents so they can enhance instruction to meet individual student needs. Earlier in the week report cards…
Documenting Hettinger County for over 100 years

I have heard a lot of conversation lately on how the landscape is rapidly changing in Hettinger County. Our political, business, education and even media are indeed evolving for the times in which we live. How will The Herald cover…
Notes from New England Public School

During the course of the next two years, discussion will be focused on ways of changing the way education is to be funded by the state. Legislative efforts will be placed on how to lower the burden on property taxpayers;…
Hat Tips: Star Athlete

Hello, I get thousands of calls a week about my column.  Well, not really.  I get hundreds.  Okay, I get a call every once in awhile.  Maybe two a year.  But they are calls.  And I get thousands of letters. …
Notes from New England Public School

It is an exciting time to be part of the New England Pubic School District as we continue to experience steady enrollment growth. It comes as no surprise that more and more families are choosing New England as their home…
District 31 News

Thursday the Education Funding Committee held there second meeting of this interim. Being a member of the Education Commission of States, a research organization that studies educational policies, we invited them to report on what other states are using and…
Hettinger Co. Extension

Ovens Are for Baking, Not Canning, and Other Food Preservation Tips In the past few weeks, I fielded questions for some of our North Dakota Extension agents while they took well-earned annual leave. I learned a lot about what people…
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.…