Letter to The Editor

Each April, we celebrate the passage of the Fair Housing Act. The Act passed seven days after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and is one of his most important legacies. By Michelle Rydz Executive Director Dr. King…
OMDAHL: What is a Legacy Fund?

We have almost reached the end of the legislative session and don’t know what kind of higher education boards suits North Dakota. Neither have we figured out what a “legacy” fund is. North Dakota has had one for 10 years…
OMDAHL: Not Socialism But A National Community

                “America will never be a socialist nation,” prophesied President Trump in his Feb.5 State of the Union Address. He may have been wrong about some things in the past but this time…
Life on the outside:

I’m getting better with my grabber tool! I retrieved a tiny, flat, triangular pill from the hard, tiled floor where I clumsily dropped it. I felt exhilaration, much like the first time I was able to pick up a quarter…
OMDAHL: History repeats itself when nobody listens …

The old adage that history repeats itself because no one was listening the first time is playing out for us again in Washington and Bismarck. In Washington, we are hearing a chorus from the new left to impeach President Trump…
OMDAHL: Recreational Marijuana Coming in Back Door

All states in the Union except four, including North Dakota, have annual legislative sessions. But we wait until we have enough business for a session or problems go to Washington to be solved. By Lloyd Omdahl By the time the…
OMDAHL: States join plot to bypass Electoral College …

In case you hadn’t noticed, there’s a national movement to bypass the Electoral College in favor of direct election of the president. By Lloyd Omdahl A compact has been drawn for states to agree to cast their electoral votes for…
OMDAHL: The Legislature Still Doesn’t Get It …

The people of North Dakota don’t trust the Legislature. As a matter of fact, they never did. In the first place, the Legislature has shown little respect for the people. By Lloyd Omdahl When the people enact legislation through the…
LIFE ON THE OUTSIDE: Once a shopper, always a shopper

“Life on the Outside” continues to be a dream that I am not awakening from, for which I am very thankful. By Yvonne Stegner The arctic weather keeps me inside the house, where there are always mundane chores to do…
North Dakota Legislature vs. The People

Judging the bills that are introduced biennially, it appears that the North Dakota Legislature has a running war with the people. In that respect, this session is no exception. By Lloyd Omdahl In November, just three months ago, the people…
LIFE ON THE OUTSIDE: A Christmas Dream in North Dakota

SW North Dakota weather was a Christmas dream for a handicapped person! Balmy temperatures, non gale-force winds, and minimal ice on walking surfaces. The snowflakes drifting down two days after Christmas are gorgeous. By Yvonne Stegner Brisker days are forecast…
Every King Should Have a Moat

Back in the days of the Roundtable, the knights insisted that the king have a moat to be a respected member of the Council of Kings. Consequently, a tradition grew making moat ownership a prerequisite for being a king. By…
LIFE ON THE OUTSIDE: A Christmas Dream in North Dakota

SW North Dakota weather was a Christmas dream for a handicapped person! Balmy temperatures, non gale-force winds, and minimal ice on walking surfaces. The snowflakes drifting down two days after Christmas are gorgeous. By Yvonne Stegner Brisker days are forecast…
Yet more ‘Life on the Outside’ …

I long for baking. It has been over 4 years since I baked anything, and one afternoon helper Monique aided me in making a moist strawberry-flavored cake with buttercream frosting. By Yvonne Stegner Rather than satisfy me, I found my…
Hat Tips: Didn’t like the looks

Hello, To many of my readers, this time of the year is a great time. Pheasant hunting is open, you can blast those ducks that are heading south, and deer season is right around the corner. Coyotes are nearing prime…