HAT TIPS: A Harbinger of Spring…

Hello, this past week was a harbinger of spring. Big word I know, but needed here. By Dean Meyer We had warm, breezy days. We had a night thundershower that woke me in the night and freshened the air up.…
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. By Lloyd Omdahl North Dakota has had one…
HAT TIPS: Smartest dumb dog in the West…

Hello, I have one of the smartest dumb dogs in the West.  Tyke.  I’ve told you about him.  He will chase cows.  In fact he will chase them for miles, even if you don’t want him to.  It’s hard to…
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 he is absolutely right. By Lloyd Omdahl Communism…
HAT TIPS: Muddy mess is sometimes funny…

Hello, If you are in any agriculture business, you have been engrossed following the devastation from the storm 10 days ago. From south central North Dakota, on through South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri, the losses have been devastating. By…
Omdahl: We Can’t Love God and Hate Moslems…

Hate caught up with New Zealand last week when a white supremacist slaughtered 50 Muslims at prayer in two mosques. With a lapse in memory of history, we’re looking at evil hopes of a new Aryan race. By Lloyd Omdahl…
Grappling with a legacy

Opinions vary widely on how, when to spend fund’s earnings Maybe they thought the day would never come. Back in 2010, when voters approved the Legacy Fund, 2019 felt very far away. By BILAL SULEIMAN ND Newspaper Association Yet, nine…
HAT TIPS: Only three kinds of Irish men…

Hello, I apologize profusely!  I missed my St. Patrick’s Day column last week.  And if you are, as I, married to a Murphy that is a mortal sin. We all have that one friend that tells us jokes whenever you…
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…
HAT TIPS: Looking for more heat…

Hello,This has been a trying week.  I have trying weeks fairly often.  Especially when the weather is bad.  I try to do things right, but struggle. By Dean Meyer It started with a water tank.  When you have frost-free tanks,…
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…
HAT TIPS: February’s not nice…

Hello, February was not nice. After a mild start to winter, this past month the proverbial “stuff” hit the fan. Coldest on record. Wind blows every day. By Dean Meyer This past weekend we had wind chills to minus 60! …
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…
HAT TIPS: Baby, It’s Cold Outside…

Hello,Remember the controversy just before Christmas? About a song. By Dean Meyer The song “Baby It’s Cold Outside”. People were complaining it was sexist. I didn’t care.  It is my favorite Christmas song. Although you don’t hear a lot of…
Omdahl: 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.  When the people enact legislation through the initiative, the Legislature…
HAT TIPS: If you are lucky in life…

Hello, Corb Lund has a song titled “You’ve got to have cows around”, or something along that line.  It tells of how you’ve got to have cows around and how that interferes with everything else.  By Dean Meyer They get…
Omdahl: If You Plan To Run for President…

“This is the year!” Herb exclaimed to his longtime buddy Gordon on the assembly line over in the plastics factory. “So for what reason is this the year?” Gordon asked. By Lloyd Omdahl “We’ve both passed at least 50 but…
HAT TIPS:  Bakken brings ‘lovely’

Hello, It’s cold. But it’s been colder. By Dean Meyer I’m willing to bet that you won’t find a farmer or rancher who would hesitate to tell you that this cold spell is nothing like the ones we’ve weathered in…