OMDAHL: Legislators dive into battle with NDSU

  By Lloyd Omdahl   Riding a wave of anti-abortion sentiment, 89 Republican legislators have opted to make an issue of NDSU teaming up with Planned Parenthood to sponsor six days of workshops to train teachers how to talk with…
HAT TIPS: Cutting hay back brings memories

Hello, We started cutting hay over the weekend. I believe we are the first ones in the field again this year. I just do it to upset Russ, one of my neighbors. The forecast is for rain later in the…
OMDAHL: Security threat causes consternation …

  By Lloyd Omdahl “Meeting will come to order,” Chairperson Ork Dorken of the Community Homeland Security Committee proclaimed as he banged his chipped Coke bottle on the table to encourage the town’s 13 electors to hurry. “We have serious…
HAT TIPS: Old horse turns show horse….

  Hello, I suppose you’ve learned over the years that I like kids and horses. I grew up in a family that liked kids and horses. We would trim horses up and go to the races in Kenmare, or the…
OMDAHL: Intentional Peace beats Accidental War…

  By Lloyd Omdahl   Bob in WW II. A cold November breeze drifted over the family that had gathered on the depot platform to see Bob leave on the mixed mail-passenger train that served the community. Bob had finished…
HAT TIPS: Branding is the job you dread and love

  Hello, We branded a few days ago. Branding is one of the jobs that you kind of dread, but you kind of love. The two hardest parts of a branding bee are preparing food, and lining up the day.…
HAT TIPS: Never complain about rain….

  By Dean Meyer   Hello, I learned many decades ago to never complain about the rain. And we’ve had our fair share of it lately. Rains for a day or two. Then dries for a day. Then rain again.…
May calving still a problem….

    Hello, A lot of ranchers have gone to May calving. Calf your cows out on green grass. Like the deer and the antelope do. It will be fun they said. You won’t have to fight through the mud…
DAKOTA DATEBOOK

  Space Balls written by Tessa Sandstrom May 20, 2019 —Two strange metal balls were found near Create in southeastern North Dakota. Both were similar, weighing about 20 lbs. with faded stripes, were very hot and were 15 inches in…
HAT TIPS: Graduating with memories….

    Hello, Shirley and I attended our oldest granddaughter’s high school graduation this past weekend. I don’t feel old enough to have a granddaughter that will be going off to college next fall. I’m sure many of you have…
OMDAHL: Some churches are in trouble…

    The bottom fell out of church membership between 1999 and 2018, spelling serious trouble for the well-being of Christendom in the decades down the road. By Lloyd Omdahl According to a comprehensive poll taken by the very creditable…
HAT TIPS: Happy something Mayo ….

    Hello, Happy seis de Mayo! Seis de Mayo is the day after cinco de Mayo. Not many people celebrate it, but I do. It is one day closer to the Miles City Bucking Horse Sale. Yesterday was cinco…
Omdahl:  File Your Claim for Reparations…

    Before launching into our main topic this week, I want to demonstrate that if you hang around long enough you can see history repeat itself, case in point: federal revenue sharing.   By Lloyd Omdahl     Back…
Legislative update: Senate District 4

      Hello everyone! This is my final summary report of the 2019 legislative session. Please contact me if you’d like a more detailed report. First, the budget. I voted against a fair share of budget bills for various…
Omdahl:  Just Kick the Can Down the Road…

    By Lloyd Omdahl For centuries, philosophers have tried to rationalize the underpinnings of governments. We are supposed to be in some make-believe contract to bond together for mutual security, shared services, negotiating conflict and keeping the peace. Even…
HAT TIPS: Too many boards….

    Hello, Do you ever think about boards? There are a lot of boards. Oh, not the 2×4 or 2×6 boards. But like the barber board, the hairdresser board, the board of animal health…the list can go on forever.…
HAT TIPS: A bad roan brings moans…

Hello, We have cows. We have some good cows. We have some bad cows. Everyone that has cows has some good cows and some bad cows. Everyone wishes they had all good cows. Many ranchers strive to improve their herds…
Omdahl: Can Democracy Survive Big Money?…

For the past several months, the political dialogue has been focused on the involvement of Russian operatives in the American democratic processes. Whether or not American politicians were involved in collusion has been the primary point of inquiry. By Lloyd…