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 By Duane Mitchell    Opinion    May 4, 2016

Letter To The Editor

I just heard the Governor for our great state of Montana say he tried to get an “Infrastructure Bill” passed during the last legislative session. He said it was due to “partisan politics” that it didn’t happen. I have been trying to get...

 

Letter To The Editor

For years the GOP has controlled the Montana Legislature, and the Democrats have fought against them. Prior to this partisan divide both parties worked together for the greater good of all Montanans. This is no longer the case. Instead of both...

 
 By Dustin Manuel    Opinion    April 6, 2016

Letter To The Editor

Dear Voters, My name is Dustin Manuel; this is to announce my candidacy to run for the Fairview School Board. I am asking for your support. Growing up in New Town, ND I know the challenges of a small town and the importance of a good education. When...

 

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I’m a loud and proud Democratic socialist and atheist. Bernie Sanders is my candidate, yet I will be casting my vote for Casey Brock, a Republican, Christian candidate for Senate District 18 during the primary on June 7. Why? A recent decision of...

 

Will Zinke help take away American sovereignty?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an attack on American sovereignty and must be stopped. Of all the TPP’s attacks on Americans’ prosperity and independence, perhaps the worst is its termination of American sovereignty and property rights....

 

A Mother's Son

I am not sure how to start. Do I start at the end or the beginning? I thought that I would start at the end then go back to what I believe is the beginning. My son Ryan James Chatterton committed...

 

Letter to the Editor: Why I Am A Republican

Dear Editor, Since launching my campaign a few weeks ago, I have been asked by a few friends and family members who knew of my political leanings in high school and college, why I am such a committed Republican now, when I used to...

 
 By Bob Brown    Opinion    December 30, 2015

Guest Opinion: If It's Broke, Let's Fix It

If it’s broke, let’s fix it. That’s what Montanans need to do with our dysfunctional office of Lt. Governor. The dysfunction dates back for at least a half-century. After serving as Governor in the nineteen fifty’s, Republican Hugo Aronson...

 

Letter to the Editor

It has been a privilege to watch the progress as the Northeast Montana Veterans Memorial takes shape in Fort Peck. This summer, with the help of some heavy equipment, cleared and leveled ground gave way to the 38-foot high main monument, 10 walls of...

 

Montanans Still Waiting

For nearly three years, individuals and organizations across Montana have been working hard to expand Medicaid and increase access to affordable health care for the lowest-income Montanans. Even though we lost a legislative battle in 2013, we kept...

 

Pruning Guidelines

Every summer I receive calls asking, “Can I prune trees now or when is a good time to prune?” Unfortunately summer is not the most ideal time. The preferred time is late winter or early spring...

 

Pesticide Certification Trainings Scheduled

Every three years both private (farm operators) and commercial applicators must be re-certified to legally purchase and apply herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and fumigants. For private applicator...

 

Ponderosa Pine Favored Over Spruce

Last week I promised to explain why I prefer pine, specifically ponderosa trees over blue spruces. The answer is they are more drought tolerant, native to parts of North Dakota, more specifically to t...

 

Crop Budgets For NW North Dakota

For several years Andrew Swenson and Ron Haugen of the NDSU Extension Ag. Economics Department have been providing yearly crop budgets for individual regions of the state. These have provided an...

 

Photo Contest Part of Wheat Show

One of my very favorite parts of the Wheat Show has been the photo contest. I look at the photos as art seen through the eyes of other people. The photos are placed into four categories; a)...

 

New Durum Garners High Interest

There has been great interest in a new variety name Joppa which was developed by the NDSU Durum Breeding Program. It was released by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station in 2014 but...

 

New Birch and Spruce

Last week I described two new varieties of American elm which have resistance to Dutch elm disease. This week I will share information about a new white birch and a new columnar spruce which should...

 

Field Inspected Seed List Now Available

As the year comes to an end crop growers are beginning to solidify their plans for the 2015 growing season. One decision which often is difficult is choosing the variety. Often growers will give...

 

New Wheatgrass

One of the grasses used in grass seed mixtures is intermediate wheatgrass. The reason for its use in such mixtures is because of its vigor, ability to grow fast and sod forming characteristic. It...

 

Osborne to Speak During Wheat Show

Leon Osborne, Director of the Regional Weather Information Center and the Surface Transportation Center at the University of North Dakota is scheduled to speak during the breakfast meeting of the...

 

Cows Entering Period of Higher Nutrition Needs

The great fall weather psyched us into believing it will last into December. However, recent cold weather changed plans because I could not keep up with providing ice-free water. Even though the...

 

2015 Wheat Show Hi-Lites

The 62nd Annual National Hard Spring Wheat Show will focus on a variety of issues but much emphasis will be given to strategies of preventing Fusarium head blight (SCAB) and marketing this year’s cr...

 
 By Ryan Zinke    Opinion    October 29, 2014

Letter to the Editor

Montana’s next Congressman will soon be chosen and it is vital that our next representative will fight to do what is best for our state and for our nation. The challenges we face- our $18 trillion national debt, rising healthcare costs, and...

 

Gardeners – Know Your Manure

As a young boy I remember Dad and Grandpa talking about how valuable manure was to plant growth. I didn’t recall any of the specifics and maybe they really didn’t know either. However, I do...

 

A Little Bit Country: Combating Antibiotic Resistance

Last week I attended the statewide conference of NDSU Extension and Research staff. The conference offered a multitude of sessions making it impossible to attend all. One of the sessions I attended in...

 

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