What If They Gave An Election In North Dakota And Nobody Came?

Headlines from this week’s papers: “GOP grows supermajority in North Dakota’s Legislature; Dems have ‘collapsed completely’” “North Dakota sees worst voter turnout this millennium” “DFL wins full control of Minnesota government” “Minnesota voter turnout shaping up to be highest in nation yet again” The Democratic-NPL Party (my party, sadly) in North Dakota is now almost … Continue reading What If They Gave An Election In North Dakota And Nobody Came?

Term Limits? We’ve Already Got ‘Em.

Everybody’s talking about term limits this week, in the leadup to Tuesday's election. Well, not everybody, but it certainly is the topic of discussion at coffee klatches and business lunches. Even one of my lawyer buddies walked up beside me on the track at the Y this morning and asked “What do you think is … Continue reading Term Limits? We’ve Already Got ‘Em.

Twin Buttes: Wilderness, and Maybe a Few Sharptails

(Note: This article first appeared in the November, 2022 issue of Dakota Country magazine.) Long ago, way back in the 1970s, I lived in Dickinson, in western North Dakota, and was a writer and editor for The Dickinson Press. My regular working hours were 2-10 p.m., Monday through Saturday. I was a recently returned Vietnam … Continue reading Twin Buttes: Wilderness, and Maybe a Few Sharptails