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Omdahl: The billboard mogul with a warm message

March 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

Harold Newman was a homemade entrepreneur who pulled himself up by his own bootstraps. He passed away recently at his home in Jamestown.
Starting with a modest sign-painting venture, Harold progressed from his small shop to become the billboard mogu…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Omdahl: A new motivation for the obese to skinny up

March 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

With the fat and obese people being the fastest growing group in America, discussion of their condition has become politically incorrect. By that, I mean any politician expecting victory down the road can’t afford to offend this burgeoning group.
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Omdahl: It’s ‘41-59 or Fight’ in Bakken country

February 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

In our last column, we solved the problem of poverty by exhorting Christian churches to restore New Testament communal responsibility through annual food drives. It wasn’t much of a solution. But this is North Dakota.
This week, we need to address…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Omdahl: Churches not ready for loving one another

February 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

In case you haven’t noticed, the Founding Fathers created a governmental system that is not supposed to work until we can mobilize massive agreement. With separation of powers, we have had modest gridlock for two centuries so it was inevitable that…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Omdahl: Churches not ready for loving one another

February 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

In case you haven’t noticed, the Founding Fathers created a governmental system that is not supposed to work until we can mobilize massive agreement. With separation of powers, we have had modest gridlock for two centuries so it was inevitable that…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Omdahl: Bakken doctor joins med school recruitment

January 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

Dr. Gary Ramage of Watford City, a strong advocate of recruiting family practitioners for smaller communities, has underlined his interest in a response to last week’s column on the crisis in medical education. Here are his comments, slightly edite…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Omdahl: 65,000 people and no additional doctors

January 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

The shortage of primary care physicians in North Dakota just got worse.
It was approaching a crisis situation before expansion of Medicaid kicked in on Jan. 1. That expansion will eventually add 20,000 to 30,000 to the patient load in North Dakota.
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Omdahl: Oil industry is getting by cheap

January 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Lloyd Omdahl / Syndicated Columnist

Economists at North Dakota State University have calculated the annual economic impact of the Bakken formation’s development and came up with $13 billion for 2009 — and a lot of growth has occurred since …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Omdahl: Oil industry is getting by cheap

January 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Lloyd Omdahl / Syndicated Columnist

Economists at North Dakota State University have calculated the annual economic impact of the Bakken formation’s development and came up with $13 billion for 2009 — and a lot of growth has occurred since …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Omdahl: Oil industry is getting by cheap

January 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Lloyd Omdahl / Syndicated Columnist

Economists at North Dakota State University have calculated the annual economic impact of the Bakken formation’s development and came up with $13 billion for 2009 — and a lot of growth has occurred since …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com