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Omdahl: Upper-class values won’t solve dropout problem

February 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

With a high school graduation rate of close to 90 percent, North Dakota does not appear to have much of a dropout problem. However, Dakota Draper, President of the North Dakota Education Association, sees it as an issue that cannot be dismissed.
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Revenue sharing: A lesson in government speed

June 7, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

If you are holding your breath until the passage of an immigration bill, this saga about federal dispatch may convince you that you will turn purple before anything happens. Continue Reading

Omdahl: A big chunk of ND tax cut going out of state

May 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The legislative leadership responsible for the big tax cuts is calling them “the largest tax-relief package this state has ever seen.” Continue Reading

Omdahl: Study claims ND flunks corruption test

April 6, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Questions of conflicts of interest are continuing to haunt North Dakota policymakers involved in the burgeoning oil industry. Continue Reading

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Former Lt. Gov. Omdahl: ‘Fighting Sioux’ Petition Drives Should Stop

December 27, 2011 in WDAZ

(WDAZ-TV) – The Spirit Lake Tribe’s Committee for Understanding and Respect is gathering signatures for petitions that could put the Fighting Sioux nickname debate to a statewide vote.
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Former Lt. Gov. Omdahl: ‘Fighting Sioux’ Petition Drives Should Stop

December 27, 2011 in WDAZ

(WDAZ-TV) – The Spirit Lake Tribe’s Committee for Understanding and Respect is gathering signatures for petitions that could put the Fighting Sioux nickname debate to a statewide vote.
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Omdahl: Another foolish exercise

January 30, 2011 in INFORUM

As a longtime admirer of the U.S. Constitution, I was more than pleased to hear that the House of Representatives was taking the time to read the document at the opening session of Congress. Continue Reading

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Omdahl: Updating ’38 guide to history

January 23, 2011 in INFORUM

Most folks who can remember the Works Progress Administration think of it as a program for blue-collar workers who became unemployed in the Great Depression. Continue Reading

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Omdahl: Again, the grab for power

January 16, 2011 in INFORUM

“The legislative department is everywhere extending the sphere of its activity and drawing all power into its impetuous vortex.” Continue Reading

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Omdahl: Pieces of 1974 puzzle

December 12, 2010 in INFORUM

The new biography of Sen. Milton R. Young not only adds substance to North Dakota’s historical archives, but it also provides some new pieces to the puzzle involved in the 1974 race between Young and Gov. William Guy. Continue Reading