Parks and recreation is critical to the well-being of Wahpeton. Outdoor parks, trails, community facilities and recreation programming offer places for citizens and visitors to participate in healthy, social and physical activities.
After the tumultuous session of the legislature, it’s time to resurrect the idea of a one-house legislature. If anything the legislature lacks, it’s transparency and without transparency there can be no accountability.
I enlisted in the U.S. Army immediately after high school.
I had the chance to feel like a teacher again this past May weekend, when my lovely wife Audrey and I got invited to Diane Bakko Lee's Celebration of Life at the big revamped barn on Crooked Lane Road near Colfax, North Dakota.
Lots of grandparent time is spent walking with grandsons Jack and George to a nearby creek. They could be me a half-century ago.
As we celebrate 90 years of “Fun and Conservation at Chahinkapa Zoo” this summer, we also are honoring the 20th anniversary of Blue Goose Days. That milestone will be reached from June 1-4.
The life of Jerry Lein, former city of Wahpeton engineer, will be celebrated from 12-3 p.m. Saturday, May 13 at the Wahpeton Community Center. For our city and his family, friends and fellow professionals, he indeed lived a life worthy of celebration.
Spring has finally arrived, and with that summer is just around the corner.
If you’ve had the chance to visit North Dakota, you know there’s nothing quite like the beauty of our summers: longer, warmer days capped off by spectacular late-night sunsets. All winter, as we push our snowblowers down the driveway for the third time in a week, we look forward to boating o…
The Oklahoma City Marathon touts itself as a “Run to Remember.” There are many reasons Runners’ World Magazine calls it one of the 12 must-run marathons in the country and it was an honor to run it.
Back in the days when I was teaching at NDSCS it would occasionally strike me that I had much to be thankful for. Yet at the same time there was a trio of mutterers that I couldn’t spend ten minutes with before their complaining would begin to cloud up the sunny day I was enjoying. It was al…
There are many reasons why gardening is one of the most popular outdoor leisure activities.
If little else, the North Dakota legislature is giving us a classic example of class warfare. Of course, those benefiting from the conflict are quick to deny its existence because it reveals their greed and selfishness.
I commute each day on RJ Hughes Drive, the road named for Robert J. Hughes. Many of you know his story, but for those of you who are not familiar, I have taken excerpts from a Wahpeton Parks history booklet and share for your enjoyment and education.
National Park Week in April is a good time to appreciate all the parks in our lives. The Twin Towns are blessed to have a variety of parks.
Through the years, Chahinkapa Zoo has changed its visiting hours and season opening. Initially there were a few free-standing small enclosures housing perhaps a red fox, raccoon and porcupine. People were able to stop and view at their leisure. The same was true for the later additions of bl…
Why? It is the greatest question asked by grandchildren. It is a question we should ask ourselves more often. A grandson recently asked, “why do you run, Grandpa?”
As the principal author of home rule used by cities and counties, I have taken a proprietary interest in the development of home rule. North Dakota now has over 100 cities and around 15 counties with home rule charters.
Chahinkapa Zoo is 90 years old this year. The season will be filled with memories and celebrations as we move towards our centennial.
National conversations surrounding the remote possibility of impeaching Justice Clarence Thomas for accepting, and failing to report, lavish gifts from a GOP billionaire with interests before the Supreme Court, have prompted important questions from readers about the application of the Impea…