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 By Pam Burke    Opinion    February 5, 2016

View from the North 40: News Roundup: Word up, homies

Pamville News editors have meticulously scoured world news sources to bring readers highlights of importance. The nerds of India Yahoo News reported this week that Tata Motors Ltd., a car...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    February 3, 2016

Tracking the Weather

Winter wheat or spring wheat this growing season? February calves or March at this location? March foals or just wait for June? Is it too windy to spray? Too wet to seed? Or too dry to keep the herd o...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    January 29, 2016

View from the North 40: Reality check, right in the chompers

I broke a significantly sized corner off a front tooth when I was 10 years old. Sorry to make you cringe right out of the gate. I was at the public swimming pool and as I was getting out of the water...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    January 22, 2016

View from the North 40: Lessons from the middle ground

I have a long and successful track record of failing at productive introspection. My natural philosophy generator has two settings: ultra-pragmatic and ohmigawd(!). It creates two types of responses...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    January 15, 2016

View from the North 40: What are the odds of that reality?

I'm sure you've all heard the terrible news by now: I did not win the big Powerball jackpot. I know, you wanted it for me as much as I did. Thank you for that, but I'll be OK. Really. I didn't cry mys...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    January 8, 2016

View from the North 40: Friendless in these dark times

Oh, woe is me in these dark days. A darkness, black and cold as the long nights of winter has settled into my heart, stolen my life, my livelihood, my reason for Internetting. As if the prospect of...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    December 31, 2015

View from the North 40: My firm resolution to be resolute

New Year resolutions don’t work. Don’t go there if you are faint of heart or weak of will. I remind myself of that every year and normally don’t flirt with this danger, but this year … yeah, c...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    December 24, 2015

View from the North 40: Behold, the Christmas miracle

Last week I promised readers a tale of a Christmas miracle to warm the heart and make us all appreciate the joyous possibilities of the season. And, too, I promised the story of an attempted murder,...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    December 18, 2015

Our View: Hi-Line darts and laurels

Laurel — Havre certainly has shown lots of Christmas spirit in the past week. Schools, colleges, fraternal organizations and others put on their finest and celebrated the season with plays,...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    December 11, 2015

View from the North 40: Winter brings out the best in me

To know me is to know that I have a contrariness to my nature. For better or worse. From birth till in death do I part. Some piece of me will yin to another’s yang, will yes because there was a no,...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    December 2, 2015

Hi-Line Farm & Ranch December 2015: NWS: Better living through weather security

Homeland Security has upped threat level assessments of the terrorist organization El Niño — based on data from the security division of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and intel fr...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    November 27, 2015

View from the North 40: Thanksgiving tradition - or not

We serve up the word “traditional” a lot when talking about Thanksgiving dinner, but it’s now clear that our grade school textbooks lied to us about the origins of this holiday. Or maybe you...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    November 20, 2015

View from the North 40: Things my husband says ...

“Gawd, I’m [blanking] awesome!” my husband said after helping me in the kitchen. I had just made a big pot of stew and was in the middle of kneading dough for a batch of homemade Middle Eastern...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    November 13, 2015

View from the North 40: I support this, so I can say that

As a leading source of news in an era of “lamestream” media, Pamville News strives to maintain a solidly ethical and impartial reputation among its readers and peers, but I am going to endorse...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    November 6, 2015

View from the North 40: A little bright light in this darkness

All across the U.S. last weekend people were celebrating Halloween and mourning the start of Christmas advertising season. Poor, simple fools. One thing and one thing only mattered: the end of...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    November 4, 2015

Hi-Line Farm & Ranch November 2015: Tough year for north-central ag

After a summer of widely differing weather across Hill County and a major hailstorm in July, the end of the 2015 growing season holds no surprises, or records. "It was a miserable year," said Les...  Website

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    October 30, 2015

View from the North 40: Salem warlock trial: It's a real thing

In a surprising twist of fate, a man who professes on his own website to be the “world’s best-known warlock,” lost a court battle with self-proclaimed witch priestess Lori Sforza in a little...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    October 23, 2015

View from the North 40: Invasion of the food snatcher

I have a cat burglar. Not the stealthy, romanticized thief-in-black who scales walls to steal valuables from upper stories of a home or business. I’m talking about an actual cat who burgles and...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    October 16, 2015

Hi-Line Living: The Locale for Legends

Havre Trap Club has made its home south of the city for 31 years, and for the past 15 years it has opened its doors, and bunkers, to the Legends for Lights Pheasant Jamboree fundraiser to help bring...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    October 16, 2015

View from the North 40: A picture-perfect dysfunctional family

My mom and her three sisters are — let’s say “quirky” just in case one of them gets her hands on this column. All four of the women are different, though I won't elaborate on their characters...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    October 9, 2015

View from the North 40: The sound of fandemonium

“Love your columns,” the email starts. No “Hello.” No “Dear Pam.” Not even a “Hey.” It just jumps right into the middle of a declaration of my awesomeness. Welcome to my beautiful...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    October 2, 2015

View from the North 40: Like a blessing or a cursing

Like a wine expert, a chocolate connoisseur, an opera singer with perfect pitch, a movie sound director, an artist, a sniper, a braille speed-reader, a plush-pile inspector who runs his or her hands...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    September 25, 2015

View from the North 40: On constitutions and phones

Tragedy has been stalking my house, doing dirty deeds. Tragedy, as you may know, is one of the lapdogs of the Universe, which likes loose its lapdogs to nip at my heels and bite me in the backside, ma...

 
 By Pam Burke    Opinion    September 18, 2015

View from the North 40: Smile through the dark days

I don’t mean to be bossy, but you need to sit down, take a few deep breaths and remain calm if you intend to continue reading. I am, at this very moment on this Friday afternoon of this beautiful...

 
 By Pam Burke    Local    September 17, 2015

Ag research center continues 100-year celebration

Northern Agricultural Research Center will be continuing its centennial celebration during Festival Days and giving the public a chance to see up close, and own, a special part of that milestone....

 

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