Jason O'Day

Jason R. O'Day

Senior Reporter

Jason O’Day is a University of Iowa graduate, with Bachelor’s Degrees in Journalism and Political Science. Before moving to Dickinson in September of 2021, he was a general news reporter at the Creston News Advertiser in rural southwest Iowa. He was born and raised in Davenport, Iowa. With a passion for the outdoors and his Catholic faith, he’s loving life on the Western Edge.

His primary areas of coverage include agriculture, municipal government and education among other matters in Belfield, Killdeer, Richardton, New England and surrounding communities. He also covers court proceedings in the Southwest Judicial District. O’Day can be reached at 701-456-1212 or joday@thedickinsonpress.com.

Languages: English

Rachel Iverson, a registered dietitian with Sanford Health in Bismarck, says heavily processed foods such as boxed macaroni and cheese, canned soup and frozen dinners often contain unhealthy levels of sodium; the reason being that salt is used as a preservative to extend shelf life. Yet, there are high sodium products whose heart stopping saltiness tends to stay under a consumer’s radar.