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Does the Landscape Inspire You? Be Part of the Arts Center's Opening Exhibit
Does the landscape inspire you? In particular, the Coteau? The Prairie? How does it make you feel? How does the North Dakota landscape, environment, history, etc. affect your work? What impresses you...
4/16/12 at 2:02 PM
Legislative notebook: Dayton rejects GOP school payment plan
By Danielle Nordine and Don Davis Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a Republican plan to take money out of the state reserve fund to repay money owed Minnesota school districts. The Democratic governor on Thu...
4/5/12 at 11:57 PM Anglers fear warm weather kills Minnesota fish 3/29/12 at 10:02 PM
Senator says environmentalists are behind mining delays 10/17/11 at 11:07 AM
Fargo go Braugh!
What happens in Fargo when it's 76 degrees and sunny on St. Patrick's Day? Thousands of happy people enjoying a parade in beautiful downtown Fargo. Thanks to all the organizers and all the fun folks t...
3/18/12 at 12:59 PM Our future's bright with more solar energy 3/11/12 at 9:33 AM
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes! Fargo Solar Symposium 3/7/12 at 1:54 PM
A Mountaintop Experience
Mountains are moving. Students are in Kentucky for spring break to witness mountaintop removal and investigate how it affects the environment and the people of the region. Mountaintop removal is a co...
2/28/12 at 3:00 PM
Ain’t Easy Going Green
As I mentioned in Mondays post, my huz preached an awesome sermon on Sunday (check out the blog that followed). In the midst of the sermon, he made a statement about how difficult it is to preach a ...
2/4/12 at 6:30 AM
Your Smog Is Our Smog
I didn't fully realize until I arrived in Peru how closely people from outside the U.S. follow our internal politics. Peru has about as lively a political scene as you'll find anywhere, but headlines ...
9/5/11 at 5:14 PM
Areavoices Digest #35 - Okay, is it casserole or hotdish?
I had to laugh earlier today when I noticed a thread on one of my Facebook friend's pages. She had taken a picture of a Tator Tot Hotdish she had made. What followed was an hours-long discussion about...
6/8/11 at 2:08 PM Areavoices Digest #33 - I love Medora! (and more) 5/25/11 at 1:10 PM
Areavoices Digest #20 - From Scottish chemists to Minnesota politicians 2/23/11 at 12:28 PM
Breaking up is hard to do.
Every so often, I realize that my email inbox is filling up with more newsletters and sales offers than it is genuine MAIL. So for the next few weeks, instead of just deleting those irritating epistle...
4/6/11 at 3:05 PM
Career Profile Thursday - Environmental Educator
Environmental educators are people who teach others about the environment. And since the environment is front page news these days, their career is experiencing renewed interest and big changes. Read ...
2/10/11 at 8:37 AM
Seeing a Robin on New Year's Day; What Kind of Year is 2011 Going to Be??
I am a little scared of the New Year 2011 already. And we're only a day or two into it. New Years morning at 9:30 am I am out snowblowing the 6 inches of freshly fallen snow in my drivewa...
1/6/11 at 1:00 AM
Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something…Green!
Story by Katie Hamness MSUM Journalism and Graphic Design The bride bought a dress that can be worn again, guests carpool in hybrid vehicles and are seated in an outdoor garden instead of a big, ene...
12/16/10 at 9:00 AM
Dr. Stickler Named Environmental Educator of the Year
Dr. Joseph Stickler of Valley City State University accepted the 2010 "ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR" Trees Award at the Trees Bowl and Awards Ceremony held in Fargo on November 13, 2010. Nominat...
11/17/10 at 10:02 AM
EPA: No ban on lead hunting ammunition
On Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency denied a petition by five environmental groups to ban lead in hunting ammunition. Here's a link to a story on the topic....
8/30/10 at 1:45 PM
N.D. seeking support in contest
North Dakota Parks and Recreation is encouraging people to vote in a program to support state trees. Odwalla Inc., a California-based natural health beverage company, is conducting its third annual Pl...
7/26/10 at 4:35 AM N.D. seeking support in contest 7/26/10 at 4:35 AM
Oil Changing Albedo
Several individuals have inquired in recent weeks asking if the oil in the Gulf of Mexico will impact the weather or hurricane development. More specifically will the oil change the albedo (amount of...
6/16/10 at 5:49 AM