NORTH DAKOTA DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS Flaring Opinion Editorial – Submitted by Sen. Tim Mathern, Fargo
If you live in western North Dakota or look at satellite images from outer space, you can see the changes brought on by the Bakken oil boom. While North Dakota relishes in the economic bounty, negativ... Posted on 2/12/13 at 2:13 PM
FARGO SCHOOL TALK Say what??? Superintendent responds to news articles
What a shock it was for me to wake up to the Sunday morning Forum front page headline, Fargo schools test scores suspicious! The story was based on a series of articles published in the Atlanta Jour... Posted on 3/29/12 at 12:12 PM
THE ADVOCATE: THE STUDENT NEWSPAPER OF MSUM '90s nostalgia is not all that
About the time my class reached our senior year of high school, a curious conversation subject surfaced in our day-to-day discussions.
Remember old Nickelodeon? Remember pogs? Remember the 90s and st... Posted on 2/29/12 at 11:42 AM
SUNDOG New Love: Podcasts
In 2011, Ive started actively listening to iTunes podcasts and absolutely love them. My favorite time to listen is while I travel. Whether its while driving, flying or anywhere else on the go, theyre ... Posted on 4/14/11 at 8:13 AM
OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! Windmill Controversy
We've gotten a few interesting responses to a letter about the windfarms going up all over southwest Minnesota today.
The letter-writer points out that the windmills are noisy and have bright red ligh... Posted on 2/17/09 at 6:53 AM
Under the smoke-free law approved by North Dakota voters in 2012 the use of
so-called electronic cigarettes is prohibited in all places where smoking tobacco is not allowed. It’s that simple. The law, which won voter support in every county in the state, is unequivocal. No spinning by the tobacco lobby and its lackeys can make North Dakota’s e-cig prohibition less clear.
One of the explanations voiced by at least one North Dakota official regarding discovery of a second illegal dump of low-level radioactive oil field waste, is that there is no in-state disposal site. It costs companies a lot of money to truck the stuff to legal landfills in Colorado or Idaho.
Isn’t it amazing how nearly everyone involved with railroad trains that move crude oil have become acolytes of regulation? And of all things, industry and its reliable allies in government want more regulation, not less.
The suggestion by some Fargo police officers that low pay is the source of low morale doesn’t make sense, particularly to other wage-earners, and to the taxpayers. While police work is unique and stressful, men and women who want to be police officers certainly go into the field with eyes wide open.
Prairie roses: To Alvina and Charles Lillibridge of Maple Lake Resort near Vergas, Minn., and other so-called mom-and-pop Minnesota resort owners who have held on in the face of economic tides that have overwhelmed so many of them.
Prairie roses: To North Dakotans and others who have been hip-deep in a raucous and emotional debate over abortion laws. Several bills passed the Legislature and were signed by Gov. Jack Dalrymple, to the consternation of women’s rights advocates, and to the pleasure of anti-abortion people. The debate has been lively, to say the least.
Leafy spurge: To the folks who generate a debate every few years over the design of vehicle license plates. It’s going on now in North Dakota, and it’s a waste of effort and, eventually, a waste of money.
The long-awaited U.S. State Department report on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline confirms what project supporters have been saying for months: A state-of-the-art underground pipeline to carry Alberta tar sands crude oil from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast is environmentally far safer than all other options available to transport the oil.
Projections that the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo metro area will be home to 300,000 people 30 years from now should come as no surprise. The region, anchored by the economic engine that is Fargo, has been growing steadily for more than 25 years.
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