By Betty Mills
After attending a family funeral in Bowman, we drove east out of New England on Highway 21 where golden fields stretched for what seemed miles, sometimes from down one hill to the top of the next. It was the North Dakota harvest season of my youth with no sign of the prosperity and the tension of the oil patch injecting a chaotic note into an otherwise reassuring view.
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Tagged Bakken, Betty Mills, compare, conservative, enterprise, Gas, greed, industry, money, New Deal, North Dakota, Oil, oil fields, Roosevelt, Texas, Time and Again
District 30 legislative candidates Nancy Guy, Tom Decker and Daphne Ghorbani have come out in favor of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ryan Taylor’s property tax plan. The 2011 Republican controlled legislature failed to enact meaningful property tax reductions.
Posted in Community, Current Affairs, Elections, Politics
Tagged DAphne Ghorbani, democratic, District 30, gubernatorial, legislative candidates, Nancy Guy, tax plan, Tom Decker, Tyan Taylor
10-day, Oil Drilling Training program concluded on June 29 and was co-sponsored by Sitting Bull College’s Job Placement and Training Program (JPTP), the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO) and office for the Workforce Investment Act.
Posted in Etc
Bismarck State College was ranked fourth among two and four-year institutions granting degrees in engineering technologies and engineering related fields in the June 11th issue of Community College Week, an independent, national publication covering community, technical and junior colleges.
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Tagged Bismarck, Bismarck State College, BSC, competitive, local, national, North Dakota, ranked, ranking, school
By Stacy Sturm
Getting a new school year off to a good start can influence children’s attitude, confidence, and performance both socially and academically. The transition from August to September can be difficult for both children and parents. Even children who are eager to return to class must adjust to the greater levels of activity, structure, and, for some, pressures associated with school life.
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Tagged back to school, education, help, ideas, kids, new year, parenting, school, Stacy Sturm, tips
By Nicole Duritz, Vice President, Health AARP Education & Outreach
Many families across the country already know how the new health care law, the Affordable Care Act, is helping them. They’ve been able to maintain coverage for their college-age children, or buy health insurance after being previously labeled “uninsurable.” Still millions more have discounts on expensive prescription drugs.
By Derri Scarlett
Doomsayers abound in 2012 – everyone from the Mayans to Nostradamus to fundamentalists seeks to assure us that the sky, indeed, is falling.
Amid all this comes an unlikely trio to offer yet another scenario, as well as the answer to surviving it. It’s all found in a nonfiction book called “Visions from Heaven: Climbing the Ladder to Spiritual Oneness.”
Charlie Barber, Mandan
By Charlie Barber
Part 2 of a series. Republished by permission of the author and the High Plains Reader
It is very lonely sometimes, trying to play God.”
– U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes
“Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism.”
– Hubert Humphrey
“Trust everyone, but cut the cards.”
– Finley Peter Dunne
By Melissa Gonzalez
As residents of North Dakota, many have felt the increase in population: congested roads, longer commutes, rent hikes and housing crunches. But the main change residents have seemed to notice, and are concerned about, is the perceived increase in crime.