By Amber Rae Bernhardt
Back when being in Bismarck meant that I was visiting briefly from far out of state, I would make it a point to designate the Broken Oar as the specified location at which to reconnect with friends and family during my all too limited time in town. As I wouldn’t have the opportunity to enjoy all the recreation and hit all the hot spots offered to me in the few short days I would carve out to be home.
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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Charlie Barber, Mandan
Reprinted by permission of the author and the High Plains Reader
By Charlie Barber
Amillion people spread out over this state [North Dakota] is not going to seem very populated.”
– Harold Hamm, Chairman and CEO of Continental Resources
“We kind of feel like we’re drinking out of a fire hose right now.”
– Ward Koeser, Mayor, Williston, ND
“The genuine man of action is not intent on renovating the world, but on possessing it.”
– Eric Hoffer
“Our frustration is greater when we have much and want more than when we have nothing and want some.”
– Eric Hoffer
“History is made by juveniles.”
– Frederick Gentles
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From Dakota Resource Council
Some landowners in the Oil Patch say the State of North Dakota must stop ignoring major problems with current pipeline development while it promotes more oil pipelines as called for by the recent Governor’s pipeline summit.
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Tagged Alliance Pipeline Company, Bakken, Brenda Jorgenson, Dakota Resource Council, development, Economy, environment, Gas, history, Jack Dalrymple, Keystone XL, landowners, local, market, North Dakota, Oil, Pipeline, Pipeline Summit, politics, ranchers, Steve Davis, vote, White Earth
By Colleen Reinke
I am fed up. I have put the city’s public works department on notice that I am p*ssed.
Posted in Community, Current Affairs, Opinion
Tagged 2009, April, Bismarck, Colleen Reinke, curbside, landfill, local, nature, North Dakota, PAYT, rebellion, Recycling, Three years, Trash
The proposed waste site is toward the bottom of this photo, which looks west over the White Earth Valley. Photo by Terry Evans
By Laura Knudsen
Earlier this year, the North Dakota Industrial Commission approved building an oil waste treatment plant near White Earth. Tervita Corporation, formerly CCS Midstream Inc., of Canada is seeking to build the plant at the top of the White Earth Valley. The plant would treat the waste water that oil drilling brings up and separate it into solid waste, saltwater and recoverable oil.
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Tagged Bakken, Canada, CCS Midstream Inc, destruction, Economy, environment, Event, foresight, Future, Industrial Coimmission, landfill, local, nature, ND, North Dakota, oil drilling, Tervita Corporation, unsustainable, waste, White Earth
Pipeline expansions and present pipeline. From Anthony Swift, NRDC switchboard.
By Barb Price
Discussions about the Keystone XL pipeline have been throwing around numbers like candy at a parade. Supporters of the pipeline have been making promises of up to 250,000 jobs being created; lowered gas prices; energy security; thousands of gallons of North Dakota oil being sent south in the pipeline. . . It goes on and on.
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Approval of the proposed Keystone XL would help protect western North Dakota’s infrastructure and create thousands of jobs, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said Wednesday.”
– Bismarck Tribune, 1/12/12
“Hopes for the Keystone pipeline to provide a meaningful outlet for Bakken oil are unrealistic and misguided.”
– A.L. “Bud” Johnson – CIA Oil and Gas Analyst
“Colorado company proposes oil pipeline in N.D.”
– Bismarck Tribune, 2/17/12
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By Linda Garding
Kobe's sign in front of restaurant in Pinehurst Plaza.
In May, 2011 Kobe’s Steakhouse and Sushi Bar opened in the Pinehurst Plaza in Bismarck. The Kobe’s restaurant was familiar to some local residents as there has been a Kobe’s in Fargo for quite some time. In fact, it turns out that one of the reasons Kobe’s opened in Bismarck was due to the requests and suggestions from numerous out-of-area customers. After listening to these requests, it was decided that locating another Kobe’s in the middle of North Dakota made sense.
Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Food
Tagged Bismarck, food, hibachi, Japanese, Kobe's, local, Pinehurst Plaza, restaurant, Steakhouse, Sushi, Sushi Bar, teppanyaki, Tony Anderson
Dakota Medical Foundation and Impact Foundation have selected the following Bismarck-area organizations to participate in the 2012 Giving Hearts Day, a 24-hour online fundraising event held Tuesday, Feb. 14: Continue reading
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