Tag Archives: Mandan

These Two Pipelines are Much Better Than the Other One

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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Northern Great Plains Research Lab Marks 100 Years of Contributions to Agriculture

Cabbage was one of the many vegetables evaluated at the Northern Great Plains Research Lab in 1915.

By Sue B. Balcom

Nobody said farming North Da­kota would be easy. In a land of little or no rainfall and very few trees to block the wind, early homesteaders found a friend in The Northern Great Plains Research Lab south of Mandan. Its re­search and trials have contributed great­ly to the success of crops and livestock, not to mention vegetables and fruits, in the semi-arid climate west of the Mis­souri River.

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Talking Points On Oil and Gas Prices and Production

By A.L. “Bud” Johnson.
Reprinted by permission of the author and the High Plains Reader

Recent news stories express concern over rising oil and gasoline prices and their pos­sible adverse effect on the recovering US economy. Consequently, it might be useful to review the causes for rising prices, as well as to cite some significant benefits to North Dakota and the U.S. economy.

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These Two Pipelines are Much Better Than the Other One

Charlie Barber, Mandan

By Charlie Barber. Reprinted by permission of the author and the High Plains Reader.

“I don’t know what we’re standing in the way of. This is a full-blown boom. Instead of sending $1 billion a day to buy oil from the Mideast, we can send it to the Midwest of our own country.”

– Senator Kent Conrad, D-N.D.,
Bismarck Tribune, 4/4/12

“Some of the wise monkeys in North Dakota’s Oil Patch (“see no evil,” “hear no evil,” “speak no evil” of Japanese folklore) would like the state’s news media to censor the news coming out of oil country. Maybe “censor” is too strong a word. They want news manipulated to emphasize the positive (there is plenty of it) and downplay the negative (there is plenty of that, too.)”

– Fargo Forum, 4/13/12

“The simple truth is that the long-term viability of all UND athletics is at risk [if the ‘Fighting Sioux’ nickname is kept].”

– Rick Burgum, UND Alumni
Association, Bismarck Tribune, 5/2/12

“…where ignorance is bliss, ‘Tis folly to be wise.”

– Thomas Gray

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Don’t Forget to Vote on June 12

June 12, 2012 is the date of North Dakota’s primary election. Dur­ing the primary, voters will have the opportunity to vote for candidates for the United State Senate, the US House of Representatives, the Governor and Lt. Governor, the State Auditor, State Treasurer, Insurance Commissioner and the Public Service Commissioner all on party ballots. In addition, voters who live in even-number Legislative Districts will have the opportunity to vote for their State Senator and two State Representatives. All party ballots must be cast for one party only. During the primary elec­tion, there is not the opportunity to move from one party to another on dif­ferent races, like there is during the fall election.

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Bismarck-Mandan Speaks

League of Women Voters to Hold Mandan School Board Candidate Forum

Bismarck, N.D. — The League of Women Voters of Bismarck-Mandan and Dakota Media Access are holding forums for candidates running for election on June 12.  The first of the upcoming forums for Mandan School Board candidates will be held Thursday, May 10 in the Bosh Froehlich Room in Mandan City Hall beginning at 7:00 p.m.  The public is invited to attend.

The forums will be carried LIVE on Government Access, channel 2 and online at www.freetv.org.  The forums will be replayed and available for online viewing up until the June 12 election.

Questions for Mandan School Board candidates may be submitted by audience members in attendance or by viewers watching from home.  Viewers may call in questions during the forum to 701-667-3237.

The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization that promotes the informed participation of all citizens in their government.  The League does not endorse or oppose candidates or political parties.Dakota Media Access works to foster free speech and public dialog by making access to the electronic media available to all citizens through media training, access to media tools and transmission paths on a non-discriminatory basis.

Greatest promoter of bands should be themselves

By Amber Bernhardt

After 30 some years of soul searching I am proud to admit that I grew up right here in this burg. But back at the age of 18, I couldn’t wait to skip town and make a break for the door as soon as I was able. After somehow snagging a BFA in Fargo, I made my way to Chicago where I happily hung my hat as a creative producer and promoter. While working in film, theatre, dance and music for many years in the wonderful Windy City, I fell in everlasting love with the cultural mecca and made it my business to indulge in all things arts and entertainment.

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Keystone XL Pipeline decision should be made with true numbers

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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The Oil Genie and the XL Pipeline

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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