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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.
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