By Katy Kassian
Almost Heaven, North Dakota
Mighty Missouri River
Life is old here…Older than
the trees (really)
Younger than the rivers, flowing like a dream
Posted in Etc
Tagged feel good, jingoism, Katy Kassian, land, nature, North Dakota, patriotism, people, place, poetry, Prairie, pride, river
BISMARCK—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.
Posted in Community, Current Affairs, Land, Politics
Tagged Alliance Pipeline, Bismarck, Dakota Resource Council, DRC, environment, farming, food, Future, government, Jack Dalrymple, Keystone, landowners, nature, news, North Dakota, Oil Patch, Pipeline, Pipeline Summit, politics, ranching, TransCanada, water
All youth ages 8-11 are invited to participate in the Burleigh County 4-H Garden to Table Summer Youth Program.
Posted in Community, Current Affairs
Tagged August 21, August 7, Bismarck, Burleigh County, environment, Event, Garden, July 24, July 31, June 19, June 5, May 12, May 22, May 7, nature, North Dakota, September 8 24, Youth
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.
Posted in Community, Current Affairs, Opinion, Politics
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.
Posted in Community, Current Affairs, Opinion, Politics
Tagged 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 20123, 2013, analysis, anywhere, bad, Bakken, Barb Price, Bismarck, coal, creating jobs, early estimate, economic, Economy, employment, environment, everywhere, Fargo, Future, Gas, initial estimate, job, job creation, Keystone, Keystone XL, local, long term, Mandan, Minot, misguided, nature, no jobs, no permanent jobs, North Dakota, numbers, Obama, Oil, Opinion, permanent jobs, person-years, pipeline project, republican, Republican Party, studies, stupid, Tar Sands, temporary, Trans-Canada, TransCanada, unsustainable, work, wrong, wrongheaded
By Betty Mills
Education comes in many forms and when they bump into each other, I feel duty bound to sort things out. Let’s start with a lecture complete with some compelling graphs explaining why the changes in our climate which some attribute to global warming is a natural phenomenon and not the result of anything we human beings have helped to produce.
Posted in Betty Mills, Columnists, Community, Current Affairs, Politics
Tagged Aquifer, Bakken, bias, Bismarck, care, community, consideration, education, environment, Future, information, Keystone XL, legislation, nature, North Dakota, Obama, Ogallala, Oil, oil boom, Pipeline, science, studies, truth, water
By Todd Ford
My daughter came home a month ago and gave me that amazed look of hers. “Why didn’t you tell me Miyazaki had a movie coming out?” She’d seen the poster for The Secret World of Arrietty displayed in the lobby of the Grand Theater. She was so excited she almost sent the stack of Miyazaki DVDs that live on our end table tumbling.
Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Columnists, Current Affairs, Etc, Film, Politics, Todd Ford
Tagged 1985, activist, anime, calm, cinema, Cinema 100, daughter, discussion, environment, feature, film, flick, Future, Grand Theater, Greenpeace, Hayao, Hiromasa Yonebayashi, japan, Kiki's Delivery Service, Miyazaki, movie, My Neighbor Totoro, nature, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Netflix, Opinion, politics, Ponyo, serene, Spirited Away, Studio Ghibli, The Secret of Arriety, Todd Ford, Totoro
Pipe Dreams is a documentary film produced by Jane Kelly Kosek and Leslie Iwerks. The film was just recently nominated for the shortlist of the Academy Awards. Eight documentary films out of 48 were selected to the shortlist and then will be judged in three large cities. T he final announcement for the academy nominations will be announced on January 24.
Photo by EcoWatch
Pipe Dreams is a film about the ongoing debate of the Keystone XL Pipeline, a 40-minute documentary that explores the social, political and environmental impacts of the $7 billion construction of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline.
Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Community, Current Affairs, Etc, Opinion, Politics
Tagged atrocity, Bismarck, Canada, Cogswell Community Center, Daryl Hannah, Dirty Oil, documentary, Downstream, environment, environmental, Event, film, Gas, Keystone XL, Leslie Iwerks, movie, nature, North Dakota, Obama, Oil, Pipe Dreams, Pipeline, sustainability, Tar Sands