Tag Archives: North Dakota

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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Capitol Shakespeare performs A Midsummer Night’s Dream

By Vicki Voskuil

The magic of capricious sprites confuses Athenian lovers in the enchanted comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, set for July 18-22 on the North Dakota Capitol grounds.

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Urban Harvest Continues to Grow

Every Thursday from July 12 to August 16, Bismarck’s down­town comes to life with our only all-local, open-air market. From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. people of all ages can enjoy local arts, live music, crafts, farm fresh produce, food vendors and more.

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Landowners Say State Government Needs to Correct Pipeline Company Tactics

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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Northern Lights

By Sharon Carson

By the time you read the June issue of Prairie Independent, voters in Wisconsin will have decided whether or not to recall Governor Scott Walker in the wake of his aggressive legislative attacks on public employee unions, public education, and critical social services. The Wisconsin vote on June 5th will be historic on many levels, not least as a plumb measure of the current strength of progressive grassroots political organizing in the Midwest.

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Inaugural Kickin’ Cancer Motorcycle Ride and Rally

The 1st Annual Kickin’ Cancer Motorcycle Ride & Rally will be June 29-30, 2012 in Center, ND. Ride and rally organizers have personally been touched by cancer and wanted to create an event that supported the efforts of the American Cancer Society to raise funds to fight back and find a cure to this widespread disease.

A silent auction is just one of many weekend activities being hosted at Wolfie’s Place on Main Street, Center.

Friday, June 29 
5:00 pm: Evening Social, Wolfie’s
7:00 pm: Tips and Balls Tournament Free Primitive Camping

Saturday, June 30
11:00 am: Ride Registration, Wolfie’s
12:00 pm: 150 Mile Ride – Along the Lewis and Clark Trail
6:00 pm: Dinner – Free Will Offering, Wolfie’s Place
6:00 – 8:00 pm: Silent Auction
8:00 pm: Street Dance

For more information or to donate, please contact Mindy at 201-0583 or Kenny at 400-4827.

Landowners Say State Government Needs to Correct Pipeline Company Tactics

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.

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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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GypsyFest Reunites GypsyFoot

By Mike Swenson

The first, perhaps annual, GypsyFest will be taking place outside Trenton, ND June 14-16 at the Falcon Creek campground. Featuring the reunion of GypsyFoot, along with Minneapolis songwriter Javier Trejo, Midwest Remedies, B-Town Funk Brigade, Dead Money, and more.

Free camping and parking is provided. Bring your own gear and be prepared for the elements.

No weapons of any kind are allowed. Midwest Remedies will kick off the event Thursday at 8 p.m.

Tickets will be available at the gate only for $50. For more information visit facebook.com/gypsyfoot