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North Dakota Economic Security and Prosperity Alliance to Host Bismarck-Mandan Town Hall Meeting

Bismarck, ND–The North Dakota Economic Security and Prosperity Alliance (NDESPA) will be hosting a town hall style meeting in Bismarck entitled ‘Bismarck-Mandan Speaks!’ The meeting is June 4, 2012 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. at the Bismarck Veterans Memorial Library.

“It seems we cannot turn on the radio or TV, open a newspaper or visit with a neighbor without hearing about the remarkable changes happening all across North Dakota” says Paul Ronningen, State Director for the Children’s Defense Fund and chairman of NDESPA.

“And while many community meetings are being held concerning these changes, little has been done to successfully engage local people in dialogue or ask people to share their experience in this new economy.  We want to hear about real day to day experiences, creative ideas for solutions and thoughts on how to improve the public policies necessary to make a real difference for people in our community,” added Ronningen.

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People for a Better Bakken

Dear Editor:

As I write this letter, we are celebrat­ing a holiday season with family and friends on our little farm. This farm is a lifelong dream of ours. My husband and I bought this place about three years ago with the plan to retire here with our goats, sheep and chickens, to plant gar­dens and pick chokecherries, and teach our grandchildren to love the land and respect nature. A hobby farm compared to the serious agricultural endeavors of our neighbors, but we love it here and love the life we are building. Continue reading