4 MY FUTURE: CAREER AND CHARACTER EDUCATION Location, Location, Location...
As with many other categories, your salary and career options can vary dramatically depending on where you are. That is true on a national level as well as a state level; especially if that state is N... Posted on 4/22/13 at 8:49 AM
THE NEW FORTY Senate Bill 2326...don't drink the Kool-Aid!
It is a good thing I don't live in Bismarck. Heaven only knows how much time I would spend at the Capitol frothing at the mouth while trying to convey to legislators the idiocy of some of the things t... Posted on 2/17/13 at 11:22 AM
STAFF BLOG THE AREA VOICES COMMUNITY So you want to write about the oil boom....
Well, have I got a deal for you...
Sorry, couldn't resist that cheesy line.
But it's the truth. I've spoken to a few people with very strong opinions about life in the oil boom of western North Dako... Posted on 6/19/12 at 2:25 PM
We climbed into the patrol car on a dark Sunday morning at 6 with a light rain freezing on the windshield. I was getting a first-hand look at what it is like to be a sheriff’s deputy in the North Dakota Oil Patch by riding shotgun on the first day of December.
Last week, in between bites of chicken casserole, my husband shot a coyote off our deck. A quick glance out the window as the sun was setting sent him flying from his seat muttering and cussing as he ran to the back of the house to retrieve his gun.
Even booming Bakken oil production can’t stand up to North Dakota’s crippling winters. By hindering transportation to wells and slowing the hydraulic fracturing process, severe winter weather slows production.
Home to only 1/5 of 1 percent of the American population, North Dakota isn’t often the subject of big national news stories. The Bakken shale oil boom, though, has brought widespread attention to the Peace Garden State.
William Ruger and Jason Sorens
, December 04, 2013
The Bakken oil boom has brought jobs and prosperity to the Three Affiliated Tribes in northwestern North Dakota, but also a major challenge: The percentage of natural gas that’s being wasted through flaring is roughly twice the statewide average.
An oilfield waste landfill that opened last June in eastern Montana is getting about half of its waste from North Dakota. “It seems to be getting larger,” said owner Ross Oakland. “North Dakota’s starting to find out about me.”
The state’s oil industry generates 75 tons of low-level radioactive waste per day and the state has few rules on how to handle it, but does say it can't be dumped here. But the waste does show up illegally in North Dakota landfills as some companies try to avoid the expense and time it takes to properly transport the waste out of state.
More than a decade ago, many North Dakota schools -- especially those in rural areas -- were facing declining enrollments. Since the oil boom hit at the end of the last decade, that trend has reversed, and not just in the Oil Patch but throughout North Dakota.
My little sister has hair like mine. We sort of walk the same, explaining the way we see the world with our arms flailing toward the sky, our way of putting the exclamation point at the end of our sentences.
The number of people reporting seven-figure incomes in oil-rich North Dakota nearly doubled last year and residents' average incomes rose 22 percent to an all-time high, boosted by the state's booming oil economy, state tax officials said.
Let’s be clear about one thing: In the war between man and weeds, I do not cheer for the weeds. For the most part, I think modern agriculture is a marvel. It feeds us well and cheaply. Consolidation of some agricultural operations, such as feedlots and slaughterhouses, has made the world cleaner and better fed.
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