RURAL REFLECTIONS Letter to Dave
I love the change of seasons. I am a sucker for introspection and there is no better time to take stock than when one season hands the baton to the next. I will spend the f... Posted on 10/27/12 at 2:05 AM
STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS WITH BRAD DOKKEN Marshall County park receives grant for improvements
Florian Park in Marshall County of northwest Minnesota has received a $166,000 grant from the Department of Natural Resources through the agencys Parks and Trails Legacy Grant Program.
The DNR this w... Posted on 1/12/12 at 2:43 PM
Variance ensures ag a fair deal as farmland values increased an average of 29 percent The increased “variance” applies to all kinds of property, but some officials say it’s partly the result of an unexpectedly high 29 percent average increase in the formula for ag land tax values across the state, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says.
Measure takes oil taxes for wildlife projects Conservation groups said Thursday they would campaign to put a North Dakota constitutional amendment on the ballot that would reserve tens of millions of dollars of state oil tax collections for water, wildlife and conservation projects.
The sheer numbers of wells being drilled means there are more complaints of roads, dust, spill, traffic and so on, and that regulations are not always being followed.
We believe it’s time to look at existing laws that probably need to be updated to be more fair and balanced for all parties concerned.
Myron Hanson, Troy Coons, Daryl Peterson and Robert Grant
, January 13, 2011
Thanks to the sale of some city land and buildings, the city of Grand Forks has a lot more money next year for various community development projects, such as housing assistance, according to a city report.
Climate change is prompting the federal government to increase its scrutiny of oil and gas lease sales on public lands — a potential first step toward reining in greenhouse gas emissions from drilling.
Illness has led to a recent shortage of bus drivers in the Kindred (N.D.) School District, so superintendent Steve Hall is getting behind the wheel.
Two of the rural district’s eight bus drivers were out sick recently. That left some buses without drivers on morning and afternoon routes, and Hall stepped up.
As drought forces families in the West to shorten their showers and let their lawns turn brown, two Depression-era government programs have been paying some of the nation’s biggest farms hundreds of millions of dollars to grow water-thirsty crops in what was once desert.
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