THE NEW FORTY Government priorities...
Some days I believe the universe aligns discrete events purposefully to nudge me toward a rant. Today was one of those days. It started with my neighbor Kyle coming over this morning to show me that... Posted on 7/3/13 at 9:57 PM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Food waste a problem, but how big?
Many of us, if we're old enough, remember being told as kids not to waste food. Throwing away food was a major no-no, at least in the house I grow up
Now, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, along wi... Posted on 6/5/13 at 7:44 AM
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD NORTH DAKOTA What you can do to help control health care costs
By Shauna Vistad
We have already told you about some of the fraud, abuse and waste in the health care system that is inflating health care costs and told you what Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dako... Posted on 4/19/13 at 11:27 AM
THE WEST WING Weekly Memo 4-19-13
Each Weekly Memo to the City Council and the agenda packet is also provided on theCity Councilweb page.
Waste Water Treatment Update
City staff and consultants met with Cal Tininenko... Posted on 4/19/13 at 11:26 AM
STAFF BLOG IN THE SPIRIT What a guy; what an eye!
I heard from people when I wrote about Russ Troemner back in September of 2012.
Comments such as this from someone named Elaine:
Naomi I am so glad you took the time to write about Russ small act o... Posted on 3/21/13 at 3:21 PM
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.”
In a close, contentious vote in August, the Grand Forks City Council put the kibosh on an expanded recycling program that would have included larger recycling bins for all homeowners and a bigger recycling bill.
As a centerpiece of its Olympic bid, Russia trumpeted a "Zero Waste" program that promised the cleanest games ever, saying it would refrain from dumping construction waste and rely on reusable materials. But on a visit last week to Akhshtyr, just north of Sochi, The Associated Press found that Russia's state-owned rail monopoly is dumping tons of construction waste into what authorities call an illegal landfill, raising concerns of possible contamination in the water that directly supplies Sochi.
Landfill employees here discovered at least two “hot loads” this week, illustrating why a group of North Dakota citizens is worried about the proper disposal of radioactive waste that comes with oil production.
When Terry Fleck goes fishing or hunting, he aims to leave the area better than how he found it. That’s the same attitude the Bismarck man hopes oil and gas companies will have about development in North Dakota.
Officials: Lack of rest stops, lack of respect both contribute Litter has become an escalating problem as the rush to tap vast caches of crude escalates in North Dakota. As the number of trucks coming to the oil mecca increases, so does the trash. Some of the industrial rubbish blows in from unsecured truckloads, but for many, the most frustrating trash is the gallons of discarded urine.
The state Health Department says municipal landfills in western North Dakota increasingly are rejecting oil field waste because of elevated lead and radiation levels. Health officials say there is no risk to the public.
Regulators say proposed new rules for North Dakota's oil country will reduce the number of waste pits. State Department of Mineral Resources director Lynn Helms says each North Dakota oil well now has a pit for dumping liquid waste and rock chips from drilling. More than 2,000 pits were built this year.
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