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  • Law signed letting UND drop Fighting Sioux name

    11/09/2011 4:30:53 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov.9, 2011 | DALE WETZEL and AMBER HUNT
    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Like many of her classmates and University of North Dakota students who came before her, senior Annie Hessinger says it doesn't matter that the school is shedding its 81-year-old nickname after a drawn-out dispute with the NCAA. She's Fighting Sioux and always will be, no matter what new nickname the school eventually picks. She'll still wear clothing bearing the Fighting Sioux logo, a colorful profile of an American Indian warrior's head.
  • Dalrymple signs N.D. bill repealing Sioux nickname mandate

    11/09/2011 3:29:06 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | November 09, 2011 | Chuck Haga
    BISMARCK -- Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed legislation this afternoon repealing the North Dakota law that mandates use of the UND Fighting Sioux nickname. Earlier, by a lopsided margin almost exactly opposite of the vote they cast to defend UND's Fighting Sioux nickname and logo in February, members of the North Dakota House approved a bill today to repeal their earlier action and clear the way for the nickname's retirement. The vote was 63-31, sending the bill to Dalrymple, who at the start of this week's special session had asked the Legislature to repeal the nickname mandate. The Senate had approved...
  • Republican run North Dakota: an economic success ignored by the Leftist media – it doesn’t “fit”

    11/04/2011 9:22:59 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 11 replies ^ | Nov. 4, 2011 | Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer
    A stunning story about the success of conservative Republican governance is taking place daily in North Dakota, and you’re never going to be told about it by our liberal media elites. The victory of elected officials who take seriously their oaths to honor and serve the public trust serves in sharp contrast to the abject failure of Democrat governance in Detroit. NEWSMAX Magazine’s feature this month tells of North Dakota’s unemployment rate of just 3.5% compared to the national disgrace of this administration’s 9% of Americans out of work. Over the last ten years, the state “has created over 50,000...
  • Riding the Dakota Oil Boom

    11/02/2011 10:38:54 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 9 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | NOVEMBER 3, 2011 | MARK PETERS And BEN LEFEBVRE
    A truck delivers crude to the Bakken Oil Express Rail Hub in Dickinson, N.D., where it is loaded onto rail cars. DICKINSON, N.D.—A surge in crude-oil production in North Dakota is fueling a railroad boom in one of the nation's most remote regions, as producers bet that trains will be a quick and lucrative way to break a transportation bottleneck. The steady conveyor belt of jet-black rail cars is just the latest change in this state's western corner. Already clusters of trailers, known as man camps, have popped up in pasture lands outside of small towns like Watford City, N.D.,...
  • Time For A Constitutional Convention?

    10/06/2011 11:11:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies ^ | October 6, 2011 | Ralph Benko
    Last week the unthinkable happened.  While you were distracted by the banal and only marginally important presidential primaries, the lion, Harvard Law School, publicly lay down with the lamb, the Tea Party Patriots.  The long-term political implications are, potentially, far more potent than a mere presidency. The SuperElite and the SuperPopulists convened at Harvard for a “Conference for a Constitutional Convention.”  It was co-hosted by Lawrence Lessig, from Harvard, and by Mark Meckler, co-founder of the 850,000 member Tea Party Patriots. Lessig is a leading figure on the social democratic left, the director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for...
  • Oil Companies Prosecuted for 28 Dead Waterfowl While Wind Companies kill 400,000+ Every Year

    10/23/2011 10:37:01 AM PDT · by PilotDave · 36 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 30, 2011 | Dave Urbanski
    You may have gotten wind of the seven North Dakota oil companies recently charged in federal court with the deaths of 28 migratory birds. The birds allegedly landed in oil waste pits in western North Dakota last spring; the maximum penalty for each charge under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act is six months in prison and a $15,000 fine, the AP said. But did you know that wind-power companies are responsible for more than 400,000 bird deaths annually, and not one has faced a single charge? The Wall Street Journal knows it, opining yesterday that the prosecutions are “bird-brained,” especially...
  • Kazakhstan flies in US cows (bred to withstand brutal cold) to boost beef industry

    10/14/2011 5:25:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    King 5 ^ | 10/10/11
    Kazakhstan flies in US cows to boost beef industryAssociated Press Updated Monday, Oct 10 at 12:01 PM BISMARCK, North Dakota (AP) — Hundreds of North Dakota cows bred to withstand brutal cold are being shipped in jumbo jets to Kazakhstan to help build the nation's beef industry. **SNIP** North Dakota is known for its harsh winters and hardy livestock, Price said. North Dakota cows typically have thicker coats and more marbling and fatty tissue, state agriculture officials say. More than 2,600 pregnant cows and heifers were shipped last year on Boeing 747 freighters from North Dakota to Astana, the capital...
  • Seeking Info For Brother-in-Law about Employment Situation in North Dakota Oil Industry

    10/13/2011 7:50:13 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies
    Self | Self
    I am seeking information for my brother-in-law who is a skilled welder. I told him that employment is good in North Dakota because of the booming oil industry there. A check on the Web shows that companies are seeking skilled and experienced welders. However, what is the reality? Is there a good job market for skilled labor such as my bil? Thanx in advance for any info.
  • GOP vows retaliation after Reid uses nuclear option in Senate

    10/08/2011 2:12:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 8, 2011 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Republicans vow they will retaliate for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) decision to unilaterally change the Senate’s rules Thursday without prior warning or negotiation. Republican aides say their bosses will now be even more reluctant to allow the Senate to conduct routine business by unanimous consent, forcing Reid to gather 60 votes for even the most mundane matters. “Reid fired a major salvo and it’s hard to imagine a return shot won’t be fired. Maybe over the weekend they’ll come up with something and try to make it less worse than it already is,” said a Senate...
  • Long-Lost Lake Offers Clues to Climate Change (Younger Dryas)

    10/05/2011 4:33:36 PM PDT · by decimon · 13 replies
    University of Cincinnati ^ | October 5, 2011 | Greg Hand
    Not long ago, geologically speaking, a now-vanished lake covered a huge expanse of today’s Canadian prairie. As big as Hudson Bay, the lake was fed by melting glaciers as they receded at the end of the last ice age. At its largest, Glacial Lake Agassiz, as it is known, covered most of the Canadian province of Manitoba, plus a good part of western Ontario. A southern arm straddled the Minnesota-North Dakota border. Not far from the ancient shore of Lake Agassiz, University of Cincinnati Professor of Geology Thomas Lowell will present a paper about the lake to the Geological Society...
  • Go West, Young Man (To North Dakota)

    10/03/2011 9:38:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 10/03/2011 | Michael Snyder
    Are you unemployed and out of options? Well, if you live in most areas of the country there is not much hope for you. But there is one state where hiring is really hot right now. If you are desperate for a job, you just might want to check out North Dakota. Way back in the middle of the 19th centurty, author Horace Greeley gave young Americans the following advice: "Go West, young man, go West". Well, we have reached another moment in U.S. history when it may be wise for many Americans to pick up and move to...
  • How North Dakota Became Saudi Arabia

    10/01/2011 10:26:17 PM PDT · by radpolis · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | OCTOBER 1, 2011 | STEPHEN MOORE
    Harold Hamm, the Oklahoma-based founder and CEO of Continental Resources, the 14th-largest oil company in America, is a man who thinks big. He came to Washington last month to spread a needed message of economic optimism: With the right set of national energy policies, the United States could be "completely energy independent by the end of the decade. We can be the Saudi Arabia of oil and natural gas in the 21st century." "President Obama is riding the wrong horse on energy," he adds. We can't come anywhere near the scale of energy production to achieve energy independence by pouring...
  • How North Dakota Became Saudi Arabia

    10/01/2011 9:30:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies · 2+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 09/30/2011 | Stephen Moore
    Harold Hamm, the Oklahoma-based founder and CEO of Continental Resources, the 14th-largest oil company in America, is a man who thinks big. He came to Washington last month to spread a needed message of economic optimism: With the right set of national energy policies, the United States could be "completely energy independent by the end of the decade. We can be the Saudi Arabia of oil and natural gas in the 21st century." "President Obama is riding the wrong horse on energy," he adds. We can't come anywhere near the scale of energy production to achieve energy independence by pouring...
  • We'd Be Crazy To Turn Backs On Oil Sands

    08/27/2011 4:17:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 26, 2011 | ROBERT J. SAMUELSON
    When it comes to energy, America is lucky to be next to Canada, whose proven oil reserves are estimated by Oil and Gas Journal at 175 billion barrels. This ranks just behind Saudi Arabia (260 billion) and Venezuela (211 billion) and ahead of Iran (137 billion) and Iraq (115 billion). True, about 97% of Canada's reserves consist of Alberta's controversial oil sands, but new technologies and high oil prices have made them economically viable. Expanded production can provide the U.S. market with a source of secure oil for decades. We would be crazy to turn our back on this. In...
  • 3 to 4.3 Billion Barrels of Oil in North Dakota and Montana’s Bakken Formation

    08/09/2011 7:56:30 AM PDT · by Bigun · 60 replies
    USGS Newsroom ^ | 4/10/2008 2:25:36 PM | U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
    North Dakota and Montana have an estimated 3.0 to 4.3 billion barrels of undiscovered, technically recoverable oil in an area known as the Bakken Formation. A U.S. Geological Survey assessment, released April 10, shows a 25-fold increase in the amount of oil that can be recovered compared to the agency's 1995 estimate of 151 million barrels of oil.
  • N.D. GOP Senate leader's death leaves questions

    The death of North Dakota Senate Republican majority leader Bob Stenehjem leaves questions about how his successor will be chosen
  • Police: Stenehjem didn't wear belt before crash

    07/19/2011 6:42:54 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 31 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | July 19, 2011 | Dale Wetzel
    North Dakota's Senate majority leader, Bob Stenehjem, was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the sport utility vehicle he was driving when he was killed in an Alaskan highway crash, authorities said Tuesday.
  • N.D. GOP Senate leader Bob Stenehjem killed in Alaska

    07/18/2011 9:14:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    ap ^ | July 18, 2011
    <p>State Sen. Bob Stenehjem, who was North Dakota’s Senate Republican majority leader for a decade, was killed Monday in a one-vehicle accident in Alaska, family members said.</p> <p>Stenehjem, 59, had been on a halibut fishing vacation near the Alaska community of Homer on the state’s south coast...Spokeswoman Megan Peters said the accident occurred on the Sterling highway, about five miles south of Soldotna.</p>
  • Statehood questioned, so North Dakota to vote on fix

    07/18/2011 12:43:16 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 15 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 7-15-2011 | Elizabeth Chuck
    North Dakotans will vote on whether the state needs to "clarify" its status after a local history buff discovered a flaw in its constitution that has created a state of confusion — over whether North Dakota is even a state at all. The 82-year-old Grand Forks resident, John Rolczynski, says he believes North Dakota is still technically a territory, 122 years after it officially joined the United States. The misunderstanding stems from one word that was omitted in the state constitution that was written up in 1889, Rolczynski told Rolczynski, who was born in North Dakota and taught history...
  • Who, what, why: Is North Dakota really a US state?

    07/14/2011 10:00:21 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 42 replies
    BBC News ^ | 14th July 2011 | Tom Geoghegan
    'North Dakota is amending its constitution because of a long-standing technical omission that some claim makes its statehood invalid. So does that mean it's really just a US territory and not a state at all? Every American child is taught there are 50 states in the US. But an 82-year-old care home resident in Grand Forks, North Dakota, is throwing the truth of that universally held statement into some doubt. While reading the state constitution, which is 40 years older than he is, John Rolczynski noticed it omitted to mention the executive branch when explaining which new officers need to...
  • North Dakota statehood called into question

    07/15/2011 11:30:51 AM PDT · by CalinectesSapidus · 41 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | July 13, 2011 | Ryan Johnson
    North Dakota earned its star on the American flag on Nov. 2, 1889, becoming the 39th or 40th state as it was admitted to the union along with South Dakota — or maybe not. Grand Forks resident John Rolczynski, 82, said he has discovered a flaw in North Dakota’s Constitution that he believes means the state is technically still a territory more than a century after its statehood was approved by Congress and authorized by the president. He noticed the flaw on Jan. 31, 1995, and soon set out to notify judges, lawmakers and federal authorities, even sending a letter...
  • North Dakota, Spurred by Energy and Ag Boom, Has just 3.2 Percent Unemployment

    07/01/2011 10:41:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 07/01/2011 | Daniel Gross
    Bismarck, North Dakota — In recent weeks, North Dakota has been in the news because of the historic and damaging flooding of the Missouri and Souris Rivers. But as the waters subside, it's worth focusing on the state's economy. For at a time of stagnant wages and a high unemployment rate, this vast, lightly populated Peace Garden State is one of the few places in America where jobs are plentiful. In May nonfarm payroll employment was up 4.3 percent from the year before, and the unassuming state sported a gaudy 3.2 percent unemployment rate. In several counties, the rate is...
  • Retire the North Dakota Property Tax

    06/27/2011 2:15:11 PM PDT · by 92nina · 8 replies
    ATR ^ | 2011-06-27 | Nathan Lichtman
    ...North Dakota is doing pretty well. In addition to their massive surplus, they have the lowest jobless rate of any state (and their population has been growing steadily). Personal income has grown 6.9-percent, the highest increase in the nation. Publications like Forbes and USA Today have even wondered what North Dakota’s secret is. With money in the bank, an economy smoothly rolling along, and jobless rates as low as they are, the people are beginning to think that the government can take steps to reduce their burden. A ballot measure has been approved for the primary elections of 2012 which...
  • Is the Corps of Engineers forcibly reverting floodplain to its natural state? (Conspiracy?)

    06/26/2011 6:52:05 AM PDT · by milwguy · 42 replies
    wuwt ^ | 6/26/2011 | alec rawls
    That’s the eye-popping thesis suggested by Joe Herring at American Thinker, and his prima facie evidence, while thin, is also hard to get around. The key fact is this: On February 3, 2011, a series of e-mails from Ft. Pierre SD Director of Public Works Brad Lawrence sounded the alarm loud and clear. In correspondence to the headquarters of the American Water Works Association in Washington, D.C., Lawrence warned that “the Corps of Engineers has failed thus far to evacuate enough water from the main stem reservoirs to meet normal runoff conditions. This year’s runoff will be anything but normal.”...
  • Area Presbyterians deal with unusual leadership conflicts

    06/22/2011 3:39:40 AM PDT · by Cronos · 259 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | 21 Jun 2011 | Stephen J Lee
    Unprecedented turmoil in recent months in local and regional Presbyterian circles — including five lay leaders in a Grand Forks congregation quitting the church after being charged with violating church rules as well as a top administrator being dismissed suddenly — was the main business at a meeting here Monday. About 50 clergy and ordained lay elders of the Presbytery of the Northern Plains gathered for the one-day “stated meeting,” one of about three held each year. Besides the leavings, the conflict also included a gag order put in place by a higher church panel that had been lifted, it...
  • Pray For North Dakota

    06/21/2011 2:15:49 PM PDT · by redhead · 17 replies
    Weather Underground ^ | June 21, 2011 | Self
    Please PRAY for the people of central North Dakota."The crest is going to be almost 10 feet higher than the '69 flood. The lower part of Minot is going to be underwater...The crest will be early Monday morning, so far. The levees and dikes will be over run Friday or Saturday, July 1...the crest was going to be 7 feet higher than the flood in '69. Today it has been revised to 10 feet higher. Minot is going to be a lake...It's rain, coming from Canada. They need to open up their dams and are giving people time to get...
  • 500,000 Acres of Farmland in Flood Path

    06/08/2011 8:32:33 PM PDT · by annie laurie · 16 replies · 1+ views
    AgWeb ^ | June 8, 2011 | Editors
    Persistent Northern Plains rainfall and heavy mountain snowpack is setting the stage for the worst flooding on the Missouri River since 1993, reports Allen Motew, QT Weather meteorologist. These extreme levels of flooding are predicted to last for at least the next month. “The entire Missouri River Basin is flooding – only to get worse over the next several weeks,” Motew reports. “Abnormal rainfall is now expected to continue (or increase for many) across 1000’s of miles and millions of acres over the next eight days, from Alberta to Ohio.” Motew says recent reports show that the Missouri River is...
  • House Freshman Berg Will Run for Senate in North Dakota

    05/16/2011 7:18:02 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    Roll Call ^ | May 16, 2011 | Shira Toeplitz
    Freshman Rep. Rick Berg (N.D.) made his Senate campaign official Monday, providing Republicans with a top candidate for retiring Democratic Sen. Kent Conrad’s seat. “To change Washington, we need to change the Senate,” Berg said in an online video announcement circulated to supporters. “Washington could learn a lot about the way we do things in North Dakota. Unfortunately, President Obama, Harry Reid and Senate Democrats have stopped real reforms. That’s why I’m running to be North Dakota’s Senator, to bring much-needed change to the Senate.” Republicans view Berg as a top candidate for the open Senate seat in 2012. Although...
  • Senator Coburn takes on Norquist

    04/24/2011 4:42:18 PM PDT · by finerobert · 55 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/24/2011 | Glenn Thrush
    Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), arguably the most prominent fiscal conservative in the Senate, is declaring his independence from one of the country's leading anti-tax groups, Americans for Tax Reform - and its fiery founder, Grover Norquist.
  • Why North Dakota May Be the Best State in the Country to Live In

    04/03/2011 10:16:27 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 50 replies
    Yahoo!Finance ^ | 03/31/2011 | Carla Fried
    While many states are confronting severe budget shortfalls and dragging economies, North Dakota has a different sort of problem. It's stuck deciding how best to deal with a budget surplus. Yes, a surplus. North Dakota's balance sheet is so strong it recently reduced individual income taxes and property taxes by a combined $400 million, and is debating further cuts.
  • Former Gov. Johnson to run for president

    03/29/2011 7:23:26 PM PDT · by kbennkc · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 29 MAR 11 | Matthew Reichbach
    Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson will announce a run for president in April, according to a report from Fox News on Friday. Johnson served two terms as governor in the 1990s and early 2000s and has often been cited a a potential presidential candidate, including for the Libertarian Party. Fox reports that Johnson, a Republican, will bypass the exploratory phase and go straight into his candidacy. The report also says Johnson will announce in New Hampshire, the site of the nation’s first primaries and an extremely important early state for presidential hopefuls. Johnson is a libertarian Republican in the...
  • Democrats still trying to push new mileage tax. Every time you break, they'll be watching you.

    03/25/2011 7:10:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/25/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Dumb ideas never die in Washington, DC. They just get stuck in committee. Proving that once again is outgoing Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND), attempting to revive an idea for a new tax that was so intrusive and unwieldy that even Barack Obama had to disavow it two years ago when his Transportation Secretary starting pushing the notion. Conrad points to a new CBO study saying that taxing Americans on their car mileage will provide a windfall for the federal government: The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) this week released a report that said taxing people based on how many miles they...
  • Why don't the dims want to drill for oil?

    03/20/2011 8:55:00 PM PDT · by NoRedTape · 20 replies
    NOREDTAPE ^ | March 20 2011 | NoRedTape
    We are at that point; actually FAR beyond that point where we need to be drilling wherever we can in this vast land of ours. We need to wean-off and eventually remove ourselves from dependence on mid-east oil. Why won't, why don't the dims understand this???? Time has come today. Jobs/Oil/Productivity. No brainer. Where are the dims?
  • Fighting Sioux nickname bill passes N.D. Senate; Dalrymple will sign it

    03/13/2011 1:05:57 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | March 11, 2011 | Chuck Haga
    The North Dakota Senate voted today to approve legislation ordering UND to retain its controversial Fighting Sioux nickname and Indian-head logo. The vote was 28-15 with four senators absent and not voting, and came after a massive e-mail lobbying campaign that senators said heavily favored approval. The bill, passed earlier by the House on a 65-28 vote, goes now to Gov. Jack Dalrymple, who said he will sign it.
  • North Dakota mom offers breast milk online

    02/21/2011 8:06:45 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 22 replies
    upi ^ | Feb. 20, 2011
    BISMARCK, N.D., A North Dakota woman says she produces so much breast milk she's offering it for sale on Craigslist. Breanna Clemons, 26, of Bismarck told The Grand Forks Herald, "As we speak, I have over 200 bags." She is asking $2 per ounce but says she is mainly trying to help mothers who cannot nurse and whose babies cannot drink formula. "If someone were to inquire, I would pump it and store it, so it would be as fresh as possible for them," she said. So far, Clemons, who is married and has two young children, has had no...
  • Breaking: North Dakota House passes bill criminalizing killing unborn from conception

    02/12/2011 12:39:05 PM PST · by wagglebee · 43 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/11/11 | Kathleen Gilbert
    BISMARCK, North Dakota, February 11, 2011 ( - A strong majority of lawmakers in the North Dakota House of Representatives on Friday afternoon passed a law that would make it illegal to murder any human being from the moment of their conception.The Defense of Human Life Act, HB 1450, recognizes every human being at any stage of development as a person under state law with a right to protection.“The overwhelming community and legislative support for HB 1450 proves that North Dakota could be the first state to recognize the value and dignity of every living human being,” stated Representative...
  • Fugitive Somali Muslim Murders Native American Family in North Dakota

    02/06/2011 7:54:46 AM PST · by JEC · 29 replies
    One of the issues we raised in the Jan. NER article, What Rep. Peter King Could Do About Radicalization of American Muslims was the broken humanitarian refugee program run by our State Department, Department of Homeland Security, Immigration Control and Enforcement agency and Department of Health and Human services, Office of Refugee Resettlement. We drew attention to the example of Somali Muslims who have posed terrorist threats here and abroad, rejected assimilation and lived off of taxpayer-funded welfare and MEDICAID while sending hundreds of millions of dollars home to war-torn Islamist Somalia wracked by civil war perpetrated by al Qaeda...
  • North Dakota Senate Challenges Divorce

    02/05/2011 3:00:42 PM PST · by mbeaven · 35 replies ^ | 02/05/2011 | considerandhearme
    Senate bill 2367 [link] requires at minimum a one-year waiting period before a divorce may be issued. In that year both partners are required to go to 10+ counselling sessions
  • ND Freepers, Support HB 1287

    02/01/2011 5:05:33 PM PST · by Smokin' Joe · 6 replies
    me ^ | January 10, 2010 | Representatives Kasper, Delzer, Headland, Weiler
    11.0007.01000 HOUSE BILL NO. 1287 Sixty-second Legislative Assembly of North Dakota Introduced by Representatives Kasper, Delzer, Headland, Weiler Senator Fischer 1 A BILL for an Act to provide for approval of federal environmental protection agency rules.2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF NORTH DAKOTA:3 SECTION 1.4 Environmental protection agency rule approval required.5 Rules adopted by the environmental protection agency are null and void and of no force6 and effect in this state without the approval of the state agency with subject matter jurisdiction in7 the area governed by the rule. The environmental protection agency may not conduct visitations8...
  • Wasting tax dollars on ethanol

    12/09/2010 8:59:57 AM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 8, 2010 | Masthead Editorial
    IF YOU'RE wondering which of America's leaders are serious about cutting wasteful government spending, you might start by examining who's behind the effort to extend tax breaks to America's corn ethanol industry, which expire at the end of the year. For decades, the idea behind corn ethanol has been that fuel derived from the crop could diminish America's dependence on distasteful foreign regimes for fuel - it's done some of this - and cut carbon emissions - it's done little of this. Congress established an overlapping and expensive system of subsidies, requiring that billions of gallons of ethanol be blended...
  • 13 states tell 9th Circuit court & SCOTUS to uphold AZ SB-1070.

    11/04/2010 1:16:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 32 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | David A. Lieb The Associated Press Arizona Daily Star
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A coalition of 13 states has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold an Arizona law penalizing businesses that knowingly hire illegal immigrants. The Supreme Court is to hear arguments next month on the 2007 Arizona law, which ---- snip ----
  • North Dakota House: Berg (R) Pulls Further Ahead of Pomeroy (D)

    10/21/2010 11:18:16 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 2 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/21/2010 | Rasmussen
    With less than two weeks until Election Day, Republican challenger Rick Berg has moved to a 10-point lead over longtime Democratic Congressman Earl Pomeroy in the race for North Dakota’s only seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in North Dakota shows Berg with 52% support. Pomeroy, a member of the House since 1993, picks up 42% support. One percent (1%) favor some other candidate in the race, and five percent (5%) are undecided.
  • Unions are desperate for a tax-paid pension bailout( unions need a bailout and fast)

    10/19/2010 11:13:59 AM PDT · by goldendays · 34 replies ^ | 10/18/2010 | Mark Hemingway
    When it comes to accounting, the devil is in the details. A new Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) rule taking effect in December requires greater transparency for union pension plans and threatens to bankrupt organized labor. In order to survive, unions need a bailout and fast. This presents a political problem -- if unions go bankrupt, so do Democrats. Eleven of the top 20 largest political contributors are labor unions, and nearly all of that money is spent campaigning against Republicans. By bailing out unions, Democrats are bailing out themselves. Unions have known for years that their multiemployer pension plans...
  • Hunters Exchange Fire Over What's Fair Game

    10/16/2010 2:31:10 AM PDT · by Palter · 64 replies · 2+ views
    WSJ ^ | 16 Oct 2010 | LAUREN ETTER
    After hours of scouting the bone-colored badlands at Cedar Ridge Elk Ranch here, hunter David Regal took aim and fired twice from his .300 Winchester Magnum rifle. One shot killed a bull elk that weighed 700 pounds, wore a 12-point set of antlers, and cost the shooter $8,500. "I like to get the best there is," says Mr. Regal, 72 years old, who owns an excavating business in Michigan. He drove 1,100 miles here with his brother in a motor home, towing his black Hummer behind. Cedar Ridge is one of North Dakota's dozen or so private hunting ranches, enclosed...
  • Drill, North Dakota, Drill

    10/11/2010 5:16:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 11, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Recovery: While states like Nevada wallow in recession, tiny North Dakota becomes the first state rated as expanding by a leading service. Could it be the state's burgeoning energy industry? The recession — induced by Democrats and activists meddling in the housing market through the Community Reinvestment Act and then whistling past the bad-loan graveyard of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — officially ended in June 2009, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research. For much of the country, mired in a jobless recovery with job losses so great and prospects so bleak that it will take decades just...
  • North Dakota bishop leads procession at abortion clinic amid protests [Ecumeincal]

    09/29/2010 8:46:40 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 14 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 09/29/2010 | n/a
    In time for the upcoming Respect Life Month of October, Bishop Samuel Aquila of Fargo, North Dakota presided over an annual Mass and led a procession over 700 people to a local abortion clinic last Sunday, encountering oppositional protestors for the first time. The Diocese of Fargo estimated that on Sunday, 700 to 800 people from St. Mary’s Cathedral processed to the local Red River Women’s Clinic, North Dakota’s only abortion facility in downtown Fargo. Director of Communications for the diocese Tanya R. Watterud told CNA that Bishop Aquila led the procession several blocks, carrying a monstrance with Blessed Sacrament...
  • Vulnerable Dem Rep. Embraces Bush In Latest Ad

    09/27/2010 2:35:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 27, 2010 | Amy Walter
    We’ve seen plenty of Democrats in tight races trying to distance themselves from President Obama. But one Democrat, North Dakota's Rep. Earl Pomeroy, is taking this a step farther by actually embracing President George W. Bush. Pomeroy is locked in what’s shaping up to be the toughest contest of his 17-year House career. He faces GOP state Rep. Rick Berg. In one his first ads this cycle, Pomeroy highlighted his vote against cap-and-trade. "No. I told the president and Congressional leaders no, on cap-and-trade legislation which would raise our electric rates and cost us energy jobs,” says Pomeroy in the...
  • N.D. Monster Lake Swallows Land and Buildings

    09/22/2010 8:24:31 PM PDT · by mountn man · 52 replies
    cbs news ^ | Sept. 22, 2010
    It's been called a slow-growing monster: a huge lake that has steadily expanded over the last 20 years, swallowing up thousands of acres, hundreds of buildings and at least two towns in its rising waters. Devils Lake keeps getting larger because it has no natural river or stream to carry away excess rain and snowmelt. Now it has climbed within 6 feet of overflowing, raising fears that some downstream communities could be washed away if the water level isn't reduced. And those worries are compounded by another problem: Scientists believe the pattern of heavy rain and snow that filled the...
  • Sarah Palin autographs Sioux jersey — but don’t call it an endorsement

    08/21/2010 11:23:00 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | August 20, 2010 | Ryan Johnson
    After months of endorsing Republican candidates across the country, Sarah Palin has put her name behind a different group — UND’s hockey team. Former Alaska Gov. Palin autographed a Fighting Sioux hockey jersey that is now taking bids on popular auction website eBay. After being posted Thursday evening for $250, bidding on the jersey was already up to about $400 by Friday afternoon. But Adam Jones, the North Dakota Republican party executive director, said UND fans shouldn’t read too much into Palin’s autograph.
  • Genetically Modified Crop on the Loose and Evolving in U.S. Midwest

    08/09/2010 8:30:57 PM PDT · by Palter · 65 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 06 Aug 2010 | David Biello
    GM canola plant refugees from farms in North Dakota bear multiple transgenic traits Outside a grocery store in Langdon, N.D., two ecologists spotted a yellow canola plant growing on the margins of a parking lot this summer. They plucked it, ground it up and, using a chemical stick similar to those in home pregnancy kits, identified proteins that were made by artificially introduced genes. The plant was GM—genetically modified. That's not too surprising, given that North Dakota grows tens of thousands of hectares of conventional and genetically modified canola—a weedy plant, known scientifically as Brassica napus var oleifera, bred by...