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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...