North Dakota’s potential as a crude oil and natural gas producer continues to grow. The U.S. Geological Survey recently released new, much higher estimates for the recoverable oil in the state. That’s important because it implies investors in wells and infrastructure are more likely to see a solid return, all else being equal.
South Dakota Sen. John Thune is right: The U.S. Forest Service should take steps now to reimburse landowners for damage to private property caused when the agency attempted a “controlled burn” of 135 acres near the North Dakota/South Dakota border.
North Dakota has been adding citizens at a remarkable rate. With a rapid increase in population comes growing pains, especially for communities in the state’s Oil Patch. Keeping a handle on those numbers can be critical in meeting the challenges of growth.
Sen. John Hoeven continued to push President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline last week, introducing legislation that would approve the project even if President Barack Obama is not in favor.
No Child Left Behind took Americans to school and taught us our schools, teachers and students are failing. The proof, we are told, can be found in the results of standardized tests. This is despite that North Dakotans take pride in their schools, believing they do a good job.
A preliminary schedule for a Minot flood protection plan was laid out last week for members of the city council, and one thing is crystal clear after that presentation: Should Minot opt to move forward with the current plan, it will be a long, costly process with construction stretching to 2025.
North Dakota reeled with the recent news that two members of the state’s National Guard had been killed and one injured Monday in a roadside bombing in southern Afghanistan. Spc. Tyler J. Orgaard, 20, of Bismarck, and Sgt. 1st Class Darren M. Linde, 41, of Devils Lake were killed in action. Spc. Ian Charles Placek, 23, of Bismarck, was wounded and is in stable condition at a hospital in Germany.
How’s this for a retirement bonus: $44,521. That’s the maximum amount an eligible, long-serving Fargo public schools administrator could pocket if cashing in all of his or her untapped sick leave under current policy.
The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead
, December 03, 2012
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