WEEKENDERS VIII

ATTENTION NORTH DAKOTA NEWS MEDIA. THE NORTH DAKOTA GAME AND FISH DEPARTMENT HAS PREPARED A REPORT ON THE IMPACTS OF OIL DEVELOPMENT ON WILDLIFE IN WESTERN NORTH DAKOTA. SOMEONE IN THE NORTH DAKOTA GOVERNOR’S OFFICE TOLD GAME AND FISH TO HIDE THE REPORT. IT GOT HIDDEN FOR SIX MONTHS. THEN IT GOT RELEASED, SORT OF,…
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A Visit To Pyramid Park

Colonel Clement Lounsberry is best known (and actually quite well-known by North Dakotans) as the founder and first editor of the Bismarck Tribune, and the man who brought the news of the “Custer Massacre” to the world through his telegraphed story to the New York Herald in the summer of 1876. Six years later, at…
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“What I Have Failed To Do . . .”

I am sick in my heart at what I have learned and come to realize the last couple of weeks about the future of western North Dakota. Two weeks ago, there surfaced a report prepared by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department last summer on the potential impact of oil development on wildlife in…
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Count Your Change

I came across what I think was a pretty good scam attempt the other day, and thought I might warn you about it. I was retrieving a friend’s car from the short term parking lot at an unnamed central North Dakota airport not so far from my house while he and his wife were on…
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A SHORT ACCOUNT OF A SATURDAY MORNING WALK

Some years ago, I was out for a Saturday morning walk on Bismarck residential streets and happened by a rummage sale. I’d never have stopped if I had been driving by, but I wandered into the garage, which was quite close to the sidewalk, and spotted a box of books, with a price tag on…
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