Election Tidbits

This year, as in most election years, I found a stack of notes to myself on my desk about things I thought I might write a blog about, but never got around to it because pheasant season opened, or the fish started biting, or the ducks were migrating, or Lillian’s “Things to Do In The…
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Some Thoughts On The Election

All the Republicans are going to win. All the ballot measures are going to lose. No, that’s not my election prediction for 2016 (although it’s pretty close). Those were my election prediction on my blog for 2014, written two years ago this week, just before the 2014 election. (You can go back and look at…
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The Great Meridian Energy Smokestack Scam

A couple of months ago I wrote about the new oil refinery proposed by Meridian Energy Group, to be built just east of Medora, within three miles of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. I wanted to wait with a follow-up until Meridian had actually submitted an application for an air quality permit, detailing what kind of…
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Death By A Thousand Cuts

Pipelines Leak. If North Dakota didn’t have such an awful reputation for not enforcing its environmental regulations in the Oil Patch, maybe we wouldn’t have a few thousand people camped out along the Cannonball River protesting the mother of all North Dakota pipelines, Dakota Access. Pipelines have been leaking oil and dangerous fracking salt water…
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Thoughts On Arnold Palmer

Last year, when I was getting ready for my 50-year class reunion of the 1965 graduating class from Hettinger High School, I dug through boxes of keepsakes downstairs and found my senior class yearbook. It was actually an expanded edition of the Hettinger Hi-Lites, our high school newspaper, but it was the same format as…
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