A few weeks ago, I had a chance to spend an hour with Professor Debra Dragseth’s Business Ethics class at Dickinson State University. It was their last class of the semester, just two days prior to their final exam. The students were attentive and polite, but mostly unenthusiastic, as students will be in the waning … Continue reading Another Day, Another Fireball: Surprise–Heeeeeere’s Warren Buffett!
Here are a pair of Christmas poems from North Dakota Poet Laureate James W. Foley. Billy Peeble's Christmas is probably the saddest and happiest and best Christmas poem ever. A Child’s Christmas Prayer By James W. Foley Dear Lord, be good to Santa Claus, He’s been so good to me; I never told him … Continue reading A Pair of Christmas Poems
Well, the Attorney General did good. At a meeting of the North Dakota Industrial Commission this morning—Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is one of three members, along with Jack Dalrymple and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring—our Attorney General revealed his plan for protection from oil development, or at least consideration of protection, for a list of what … Continue reading A List And a Process–Thank You Wayne Stenehjem
THE NEW WEBSITE So now the North Dakota Health Department has activated its new Oilfield Environmental Incidents website, one that, as I understand it, has been in the works for a long time, but was activated in response to criticism that they held onto information from the major Williams County oil spill last fall (reportedly … Continue reading December Oil Patch Roundup