So Long, Bighorn Sheep

  I learned about this earlier in the week, but today it became official, when my copy of North Dakota Outdoors arrived in the mail: Add Bighorn Sheep to the list of species for which there will be no hunting season in North Dakota this year. Or for the foreseeable future. At least not likely … Continue reading So Long, Bighorn Sheep

Another Black Eye for North Dakota

Here’s an update to a post I wrote last night regarding North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Douglas Goehring. Thanks to Valerie Barbie-Bluemle for pointing this out to me this morning. You can read yesterday's post by going here. The Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of the Inspector General released its report Monday which tells why they will … Continue reading Another Black Eye for North Dakota

Douglas Goehring and The EPA: The Real Story

North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Douglas Goehring is all over the news media this week saying he was “blindsided” by the EPA. Looks to me like he was just blind. And pretty stupid too, and now he’s going to cost the U.S. taxpayers a bunch of money, if the EPA has to send in a team … Continue reading Douglas Goehring and The EPA: The Real Story

Another Oil “Boom”

North Dakota’s oil boom was built on the back of lax regulation of the oil industry.           Period. When Jack Dalrymple takes credit for the oil boom, let’s remind him: The train that blew up in West Virginia Monday did not have to blow up. It could have derailed without blowing up. It’s easy to … Continue reading Another Oil “Boom”

NBC Buys Comedy Central In A ‘Big F**king Deal’

The Prairie Blog has learned that the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) has bought the Comedy Central television network for an undisclosed sum that is said to be about half of what former NBC News anchor Brian Williams earns in a year. “We had a bunch of cash lying around, and decided this would be a … Continue reading NBC Buys Comedy Central In A ‘Big F**king Deal’

Golden Bison Tomatoes and Thoughts of Spring

Here's a story about the best customer service ever. Even better than the lady who almost bankrupted Herberger's. It started last March when Lillian and I attended a presentation by Robert Hanna of the Lewis and Clark Fort Mandan Foundation at the former North Dakota Governor's Mansion. Robert's Foundation has taken over the interpretation of … Continue reading Golden Bison Tomatoes and Thoughts of Spring

“The Badlands Are Willfully Coquettish”

I’ve been writing about the North Dakota Bad Lands on this blog since I first created it in 2009. I have tried to focus on what forces are affecting this important part of North Dakota’s landscape, and why it is such a special place, deserving of more attention and protection than it is getting from … Continue reading “The Badlands Are Willfully Coquettish”