I have a friend who is familiar with the investment banking world. I don’t know much about it because I don’t have much to invest. But he’s been keeping track of the articles I’ve written about Meridian Energy Group, the company that wants to build a refinery next to Theodore Roosevelt National Park. From time … Continue reading Is A Refinery Really A Good Investment?
About three and a half years ago, a few residents of the Highland Acres neighborhood in west Bismarck sat down with some staff at the State Historical Society of North Dakota and began discussing the possibility of creating the Highland Acres Historic District, and to nominate it for inclusion on the National Register of Historic … Continue reading Highland Acres Historic District Is Becoming A Reality!
If you happen to be in Texas, in the Houston area, the first week of January, and you've got a little time to kill, you could probably stop by the 215th Judicial District Court House for a little entertainment. There's going to be a trial going on that might interest you. Lawyers for this company called Meridian Energy … Continue reading Refinery Update: Another Day, Another Lawsuit. Ho Hum.
You can read all the newspaper stories with lists of vaccination and testing sites, and death counts, and you can watch the incessant pokes-in-the-arm on the six o’clock news, but you can’t really understand Covid-19 until you’ve sat at the bedside of a good friend in the intensive care unit of a hospital and watched … Continue reading Sadness And Anger
Well, my e-mails have sure been interesting since I wrote about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) gifts earlier this week. The first was just after I wrote about Rick Becker’s plastic surgery clinic getting a couple of loans: “Hey, what about his bars and restaurants?!?!” Oops. I checked. Yes, he is the registered owner of … Continue reading The PPP Has Been Very Good To North Dakota
This might be the shortest story I ever post here. While doing some research for an earlier story I wrote, I came across the website that apparently tracks every single “loan” made under the pandemic-inspired Paycheck Protection Program. That’s the program that was passed by Congress in 2020 to help keep small businesses afloat during … Continue reading Augmenting Your Business With A PPP Loan