Nothing in recent memory has stirred up as much emotion among Bad Lands enthusiasts as the goofy process now underway to rid Theodore Roosevelt National Park of its wild horse herd. The papers have been flooded with letters to the editor, and newspaper editors themselves have even published editorials telling the National Park Service to … Continue reading What To Do About The Wild Horses
Month: January 2023
How About A “Super Bridge?”
I went to the North Dakota Department of Water Resources public hearing Friday on whether they should grant the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railroad permission to build a new bridge over the Missouri River between Bismarck and Mandan. To quote from the Department’s meeting notice, “The new bridge is intended to replace an existing … Continue reading How About A “Super Bridge?”
Rise Up, Librarians. They’re Coming After Your Books.
A lot of bad bills get introduced into the Legislature over the years. Most meet the fate they deserve—into the trash. But from time to time a bad bill becomes law because of timing. A Legislator catches a wave of public interest in a subject that’s in the news and takes advantage of that to … Continue reading Rise Up, Librarians. They’re Coming After Your Books.
DEAR PRAIRIE BLOG READERS, As of today I have signed off as a contributor to my favorite magazine, Dakota Country. I'm old, and I'm tired of a lifetime of deadlines. Today, January 1, 2023 (it's gonna take some time to get used to typing that number, and getting it right on checks) is the first … Continue reading Signing Off