NDCC CHAPTER 61-29 LITTLE MISSOURI STATE SCENIC RIVER ACT The purpose of this chapter shall be to preserve the Little Missouri River as nearly as possible in its present state, which shall mean that the river will be maintained in a free-flowing natural condition, and to establish a Little Missouri River Commission. NDCC 61-29 Little Missouri … Continue reading It’s Okay To Skip This Meeting – That’s What They Want.
When I was a boy growing up in southwest North Dakota, I used to tag along with my dad on his pheasant, grouse and deer hunting trips, mostly along the Cedar River in Adams and Grant Counties. Dad was an optometrist in the small town of Hettinger, the county seat of Adams County, and many, … Continue reading Why The Bad Lands Are Important To Me
Well, Wylie Bice gets to keep his bridge. And he won’t be going to the pokey. If you’ve got enough money out there in the oil patch, you can get away with pretty much anything. If you’ve been following this story, you know that Bice is the guy who put a big concrete bridge over … Continue reading The Bridge Stays
I’m not quite sure what to think of this young fellow named Josh Gallion, North Dakota’s elected State Auditor. But two newspaper articles about him in the last couple of days got me to chuckling a little bit. The first was Mike Jacobs’ column in Tuesday’s Grand Forks Herald about the recent history of the … Continue reading “Undocumented.” “Unlocated.” “Unfound.” “Somewhere.”
(I wrote this five years ago, on the 30th anniversary of my father’s death. It’s worth reprinting on Father’s Day.) The United States entered World War II shortly after the bombing at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Just a few months later, in the Spring of 1942, at the close of the Devils Lake … Continue reading Remembering A Great Man On Father’s Day
Sometime today, Thursday, June 13, 2019, I expect to receive some of the worst news I’ve had in many years. I expect to receive an e-mail from a friendly fellow at the North Dakota Department of Transportation who’s just doing his job, who means no ill will, who doesn’t want to be the bearer of … Continue reading A Thousand Trucks A Day Moves One Step Closer to Reality Today
Senate Bill 2001, passed by the 2019 Legislature, is the appropriations bill for the North Dakota Governor’s Office. It’s 8 sections long, and contains an appropriation of about four and a half million dollars to pay the governor and lieutenant governor and their staff, their travel expenses and their office supplies. It has a line … Continue reading Let’s Not Let Bad Politics Ruin Our Chance To Honor Theodore Roosevelt
There’s this fellow who works in the Montana office of the Bureau of Land Management named Seth Jackson, who’s as good at his job as anyone I’ve ever known who works for the United States Government. I haven’t met him, but I’ve e-mailed back and forth with him at least a dozen times, And I … Continue reading The Comments Are In: What Should We Do About The Bice Bridge?
An interesting little item buried on page 4 of a long April 30 North Dakota Industrial Commission meeting agenda read: “Overview of Oil and Gas Development in western North Dakota along the Little Missouri River.” (approx. 3:30 pm) Piqued my curiosity, so I went. What I learned is that I should have been paying more … Continue reading The Worst Threat To The Little Missouri State Scenic River EVER!
Tomorrow, April 24, 2019, is the deadline for submitting comments to the Bureau of Land Management on what they should do about the illegal bridge over the Little Missouri State Scenic River in Dunn County, North Dakota. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’re familiar with what I’m talking about. If not, … Continue reading LOCK HIM UP!