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Gravel mine plan renewed for Roosevelt ranch area

September 13, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK A Montana businessman is resuming plans to mine gravel near the site of Theodore Roosevelt’s historic Badlands ranch in western North Dakota. Continue Reading

In ND oil patch, rocky land suddenly valuable

October 15, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Boom in gravel business allows 66-year-old man to improve ranch operation.
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FOTB: Rock in the Bakken: Rancher’s rocky land suddenly finds value

October 13, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BLAISDELL Dallas Moore doesn’t have oil wells on his ranch, but that doesn’t mean his land isn’t rich. Continue Reading

Gravel mine halted near Elkhorn Ranch

July 18, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK (AP) Development of a gravel mine near the site of Theodore Roosevelt’s historic Badlands ranch in western North Dakota will not continue, a Montana businessman said Wednesday. Continue Reading

Gravel miner pays hefty fine for tardy contract completion

June 29, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE The state Transportation Commission concluded Thursday it lacked legal authority to give contractor Bob Bak the $25,000 break he came seeking.
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Editorial: Trample the Wild West

June 22, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Environmental laws are being trampled along with wild lands that make North Dakota, North Dakota. Continue Reading

Gravel pit under review after dust complaints

May 24, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON A gravel pit in Westside Township that was permitted for six years came under review Wednesday night by the Nobles County Planning and Zoning Commission after neighbors complained about a lack of dust control and maintenance to the township roads its gravel trucks travel. Continue Reading

Government mulls gravel mine at historic N.D. ranch

October 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The U.S. Forest Service is taking public comment on a plan to mine gravel at a scenic Badlands ranch where Theodore Roosevelt once grazed cattle.
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Business owners off hook for road, parking lot paving

September 7, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

Dickinson Planning and Zoning Commission members think it would be a bad idea to force business owners to pave gravel and dirt roads in city limits, they said during a Wednesday meeting at City Hall.
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Gravel miner feels pinch as feds crack down on safety regulations

October 23, 2010 in The Daily Republic

WHITE RIVER Some of the gravel miners here on the Northern Plains say they’ve already scaled back or are getting out of the business altogether. Bob Bak is one of the small-time operators, unearthing and mixing gravel for highway projects. But he vows he won’t be broken by the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration. Continue Reading