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Prayer service slated Sunday at rural Litchfield, Minn., church to honor all U.S.-Dakota War dead

August 17, 2012 in West Central Tribune

LITCHFIELD Ness Church in rural Litchfield will conduct an outdoor prayer service at 1:30 p.m. Sunday as part of the observance of the 150th anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.
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Sandstrom joins ND Petroleum Council

May 11, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

The North Dakota Petroleum Council has a new communications manager, according to a press release. Continue Reading

‘Redundant’ rule adds to state frack regulations

May 4, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

A proposed rule that will require companies to disclose chemicals used for hydraulic fracturing on public and Indian lands should give the public peace of mind. The oil industry believes it is just another redundant rule stacked on top of state regulations. Continue Reading

Hidden pipelines: More than 7,000 miles of pipelines in North Dakota, state maps restricted from view of the public eye

March 23, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

North Dakota has more than 7,000 miles of underground oil and gas pipeline, and requests from state and federal agencies to dig are sent in weekly. However, they cannot be seen on any state map, and no one knows exactly how far they stretch, officials said Friday.
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Moving into the Bakken: Montana company looks to reduce flare emissions in western North Dakota

March 2, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

A Billings, Mont., company will try to put the smoke out of gas flares in western North Dakota while it waits for pipe to be laid to collect the “commodity.” Continue Reading

Our View: Mayor Ness threatened; anti-racism campaign has its moment to seize

January 30, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

“White supremacists from all over the world are sending me threats,” Duluth Mayor Don Ness wrote at Facebook, the result of an anti-racism campaign he helped launch last week. The campaign can take advantage of the attention to educate. Continue Reading

A $1 million pickle: Cities in area stand to lose $1 million in state cuts

January 20, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

Alexandria stands to lose $661,124 6.5 percent of its total budget if the latest budget proposal from the Minnesota Legislature is enacted. Continue Reading