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Other Views: Welcome new mobile clinics to Oil Patch cities

April 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

Leaders of Williston should act quickly to modify a city moratorium on mobile businesses in order to welcome Sanford Health’s “clinics on wheels.” Sanford, which has emerged as the most innovative health care provider in the Upper Midwest, is r…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Other views: Concerns about oil are bipartisan

April 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

The North Dakota Republican Party playbook has a new page this campaign season. Republicans are trying to make a case that North Dakota Democrats want to divide the state (a “wedge” issue) by criticizing the majority party’s policies regarding …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Other views: Concerns about oil are bipartisan

April 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

The North Dakota Republican Party playbook has a new page this campaign season. Republicans are trying to make a case that North Dakota Democrats want to divide the state (a “wedge” issue) by criticizing the majority party’s policies regarding …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Other views: Triplett proves Legislature not owned by oil

March 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

A verbal spanking administered to a Bismarck-based engineering firm provides a glimmer of hope that the North Dakota Legislature has not yet become a wholly owned subsidiary of the oil and gas industry.
Sen. Connie Triplett, D-Grand Forks, let fly a…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Other views: Triplett proves Legislature not owned by oil

March 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

A verbal spanking administered to a Bismarck-based engineering firm provides a glimmer of hope that the North Dakota Legislature has not yet become a wholly owned subsidiary of the oil and gas industry.
Sen. Connie Triplett, D-Grand Forks, let fly a…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Other views: Making significant progress on flaring

March 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

The apparent willingness of the North Dakota Industrial Commission to better scrutinize wasteful flaring of natural gas in the Bakken oil play can add a layer of effective regulatory oversight that has been missing. That is, if it’s done right.
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Other views: Making significant progress on flaring

March 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

The apparent willingness of the North Dakota Industrial Commission to better scrutinize wasteful flaring of natural gas in the Bakken oil play can add a layer of effective regulatory oversight that has been missing. That is, if it’s done right.
Th…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Dennis: Property rights for me but not thee

February 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

Property rights are the talk of the state, especially as North Dakotans weigh the proposal to give special consideration to “extraordinary places.”
And for one side of the debate, the answer is clear:

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Other Views: Pursue water line to Red River Valley

February 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

Somewhere, where the water runs clean and cold and there is no drought, former North Dakota Gov. Bill Guy is smiling. A serious discussion of a water delivery system he championed in the last years of his life is underway. The aim of a diverse assemb…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Other views: Oil on rails an ongoing saga in ND

February 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

Forum Communications Co.’s series “The Crude Frontier” is putting in broad context the huge challenges associated with moving Bakken light crude oil by rail. The reporting, done primarily by journalists from The Forum and the Grand Forks Herald…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com