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Other Views: North Dakota making progress on binge drinking

July 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

North Dakotans should not cheer too loudly about the decline in youth binge drinking, as reported last week by the national Youth Risk Behavior Survey. The rate fell from 41.5 percent in 2001 to 21.9 percent last year. That’s a significant decline,…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Other views: Real reform on reservations starts with a free press

June 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

President Barack Obama clearly is trying to improve conditions on American Indian reservations. And some of the efforts he described Friday during his visit to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota probably will help.
But six years int…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Other views: Stamp ‘Denied’ on oil trains’ secrecy requests

June 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

Fewer people would die on American highways if the U.S. government reimposed its nationwide 55 mph speed limit. But there’s no move in Congress to do so; and if anything, the trend among states is in the other direction. (On July 1, the speed limit…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

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