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Commentary: Explaining the stadium vote

May 16, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Sometimes we need to step back from a legislative issue to look at the big picture. The recent stadium issue is a prime example.
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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

AGC pro Ron Rebrovich notches double eagle

May 3, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

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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

Twins manager Gardenhire picked as AL’s best

November 17, 2010 in West Central Tribune

NEW YORK Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire won his first American League Manager of the Year award today. Continue Reading

Christianson defeats Bjur in Willmar Ward 2 council race

November 2, 2010 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR In the only contest among the four open seats, Ward 2 incumbent Ron Christianson, 60, was re-elected to a fifth four-year term on the Willmar City Council, handily defeating challenger Andrew Bjur, 1,447 to 570, according to unofficial returns in Tuesday’s general election.

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Once again: Baseball umpires miss again in postseason

October 8, 2010 in West Central Tribune

A few years ago, four umpires gathered in the middle of the diamond to sort out a home-run-or-not call that none of them clearly saw. As arguments raged around them and a crazed crowd looked at TV monitors and howled, one of the umps simply said to his crewmates: “It’s a shame that there are 50,000 people here tonight and we’re the only people who don’t know what happened.” Continue Reading