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Dennis: Keystone XL delays get embarrassing

April 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

The stakes couldn’t have been higher when President Barack Obama faced the “Go/No go” decision to get Osama bin Laden. A disastrous outcome would have haunted his administration. It would have been even more humiliating than the Desert One deba…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Dennis: Regulators should be more proactive

April 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

It took explosions, fires and deaths before federal and state regulators got grimly serious about the risks of transporting Bakken oil.
Likewise, it took the discovery of mounds of dumped oil-field waste before North Dakota regulators made safe disp…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Dennis: Regulators should be more proactive

April 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

It took explosions, fires and deaths before federal and state regulators got grimly serious about the risks of transporting Bakken oil.
Likewise, it took the discovery of mounds of dumped oil-field waste before North Dakota regulators made safe disp…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Dennis: Trip to tourney first of many for UND programs

March 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

Where sports are concerned, the University of North Dakota is best known as a hockey school. And given the men’s hockey team’s record of seven NCAA Division I national championships, that’s understandable.
But the 21st century is not going to …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Dennis: Trip to tourney first of many for UND programs

March 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

Where sports are concerned, the University of North Dakota is best known as a hockey school. And given the men’s hockey team’s record of seven NCAA Division I national championships, that’s understandable.
But the 21st century is not going to …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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Dennis: Oil industry promotion, regulation don’t mix

January 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

From the oil-train fireball near Casselton to the massive pipeline spill near Tioga to the reckless endangerment of the drinking water supply near Ross, North Dakota’s industrial accidents have been much in the news.
But other states have been the…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Dennis: Farmstead has future beyond Welk

January 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

In his State of the Union address in 1992, President George H.W. Bush condemned a federal grant that was bound for North Dakota to build “a Lawrence Welk museum.”
A Grand Forks Herald editorial responded this way: “Bush’s words were meant to…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Dennis: Social Security has stood the test of time

December 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

Skeptics of man-made global warming put great weight on the fact that doomsayers’ predictions so seldom pan out. The true test of any model is its ability to accurately predict the future; and when a prediction points north but the future unfolds s…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Dennis: Social Security has stood the test of time

December 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

Skeptics of man-made global warming put great weight on the fact that doomsayers’ predictions so seldom pan out. The true test of any model is its ability to accurately predict the future; and when a prediction points north but the future unfolds s…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com