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Down in the dumps

October 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — When Dennis Hibma is out mowing road ditches in Bigelow Township in July and October, he sees more than the patches of Big Bluestem and colorful prairie flowers in bloom.

He often finds unsightly items like discarded mattresses, ru…continue reading on dglobe.com

A trashy problem: Landowners report large pieces of garbage on land

July 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

Bruce Kouba has seen it all — bed springs, car parts and even toilets.
The problem is, it’s in piles of trash on rural land where he lives.
Stark County officials have received reports almost every month of trash piles near rural section lines …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Brother investigated after man found dead in unheated, squalid house

January 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Cass County authorities are investigating the brother of a 58-year-old man found dead, emaciated and gnawed by rodents in an unheated and filthy rural farmhouse after the brother told deputies he had neglected the man before his death.
The…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Proper placement of receptacles makes it easier for sanitation

December 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

In an effort to efficiently pick up Dickinson’s trash, the City of Dickinson Sanitation Department in a press release asked all residents to place their garbage dumpsters in the parking lane on the street away from all snow piles, vehicles, and obs…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Picking up trash: Simple concept; yet garbage around the Dickinson Dike isn’t always picked up

August 14, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Though it’s a simple concept, the words need to be continually repeated.
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Leier: Trash continues to put a damper on fishing trips

July 17, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

My fishing trips are hard to ruin, even if the “catching” variable is not holding up its end of the equation.
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Proposed oil field waste landfill draws criticism

June 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHBURN A proposed oil field waste landfill northwest of Underwood is being criticized by some area residents who fear radioactive contamination and increased highway traffic. Continue Reading

Cleaning up the West Ridge development

May 15, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Keith Allenberg, left, and Hector Bouche, both of Magnum Electric, carry bags of trash picked up in an effort to clean up the West Ridge development in west Dickinson. Continue Reading

Oil companies continue litter cleanup efforts

May 15, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

TIOGA Volunteers from oil and gas companies will clean up litter from roadways in Tioga today, continuing the North Dakota Petroleum Council’s Pick Up the Patch initiative that has already involved 500 employees this spring. Continue Reading

Talking Trash: From mattresses to car batteries, Dickinson sees littering taken to new heights

May 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The white dots of bags and cans along the green ditches. The smashed fast food cups along the curbs. Fences full of plastic. This trash is more than an eyesore on the landscape. It can be a fire hazard. And people don’t just throw away paper and plastic. Car batteries and mattresses have been seen along roads and near Patterson Lake Recreational Area. Continue Reading