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It's 11 a.m. on a Saturday and the air is thick with the smell of beer. An intoxicating haze seems to permeate the Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge, its myriad ballrooms, meeting rooms, dining rooms and hallways overflowing with people, dartboards and beer bottles—all signs of a good time being had at the 33rd annual North Dakota Tournament Association Dart Championships held in Dickinson this past weekend.
For local food producers, figuring out how to bring your products to the people can be tough, but one woman hopes to provide an answer to it and other questions fledgling farmers may have at a free-to-attend event on Thursday. "We are trying to build this body of knowledge as we go so at the end of the day people can say, 'Yeah, I think I can do more and this is how I do it,' " Ray Ann Kilen said in describing her hopes for for the "Local Foods for Local Kids" event starting at 9 a.m. at the Dickinson State University Ag Building Auditorium.
An area veteran is doing what she can to help raise money to support those who served in the Dickinson community. "It's to support local veterans," said Brandy Vandersloot, accompanied by her children and nieces, who were enthusiastically selling hot chocolate and assorted baked goods to customers at Rosie's Gas Station on the southern part of town Monday, Jan. 15. "There are a lot of services that veterans can get but there are some gaps in that. An elderly or disabled veteran can't get snow removal, that's one we're trying to get help with."
On Doug Sullivan's office wall is the following passage: "A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove, but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child." These words are attributed to Forest Witcraft, once the managing editor for Scouting magazine, a publication of the Boy Scouts of America.
Representatives from the Meridian Energy Group responded to concerns voiced at the public hearing regarding the proposed Davis Refinery, which will be located at the fringes of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, on Wednesday, Jan. 17.
DICKINSON, N.D.—The North Dakota Department of Health received mixed comments at a public hearing Wednesday night about a proposed oil refinery that would be built on the fringes of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The majority of public comments veered negative, with a number of residents of the Belfield area and citizens from as far away as Bismarck and Grand Forks voicing concerns about the long-term air quality impacts that the proposed refinery would have as well as the damage it could cause to the views, wildlife and overall health of the park.
The North Dakota Department of Health received mixed comments at a public hearing Wednesday night about a proposed oil refinery that would be built on the fringes of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The majority of public comments veered negative, with a number of residents of the Belfield area and citizens from as far away as Bismarck and Grand Forks voicing concerns about the long-term air quality impacts that the proposed refinery would have as well as the damage it could cause to the views, wildlife and overall health of the park.
The 19th annual Bull Days Showcase at Dickinson State University is changing, with smaller cattle producers finding new possibilities and opportunities at its new venue. "The Chamber brings in producers to showcase their bulls, so that gives them the opportunity to get visibility out there for people looking to purchase bulls," said Estee Milburn, member and services manager at the Dickinson Chamber of Commerce. "We get people who come from all over." For Diana and Perry Moser of Baldwin, the annual showcase has been well worth the drive to Dickinson.
Though the snow glitters with ice, Kyle Kline crosses it in near silence. Cutting a narrow path through the snow, he moves steadily across the windswept grassland, snow drifts at times swallowing his legs up to the knee. The morning sun is high—he's been hunting coyotes for a few hours now, and so far, has nothing to show for it but a single wasted bullet. Hunting is a patient sport, but the anticipation is high—something has to come through at this stand.
Dr. Holly Gruhlke has worked hard her whole life. Growing up on a remote Montana farm, Gruhlke shouldered plenty of responsibility throughout her childhood, nurturing a lifelong passion for learning that blossomed into a decorated career.