Ughh… NASA Builds $350 Million Test Tower, Then Locks Doors

The tower was designed to test a rocket engine in a facility that mimicked the vacuum of space. The only problem, the rocket program it was designed for was canceled in 2010.

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U.S. Senate Passes National Defense Authorization Act

The bill has several provisions that will impact North Dakota’s Air Force Bases that are outlined in detail below.  Both Senator Hoeven and Senator Heitkamp issued news releases on the passage of the bill.   Provisions in the Bill From Senator Hoeven’s Office: Maintain ICBM Silos: Requires that the Administration maintain all 450 of the

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Country of Origin Labeling Could Result in Tariffs on U.S. Exports

When it all boils down, it’s about you knowing where your food comes from. But, the political fight required to give that information is a significant one, and the impact on food producers shouldn’t be ignored. Get informed from the Bismarck Tribune.

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North Dakota Joins Multi-State Immigration Lawsuit

We’re the 24th state to join the effort that hopes to legally block President Obama’s executive action on immigration.

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The Ferguson Evidence: See for Yourself

There’s little more that can or should be said about this case that hasn’t already been said, but for those of you interested in seeing the first hand transcripts and evidence that was considered by the grand jury, here it is.

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Obama Unveils Immigration Reform

The executive action eases the threat of deportation for 4.7 million undocumented people living in the United States. The action is expected to spark a political fight with Republicans.

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Secretary of Defense Hagel Announces Nuclear Force Reforms

— Official News Release, U.S. Dept of Defense — WASHINGTON — Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced today a comprehensive action plan to reform to the nuclear enterprise and called for additional critical investments in sustainment as well as measures to address longstanding cultural issues that have hurt the morale of the nuclear force. In February of

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Industrial Conservation Leads to Lowest Water Use Nationally in 45 Years

This article is about national per capita  usage and all signs point towards an attitude shift that treats water as a scarce and valuable resource. The biggest contributor to the decline came from high volume industrial users.

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Water Markets as a Solution for Drought Stricken West?

Water, water, water, it makes the world go round. We’re rich in it now, but not very far away the affects of shortages and drought are drastically felt. Solutions are needed.

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U.S. Citizens Found Murdered in Mexico

The three young American citizens had been missing since October 13. Their bodies were found in the border state of Tamaulipas. They were last seen in the custody of police.

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USS North Dakota Commissioned

— Official News Release — GROTON, Conn. (NNS) — USS North Dakota (SSN 784) officially became the Navy’s newest addition to the submarine force following a commissioning ceremony held Oct. 25, at Naval Submarine Base New London. North Dakota is the 11th Virginia-class attack submarine to join the fleet, and the first of eight Block

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