Landowners await release of liens related to Williams County wind farm development

In Williams County a wind farm project resulted in one of the contractors placing construction liens on 78 parcels of land. The energy developer has indicated they’ll they’re in process of posting bonds to release the liens, but that outcome isn’t finalized. Get the full story from the Journal Tribune.

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Clay target shooting competition growing in popularity with students

This spring, nearly 1,700 students from 63 North Dakota high school teams are participating in the clay target league, with more than 1,300 students from 50 high school teams are expected to participate in the season-ending state meet. In 2016, the total was more than 400 student athletes representing 23 high schools, with about 360

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Bakken Midstream seeks ‘fundamental change’ for North Dakota natural gas

Natural gas is a byproduct of North Dakota oil production, and that invites the question — what should we do with it. Currently, a lot of gas is being flared because the infrastructure to collect, store, and use the product is still being built. But what if we had uses for the product right here

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Airline magazine puts eyes in the skies on North Dakota

North Dakota will be getting some significant exposure in the American Airline’s in-flight magazine, American Way. The airline will move nearly 16 million passengers in May, and the good things happening in our state will have an inside track to captive eyes. Robin Huebner with Inforum has the story.

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Australia keeps voting for coal, but investors are quietly abandoning plans for new mines

What happens when an industry wins political support, but loses private sector money? In Australia, we’re getting a slow lesson in what that looks like. Why does it matter in North Dakota? Because it’s all playing out in energy and coal markets and there’s speculation that new energy investments in the Pacific rim are increasingly

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Little Missouri kayak trip attracts attention of wild horses

The Little Missouri River cuts a wandering path through the badlands, and when the water is running, it makes for a stunning kayak or canoe trip. But the sight of a kayak is rare enough that it recently caught the attention of more typical badlands residents — a herd of wild horses. Catch the full

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2020 Census likely to change North Dakota’s political landscape

North Dakota’s population has both grown and shifted over the past 10 years, and when the dust settles following the 2020 count, the political landscape will look different. Rob Port with Say Anything Blog has speculation on where it seems likely more political power is moving to.

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$370 million for road maintenance and construction for ND DOT this year

The price tag for keeping our roads in shape is nothing to joke about. This year’s $370 million DOT budget is in line with past year’s budgets of $380 million and $360 million. These numbers are down considerably from oil-boom years when annual budgets exceeded $700 million. Catch up with the full coverage below from

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U.S. Senate Bills address Missouri River floods

Flooding across the Missouri and Mississippi rivers this spring have politicians talking, and one of the topics is the Corp’s management practices and priorities. On that topic, two bills were introduced this week that may have impacts in North Dakota. One would remove fish and wildlife as one priority on the list of those that

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North Dakota Game and Fish changes record policy after walleye controversy

It’s official. As result of the controversy surrounding a recently caught largest-ever walleye, the North Dakota Game and Fish are changing their policy on determining records. In the future, when the biggest fish is caught, the Game and Fish will wait 2-weeks before formally declaring it a record. Mike McFeely writing at the Grand Forks

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North Dakota walleye fisheries in great shape, you can help keep it that way!

North Dakota’s walleye fisheries — particularly those a part of the Missouri River system and Lake Sakakawea are in great shape. But that doesn’t just happen. The health of the fish resource is regularly monitored by North Dakota Game and Fish and policies and stocking practices are aligned to match needs. And it’s tagging studies

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#GoodTalking Minot Beer & Teaching Science

Last week on the first hour of #GoodTalk Minot we were joined by Dr. Brian Schmidt. Brian’s an Associate Professor at Minot State and the Brewer at Souris River Brewing. What do these careers have in common and what’s the added value in drinking local beer? Find out in the conversation below.

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