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Daunting Toxic Spills In Western North Dakota

Check out this interactive map of all the oil and poison water spills that have happened and been disclosed in Western North Dakota over the past 13 years. You can zoom in and out on the map; I use the [...]

January 22, 2014 NorthDecoder

Two Stories: A Phone "Landowners" Group and a Chickens**t Radio Show Scheme

(Cross-posted, with permission, from The Prairie Blog.) “Landowners protest plan” screamed the big headline across the top of the front page of The Bismarck Tribune today. I stand in awe of how well the oil industry’s public relations team does [...]

January 21, 2014 NorthDecoder

What Happened To The "White Paper" Stenehjem, Goehring and Dalrymple Were Preparing?

Short version: Nothing. They never were preparing one, despite what they told the newspapers. Maybe a “white wash paper” is (or was) being prepared by oil companies; but these guys never lifted a finger to get an objective one done. [...]

January 16, 2014 NorthDecoder
<a href= target=_self>Murder For Hire And A Plot To Kill Tex Hall</a>

Murder For Hire And A Plot To Kill Tex Hall

(Cross-posted, with permission, from The Prairie Blog.) “The lawlessness, big money and complex business dealings of the North Dakota oil fields likely prompted the shooting death of a South Hill man in his home last month, according to investigators. Spokane [...]

January 16, 2014 NorthDecoder
<a href= target=_self>Capital One and Samuel L. Jackson. Every Damn Day.</a>

Capital One and Samuel L. Jackson. Every Damn Day.

I don’t think I’m a prude. I swear sometimes. I curse. Not a lot. But I do. But not around my kids. I know I can’t protect them from swearing everywhere, every damn day, but I’m pretty good at shielding [...]

December 9, 2013 NorthDecoder

Special Places? How About American Treasures?

(Cross-posted, with permission, from The Prairie Blog.) A short history lesson on the Little Missouri National Grasslands of western North Dakota. For thousands of years Indian nations hunted and thrived on the grasslands. A spiritual tie to the land based [...]

November 23, 2013 NorthDecoder

What is Craig Cobb Accused of Doing, Specifically?

Those of you who don’t follow us on the Facebook missed a bit of a discussion about whether Craig Cobb and his redneck buddy were properly arrested last weekend. The Bismarck Tribune’s story was entitled “Cobb taken into custody for [...]

November 20, 2013 NorthDecoder

Here’s How We Can Help Wayne Stenehjem Tackle The Oil Industry

(Cross-posted, with permission, from The Prairie Blog.) I’m beginning to think that Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem might just be ready to really start looking at oil and gas drilling permit applications instead of just giving them blanket approval at monthly [...]

November 16, 2013 NorthDecoder

Happy Birthday to this!

On this day, eight years ago, I posted the very first blog post on this blog. Actually, it wasn’t NorthDecoder, but it was NorthDecoder’s predecessor, which — in June of 2007 — evolved into NorthDecoder. So we’ve been at it, [...]

November 14, 2013 NorthDecoder

Journalism 102

Another Bismarck Tribune story caught my eye yesterday. I meant to write something about it, but things were a little hectic around here. The Teabune’s government/politics cub half-reporter, Nick Smith, wrote a story entitled “Residents Gather to Talk Property Taxes.” [...]

November 6, 2013 NorthDecoder