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'>The Saga of the Elkhorn Continues: What's a FONSI?

'><a href=http://www.northdecoder.com/Latest/the-saga-of-the-elkhorn-continues-whats-a-fonsi.html target=_self>The Saga of the Elkhorn Continues: What's a FONSI?</a>

(Cross-posted, with permission, from The Prairie Blog.) About ten years ago, Ken and Norma Eberts decided to sell their Bad Lands ranch and retire. The ranch is directly across the river from the Elkhorn Ranch Site, home to our 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt. It is where he developed his famous' class="readmore"> [...]

June 12, 2014 Jack Russell NorthDecoder 0
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'>Obama's ND Reservation Visit: North Dakota Context

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If I were a newspaper reporter, I would call the Governor’s Office today. i would get anybody on the phone that would talk to me. I would talk to the Governor or Lt. Governor. I’d talk to a press person or a scheduler. I’d talk to a chief of staff,' class="readmore"> [...]

June 11, 2014 Jack Russell NorthDecoder 0
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'>Finally, A Tax I Don't Like

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(Cross-posted, with permission, from The Prairie Blog.) I’m an old liberal who, my conservative friends say, “never met a tax he didn’t like.” Well, they’re pretty much right. Taxes generally do good things for people, especially those at the local level. The federal government is often another story. But that’s' class="readmore"> [...]

June 4, 2014 Jack Russell NorthDecoder 0
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'>Finally, A Tax I Don't Like

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(Cross-posted, with permission, from The Prairie Blog.) I’m an old liberal who, my conservative friends say, “never met a tax he didn’t like.” Well, they’re pretty much right. Taxes generally do good things for people, especially those at the local level. The federal government is often another story. But that’s' class="readmore"> [...]

June 4, 2014 Jack Russell NorthDecoder 0

ND Treasurer Kelly Schmidt: War Is For Oil

Even though it’s really not the most offensive thing about State Treasurer Kelly Schmidt’s pandering to shamed former General David Patraus recently, I was blown away yesterday when I saw, for the first time, this video of Schmidt ‘s introduction of Patraeus at the National Guard facility in Bismarck. I [...]

May 30, 2014 Jack Russell NorthDecoder 0

ND Treasurer Kelly Schmidt: War Is For Oil

Even though it’s really not the most offensive thing about State Treasurer Kelly Schmidt’s pandering to shamed former General David Patraus recently, I was blown away yesterday when I saw, for the first time, this video of Schmidt ‘s introduction of Patraeus at the National Guard facility in Bismarck. I [...]

May 30, 2014 Jack Russell NorthDecoder 0

North Dakota June Primary Ballot Measure #1 Is Horrible

<a href=http://www.northdecoder.comhttp/Latest/north-dakota-june-primary-ballot-measure-1-is-horrible.html target=_self>North Dakota June Primary Ballot Measure #1 Is Horrible</a>

If you’re voting in the June Primary this year — and you should — and you haven’t already voted, please consider giving Constitutional Measure One a great big “No” vote. Why? Let me try to explain. On your ballot, all you’re going to be told is this: Constitutional Measure No. [...]

May 29, 2014 Jack Russell NorthDecoder 0

North Dakota June Primary Ballot Measure #1 Is Horrible

<a href=http://www.northdecoder.com/Latest/north-dakota-june-primary-ballot-measure-1-is-horrible.html target=_self>North Dakota June Primary Ballot Measure #1 Is Horrible</a>

If you’re voting in the June Primary this year — and you should — and you haven’t already voted, please consider giving Constitutional Measure One a great big “No” vote. Why? Let me try to explain. On your ballot, all you’re going to be told is this: Constitutional Measure No. [...]

May 29, 2014 Jack Russell NorthDecoder 0

Last Dance of the Sage Grouse

(Cross-posted, with permission, from The Prairie Blog.) Note: This article appears in the current issue of Dakota Country magazine, a monthly outdoors publication headquartered in Bismarck. I write a regular monthly article for the magazine focusing on the oil industry’s impact on the North Dakota Badlands. You can find subscription [...]

May 28, 2014 Jack Russell NorthDecoder 0

Last Dance of the Sage Grouse

(Cross-posted, with permission, from The Prairie Blog.) Note: This article appears in the current issue of Dakota Country magazine, a monthly outdoors publication headquartered in Bismarck. I write a regular monthly article for the magazine focusing on the oil industry’s impact on the North Dakota Badlands. You can find subscription [...]

May 28, 2014 Jack Russell NorthDecoder 0