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Geologist’s film projects vision of nation’s energy switch
WILLISTON, N.D. Scott Tinker holds a lot of titles as state geologist for Texas and director of an academic oil and gas research program. But his latest titles, narrator and co-producer for the ener...
12/5/13 at 11:02 PM N.D. spill website now live 12/4/13 at 7:55 PM
UPDATED: Pipeline leak spills 17,000 barrels of saltwater 11/26/13 at 8:15 PM
The Road to 21st Century Skills
By Fargo Public Schools Instructional Resources Director Jodell Teiken What knowledge and skills do students need to help them succeed in school and in life? Of course content knowledge is important;...
11/19/13 at 8:00 AM Glass Paper Project 2013 Fall Update - Part One 9/13/13 at 2:28 PM
The Glass Paper Project, Part III 10/8/12 at 8:16 AM
Invasion of the Lake Snatchers
Zebra mussels have apparently invaded the lake my grandparents' cabin is on. This is not good news, as the mussels are an invasive species famous for encrusting everything put into a lake, including ...
7/17/13 at 9:00 AM What Will You Do to Fight Silver Carp? 9/17/12 at 2:58 PM
Documenting a History of Weirdness 11/27/11 at 5:14 PM
Student Innovates Campus Greenhouse
Sustainability is put to use By Kristin Kirtz Thanks to senior Tyler Franklin, a biosciences and sustainability major, what was once an unproductive space on campus is now a great research tool. Fr...
6/4/13 at 1:42 PM “Air, Water, Land and Energy: Our Voice, Our Future Citizens Forum” 12/12/12 at 9:03 AM
Service Recap 14 April 2013
A Religious Call for Climate Justice Global climate change is arguably one of the most pressing concerns of our time. The rise of atmospheric CO2 due to the burning of fossil fuels is causing signific...
4/14/13 at 10:32 PM
Learning on a grander 'SCALE'
The University of North Dakota Office of Instructional Development is tipping the "scales" when it comes to creative teaching and learning practices for its students. The University recently added ...
11/15/12 at 3:47 PM
We have our man for the job! Now let's get to work! Thoughts on the US Elections
What does it take to become the President of the United States? And what does it take to ensure that the man you voted for is elected to office? These are the questions I've been asking myself ever...
11/7/12 at 4:40 AM Annie's Kiosk Coming Soon to Schleswig Holstein 6/12/12 at 3:55 AM
Copenhagenization: The contagion that could change the way we think of bicycles 10/24/11 at 9:17 AM
Climate change? That's so five minutes ago
If you watched the last few presidential elections closely and then went into a cave or a coma for the past few years before emerging to witness the last two presidential debates, you'd probably won...
10/17/12 at 9:06 AM VoteVets group goes after Thune 2/9/10 at 3:59 AM
The political perils of tree-cutting on the plains 12/22/09 at 11:29 AM
Taking know how from the farm to control Eurasian watermilfoil in the waters of Green Lake
SPICER There are a lot of thoughts that go through a farmers mind in the cab of the tractor or combine, but theres one that Bob Schemel mulled over long and hard. For a few years, he and Roger Sowd...
9/13/12 at 2:42 PM Heat causing some fish die-offs in west central Minnesota 7/18/12 at 4:22 PM
Transition time at Hawk Creek Watershed Project 5/3/12 at 11:15 AM
For sale: North Dakota's way of life.
I can barely stomach news about Western North Dakota these days. Every day it is something - either in the local or national news; unfortunately, it is so rarely good news. The infrastructure cannot s...
6/10/12 at 8:31 PM
DIVERSION DISCUSSION: Dam in Drayton, N.D., will mitigate fish passage limitations
FARGO One feature of the Red River diversion project isnt remotely close to Fargo-Moorhead. About 210 river miles north on the Red, F-M taxpayer dollars will help fund modifications to the dam near ...
5/13/12 at 7:01 AM Minn. environmental study moves forward 2/10/12 at 9:44 AM
What It's Really Like to be a Mom
Before I had kids I remember hearing the phrase, Youll never really understand what its like to be a mom until you are one. I have to admit to thinking that geez, I have a pretty good imagination an...
5/9/12 at 9:38 AM Spring Clean to Help Others Succeed 3/12/12 at 10:04 AM
Tomorrow's Child 3/9/12 at 9:30 AM
Does the Landscape Inspire You? Be Part of the Arts Center's Opening Exhibit
Does the landscape inspire you? In particular, the Coteau? The Prairie? How does it make you feel? How does the North Dakota landscape, environment, history, etc. affect your work? What impresses you...
4/16/12 at 1:02 PM
Legislative notebook: Dayton rejects GOP school payment plan
By Danielle Nordine and Don Davis Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a Republican plan to take money out of the state reserve fund to repay money owed Minnesota school districts. The Democratic governor on Thu...
4/5/12 at 10:57 PM Anglers fear warm weather kills Minnesota fish 3/29/12 at 9:02 PM
Senator says environmentalists are behind mining delays 10/17/11 at 10:07 AM
Fargo go Braugh!
What happens in Fargo when it's 76 degrees and sunny on St. Patrick's Day? Thousands of happy people enjoying a parade in beautiful downtown Fargo. Thanks to all the organizers and all the fun folks t...
3/18/12 at 11:59 AM Our future's bright with more solar energy 3/11/12 at 8:33 AM
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes! Fargo Solar Symposium 3/7/12 at 12:54 PM