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An area veteran is doing what she can to help raise money to support those who served in the Dickinson community. "It's to support local veterans," said Brandy Vandersloot, accompanied by her young children, who were enthusiastically selling hot chocolate and assorted baked goods to customers at Rosie's Gas Station on the southern part of town Monday, Jan. 15. "There are a lot of services that veterans can get but there are some gaps in that. An elderly or disabled veteran can't get snow removal, that's one we're trying to get help with."
On Doug Sullivan's office wall is the following passage: "A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove, but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child." These words are attributed to Forest Witcraft, once the managing editor for Scouting magazine, a publication of the Boy Scouts of America.
Representatives from the Meridian Energy Group responded to concerns voiced at the public hearing regarding the proposed Davis Refinery, which will be located at the fringes of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, on Wednesday, Jan. 17.
DICKINSON, N.D.—The North Dakota Department of Health received mixed comments at a public hearing Wednesday night about a proposed oil refinery that would be built on the fringes of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The majority of public comments veered negative, with a number of residents of the Belfield area and citizens from as far away as Bismarck and Grand Forks voicing concerns about the long-term air quality impacts that the proposed refinery would have as well as the damage it could cause to the views, wildlife and overall health of the park.
The North Dakota Department of Health received mixed comments at a public hearing Wednesday night about a proposed oil refinery that would be built on the fringes of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The majority of public comments veered negative, with a number of residents of the Belfield area and citizens from as far away as Bismarck and Grand Forks voicing concerns about the long-term air quality impacts that the proposed refinery would have as well as the damage it could cause to the views, wildlife and overall health of the park.
The 19th annual Bull Days Showcase at Dickinson State University is changing, with smaller cattle producers finding new possibilities and opportunities at its new venue. "The Chamber brings in producers to showcase their bulls, so that gives them the opportunity to get visibility out there for people looking to purchase bulls," said Estee Milburn, member and services manager at the Dickinson Chamber of Commerce. "We get people who come from all over." For Diana and Perry Moser of Baldwin, the annual showcase has been well worth the drive to Dickinson.
Though the snow glitters with ice, Kyle Kline crosses it in near silence. Cutting a narrow path through the snow, he moves steadily across the windswept grassland, snow drifts at times swallowing his legs up to the knee. The morning sun is high—he's been hunting coyotes for a few hours now, and so far, has nothing to show for it but a single wasted bullet. Hunting is a patient sport, but the anticipation is high—something has to come through at this stand.
Dr. Holly Gruhlke has worked hard her whole life. Growing up on a remote Montana farm, Gruhlke shouldered plenty of responsibility throughout her childhood, nurturing a lifelong passion for learning that blossomed into a decorated career.
As this year's farm bill continues to take shape, the question of what impact it will have on area farmers looms large. A presentation at this year's Diversity, Direction and Dollars agriculture forum on Jan. 4 by Bradley Lubben, extension assistant professor and policy specialist for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, suggested that any proposed legislation will be tasked with doing a lot with little money.
After 40 years of working in education, Ron Dockter is stepping down as principal of Dickinson High School, a title he has held for 14 years. He bids farewell to a school that grew and changed considerably under his leadership, and that faces even greater challenges to come. "It's something my wife and I talked about for a lot of years and I just thought, it's an appropriate time for me to do it, I'm in good health," Dockter said Wednesday. "I've got some things I'd like to do."