NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS AND BEYOND
Children ages 12-15 who want to operate a boat or personal watercraft this summer must take the states boating basics course.
State law requires youngsters ages 12-15 to pass the course before they o... Posted on 5/7/13 at 11:08 AM
REAL OILFIELD WIVES Shrink for Good
Originally posted on The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans.
You're thirsty. You walk to the kitchen, turn on the faucet, and fill a cup with cold, refreshing water. Or maybe you grab a bottle of wate... Posted on 4/29/13 at 7:22 AM
FRESH MOJO The Water issue: Oil industry on Cusp awaiting EPA report
By Sid Pranke
North Dakota is now about seven years into its latest oil boom about the same length of time since Lynn Helms began his job as director of the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR). ... Posted on 10/4/12 at 4:36 PM
This week, we scored a major victory for the people who live and work throughout the Missouri River basin. The U.S. Senate passed the States’ Water Rights Act, legislation I introduced and attached to the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) to bar the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from charging a storage fee for water drawn from the Missouri River reservoirs.
FARGO — A proposal to charge for water in Missouri River reservoirs would be banned under legislation passed Wednesday by the U.S. Senate. The States’ Water Rights Act, sponsored by Sens. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and John Thune, R-S.D., easily passed the Senate in a voice vote.
Go ahead and water that lawn, while you can. With residential, city and industrial uses all requiring their share of the precious resource, the question of Dickinson residents facing a water rationing scenario as early as next year bubbles to the surface.
WILLISTON — The oil industry used at least 5.4 billion gallons of water in North Dakota in 2012, a record high and at least a 75 percent increase over 2011, according to preliminary figures from the State Water Commission.
Leaders from northwestern North Dakota appeared before the House Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Thursday in opposition to pending legislation that could negatively impact the Western Area Water Supply Authority’s ability to repay its state loans and cause the burden to shift to state taxpayers. SB 2233 is an important water policy bill that is widely supported by the water community statewide. “For the most part, WAWSA supports the water policy bill.
BISMARCK — House Majority Leader Al Carlson of Fargo said Friday he is open to contributing more state funds toward the Fargo-Moorhead Area Diversion Project, though whether the project will be able to make use of the money remains in doubt.
BISMARCK — A federal judge has halted pipeline construction on a long-delayed project to supply growing northwestern North Dakota communities with water from the Missouri River, prompting project leaders to begin exploring another potential water source.
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