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The Southwest District Court of North Dakota has upheld the North Dakota Department of Health's air permit issued to Meridian Energy Group last year for the construction of a new refinery on the outskirts of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, according to a news release from The National Park Conservation Association.
On the evening of Nov. 16, 2018, John Fielding and his wife braved a blizzard, battling the elements in a race against time. A life was on the line. On the morning of January 16, 2019, John Fielding set out on a cold and grey North Dakota morning to reunite with the life he'd saved and see it safely returned to its Dickinson-area home. "It's kind of gratifying," Fielding said. "I've done this with other birds over the years, not ever a bird of prey however."
The night is indeed holy. The stars in the heavens shine like lonely hearts, seemingly close and yet so so far away. It is not nearly as silent, though. The bellowing of bovines punctuates the midnight's gathering gloom. For what reason do they call out? Objecting to the cold? Offering comfort to one another, in the uncertain hold of the stockman's keep?
A season of change is coming to the North Dakota State University Research Extension Center in Dickinson — and much like winter in North Dakota, it could be a rather long season as the university undertakes the slow process of filling the vacated directorship of the center following the departure of Kris Ringwall from the role. Acting Director Tim Faller recalled Ringwall's great teaching ability over his 20 years in the position.
I wonder at times about the relationship of hope and fear. They dance together, brilliant partners each—one dressed in a shimmering white and one clad in a stately dark, and each with a firm grip on the other. As they pirouette and turn and find step in time, they become a blur upon the dancefloor. As the dance builds speed, the distinctions between them grow harder to define, until at last they lose shape entirely, and become a swirl of polarities.
Once upon a time, Dickinson was going to be the home of the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, evidenced by a sign which stood tall for over a year, declaring the decision to be "bully!" for Dickinson.
The Parade of Lights dazzled children of all ages and more than a few adults as well last Saturday, providing a festive celebration of classical Christmas movies and more than a little community pride.
Dickinson city commissioners discussed on Tuesday night an ordinance that's been on the books since January of 2016 that regulates taxis and shuttles within the Dickinson area. The issue is that the law is not being enforced. Only two citations came up from the Dickinson Police Records department — one of which was later dismissed.
Residents in Dickinson experienced an unplanned power outage on Tuesday afternoon—but through the quick work of local utility companies, the lights were restored in a timely manner. Calls to St. Benedict's Health Center and St Luke's Home found both locations operating as normal, thanks to backup generators or other means. As of this writing the power has also returned to Dickinson High School, which is serviced by Montana-Dakota Utilities company. Mark Hanson, spokesman for MDU, provided some details as to what happened in a phone call.
Stark County Commissioner Jay Elkin will be the new District 36 state senator. Nominated by his daughter and earning well over 50 percent of the vote from a packed room in the Biesiot Activities Center, Elkin spoke to the work ethic he developed from a life of farming and ranching in Southwestern North Dakota.