RURAL REFLECTIONS A Viking Original
Leroy Gustafson is a Viking, Minnesota native-born and raised. I know Leroy through my dad as they are friends. Leroy experienced a lot of Vikings history so I recently stopped by his home for some ho... Posted on 2/7/15 at 11:16 AM
THIS WOMAN WRITES Looking for Things That Are Worth Finding
The story of the painting,Eyrie, by Steve Henderson, atStart Your Week with Steve:
We live in a world that little appreciates the value and worth of solitude.
Our days consist of the busyness of com... Posted on 2/3/15 at 2:29 PM
PRAIRIE BUSINESS May issue Editor's Note: Road Trip
Workforce issues once again grace the cover of our magazine. This month, we explore the trucking industry and efforts firms are making to attract and retain the drivers they need to keep all of our go... Posted on 4/28/14 at 11:09 AM
EVERYDAY GOURMET Snow day/Spa day!
So my plan for the day changed slightly when school was cancelled, but we are making the most of it...the boys are playing policemen and hockey while I am playing mini spa day! I know that this is not... Posted on 1/22/14 at 2:49 PM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Actions and consequences
I've written several stories about how the proposed Food and Drug Administration ban on artificial trans fat in the U.S. food supply could affect Upper Midwest agriculture. One of the stories, an inte... Posted on 11/22/13 at 11:03 AM
NEW YORK - In a long-running battle between oil refiners and the U.S. farm lobby over the future of ethanol fuel, biofuel producers may have just made a small, but important dent in big oil's formidable defenses.
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) expects oil prices to be about $76 a barrel in 2025 in its most optimistic scenario, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a draft of the cartel's latest strategy report.
HAVANA - Cuba unveiled new data on Wednesday it said confirmed there were billions of barrels of oil beneath its Gulf of Mexico waters but admitted there was little interest in new exploration even with the thaw in U.S. relations.
The Obama administration on Tuesday laid out an agenda under its Quadrennial Energy Review to modernize the country's energy infrastructure and make it more resilient to challenges ranging from extreme weather to the domestic energy boom.
Valerie Volcovici and Timothy Gardner
April 21, 2015
BEIJING - China will ban water-polluting paper mills, oil refineries, pesticide producers and other industrial plants by the end of 2016, as it moves to tackle severe pollution of the country's water supply.
Kathy Chen and Dominique Patton
April 16, 2015
WASHINGTON - U.S. import prices fell in March as rising petroleum costs were offset by declining prices for other goods, a sign of muted inflation that supports the view the Federal Reserve will probably not raise interest rates in June.
SAN FRANCISCO - California should require oil producers to cut their water usage as part of the administration’s efforts to conserve water in the drought-ravaged state, environmentalists said on Wednesday.
As North Dakota officials met in Bismarck to approve new oil conditioning standards and to discuss the drop in crude oil prices, landowners from the Oil Patch gathered at a separate meeting to review a different side of the Bakken oil boom — spills, soil contamination and landowner rights.
There’s nothing new about road dust in dry western North Dakota. It’s been a fact of rural life since before Dakota Territory was divided into North Dakota and South Dakota. But what is new in North Dakota’s oil country is that road dust, once an occasional nuisance, has evolved into a 24/7 phenomenon that is affecting crops, livestock and probably the health of farm and ranch families.
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