STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS: NEWS FROM THE GREAT OUTDOORS WITH HERALD OUTDOOR WRITER BRAD DOKKEN Still lots of ice on the big northern Minnesota lakes
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STAFF BLOG AREAVOICES COMMUNITY Areavoices Digest #81 - Tatted Lace and more
Happy soon-to-be 4th of July everyone!
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STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Oregon man brings veterans cause to N.D. Capitol
BISMARCKAn Oregon bicyclist determined to raise money and awareness for combat-wounded veterans is going to state Capitols across the country to spread his message.
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Project still needs federal approval
BISMARCK, N.D. – State regulators granted a permit Wednesday for a high-voltage power line that will cross the area of an 1864 battle between American Indians and Army soldiers in western North Dakota.
The Basin Electric Power Cooperative project still needs federal approval.
JAMESTOWN, N.D.-- A ballot initiative that would provide funding for wildlife conservation from oil tax revenues was discussed at a meeting held by members of the North Dakotans for Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks at the Jamestown Arts Center on Thursday night.
The proposed initiative — the Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks amendment — would use 5 percent of the state’s oil extraction tax to fund conservation efforts in North Dakota, which proponents say is seeing a drastic reduction in grasslands and wetlands that support local wildlife. The group needs 27,000 signatures by Aug. 6 to get the initiative on the November ballot.
BISMARCK, N.D. -- The state Industrial Commission removed the most controversial part of a proposed “extraordinary places” policy before unanimously approving it Monday, deciding that permit applications for oil and gas drilling on private land shouldn’t be subject to a special public comment process.
The policy had undergone several revisions since Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem introduced it in December, and the three Industrial Commission members -- Stenehjem, Gov. Jack Dalrymple and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring -- were inundated with more than 500 comments after delaying action at their Jan. 29 meeting to allow for more feedback.
GRASSY BUTTE — North Dakota’s bighorn sheep herd grew by 24 animals this month, with the relocation of two young rams and 22 ewes from the site of a coal mine near Jasper National Park in western Alberta.
FARGO – Biologists are concerned that a proposed power transmission line that would skirt the southern Killdeer Mountains in western North Dakota could disrupt nesting habitat for protected golden eagles.
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Opinions remain sharply divided about whether Minnesota should allow wolf hunts, and Tuesday night a state lawmaker also questioned whether state officials are doing a good job of managing wolves.
Rep. Jason Isaacson, D-Shoreview, said the state Department of Natural Resources needs to do more to track wolves.
"I struggle with the idea that we are doing all we can," said Isaacson, an opponent of allowing wolves to be hunted.
BISMARCK – A coalition of oil producers and royalty owners came out Monday against a proposal being considered by the North Dakota Industrial Commission that would set rules to minimize the impact of oil drilling on so-called “extraordinary places.”
Forty cow moose in northwest North Dakota will be sporting some pricey new neckwear later this winter when the state Game and Fish Department and the University of Mary in Bismarck team up to fit the animals with GPS collars.
BISMARCK, N.D. -- The chairman of the Outdoor Heritage Fund Advisory Board said Tuesday the panel will seek clarification on what types of projects are eligible for the fund after the first grant round drew a number of applications that didn’t appear to fit the fund’s intent.
Board members heard 66 presentations from applicants Monday and Tuesday and considered a total of 74 applications totaling more than $34 million in grant requests.
Members were still discussing and scoring the applications Tuesday before voting on which grants to recommend to the North Dakota Industrial Commission for final approval.
Rick Acker, a Grand Forks taxidermist and avid outdoorsman, shared this story from a January 2012 hunting trip to an island in the Bering Sea off the coast of Alaska, where he pursued King Eider ducks.
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