STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS: NEWS FROM THE GREAT OUTDOORS WITH HERALD OUTDOOR WRITER BRAD DOKKEN Elkhorn Ranch listed among ‘America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places’
Theodore Roosevelts Elkhorn Ranch in western North Dakota has been named to this years list of Americas 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation released the... Posted on 6/6/12 at 9:05 AM
MEDORA, N.D. -- After more than seven years of discussion, a proposed 25-acre gravel mine located near the historic Elkhorn Ranch about 25 miles north of Medora may be just weeks away from development as it continues to stir strong emotional responses from individuals and organizations involved.
MEDORA, N.D. -- An environmentalist citizen’s group has filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service in connection to a proposed gravel mine near the Elkhorn Ranch Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, land formerly owned and operated by the 26th president.
BILLINGS, Mont. -- Although Michael Jackson’s $100 million Neverland Ranch may be on the California real estate market for a while, some sizable recreation properties in Montana have been moving this year.
MEDORA, N.D. -- Neil and Laura Tangen have a message for the 50,000 guests to their trail ride operation in the heart of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
“It’s been so very good riding with you,” they say.
BISMARCK – A jury verdict awarding $1 million to the owners of a western North Dakota hunting ranch who claimed that oil drilling turned their pristine landscape into “an industrial zone” could set a costly precedent for the state’s booming oil industry.
Deadwood Canyon Ranch LLP sued Fidelity Exploration & Production Co., an affiliate of Bismarck-based MDU Resources Group Inc., in October 2010, claiming $3 million in damages for breach of contract and damages to its property as a result of two wells drilled on the ranch between Stanley and New Town in Mountrail County.
Home to one historic battlefield site already, the Killdeer Mountains are the subject of a new North Dakota fight.
This time, however, the battle is not between the U.S. Army and tribes of Native Americans, but rather between the oil industry and the people who live near and use the mountains, which begin about eight miles northwest of Killdeer.
FARGO - The potential of a new potato could make area farmers big fries in the fast-food market. A new plant is being tested in plots near Larimore for the second consecutive year. The results from the first year of growing had potato growers’ eyes popping.
They’re up. Seed potatoes at the R. Schmidt Potato Co., at Sabin, Minn., are just emerging to 8 inches tall, thanks to a favorable planting season. Randy Schmidt said that despite a hard, fast 2-inch rain on Memorial Day weekend, things are looking good — so far.
Farm groups welcome its demise, but stress they’re committed to safety Several national and regional farm organizations welcomed the recent withdrawal of a proposed federal rule dealing with children working in agriculture. The groups also stressed that they put a priority on the safety of young employees. The U.S. Labor Department on Thursday announced that it’s withdrawing its controversial proposed rule dealing with children who work on farms. The Labor Department also said it won’t pursue adoption of the proposal as long as President Barack Obama is in office.
A cattle guard ordinance six months in the making is coming to a close in Bowman County, and commissioners and ranchers will know who is responsible for taking care of the pasture entries with no gates.
Smith asked to resign in response to investor-client complaint A man promoting investments in a sugar beet-to-ethanol project in Grafton, N.D., has resigned from securities brokerage firm after an investor-client complaint. Energae LP Holdings, based in Clear Lake, Iowa, reportedly is buying the former Alchem Ltd. ethanol plant in Grafton, and Darrell Duane Smith was the main presenter at a March 23 investors meeting in town.
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