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North Dakota Meditations 7: The Midden

Driving around the endless, rolling fields of Western North Dakota, one sees many of the rock piles that built up over the century as the soil spits up the rocks from the plowed fields each spring. Farmers gather the unwanted … Continue reading

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North Dakota Meditations 4

In the distance, across the graveyard, beyond the headstone of a man named Raven, between a hay barn and the trees, we see a drilling rig, probing the earth for the Oil. We dare get no closer to the tophet, … Continue reading

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Stickers Aren’t Just for 3rd Graders

Back when you were in 3rd grade, you looked forward to that sticker that for doing a good job on a homework assignment. When I was homeschooled as a kid, getting to pick a sticker from the sticker box made … Continue reading

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Forgotten Dreams

A farmer’s old junkyard near a work over rig today. You could see the abandoned homestead house and windmill up the hill.

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Spring Time in North Dakota

The days are getting longer and warmer, bringing plenty of deep mud. I got the tongs truck stuck before we even left the shop today and had to get pulled out by the loader. April may be a slow month … Continue reading

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How did the Bakken Formation get its Name?

http://oilpatchdispatch.areavoices.com/2012/11/25/famous-bakken-formation-named-for-north-dakota-homesteaders/ef=” http://oilpatchdispatch.areavoices.com/2012/11/25/famous-bakken-formation-named-for-north-dakota-homesteaders/”>this great article. Mr. Henry Bakken sounds like an excellent man.

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