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Schmid: Looking Back From the Left Coast

Monday, January 14, 2019

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - JANUARY 12, 2019

THE F-M FLOOD DIVERSION moved forward a step when it received a permit from the Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources.  The permit came with 50 special conditions.  The $2.75 billion…...

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

SCHMID: TOP 10 STORIES OF 2018

SENATE BARNBURNER IN FARM COUNTRY That was the description given to the U.S. Senate race between Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and Rep. Kevin Cramer by the Wall Street Journal.  It reflected…...

Monday, January 07, 2019

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - DECEMBER 31, 2018

SOMETHING’S HAPPENING  In the first half of 2018, taxable sales in ND grew at a respectable rate of around 9.5 percent, then boom, third quarter sales rose 18 percent.  As…...

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - DECEMBER 26 2018

HISTORIC RUN  “I’ve been involved in the most special run in the history of college football.” — Bison head football coach Chris Klieman.  NDSU overcame South Dakota State 44-21 to…...

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - DECEMBER 18, 2018

JACKRABBITS will be the Bison’s football opponent at the Fargodome in the FCS semi-finals at 7 p.m. (CST), Friday, December 14 on ESPN2.  NDSU whipped Colgate 35-0 last week and…...

Monday, December 10, 2018

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - DECEMBER 10, 2018

GOV. DOUG BURGUM unveiled his proposed budget for the next two-year cycle.  His conservative budget assumes oil prices and production will be “fairly flat.”  After several years of budget cutting,…...

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - DECEMBER 5, 2018

THE COMMON SCHOOLS TRUST FUND in ND has $4.5 billion in assets and provides a growing share of state aid to public schools.  The state’s 111,000 public school students are…...

Friday, November 30, 2018

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - NOVEMBER 29, 2018

ILLEGAL BORDER CROSSINGS are much easier from Canada than Mexico.  U.S. border agents stopped Alfredo Santana, a U.S. citizen, at the Pembina Station as he was crossing into ND.  There…...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - NOVEMBER 17, 2018

ELECTION OUTCOME  “We take no satisfaction in noting that, with Heidi Heitkamp’s defeat in the U.S. Senate race, North Dakota Democrats soon will not hold any statewide offices.” — Forum…...

Monday, November 12, 2018

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - NOVEMBER 11, 2018

THE MOST-WATCHED RACE in ND was the U.S. Senate contest which also drew national attention.  Kevin Cramer won with a 11-point margin over incumbent Heidi Heitkamp, making ND’s first dual…...

Monday, November 05, 2018

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - NOVEMBER 4, 2018

WE AREN’T THEM  “It’s beyond ugly out there. But at least… we aren’t them – peddling hate, tolerating violence, too afraid of disagreements to visit our own favorite coffee shop.”…...

Friday, November 02, 2018

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - OCTOBER 28, 2018

DEVELOP AN AUTHENTIC ND BRAND  Among advertising professionals there is general agreement that a successful advertising slogan or brand must be genuine.  The advertising must reflect the real reputation and…...

Monday, October 22, 2018

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - OCTOBER 21, 2018

WAS IT A DRAW?  The much anticipated debate between U.S. Senate candidates Heidi Heitkamp and Kevin Cramer appeared to end in a draw.  It was not likely to change the…...

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - OCTOBER 16, 2018

A NEW ROUGH RIDER  “Hill says growing up in North Dakota instilled in him the values of hard work, dedication and integrity, and he's honored to be recognized by his…...

Monday, October 08, 2018

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - OCTOBER 8, 2018

APPLAUSE FOR THE TRADE DEAL  “The deal with Canada this week is a huge step in the right direction.” — Minot Daily News editorial.  The GF Herald was equally enthusiastic…...

Monday, October 01, 2018

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - SEPTEMBER 30, 2018

LUCKY NODAKS  “As North Dakotans, we just won the geology lottery.” — Gov. Doug Burgum after an announcement at the Petroleum Council’s conference that the Bakken Formation (largely in ND)…...

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - SEPTEMBER 24, 2018

SALES TAX COLLECTIONS in ND’s second quarter rose 10 percent from the prior year.  The gains were concentrated in Oil Patch cities, while ND’s other large cities were flat, with…...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - SEPTEMBER 17, 2018

EYES ON ND  It’s no secret why President Trump and much of his cabinet have been in Montana and ND.  He senses Democratic Senators Jon Tester of Montana and Heidi…...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - AUGUST 27, 2018

ALREADY ANEMIC GRAIN PRICES are further weakened by trade disputes.   A Creighton University economist reports weak farm commodity prices and income are a drag on rural parts of the…...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - AUGUST 21, 2018

BIG SALES JOB AHEAD  “We consider a historic investment in UND and NDSU a legitimate, innovative and even realistic request that will benefit not just UND and Grand Forks, but…...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - AUGUST 12, 2018

THROWING IN THE TOWEL  The R.D. Offutt Companies in Fargo have a long reach.  Among other businesses, they are the largest John Deere equipment dealer in the U.S, as well…...

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - AUGUST 7, 2018

THE BAKKEN IS BACK  Tom Rolfstad, the retired director of Williston Economic Development, described the remarkable impact of the Bakken on ND’s economy in the last decade.  The recent monthly…...

Thursday, August 02, 2018

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - JULY 2, 2018

THE DAKOTA ACCESS PROTESTS began in August 2016 and continued into 2017.  The pipeline went into service in June 2017.  About 1,400 law enforcement officers were needed to control the…...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - JULY 23, 2018

NEW RECORDS  In May, ND cruised to new records for oil and gas production, as well as the number of producing wells.  Oil production increased 1.4 percent to 1.24 mbd;…...

Thursday, July 19, 2018

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - JULY 16, 2018

FEWER CHURCHES ON THE PRAIRIE  Sunday’s Star Tribune had a lengthy article on the decline of Protestant churches in Minnesota. — there is every reason to be expect a similar…...

Thursday, July 12, 2018

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - JULY 11,2018

  SALES INCREASED, BUT . . .  ND reported a taxable sales increase for the first quarter of 2018 compared to the prior year.  The report shows an unusually bifurcated…...

Monday, July 02, 2018

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - JULY 2, 2018

MANY RED CAPS  The rally had the chance to book the 24,000-seat Fargodome, “and we should have taken it,”  President Trump said, saying thousands didn’t make it into the 6,000-seat…...

Monday, June 25, 2018

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - JUNE 25, 2018

GRAND FORKS HAS UAS MUSCLE:  The Grand Sky Technology Park, the Northern Plains UAS Test Site, the UND aerospace school, the Customs and Border Protection UAS facility and the Grand…...

Monday, June 18, 2018

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - JUNE 18, 2018

SNAKE IN THE GRASS  GF Herald Publisher Korie Wenzel began his column with an innocuous discussion of “Regeneration.”  He used an example of how Sears, which is closing in Grand…...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - JUNE 12, 2018

WILL ND GET A SECOND CHANCE AT A BOOM?  Lawmakers are wary about proclaiming a second oil rush, but there are noticeable increases in oil and gas tax collections.  Gov.…...

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