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Schmid: Looking Back From the Left Coast

Monday, February 20, 2017

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - FEBRUARY 20, 2017

A CONFRONTATION may be in the offing at the DAPL protest camp. State and federal officials met with the 300 remaining protestors and repeated their order that the camp be…...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - FEBRUARY 13, 2017

THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE received an easement this week to drill under the Missouri River and complete its 1,200-mile project. Construction has resumed. ND House lawmakers advanced four bills Monday…...

Monday, February 06, 2017

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - FEBRUARY 6, 2017

GREEN LIGHT “This will enable the company to complete the project, which can and will be built with the necessary safety features to protect the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and…...

Monday, January 30, 2017

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - JANUARY 30, 2017

THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE was expedited this week by a directive from the Trump administration. The action was hailed by government, business and labor leaders in ND, while opposed by…...

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - JANUARY 23, 2017

TIGHTEN THE SCREWS Former Gov. Dalrymple offered a preliminary 2017-19 state budget last month, since then there is more evidence of soft revenues and Gov. Doug Burgum recommends further cuts.…...

Monday, January 16, 2017

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - JANUARY 16, 2016

IT’S A COMMON MISCONCEPTION that Nodaks are older than residents of other states. Not so. A little over 14 percent of ND residents are older than 65, less than the…...

Monday, January 09, 2017

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - jANUARY 8, 2017

  TWO BIG CHALLENGES to the ND Legislature were outlined in a Forum editorial. The first is the need to make a “lean and mean” budget in the face of…...

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

SCHMID’S TOP NORTH DAKOTA STORIES OF 2016

DAPL PROTESTSThe protests were clearly the loudest story of the year dominating local media and attracting substantial national attention. I see three separate stories in the protests:Standing Rock -- During…...

Monday, January 02, 2017

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - JANUARY 2, 2017

“YOU JUST CAN’T CELEBRATE” -- Laundi Keepseagle from Standing Rock. Protestors recognize that the Obama administration’s decision to halt the Dakota Access pipeline will probably be reversed by Trump. Moreover,…...

Thursday, December 29, 2016

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - DECEMBER 28, 2016

THINK DIFFERENTLY That was the message from incoming Gov. Doug Burgum, he said, “Meetings in which requests for more funding will be short; those who come forward to discuss innovative…...

Monday, December 19, 2016

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - DECEMBER 19, 2016

ELUSIVE LEADERSHIP Governor Jack Dalrymple told the Forum Editorial Board the sprawling pipeline protest camp operates outside the control of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and it is difficult for…...

Monday, December 12, 2016

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - DECEMBER 11, 2016

ND’s TWO MAJOR INDUSTRIES, agriculture and oil, nearly collapsed during the past several years. Gov. Dalrymple said, “Our economic advisers have told us there is no similar state in the…...

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - DECEMBER 10, 2016

THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS gave an eviction notice to an estimated 5,000 pipeline protestors who are camped on Corps land near the Missouri River. Anyone there after December 5th is…...

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - NOVEMBER 29, 2016

GOVERNOR SPEAKS OUT “The frustration is that delaying has no purpose. It does no good whatsoever.” -- ND Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s reaction to the pipeline protesters. A legislative committee cancelled…...

Monday, November 21, 2016

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - NOVEMBER 20, 2016

“PIPELINE PROTESTERS may have a tight grip on media coverage of the pipeline, but they have a demonstrably loose grip on the facts.” -- Shawn McCoy, Publisher of InsideSources. McCoy…...

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - NOVEMBER 15, 2016

  BLOODBATH “It was hard to imagine the North Dakota Democratic Party becoming less relevant to the governance of North Dakota, but under the leadership (of) Oversen they managed it.”…...

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - NOVEMBER 7, 2016

VIEWS ABOUT THE PIPELINE “But on the issue of the Dakota Access Pipeline itself, the facts are much more on the pipeline's side. The protesters should recognize that reality and…...

Monday, October 31, 2016

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - OCTOBER 31, 2016

THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE was near the top of national news today -- the reports in most cases were written by AP writers in ND (MacPherson and Nicholson). Headlines in…...

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - OCTOBER 31, 2016

THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE was near the top of national news today -- the reports in most cases were written by AP writers in ND (MacPherson and Nicholson). Headlines in…...

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - OCTOBER 25, 2016

JAMES HENRIKSON; TEX HALL; “FROM WENTZ HE CAME”; VIKINGS VS. EAGLES; HE MADE GRAND FORKS GREAT AGAIN; DON’T LIKE HAWKS; GRAND SKY; THE SPIRITWOOD ACQUIFER; THAT, DAVE, WAS A WEAK RESPONSE; THE ND STOCKMEN’S ASS’N; PROTESTORS TURN ROUGH; YUR OBITUARY…...

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - OCTOBER18, 2016

EQUILIBRIUM AT UND “Note Kennedy’s choice of word: thoughtlessness, not racism.” -- Tom Dennis of the GF Herald applauded UND President Mark Kennedy for defending campus free speech by being…...

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - OCTOBER 11, 2016

LET THEM EAT SANDBAGS! The Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources has denied a key permit for the massive Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project, bringing the $2 billion project to a halt.…...

Monday, October 03, 2016

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - SEPTEMBER 3, 2016

PIPELINES “Don’t Let Politics Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.” -- Heading of a full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal by the National Association of Manufacturers objecting to administrative interference…...

Monday, September 26, 2016

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - SEPTEMBER 26, 2016

  WENTZMANIA Can it last? Bismarck native and former NDSU quarterback Carson Wentz became the first rookie quarterback to start and win his first two games of the season with…...

Monday, September 12, 2016

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - SEPTEMBER 12, 2016

“WHO HAS A TEST CENTER for unmanned systems that’s integrated with a major university?” -- ND University System Chancellor Mark Hagerott explaining why UND is uniquely positioned to be in…...

Thursday, September 08, 2016

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - SEPTEMBER 8, 2016

THE NDSU FOOTBALL PROGRAM and its impact on Fargo were explored in a Bloomberg Business Week article. The magazine said, “No college town at NDSU’s level gets half the attention”…...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - AUGUST 28, 2016

A STATE OF EMERGENCY for southwestern and south-central ND was issued by Gov. Jack Dalrymple. The SOE authorizes and funds law enforcement and other state agencies monitoring pipeline protests at…...

Monday, August 22, 2016

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - AUGUST 21, 2016

WIND AND GRASS are enduring features of the ND prairie. A public sculpture in Jamestown called “Prairie Grass Ballet” will honor those features with ninety 75-pound aluminum blades of grass…...

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - AUGUST 8, 2016

BELT TIGHTENING “I would say that the challenge of putting together the next budget (2017-19) is probably as big a one as I’ve ever seen in all of my years…...

Friday, August 05, 2016

SCHMID: LOOKING BACK FROM THE LEFT COAST - AUGUST 2, 2016

PALEONTOLOGY METAPHOR It was mentioned here last week that the ND coal industry may be approaching an extinction phase. Low prices, natural gas and alternative energy are on its heels.…...

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