<p>Mayor Al Christianson of Washburn, North Dakota, hopes to capitalize on the burst of interest in exploiting renewable, traditional, and alternative energy resources that are abundant in the Northern Plains.</p>
Dec 4, 2006 The Wall Street Journal
In order to reverse its depopulation trend, one North Dakota town attracts young families with gifts of free property.
Apr 13, 2006 The New York Times
To "end our addiction to oil", ethanol, a bio-fuel, seems a likely transportation fuel to boost. However, from an air quality and global warming perspective, if the ethanol is going to be produced from coal-fired plants, is it worth it?
Mar 24, 2006 The Christian Science Monitor
The Planning Commissioner's Journal offers free access to an article about the devastating flood that hit theGrand Forks metro area in 1997 and local recovery efforts.
Sep 4, 2005 Planning Commissioners Journal
North Dakota as a haven for refugees? Diversity arrives, too quickly for some, at doorstep of a homogeneous state.
Nov 12, 2003 The Christian Science Monitor
The Great Plains frontier is faced with shrinking populations and mounting poverty, making government services difficult to deliver.
Feb 14, 2003 The Christian Science Monitor
The federal government has spent $350 million building levees and moving homes as a rising lake that has already drowned 20,000 acres of land threatens to start a historic flood.
Sep 12, 2000 The Washington Post