The Civil War in North Dakota ~ Horticulturist Ron Smith ~ Recreational Vehicle Rules ~ Report on Oil Train Informationposted on 06/24/2014
Tuesday, June 24 – On Saturday the public is invited to attend a free day-long conference commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in North Dakota. Activities will take place at the ND Heritage Center & State Museum in Bismarck. Joining us with a preview is Diane Rogness, our Historical Sites Supervisor with the State Historical Society of North Dakota. ~~~ Horticulturist Ron Smith stops by to address some summer gardening questions. ~~~ The rules have changed when it comes to recreational vehicle use on sovereign lands – sovereign land is another name for North Dakota’s public lands in and around the state’s major rivers and lakes. Here to explain the restrictions is Jerry Heiser, sovereign lands manager with the State Water Commission. ~~~ The number of car loads of crude oil that snake across the nation has increased 14-fold in the last five years… and public safety advocates are clamoring for more information about where the trains are going and how much crude they carry, but it’s been almost impossible to come by. Wyoming Public Radio’s Stephanie Joyce reports for Inside Energy.