Topic - Natural Resources

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Hard rock café

New metal mining development in the Ninth District
Phil Davies
July 2014 - fedgazette

Pedal to the metal

Mining is on the upswing in the Ninth District, but prospects for long-term growth remain uncertain
Phil Davies
July 2014 - fedgazette

First-ever tribal national park planned for Pine Ridge

April 2014 - Community Dividend

Bakken stands out in comparison with other shale drilling areas

Rob Grunewald, Dulguun Batbold
January 2014 - fedgazette

Dealing with gas

Long-neglected natural gas is undergoing its own infrastructure boom focused on high-value gas liquids
Phil Davies
April 2013 - fedgazette

The beetle and the damage done

A pine-killing insect could be a game changer for forest products firms in Montana and South Dakota
Phil Davies
November 2012 - fedgazette

Tourism survives beetle attack

Phil Davies
November 2012 - fedgazette

Sand surge

In Minnesota and Wisconsin, frac sand mining has lifted local economies—and stirred opposition
Phil Davies
July 2012 - fedgazette

Desperately seeking workers in the oil patch

Jobs go begging in booming western North Dakota and northeastern Montana
Phil Davies
April 2012 - fedgazette

Energizing Native economies: Tribes build corporate governance to spur investment and development

Some American Indian tribes are overhauling their corporate governance structures in order to facilitate energy projects and other economic development on tribal lands.
Paula Woessner
January 2012 - Community Dividend

Roll out the (wine) barrel

Winemaking is an emerging niche market in the district
Phil Davies
November 2010 - fedgazette

Ninth District community developers use green innovations to help make housing affordable

For affordable housing developers, the goal of "going green" is not only to provide permanent shelter and community stabilization at a lower cost, but to provide low-income families with long-term red
Deborah Booth Summers
October 2010 - Community Dividend

Pedal to the metal in the Bakken

After a slowdown, North Dakota’s oil industry is going full bore
Phil Davies
June 2010 - fedgazette

The Bitter Effect of Cartels

In a case study of the U.S. sugar industry, James Schmitz and co-authors demonstrate that cartels can lead to big reductions in productivity
Joe Mahon
June 2010 - The Region

CRF to launch green loan program for small businesses

November 2009 - Community Dividend

After the oil rush

In the Williston Basin, less drilling activity has created uncertainty about the future
Phil Davies
September 2009 - fedgazette

Forest products taken to the woodshed

The housing slump has had a big impact on the industry that provides building materials
Wonho Chung
September 2009 - fedgazette

Vroom Vroom Vroom

2008-2009 Essay Contest Winner
Jacob Devine
September 2009 - The Region

What grows in the Ninth, stays in the Ninth

Community supported agriculture flourishes in the district
Joe Mahon, Kathy Cobb
September 2009 - fedgazette

Iron willed

Minnesota State Roundup
November 2008 - fedgazette

Jumper cables tied to wind

South Dakota State Roundup
November 2008 - fedgazette

Make a penny, steal a penny

Michigan State Roundup
November 2008 - fedgazette

Back to the future

Michigan State Roundup
September 2008 - fedgazette

Fish eaters, unite!

Wisconsin State Roundup
September 2008 - fedgazette

Trails instead of houses

Montana State Roundup
September 2008 - fedgazette

All those in favor, quack

Minnesota State Roundup
July 2008 - fedgazette

The New Orleans of the Great Plains

North Dakota State Roundup
July 2008 - fedgazette

The road more traveled

Montana State Roundup
July 2008 - fedgazette

Turning carbon into cash

Offsetting greenhouse-gas emissions is a burgeoning district industry with an uncertain future.
Phil Davies
July 2008 - fedgazette

Iron Range rebirth: A new lease on life, or just déjà vu?

Higher prices, global demand trigger Iron Range and U.P. mining projects
Kathy Cobb
May 2008 - fedgazette

Tastes kind of oily

South Dakota State Roundup
May 2008 - fedgazette

Wind power: Huffing and puffing

North Dakota State Roundup
May 2008 - fedgazette

A metals coin flip: Company might win some, lose some.

Michigan State Roundup
March 2008 - fedgazette

Timber! There goes the budget

Montana State Roundup
March 2008 - fedgazette

Coal rail project rolls on

Montana State Roundup
January 2008 - fedgazette

The big drink getting a little thirsty

Michigan State Roundup
January 2008 - fedgazette

Conservation, except when it's not

South Dakota State Roundup
November 2007 - fedgazette

Shut down? I meant “expand”

Michigan State Roundup
November 2007 - fedgazette

Public lands getting a jump-start from utilities

Michigan State Roundup
September 2007 - fedgazette

State economy going underground

South Dakota State Roundup
September 2007 - fedgazette

Separating oil from rainy-day fund

North Dakota State Roundup
July 2007 - fedgazette

That's a long straw

North Dakota State Roundup
July 2007 - fedgazette

Good news, bad news for U.P. moose

Michigan State Roundup
May 2007 - fedgazette

Lumber labor getting chopped

Montana State Roundup
May 2007 - fedgazette

Spreading the oil wealth

North Dakota State Roundup
May 2007 - fedgazette

Not out of the woods yet

The consequences of commercial timberland sales may not be as dire as some fear.
Phil Davies
January 2007 - fedgazette

Sucker-punched, but still loved by mining

Minnesota State Roundup
January 2007 - fedgazette

Big drink of water, half full

South Dakota State Roundup
September 2006 - fedgazette

High and dry

Almost a decade after the Flood of 1997, the Grand Forks metro area has made quite a comeback.
Phil Davies
September 2006 - fedgazette

How has the drought across the district affected your operations and/or your community?

District Voices
September 2006 - fedgazette

Iron Range hot with major projects

Minnesota State Roundup
September 2006 - fedgazette

Iron ore milestone shows rebounding industry

Michigan State Roundup
September 2006 - fedgazette

Selected state and federal flood-recovery expenditures

Phil Davies
September 2006 - fedgazette

To save a city

How far should government power extend into private markets in the wake of a disaster
Phil Davies
September 2006 - fedgazette

Seeing the forest, or the trees?

Michigan State Roundup
May 2006 - fedgazette

... and of protecting water rights

Montana State Roundups
March 2006 - fedgazette

All cut up and no place to go

Michgian State Roundup
March 2006 - fedgazette

Counting the cost of clean water ...

Montana State Roundup
March 2006 - fedgazette

Strong demand has U.P. digging up its past

Michigan State Roundup
January 2006 - fedgazette

The state's industrial forests: Sold!

Wisconsin State Roundup
January 2006 - fedgazette

Four projects kick off "green" initiative in Minnesota

November 2005 - Community Dividend

Results of tourism development are largely positive, study says

November 2005 - Community Dividend

The little bug that could (eat up U.P. forests)

Michigan State Roundup
November 2005 - fedgazette

Black gold rush

High oil prices have brought happy days to the oil-producing parts of the district
Joe Mahon
September 2005 - fedgazette

Drought over—for now

Montana State Roundup
September 2005 - fedgazette

Paying the piper

Somebody has to pony up billions of dollars to upgrade drinking water and sewer systems throughout the district.
Phil Davies
September 2005 - fedgazette

Pipe dreams

The district is awash in expensive projects to bring water to sparsely populated areas. Are they worth it?
Phil Davies
September 2005 - fedgazette

Tapping into savings

No-build approaches and alternative technologies can reduce the cost of water upgrades in small towns.
Phil Davies
September 2005 - fedgazette

The path not taken

Big pipelines aren’t the only solution to rural water problems
Phil Davies
September 2005 - fedgazette

Crying wolf, only not

Michigan State Roundup
July 2005 - fedgazette

Cross-border dispute

North Dakota State Roundup
May 2005 - fedgazette

Cutting red tape to cut more timber

Michigan State Roundup
May 2005 - fedgazette

Hot gas over renewables

Minnesota State Roundup
May 2005 - fedgazette

Mining for taxes

Michigan State Roundup
May 2005 - fedgazette

Thirsting for a solution

South Dakota State Roundup
May 2005 - fedgazette

Is the legislation all wet?

Minnesota State Roundup
March 2005 - fedgazette

New mining law surfaces

Michigan State Roundup
March 2005 - fedgazette

Bringing back the big bucks

Michigan State Roundup
January 2005 - fedgazette

Gold, silver mining stays cyanide-free

Montana State Roundup
January 2005 - fedgazette

State's oil wells need more workers

North Dakota State Roundup
January 2005 - fedgazette

District natural resources still an economic factor

Andrew Savaloja, Toby Madden
November 2004 - fedgazette

District ag and natural resource industries boosted by high prices

Amy Stittsworth, Rob Grunewald
July 2004 - fedgazette

Market conditions cause gasoline price hikes

Rob Grunewald
July 2004 - fedgazette

Letter to the Editor

Comment on July 2003 fedgazette on Water Wars.
January 2004 - fedgazette

Cleaner air and water come at a cost

Wisconsin State Roundup
September 2003 - fedgazette

Mines combine

Michigan State Roundup
September 2003 - fedgazette

State gets a new kind of farm

South Dakota State Roundup
September 2003 - fedgazette

I dream of protective genies

The softwood lumber and steel industries begged for protection from imports. Both got their wish, but has it helped?
Ronald A. Wirtz
July 2003 - fedgazette

Water Consumption Charts

Water Consumption by Use, 1995* (Millions of Gallons Per Day) and Water Consumption by Quantity, 1995 (Millions of Gallons Per Day)
Douglas Clement
July 2003 - fedgazette

Water Wars

Markets hold promise for resolving disputes over water use. But the intricate economics—and persistent politics—of water suggest that governments will remain part of the picture.
Douglas Clement
July 2003 - fedgazette

Coalbed Methane Basins

United States Map of Coalbed Methane Basins
January 2003 - fedgazette

The next gold rush, or gold bust?

Montana debates benefits, costs of coalbed methane
Frank Jossi
January 2003 - fedgazette

The shipping news & forecast

District ports face many competitive challenges, but whether they sink or swim over the long term will likely depend on infrastructure improvements
Marcia Jedd
January 2003 - fedgazette

Drought is hell

Some parts of the district are so dry that despondent farmers can hardly grow grapes of wrath
Frank Jossi
November 2002 - fedgazette

More than just a pretty place?

Natural amenities offer some rural counties a leg up in attracting people, but economic prosperity does not necessarily follow
Ronald A. Wirtz
November 2002 - fedgazette

Ninth District Rural Counties: Natural Amenities and Population Change 1990-2000

Map
November 2002 - fedgazette

Pay dirt or fool's gold

Ninth District communities continue to argue over the wisdom of hosting hardrock mines. Do small towns strike it rich with metal mining or do they simply get the shaft?
Douglas Clement
November 2002 - fedgazette

The prices—right

The toughest problem in metal mining's future will be making prices reflect all the costs
Douglas Clement
November 2002 - fedgazette

What are your expectations for the fall hunting season?

District Voices
November 2002 - fedgazette

What lies beneath

The bills come due for hardrock mining's toxic past
Douglas Clement
November 2002 - fedgazette

Two Forest Natural Disasters

Table comparing: Superior National Forest Blowdown, July 1999 and the Bitterroot National Forest Fires, Summer 2002
Jane Brissett
July 2002 - fedgazette

After disaster: Salvage or savage logging?

Opposing views on the value of timber harvests after natural disasters
Jane Brissett
July 2002 - fedgazette

Digging in or digging out?

Despite new exploration, mining's future is in a deep hole
Jane Brissett
July 2002 - fedgazette

Will the softwood lumber tariffs affect your business? Have the steel tariffs affected your business?

District Voices
July 2002 - fedgazette

Theme song for softwood lumber: Oh, Canada

Are Canadian imports killing the U.S. softwood industry?
Jane Brissett
January 2002 - fedgazette

Dam it all

Dams and levees are the usual answer to flooding, but they're not always the right answer. So why do we keep building them?
Douglas Clement
September 2001 - fedgazette

Natural Resources play a minor, but important, role in the district economy

Toby Madden
September 2001 - fedgazette

Out of harm's way

The new wave in flood control is getting rid of the problem: Us.
Douglas Clement
September 2001 - fedgazette

Subsidizing sorrow

We call them acts of God, but the flood disasters of the past decade were caused, in part, by poor policy. Have we learned our lessons or are we making floods still worse?
Douglas Clement
September 2001 - fedgazette

The failure of flood control

Billions of taxpayer dollars have been spent on flood management and disaster relief, but flood disasters continue and costs keep climbing
Douglas Clement
September 2001 - fedgazette

A Decade of Deals

Timeline of Ninth District Paper Industry Merger Activity
Douglas Clement
March 2001 - fedgazette

Pulp Friction

Consolidation in the paper industry is a global phenomenon with huge Ninth District impact. The question is: Will it work?
Douglas Clement
March 2001 - fedgazette

Blowin' in the wind

Underneath the chaos of electricity deregulation, part of the answer (my friend) to future energy needs might be wind generation
Ronald A. Wirtz
January 2001 - fedgazette

Coal powers district electricity production

January 2001 - fedgazette

Ninth District Invaders

Ninth District Invaders by State
Rosie Cataldo
January 2001 - fedgazette

Slower demand, increased supply drive down lumber prices

January 2001 - fedgazette

“Musseling” in on the Ninth District economy

How many clams will it cost?
Rosie Cataldo
January 2001 - fedgazette

Expanding tourism just the ticket in Ninth District

Peter Phillips
October 2000 - fedgazette

Montana fires ignite questions about economic impact

Toby Madden, Rob Grunewald
October 2000 - fedgazette

The 'big drink' a few swallows short

Ronald A. Wirtz
July 2000 - fedgazette

Coming to a national forest near you

Roadless initiative more complex than “knuckle-dragging loggers vs. spotted owls”
Ronald A. Wirtz
April 2000 - fedgazette

Critics say roadless initiative a hit-and-run on local communities

Ronald A. Wirtz
April 2000 - fedgazette

Roadless initiative is rounding first phase and headed for second

Ronald A. Wirtz
April 2000 - fedgazette

Certain wildlife populations thriving

North Dakota State Roundup
January 2000 - fedgazette

Hunting for buck$

Michigan State Roundup
January 2000 - fedgazette

Lake continues to bedevil state, Canada

North Dakota State Roundup
January 2000 - fedgazette

South Dakota's version of the deer hunt going to the birds

South Dakota State Roundup
January 2000 - fedgazette

Tied to steel tracks

Trends in the steel industry hold important decisions for Minnesota and Upper Michigan iron ore mines looking for a secure future
Ronald A. Wirtz
January 2000 - fedgazette

Warm, dry weather = scant water for livestock

Montana State Roundup
January 2000 - fedgazette

Not your father's farm recession

Although conditions are worsening, farm economy still relatively healthy compared to the 1980s
Ronald A. Wirtz
October 1999 - fedgazette

District scores high in wildlife recreation

January 1998 - fedgazette

Labor availability makes the business headlines, but metro areas also deal with other issues

David Fettig
January 1998 - fedgazette

Toil, hope, frustration mark Grand Forks recovery

Edward Lotterman
July 1997 - fedgazette

Is Topography Destiny?

Edward Lotterman
April 1997 - fedgazette

Receding flood waters reveal huge damage assessment

Total bill will exceed $1 billion; infrastructure costs will hang on for years
Edward Lotterman
April 1997 - fedgazette

Arctic winter blasts district agriculture

"Yeah, but it's nothing compared to '36."
Edward Lotterman
January 1997 - fedgazette

Gold in "them-thar" hills important to western South Dakota

Kathy Cobb
October 1996 - fedgazette

In St. Cloud, if you want city services, you join the city and many want in

David Fettig
October 1996 - fedgazette

Is mining about dead in Wisconsin?

Kathy Cobb
October 1996 - fedgazette

Mining in the Ninth District

After nearly 200 years, mining still important
Kathy Cobb
October 1996 - fedgazette

Montana's state motto 'oro y plata' is still fitting

October 1996 - fedgazette

The Upper Peninsula watches mining jobs disappear

Kathy Cobb
October 1996 - fedgazette

Value-added energy drives North Dakota's lignite coal industry

Kathy Cobb
October 1996 - fedgazette

And now for something completely different: Market prices

Montana will use the market to manage demand for some hunting licenses; other states place limits, tinker with nonresident fees
David Fettig
April 1996 - fedgazette

Distribution of the world's water

April 1992 - fedgazette

From quantity to quality, Ninth District states grapple with growing concerns over water

David Fettig
April 1992 - fedgazette

Missouri River is the lifeblood of the northern Great Plains

David Fettig
April 1992 - fedgazette

Water Profile

Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin
April 1992 - fedgazette

Water Profile

Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota
April 1992 - fedgazette

With plentiful water in most areas, district's eastern regions try to balance preservation and growth

David Fettig
April 1992 - fedgazette

Free Market Environmentalism

Book Review
David Levy
February 1991 - The Region

Cutting timber to save jobs: the economics of forest management

David Fettig
September 1989 - fedgazette

Endangered species vs. agriculture: the fight for precious grassland

David Fettig
September 1989 - fedgazette

Environmental sensitivity a threat to economic recovery

John I. Rajala
September 1989 - fedgazette

Minnesota's forests: balancing jobs and our environment

fedgazette Editorial
Gayle Peterson
September 1989 - fedgazette

Proposed paper/pulp mill has groups drawing battle lines

David Fettig
September 1989 - fedgazette

Squeezed for space, La Crosse considers development of River Valley

David Fettig
September 1989 - fedgazette

The economics of environmental protection

David S. Dahl
September 1989 - fedgazette

Wetlands debate: after years of fighting officials hope for reconciliation

David Fettig
September 1989 - fedgazette

What's worse — grasshoppers, dead bees or chemical pollution?

David Fettig
September 1989 - fedgazette

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