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LILLIAN CROOK: WildDakotaWoman — The Elkhorn Ranch: A Love Letter

In the last days of 2016, Jim and I sent a handwritten letter to President Barack Obama, a heartfelt plea to him to act in his last days to protect the Elkhorn Ranch. We were inspired to do this after a Christmas winter campout to that area. Here is a two-part series Jim wrote about that campout: Camping at the Elkhorn …


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CLAY JENKINSON: Theodore Roosevelt, John Steinbeck, and Pinnacles National Monument

The other day, our Steinbeck cultural tour made the journey from Monterey, Calif., to Pinnacles National Park. There is no clear and obvious Steinbeck connection, except that the National Park is part of the Gabilan Mountain system, and that range marked the eastern boundary of the Salinas River Valley, sacred to Steinbeck and the source location of several of his …


JIM FUGLIE: View From The Prairie — North Dakota’s Best Place: Can We Keep It That Way?

June, for me, marks the beginning of the end of “spring fishing season.” I’m mostly a Missouri River fisherman. My fishing buddy, Jeff, lives on the river just south of Bismarck and keeps his boat tied to the bank behind his house. It’s pretty easy to just jump in the boat and go, and we do — a lot. We’re going …

JIM FUGLIE: View From The Prairie — What If The Governor, The Attorney General And The Ag Commissioner All Went To The Pokey?

During last year’s campaign for and against Measure 5, the Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks amendment to the North Dakota Constitution, opponents of the amendment used as one of their sticking points the fact that there is already an Outdoor Heritage Fund in state government and it will provide $30 million this biennium for the same kind of projects the …