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Submitted By: Julie RodakowskiSubmitted: 8/21/2010

Nice website. At what point can we just get the online version and not waste paper for the print version?

 

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Submitted By: Gregg EshelmanSubmitted: 9/24/2010

Your lake problem has made national news. I figured I'd chime in with an idea or two. Is there any where nearby, within practical range of digging irrigation canals or building aqueducts, that's going begging for water? Aqueducts worked for ancient Rome, and they didn't have modern steel pipe, just stone and concrete. It'd be especially helpful if they're downhill so gravity could help. Tell them the water is free but they'll have to help pay the bill to get it to them. How about under the lake? Are there any porous but dry strata which wells could be drilled into to drain some of the water, creating an aquifer that could eventually be tapped for irrigation or even drinking if it gets filtered enough? Yet another possibility would be to dig a channel to any river or creek or stream that's flowing away from your area then build a spillway to lower the lake. This one could even help pay for itself by installing low-head turbines in the spillway to run generators. Somewhere in the surrounding geology there must be an answer. Let it keep going and not only will more land be inundated and buildings lost, but the lake will have problems like the San Joaquin Valley has with agricultural drainage. The solution is going to have to be brought about at the local and state level rather than expecting the feds to help. There's a way to keep the lake, reduce its size, reclaim land and prevent it from becoming a toxic sink, you just have to *ahem* "Think outside the lake". Gregg Eshelman Weiser, Idaho

 

Editor's note: The problem is that the water is heavily laced with sulfates. It is not suitable for irrigation or drinking without treatment, which would be prohibitively expensive when one considers the quantity of water involved. Nobody wants it.



Submitted By: D WisnessSubmitted: 4/27/2011
CONGRATULATIONS TO SARA ON HER NEW POSITION


Submitted By: Ann GSubmitted: 1/22/2013
You have a great paper. We are snowbirds who spend half of the year at Devil's Lake and half in WI. I grew up in ND and moved away I still consider it home. We love reading your paper and find it well written and informative along with just fun.


Submitted By: Marvin FrankSubmitted: 3/20/2013
Dear Fellow North Dakotans, I am very concerned that some North Dakota Legislators that are moving a bill that would require Identification to vote. Our right to vote as American citizens is fundamental to the core of our democracy – the democracy I was proud to fight to preserve as veteran in Korean War. Why are some North Dakota Legislators working to suppress our right to vote, rather than protecting our right? North Dakota has a proud history of making sure that every citizen could exercise their basic right to vote, and now we are that reversing that for no reason. There is very little evidence that widespread voter fraud actually exists; we know this will cost the state money, and most importantly we know that this Voter ID law will suppress the vote of our North Dakota seniors, young people, our poor, and our disabled. As an American, as a lifelong resident of North Dakota, and as a Veteran I believe this legislation is Unfair, Unnecessary, and Un-American. M.Frank


 
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