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High Risk High | Interview - Dylin Kinzler

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Kinzler discusses his family history of alcoholism and his two arrests. He also discusses the multiple downsides to his drinking.

Nature in the Balance | CO2 Sequestration | CO2 Green House Gas

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Learn about carbon dioxide and its function in the atmosphere.

Managing Carbon Dioxide: The Geologic Solution - Reservoir Geology 101 Fluid in the Rocks

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The basic components of geologic formations are described.

Built on Agriculture - Selkirk Settlers | Red River Land

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The first settlers came mostly to the area called Forks in Winnipeg, where the Red and Assiniboine Rivers come together. Glacial Lake Agassiz retreated, leaving fertile soils in the Red River Valley, which was good for agriculture.

Mother Nature in Charge | Flooded Land

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Devils Lake area farmer, Dan Webster, has lost more than 5,000 acres due to the flood and had to burn his family original farmstead. He speaks about his family’s situation with raw emotion.

Scandinavian Traditions | Lutefisk

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Traditional food and cooking methods is one way that North Dakotans celebrate their Scandinavian heritage and find part of their own identity in their ethnic background. “No tree grows strong by cutting off its roots.” Understanding where we come from helps us know who we are. North Dakota’s largest demographic is people of Scandinavian descent. Many people in North Dakota are aware of their roots, know who they are, and take an active role in keeping those traditions alive.

Red River Land | History of Travel | Early Travel

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Erling Rolfsrud teaches how transportation in the Red River Valley started with walking and became more and more complex.  Early Native tribes in the Red River Valley developed moccasins, snowshoes, toboggans, canoes, travois, and other means for getting around and carrying goods.

Jefferson on Lewis and Clark | Part 3

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Clay Jenkinson, a scholar of the humanities and author, portrays Thomas Jefferson.

In this clip Mr. Jefferson answers an audience member’s question about covering the costs of the Louisiana Purchase and talks about his fiscal policies.

One Shining Moment | The Essence of the B, Hillsboro vs Epping, 1977 - Part II

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Listen as Joe Henn and Paul Eisenbeis, Hillsboro Forward and Guard 1977, reminisce about the memorable game and its aftermath. The rich history of North Dakota’s premier sporting event comes alive in this stirring documentary. Relive the game-defining moments, historic matches and outstanding players that make Class B basketball a cultural phenomenon in North Dakota.

Lewis and Clark Pathways | Lewis, Clark and the Mandan People

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Lewis and Clark befriended the Mandan Indians and spent a winter with them in North Dakota. They traded with the Mandan to secure food for themselves. Lewis and Clark’s team included a blacksmith who was able to make tools, weapons and do repairs.  Ultimately, so they could have enough food, Lewis and Clark agreed to make battle axes for the Mandan with the agreement that they would not use them in battle.

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