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Faces of the Oil Patch | Owen Miledge

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Owen Miledge of Williston, North Dakota, explains the rhythm of working on an oil rig and the professionalism that is required of the people who work on that rig. He explains how the complex-looking pieces of the rig compare to smaller tools that employees can relate to.

Faces of the Oil Patch | Julie Wisness

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Hear Julie Wisness, a rancher from Keene, North Dakota, explain that she and her husband decided to stay in this area because it is their home, but recognize that others in the area have complaints and have decided to leave due to all the changes. “Oil is great; if you have it, it’s wonderful.”

Reducing Our Carbon Footprint: The Role of Markets | Using Biomass to Reduce Emissions

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In this clip, students learn how Waste biomass can be used in place of fossil fuels to help reduce carbon emissions to the atmosphere.

High Risk High | Interview - Kathryn Berry-Kopang

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As a parent, Berry-Kopang was shocked by the social acceptance of underage drinking in North Dakota. She speaks bout the psychological effects of alcohol on underage drinkers and shares her son's addiction and treatment experience.

Managing Carbon Dioxide: The Geologic Solution - More Oil From West Texas

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A brief history of oil production in West Texas. Using pressure, water, and geologic CO2 to get more oil out of the ground. Primary, secondary, and tertiary oil recovery are described and illustrated.

Wetlands: The Drain Game | Diverse Wetlands

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Draining wetlands has an ecomonic effect, but it also has an effect on the animals, especially waterfowl. That is why wetlands must be preserved to keep this waterfowl breeding.

Mother Nature in Charge | Losing Faith

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By nature farmers are optimists, so Dan Webster tries to hang on to the hope that the situation will get better.

Lewis and Clark Minutes | Interpretive Center

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The exhibits at the Lewis and Clark Center explore Lewis and Clark's time spent in North Dakota and Sakakawea's role in the expedition's success.

It's All Earth and Sky | Citizenship and Language

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Brian Schweitzer and Al Neuharth talk about their ancestors’ citizenship status, and all five descendants talk of their family’s experiences with the German language. As they adjusted to a new life, the first generation found that learning a new language often proved difficult.

 

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