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Faces of the Oil Patch | Mylo Wisness

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Longtime rancher and North Dakota native Mylo Wisness speaks about how difficult it is for him to watch the landscape change around him. Wisness acknowledges that the boom is good for the state and local economy, but that it does come with some difficulties too. But, as he said, we'll adjust.

Old Red Trail | How Red Trail Came to Be

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Known by many names, the Old Red Trail was first devised in 1913 as the northern transcontinental route from New York to Seattle.  North Dakotans embraced the automobile as it became more reliable, using it to go where the railroad did not for business and pleasure. 

High Risk High | Interview - Lee Erickson

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Erickson is the director of Northern Lights SADD which includes North and South Dakota and Minnesota. Erickson lost his daughter to a drunk driving accident in 1993 shortly after he had proposed a SADD chapter in his area. He didn’t want to educate people on the dangers of drinking and driving, rather to focus on providing positive outlets for recreation and positive peer pressure.

Managing Carbon Dioxide: The Geologic Solution - More Fuel Less Carbon

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The case for continued need for fossil fuels.

Managing Carbon Dioxide: The Geologic Solution - The Phases of Oil Recovery So Far

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Primary, secondary, and tertiary oil recovery are described and illustrated (Using pressure, water, and CO2)

Uganda: Sustainable Tourism | Introduction

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Learn about 6-year CITA project in Uganda on enhancing rural livelihoods with sustainable tourism. Project Director, Dr. Campbell talks about the importance of preserving wildlife.

Mother Nature in Charge | Geography of Devils Lake Basin

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Dr. Allan Ashworth of the North Dakota State University Geology Department explains how glacial movements following the last ice age formed the Devils Lake Basin.

Lewis and Clark Minutes | Jefferson's Vision for the West

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President Jefferson, as portrayed by Clay Jenkinson, describes what he thought the American West would be like when he sent Lewis and Clark to survey the land.

It's All Earth and Sky | Religious Traditions

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The preservation of religious traditions is discussed, including a unique hail avoidance measure. Arthur Flegel believes that religion is the mainstay of society.

Jefferson on Lewis and Clark | Part 1

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

In this clip President Jefferson reflects on his personal life, presidential service, and the Lewis and Clark Expedition, particularly the Mandan and Hidatsa tribes they encountered.

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