Prairie Public

Altered Lives: Stories From the Medina Tragedy | Gordon Kahl

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Learn about the life of Gordon Kahl, how his political views developed, and the conflicting public views of him.

Nature in the Balance | CO2 Sequestration | Sequestration Potential in Prairies

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Soil has great potential for trapping carbon dioxide. Details of capture and release into the atmosphere are presented.

Out of the Air - Into the Soil: Land Practices That Reduce Atmospheric Carbon Levels - No Till Farming and Carbon Storage

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Conservation farming practices are a means to sequester carbon in active fields.

Nature in the Balance | CO2 Sequestration | Humans CO2 Emissions

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Learn about the atmospheric carbon dioxide levels that were caused by human contributions..

Mother Nature in Charge | Geographical Outlets

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NDSU geology professor, Dr. Allan Ashworth discusses natural outlets for the Devils Lake basin; most notably the Sheyenne River.

The Germans from Russia | Living and Working

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Learn how the Germans from Russia settled across America, but many found home in what came to be known as the German triangle which spanned across Manitoba and the Dakotas. The Germans were given land under the homestead act which led them away from living in villages, which they had grown accustomed to in the "old" country. Having to live so far from their neighbors caused isolation and many looked forward to visiting day. They were strong people who had inhabited land much like the land they had left, full of fierce winters, a place where "wind was always in the grass" and the fields were filled with stones.

Fort Buford: Splendid Isolation | Part 3

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Wilmont Sanford kept the only known diary of the happenings at Fort Buford during the late 1870s.  While the entries are short and cryptic, the journal provides a look at what life was like for the soldiers serving in the army in the late 1800s.

Germans from Russia in South America | Food Traditions

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Learn about food traditions of German Russians in South America. Women cooked and men drank.

The Germans from Russia | Story of Carl and Catherina

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Hear the story of Carl and Caterina: a Prairie love story. They grew up together side-by-side on the plains and were married in 1907. By 1923 they had nine children, that winter was a difficult one. Carl came down with diptheria and four of the nine children were sick. When they ran out of coal, Carl insisted he retrieve some from a neighboring town. Upon his return he took to bed, and died the next morning.Within a week, Catherina and two of their children died. They could not be parted. Children of the Steppe, Children of the Prairie is the story of the Germans from Russia -- agricultural pioneers on several continents whose quest for land and peace shaped them into a distinctive and enduring ethnic group.

Prairie Places | "Lucky" Dick Grace

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From his time in the U.S. Navy to his time spent as a stunt man, the video follows the life of "Lucky" Dick Grace and his accomplishments. 

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