DAKOTA - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/DAKOTA News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Public lands grab is fringe politics http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58347916-82/utah-lands-fringe-dakota.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58347916-82/utah-lands-fringe-dakota.html.csp">Letter: Public lands grab is fringe politics</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T17:19:52.566-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 05:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Wake up, Utah. As the Republican Party moves ever farther to the right, it is becoming less representative of the true political feelings of the vast majority of Utahns. Most residents of Utah are much more centrist-leaning than the dogma of the fringe right. Why do we keep electing such radical representatives? Certainly one reason is because of the low voter turnout and the feeling that one vote really doesn’t matter. An example of one extreme view of our elected officials is this nonsense of...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347916@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:19:52 MDT Coffee shop on honor system works in North Dakota http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58331186-79/brekke-shop-coffee-business.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58331186-79/brekke-shop-coffee-business.html.csp">Coffee shop on honor system works in North Dakota</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVE KOLPACK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-24T10:38:01.867-06:00">Updated Aug 24, 2014 10:38AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Valley City, N.D. • The owner of a North Dakota coffee shop is flattered his decision to operate the business on the honor system garnered international attention earlier this summer, but those who equate it to the goodness of all humanity might want to help themselves to a decaf K-Cup. David Brekke says it’s about small-town living where people know their neighbors. Brekke and his wife, Kimberly, run The Vault coffee shop in Valley City, a town of about 6,700 people that’s about 45 minutes from...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583311862014-08-24T10:38:01.867-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-24T10:38:01.867-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58331186@www.sltrib.com Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:38:01 MDT Southern Utah football: T-Birds tackle brutal schedule http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58317163-77/state-season-sept-preseason.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58317163-77/state-season-sept-preseason.html.csp">Southern Utah football: T-Birds tackle brutal schedule</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Steve Luhm</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-23T23:04:21.415-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 11:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Obstacle or opportunity? That’s the big question for Southern Utah as the new college football season approaches. Coming off their first-ever trip to the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs, the Thunderbirds open 2014 with one of the most torturous four-week stretches in program history. Opponents include Nevada and Fresno State of the Mountain West Conference as well as Southeast Louisiana and South Dakota State. Both are ranked in the preseason top 10 among FCS schools. “It’s a great th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58317163@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 23:04:21 MDT Author Louise Erdrich wins Ohio peace prize http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58306059-223/erdrich-peace-award-prize.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58306059-223/erdrich-peace-award-prize.html.csp">Author Louise Erdrich wins Ohio peace prize</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LISA CORNWELL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-17T18:23:03.622-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 06:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cincinnati • Author Louise Erdrich, whose writings chronicle contemporary Native American life through characters representing its mix of heritages and cultures, was announced Sunday as the winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize’s distinguished achievement award. Erdrich was raised in North Dakota by an Ojibwe-French mother and a German-American father, and her works have reflected both sides of that heritage. With ties to North Dakota and Minnesota, Erdrich has said she lives in many places ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583060592014-08-17T18:23:03.622-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-17T18:23:03.622-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Elizabeth Smart-Gilmour told a South Dakota forum on Wednesday that such work “makes a difference” in the fight against human trafficking and sexual abuse. The conference that ends Thursday aims to raise awareness about human trafficking in the Dakotas, which in North Dakota ha...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582970312014-08-14T11:34:11.61-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T11:34:11.61-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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The Patrol says the victims were Kaleb Newel Steed, 27, of Mountain Home, Idaho, and Jake Alexander Holm, 19, of St. George. The patrol says the men’s vehicle entered a ditch and rolled several times after striking the black cow Friday night. Authorities say Holm was wearing a seat belt and Steed was not. Both were p...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582819042014-08-10T21:46:24.313-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-10T21:46:24.313-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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In Nevada, smacked hard by the housing bust, consumers barely increased their spending. Americans spend the most, per person, on housing in Washington, D.C., and the least in West Virginia. Those and other figures emerged Thursday from a new annual report from the government that for the first time reveals consumer spending on a state-b...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582726992014-08-07T14:35:01.767-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-07T14:35:01.767-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58272699@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:35:01 MDT Oil boom and housing bust alter U.S. spending trends http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58272026-79/spending-percent-housing-recession.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58272026-79/spending-percent-housing-recession.html.csp">Oil boom and housing bust alter U.S. spending trends</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T15:55:29.568-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 03:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Consumer spending has soared since the Great Recession ended five years ago in U.S. states with oil and gas drilling booms and has lagged in states hit especially hard by the housing bust. The figures come from a new annual report the government issued Thursday that for the first time reveals consumer spending on a state-by-state basis. The numbers point to substantial shifts in the economy since the recession ended. Spending jumped 28 percent in North Dakota, the largest gain nationwide, from 2...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582720262014-08-07T15:55:29.568-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-07T15:55:29.568-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58272026@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:55:29 MDT Fire burns in industrial part of North Dakota town http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58210848-68/fire-dakota-north-oil.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58210848-68/fire-dakota-north-oil.html.csp">Fire burns in industrial part of North Dakota town</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T10:23:02.682-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 10:23AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Williston, N.D. • A massive fire broke out early Tuesday at an oil supply company in an industrial part of the western North Dakota oil patch town of Williston. Authorities have set up an evacuation zone within a half-mile radius of Red River Supply, which is just east of downtown, according to Williams County Emergency Manager Mike Hallesy. The fire broke out around midnight Monday, Hallesy said. It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the fire. No injuries were immediately reported, the Willis...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582108482014-07-22T10:23:02.682-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T10:23:02.682-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58210848@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:23:02 MDT Drones: The next big thing in aviation is small http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58186928-79/drones-aviation-commercial-military.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58186928-79/drones-aviation-commercial-military.html.csp">Drones: The next big thing in aviation is small</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DANICA KIRKA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T16:44:53.166-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 04:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • The next big thing in aviation may be really small. With some no bigger than a hummingbird, the hottest things at this week’s Farnborough International Airshow are tiny compared with the titans of the sky, such as the Airbus 380 or the Boeing Dreamliner. What’s got aviation geeks salivating at Farnborough, this year’s biggest aviation jamboree that features participants from 40 countries, are the commercial possibilities of unmanned aerial vehicles — drones to most of us. Drones are mor...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581869282014-07-15T16:44:53.166-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-15T16:44:53.166-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58186928@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:44:53 MDT Crumbling roads, bridges slow U.S. energy boom http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58173847-79/texas-road-oil-roads.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58173847-79/texas-road-oil-roads.html.csp">Crumbling roads, bridges slow U.S. energy boom</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Dan Murtaugh</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T10:45:01.63-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 10:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Houston - The road to U.S. energy security is often unpaved. In southern Texas and North Dakota, where shale drilling has propelled U.S. oil production to the highest level in 28 years, thousands of 18-wheel trucks are rumbling to wells on roads designed decades ago for farmers to bring crops to markets. Road closures have slowed output, with diverted traffic increasing accidents, as Texas seeks $1 billion to maintain roads in the oil belt. With the United States projected to be energy self-suff...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58173847@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:45:01 MDT Agriculture industry seeks to create right to farm http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58170314-79/farm-agriculture-state-measure.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58170314-79/farm-agriculture-state-measure.html.csp">Agriculture industry seeks to create right to farm</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID A. LIEB</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-10T12:36:01.544-06:00">Updated Jul 10, 2014 12:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jefferson City, Mo. • In the nation’s agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world. It could be on track to become a right, written into law alongside the freedom of speech and religion. Some powerful agriculture interests want to declare farming a right at the state level as part of a wider campaign to fortify the ag industry against crusades by animal-welfare activists and opponents of genetically modified crops. The emerging battle could hav...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581703142014-07-10T12:36:01.544-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-10T12:36:01.544-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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The state attorney general’s office filed the motion late Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Fargo. North Dakota Solicitor General Doug Bahr argues in court documents that states have the right to define and regulate marriage. “Nothing in the United States Constitution prev...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58142446@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Jul 2014 10:41:11 MDT For sale: Small South Dakota town, bar included http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58129983-68/town-benson-rapid-bar.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58129983-68/town-benson-rapid-bar.html.csp">For sale: Small South Dakota town, bar included</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-29T16:07:03.066-06:00">Updated Jun 29, 2014 04:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rapid City, S.D. • A businessman looking to invest more time in his traveling concession business is seeking a buyer for his rural, southeastern South Dakota town — for the price of $400,000. Lance Benson is the sole owner of Swett, an unincorporated hamlet in Bennett County about two hours southeast of Rapid City. Benson — who bought the town in 1998, gave it to his ex-wife in their divorce and reclaimed it in 2012 — put the town on the market last week, according he told the Rapid City Journal...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58129983@www.sltrib.com Sun, 29 Jun 2014 16:07:03 MDT