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May 24, 2012 Page 3 North Dakot00a's crude oil production We're number two!! North Dakota passed Alaska in March to become the second-leading state in crude oil production, according to figures released last week. Texas is the only state that is currently pro- ducing more crude oil than North Dakota at 1.72 million barrels per day. North Dakota produced an average of 575,490 barrels of crude oil every day in March which is another record. The crude is com- ing from a record 6,636 wells. The number of drilling rigs operating in the state is at 208, about where it has been for eight months. I had expected to pass Alaska whose production has fallen to 567,481 bpd, but I was surprised that it happened this last. Maybe our dry, mild winter was a big con- tributor in breaking all of the records. At the same time Alaska had to deal with a pretty severe winter even though their production has been declining for decades. During the 1970s they were produc- ing more than 2 million barrels per day. I don't know how many more records we can break on the pro- duction side of things without see- ing increasing discounts for our stranded oil. So it was good news to me hen MDU Resources Group Inc. met with legislators, business owners, and local officials from Capitol Report By Shirley Meyer State Representative, District 36 l l I had expected to I I pass Alaska whose production has [fallen to 567,481 I bpd, but I was sur- i prised that it hap- I pened this fast. Stark County to discuss their plans to build a diesel refinery. This refin- ery would produce 10,000 barrels of diesel a day at a cost of $250 mil- lion to $350 million. A refinery that .just produces diesel is commonly referred to as a "topping plant". Their proposed topping plant takes 20,000 barrels/day of crude oil, and alter the 10,000 barrels of diesel fuel are removed the remaining byproducts (naphtha and atmos- pheric bottoms) will be shipped by rail to other facilities for further processing into other products which include lubricating oils, sol- vents, and gasoline. MDU selected a 200 acre site about 4 miles west of Dickinson for the refinery mostly because of its proximity to key infrastructure including oil production, oil gather- ing and transmission pipelines, and high-voltage electric translnission lines. If all goes according to plan, the zoning would be completed in July. the final design in August 2012, and the permitting and con- struction finished in 22-26 months. Many of us have been very, con- cerned about diesel supplies, and prices, for several years in North Dakota. We sponsored legislation to study the problem and see if there was a way the state could aid in realizing additional refining capaci- ty in the state. We were unable to get a bill through the legislature, but, now retired Senator Dorgan, was able to get a federal grant to look at the problems. That study was conducted by the Rural Electric Cooperatives a couple of years ago. It determined that additional diesel refining in the state could be prof- itable. It is wonderful to see the results of this study come to fruition. MDU will be holding informa- tional meetings May 30 at the South Heart Public School and May 31 at the Badlands Activities Center in Dickinson. If you get a chance these would be interesting meetings to attend. Escalating farn00land prices present barrier "[he cost of land continues to rise. With record-setting land sales of $20,000 per acre in some parts of the muntry, land ownership is out of reach for most beginning farmers and ranchers. High commodity prices, incTeased farm income, farm and cro3 insurance subsidies and tow" interest rates all play major roles in driving up land costs. Moreover, a Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago suwey indicates banks require greater collateral for beginners to bcrrow money. High land values benefit landowners who are selling, but dinish opportunities for begin- ning farmers. Access to affordable land and capital has been a barrier to beginners for years. Dramatic iacreases in land costs, and tighter lending requirements, make the climb even steeper. Other Views Virginia Wolking Center for Rural Affairs High commodity prices, increased farm income, farm and crop insurance subsidies and low interest rates all play major roles in driving up land costs. At the Center for Rural Affairs Land Link program htt". :v%cfra,.oro/landlink) we I a a..'- ', ,:#:.:'-:.'. hear from discouraged beginning farmers and ranchers every day. We created that program to help connect beginners with landowners and retiring farmers and ranchers and find solutions to the challenges they face in getting started. Some begin- ners, in order to overcome high land costs, raise vegetables, fi'uits or live- stock that require less land, more labor and result in higher profits per acre than commodity crops. Moreover. comnmnities can forge conversations and link the generations, helping landowners leave a legacy rather than just sell- ing to the highest bidder. Creating opportunity for the next generation requires policy reforms and engaged rural communities because the success of our small towns depends on the success of the next generation of farmers and rancheraround it. - . , : New training BISMARCK - The North Dakota Department of Health is educating owners and operators of Underground Storage Tank (UST) systems about the new operator training requirements needed in order to comply with the Energy Policy Act of 2005. "North Dakota State law now requires that all UST facilities have trained operators by Aug. 8, 2012," said Carl Ness with the Department of Health's Underground Storage Tank Program. "The training will be available online for operators and will include a profile outlining which training modules are need- ed." Water authority meeting Dickinson, ND - The Southwest Water Authority (SWA) Board of Directors meeting will be held Monday, June 4, 2012, beginning at 9:00 a.m. MDT, at the Elks Lodge, Dickinson, North Dakota. The board meets monthly to discuss the operations, maintenance and progress of the Southwest Pipeline Project. SWA is governed by a 15-mem- ber board of directors representing the 12 counties in southwest North Dakota. For more information, or if you would like to be placed on the agenda, please contact SWA toll- free at 1-888-425-0241 or 701-225- 0241. re00iL00i'00r6 :meYit f0'(tank The online training can be found be going to http://wwwlndhealth.gov/WM/ and clicking on "operator training" in the Underground Storage Tank Program section. After each mod- ule, a series of questions will need to be answered. When completed, a certificate of completion will be available that can be printed off and operators should be kept with the facility's UST records. For more information about the training or the North Dakota Underground Storage Tank Program. please contact Carl Ness, North Dakota Department of Health, at 701-328-5166 or visit www.ndhealth.gov/WM/Undergrou ndStorageTankProgram/. 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The Golden Valley County Weed Board is happy to be able to offer cost share chemicals, and new this year - contract spraying. The Weed Board recently hired Jared Burian as a full-time weed control officer and plans to offer spraying services to private landowners the sum- mer of 2012. If you are interested in hiring the GVC Weed Board to help with your chemical ap- plications or for a list of chemicals available on cost share please contact Jared at 872-4111. Put Your Money Where Your House Is tocal tndelxandent,  strengtben our bunesses am cammuq your best value and our economy Court cases closed in Billings County in April: Speeding: Tiffany M. Bruno, 30, Cottonwood, Ariz.; Nicholas A. Buesgens, 29, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Lisa K. Burger, 48, Mandan; David B. Cannon, 42, Duluth, Minn.; Freddie E. Crowe III, 29, Bismarck; Vaughn A. Deleeuw, 56, Billings, Mont.: Mathew W. Dumais, 34, Rochester Minn.; Weston L. Glassheim, 18, Williston: Bryan M. Goodsell, 27, Ham Lake, Minn.: Bradley T. Hall, 26, Opp, Ala.; James J. Harlan, 26, Kaycee, Wyo.; Elisa Y. Harvey, 49, Austin, Texas; Thomas D. Johnson, 51, Fort Pierre, So. Dak.; Luke R. Kenner, 25, Dickinson; Robert L. Kitchen, 54, Dickinson; Viktor S. Legkun, 42, University Place, Wash.: Travis M. Leone, 2l, Rapid City, So. Dak.; Kevin J. Martell, 39, Williston; Aaron L. Moffatt, 33, Boise, Idaho; Abigail R. Montgomery, 19, Dickinson; Amanda R. Pistole, 27, Sagle, Idaho; Daniel G. Smith, Clyde, Mich.; Olivia J. Sundeen, 20. Watford City; Justin W. Thornton, 31, Ft. Worth, Texas; Jose V. Trabanino, 58, Salt Lake City, Utah: Joseph A. Uzdavinis, 29, Williston; Christopher M. Walter, 36, Bellield: Jennifer L. Warren, 28, Bend, Ore.: Peter A. Williams. 25, The Colony, Texas; James C. Bushong, 73, Burleson, Texas; Alan J. Campbell. 38, Teague, Texas; Robert L. Dwyer, 64, Alexander: Cory M. Hen'ing, 22, Williston; James A. Heuer, 77, Osakis, Minn.; Renee M. Hill, 6t, Bismarck; Chans L. Huffman, 27, Minot; Gregory L. Husser, 37, Jamestown: Robert R. Isaacs, 62, Brighton, Colo.; Joshua L. R. Kruc, 23, Centennial, Colo.; Joshua P. Kukowski, 36, Dickinson; Carol L. Lachata, 58, Altadena, Calif.; Matthew S. Lukens, 43, Dickinson; Dawn M. Maki, 32, Watford City: Scan C. Matthews, 29, Camano Island, Wash.; Chad F. Moore, 37, Glenwood, Ark.; Arnold R. Nass, 61, Intl Falls, Minn.; Jonathan E. O'Connor, 23, Fort Worth, Texas; Chase M. Plunkett. 19, Great Falls, Mont.; Blake L. Richardson, 46, Holton, Mich.; Travis Lee T. Ridley, 22, Fruita, Colo.; Jeanne M. Rohde, 64, Panguitch, Utah; Charleen L. Schmidt, 32, Dickinson; Charles J. Stansell, 34, Farson, Wyo.; Timothy P. Tarver, 45, Austin, Texas: Casey M. Thiel, 55. Sidney, Mont.; Jacob A. Waldo. 18, Belfield; Philip J. Wallace, 54, Dickinson; Daniel R. Webb, 24, Cottonwood, Calif. Viol restriction in temp restricted driving cert.: Charles J. Stansell, 34, Farson, Wyo. Possession of a controlled sub- stance schedule h Paul D. Red Eagle, 24, Poplar, Mont. (dis- missed) Possession of drug parapher- nalia: Paul D. Red Eagle. 24, Poplar, Mont. (dismissed) Failure to merge for author- ized emergency vehicle: Philip S. Hunter, 46, Spokane, Wash. Operator failed to wear seat- belt: Chans L. Huffman, 27, Minot; Gregory L. Husser, 37, Jamestown; Joshua J. Jefferies, 33, Missoula, Mont.; Chad F. Moore, 37, Glenwood, Ark.; Jonathan E. O'Connor, 23, Fort Worth, Texas; Travis Lee T. Ridley, 22, Fruita, Colo.; Sunny Jo Schriver, 21, Circle, Mont.; Mark J. Shackelford, 46, Williston; Mark J. Shaw, 44, Minneapolis, Minn.; Gregory F. Sillivent, 50, Granbury, Texas; Daniel R. Webb, 24, Cottonwood, Calif Drove vehicle other than per- mitted by class license: Patrick M. Simonson, 31, Dickinson; Gary R. Vesci, 43, Dickinson No medical card in possession: Patrick M. Simonson, 31, Dickinson Drove or in actual physical control of motor vehicle: Joseph R Kessel, 47, Belfield; Jonathan W. McCtain, 30, Checotah, Okla. Used a wireless comm. device to compose, read, or send elec- tronic messages while operating MV (text): Joseph P. Kessel, 47, Belfield Operator failed to provide child restraint device: Cory M. Herring, 22. Williston Violation of registration provi- sion - moving violation: Richard M. Fletcher. 41, Spokane Valle.,,, Wash. Log book not current Cfr 395.8f1: Richard C. Conner, 37. Killeen, Texas Vehicle w/ tinted or driver compartment window not to beused: Cody A. Burns, 19, Bowbells; Austin C. Vance, 22, Dickinson Operated new vehicle on road w/o required reflectors: Cody A. Burns, 19, Bowbells Driving without liability insur- ance: Torry J. Wilson, t9, Beach: Bryce M. Aschenbrenner 25, Minot; Arthur M. Aue, 49, Billings, Mont.: Ronald D. Hansen, II, 27. Isanti, Minn. Disregarded stop sign: Te(rv W. Black, 61, Glendive. Mont.: Paul D. Freedhmd, 42, Harwood: Haider S. Jussain. 32, Sugar Land, Texas Failed to register motor vehi- cle upon gainful employment: Jose V. Trabanino, 58, Salt Lake City, Utah; Travis Lee T. Ridley. 22, Fruita, Colo. Overtook when unsafe: John W. Timmerman, 23, Rolla Drove without operator's license: Jose V. Trabanino, 58, Sail Lake City, Utah: Torry .I. Wilson. 19, Beach Driving while license under revocation: Jason I. Hohues, 3[. Silt, Colo.. Driving while license/privilege is suspended or revoked: Shad E. Ulrich, 45, Dickinson Unlawful use of license plate or tab: Jason 1. Hohnes, 31, Silt, Colo. Driving while license privilege is suspended: Joseph A. Emerson, 52, Casper, Wyo.; Paul D. Red Eagle, 24, Poplar, Mont.; Ruben P. Slater, 34, Jamestown Extradition: Travis Woodbury, 20, (dismissed) Get the word.out You sail it, about your business! us today ,,, 70!,1172.3755 ,,. NOTHIHC WORqI($ "" .,, LIKE NEWSPRR ......... IIDI/EIrlSINC;. Did you know? The Billings Count), Pioneer and Golden Valley News have shared advertising, and have been sharing the news for some of their inside pages for about 40 vears'. Th& means the coverage of your ad isn't limited to just either county Our prima W coverage area is western Stark County and west to the Montana borden It pays to advertise! BEACH EGION CLUB (:3 281 E MazN - BEACH ND 701-872-4362 Pull Bingo Black Tabs Jessica Norton, $50, 5-11 Jack Lisa Baertsch, $50, 5-18 Live Friday & Saturday I I Hours: Mon-Fri. 3pm-lam Sat. lpm-lam " Happy Hour: Mon.-Thurs. 5:30-6:30pm : ?( : i(;!iii!!i'iT :::i;i'!i!i!!!!i!!ii:/ -: BEACH COOPERATIVE GRAIN COMPANY Offering For Sale to Highest Bid Bids Are Due: May 31, 2012 by 5:00PM - Steel clad wood elevator and annex, storage capacity of 50;000 bushels - Fairbanks truck weight scale, 25 feet long, digital read out, load cell, 40,000# capacity - Model SF - 8 Ideal indent cylinder style grain cleaner - Model H-454-R Superior screen style grain cleaner, Crippen Mfg - Nelson grain pit vacuum, Horvick Mfg, powered by a 10 hp 3 phase electric motor - 2 - 13,000 bushel Butler steel grain bins, each have full air floors - 1 - Axial flow air fan fits Butler 13,000 bushel bins - 1 - 3,000 bushel Butler steel grain bin, has full air floor - 6 - 3,000 bushel Butler grain bins on steel floors ..: - 1 - Old railroad box car, sits on railroad ties. :: ": Please support your local merchants! Payment is due upon successful notice of your bid. All items must be removed by July 15, 2012 with no exceptions. Please inquire at Beach Coop Grain Company with any questions at 701-872-3761. All items are sold as is and seller makes no warranty as to measurements and specifi- cations. Buyer may inspect items prior to the sale. i , ....................................... ! ..........