So, this just happened.
Ag vs. Oil. Oil Wins.
Do yourself a favor and take a look at the number of oil cars on the right hand side of the image. Keep in mind each car holds about 20,000 gallons of oil.
This image taken on the site of the former Northern Livestock Auction cattle yard. They had been in business at this site since the 1950’s, and had leased the land from BNSF Railroad. In October of 2012, BNSF informed the owners they would be taking the land back in order to put three new rail lines in. Rail activity in the Northwest North Dakota region has been exploding due to oil exploration and the need to transport.
In the words of my Uncle, a farmer & rancher of 60+ years - it seems people have forgotten that agriculture is what kept this state going when it had nothing else going for it.
I do believe he is correct.
Look out Ian McKellen — country legend Willie Nelson wants to play Gandalf in “The Hobbit 2”.
“Life of Pie” by Ron Young of Shoreview. Inspired by the movie and novel, the judges liked the visual pun. Young said the apple pie has been eaten since the diorama was made, but he can always get another one at Cub Foods.
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My Wife’s Fight With Breast Cancer
one of the saddest and most beautiful photo essays I’ve ever seen
this is beautiful.