Entries by Mike Williams

Make Ready for the Next Era Now

Why should North Dakota pave the way for electric cars? While we’re a large oil producer, North Dakota doesn’t have any gasoline refining plants and we have to export oil to import gasoline. We can and should do better. Advancing the transition to cleaner electric vehicles would be an incredible advantage for North Dakota. There are over […]

Electric Vehicles in ND? Yes We Can!

Volkswagen was caught rigging emissions tests for their diesel vehicles and a court has determined a substantial settlement. Part of the settlement is a requirement for VW to provide clean fuel alternatives across the US. This is a wonderful opportunity to build on existing and ongoing alternative fuel and efficiency projects in Fargo and across North […]

Love This Day > Winter Solstice

“How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose, if there were no winter in our year!” —Thomas Wentworth Higginson As the daylight wanes quickly in September and October in our part of the country, I start looking forward to this day each year. I enjoy the seasons and the changes they bring, but […]

NDSU Bison Raise the Level of Performance

So proud of the NDSU Bison football team. Their commitment to excellence and incredible impact on their peers at all levels over this unprecedented run has inspired other teams to reach a higher level of performance. That is what true champions do in any field. A wonderful legacy that will continue next year and beyond. […]

Transportation Symposium Wednesday Focus on Smart Tools

Hear about the new smart tools to help make active transportation even easier. You can save some cash and time moving around downtown. Swing by for Wednesday’s Transportation Symposium to learn how. Top it off with a ride to the Everest Tikka House with the special $5 lunch buffet coupon for attendees to our Transportation Symposium […]

Wednesday, Learn How to Save Gas and Cash Getting Around Downtown.

Swing by for Wednesday’s Transportation Symposium to learn how. Top it off with a ride to the Everest Tikka House with the special $5 lunch buffet coupon for attendees to our Transportation Symposium that ride the “Link to Lunch” Wednesday. Thanks to Melissa Hanson Rademacher for making arrangements! Event: Transportation Symposium  9:30 am Wednesday December 14th […]

Move More, Spend Less, Stress Less = Happy Camper

Looking to save some cash, get more exercise without a membership, reduce stress, recruit and retain talented employees and students, add a little adventure to your day? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this symposium is for you. Event: Transportation Symposium  9:30 am Wednesday December 14th Fargo City Commission room  It’s exciting […]

Happiest States? Minnesota and North Dakota Top 3 Edging Out Hawaii

Fun to see our region emerging as the happiest states according to an interesting methodology. North Dakota ranks #1 for community and social environment. We know these studies are never comprehensive, but for the factors they evaluated, it’s a snapshot showing we’re improving by diversifying our population and economy. While we are improving in many […]