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FRACKED UP!: Hollywood,Interrupted Visits America’s New Boomtown

Three hundred miles due north of Deadwood, South Dakota and roughly half as many years past its 1870s heyday, a new gold rush is threatening to give that storied spectacle of exuberant capitalism a run for its money. In a country with an unofficial underemployment rate of 20%, the tiny railroad whistle-stop of Williston, [...]
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Reconstructed Chinese altar dedicated at Deadwood

History / Ancient History : The History Blog (9 months ago)

The Gold Rush boomtown of Deadwood in the Black Hills of what is today South Dakota drew thousands of people of all ethnicities to its mining industry and associated trades. By 1880, Deadwood was a well-established town, a transport... Read Post

Strict Regulations Share Some Blame For Radioactive Waste Dumping In North Dakota

US Politics / Conservative : Say Anything Blog (18 minutes ago)

“Radioactive Waste Is North Dakota’s New Shale Problem” That’s what the Wall Street Journal is reporting in a front-page story, referring to instances of illegal dumping of filter socks in western North Dakota. That dumping includes... Read Post

North Dakota Strippers Make More Money Than You Do [Strippers]

Pop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker (2 years ago)

It's time Las Vegas lost its title as "stripper capital of the universe" to Williston, North Dakota. The little oil boomtown in the Great Plains might only have two strip clubs—Whispers and Heartbreakers—but the exotic dancers there... Read Post

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