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, [...]
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
“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