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Grand Forks Herald Support of Public Ownership of White Butte

March 18 2004 at 10:37 AM
roger  (Login dipper)

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Many thanks to Don Holmes for the press coverage of White Butte. The following articles are on the Grand Forks Herald website but they are pay per view because they were in February and January:


Source: Lloyd Omdahl, Herald columnist
The future of North Dakota's highest point - White Butte, 3,506 feet above sea level - is in limbo as the property now is in probate due to the death of the owner. White Butte is only one of five state high points in private hands.For those unfamiliar with the geographic delights of North Dakota, White Butte is somewhere between Bowman and Amidon - in the neighborhood of Boulder Point and Rattlesnake Butte. All of these sites are not too distant from the Burning Coal Mine, another one

Published on February 23, 2004, Page 03, Grand Forks Herald (ND)


Source: Tom Dennis for the Herald
There are a few privately owned natural wonders in North Dakota that are so important, the state should try to buy them or win public access when ownership changes hands. The Pembina Gorge is one. The Red River shoreline, the "Greenway on the Red" territory, is a second.And White Butte is a third. Kudos to Doug Prchal and the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department for recognizing that, and looking into gaining access to North Dakota's "high point" once and for

Published on February 11, 2004, Page 04, Grand Forks Herald (ND)


Source: Tom Dennis for the Herald
A doorway of opportunity may have swung open for North Dakota. And its hinge is at White Butte, the highest point in the state.White Butte sits on the edge of the Little Missouri National Grassland in southwestern North Dakota. It's not the most dramatic feature of that rugged landscape. As an Associated Press story noted, White Butte rises only 400 feet from its base.But the summit still makes a vital and indisputable claim: If you measure from sea level, you can't climb any

Published on January 12, 2004, Page 04, Grand Forks Herald (ND)|&p_product=GF&p_theme=realcities&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_text_search-0=Butte&s_dispstring=Butte%20AND%20date(last%20180%20days)&p_field_date-0=YMD_date&p_params_date-0=date:B,E&p_text_date-0=-180qzD&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&xcal_useweights=no

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