North Dakota

Global Politics

Economic strategy in North Dakota

North Dakota has fared relatively well in the economic downturn. Some farmers and agriculture businesses there are trying to position themselves to be less vulnerable to the swings of the economy next time trouble arises. On PRI's The World.


Serious flooding hits North Dakota

Donald Schwert, Professor of Geology at North Dakota State University in Fargo, joins John to explain why the Fargo area is so vulnerable to floods, and Todd McDonald, a reporter for Prairie Public Radio, will describe how the city is coping.


Hail to the sandbaggers!

Fargo, North Dakota is being protected from rising floodwaters by an energetic band of volunteers who are filling and stacking sandbags to construct temporary dikes. Sarah Mayo joins John to tell us how things are looking in her hometown.

Arts, Culture & Media

All I want for Christmas

'People think I'm horrible for telling my child there is no santa.' That's the sentiment that struck North Dakota resident Amber Stogner. There may be no Santa, but the spirit of Christmas is thriving. Ms. Stogner joins us with her story.