2014 Media Coverage

Prairie Talks opens Bakken discussion

September 12, 2014

Pierce County Tribune

By Tim Chapman, Tribune Editor , Pierce County Tribune

The filmmaker of a soon-to-be-released documentary on the Bakken oil boom shared his work and thoughts on the topic at Prairie Talks on Sept. 7. Read more here…

Chapman: Strength to overcome silence

January 31, 2014

Pierce County Tribune

By Tim Chapman, Tribune Editor , Pierce County Tribune

Role models continue to pop up around Pierce County as I meet more readers each week. Last Sunday, I met a few more as I was touched by the warmth and support offered to visiting author Melanie Hoffert. Read more here…

Wyndmere native to discuss her ‘Prairie Silence’

January 17, 2014

Pierce County Tribune

By Tim Chapman, Tribune Editor , Pierce County Tribune

Melanie Hoffert didn’t set out to write a book when she returned to her hometown of Wyndmere for the 2010 harvest. Hoffert, a managing director at Teach for America in Minneapolis, was seeking to reconnect with her roots and face the silence that surrounded a reluctance to share her life with family and friends in smalltown North Dakota. Read more here…