We did a whistle-stop event in Bismark. During the event, I talked to Burce and Paula Kuhnley who own the Country House Deli here. Bruce said one of his concerns is the big box stores going in around him can pay more to employees. And he’s worried this will drain a pool of his already trained employees. Paula told us one of the policies at Country House Deli is: “no gossip.” She explained gossip can really hurt morale, camaraderie, and so on. (At the Broken Spoke Restaurant back in Valley City, North Dakota, a sign said: “I don’t repeat gossip. So listen carefully…”)… The evening of the event, I met with Mark Dagley, who has installed four Whisper 900 wind turbines on the top of his barn in rural Mandan. He said the turbines, on average, provide half the power needed on the farm.