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  • Obama to NYC supporters: 'Move to North Dakota'

    05/15/2014 6:09:50 AM PDT · by NYAmerican · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/15/14 | Roberta Rampton
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has a modest, tongue-in-cheek suggestion for people in New York City who support his agenda: move to North Dakota. "I said, 'Move to North Dakota!" "If I could just get about a million surplus votes in Brooklyn out to Nebraska, Wyoming," he said, drawing laughs from the crowd of about 50 people.
  • There’s Twice as Much Oil Below North Dakota than We Thought

    05/01/2013 12:27:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Free Enterprise ^ | 5/1/13 | Sean Hackbarth
    Don’t expect the energy boom in Montana and the Dakotas to end anytime soon. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the formations below these three states hold double the amount of oil and triple the amount of natural gas than was believed five years ago. National Journal reports: The formations, called Bakken and Three Forks, span much of western North Dakota, the northern tip of South Dakota and the northeastern tip of Montana. The last time the United States Geological Survey assessed this area for its oil and gas reserves was in 2008. But that assessment did not...
  • Plains oil reserve estimate doubled

    05/01/2013 4:28:30 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 5-1-13 | Sean Cockerham
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. government has doubled to 7.4 billion barrels its estimate of how much oil might be found and tapped in the booming area of the Dakotas and Montana "These world-class formations contain even more energy resource potential than previously understood, which is important information as we continue to reduce our nation's dependence on foreign sources of oil," Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Tuesday, April 30, in a conference call. The region already is helping to drive the nation's dramatic shift into a role as the world's leading oil producer. The surge comes primarily because of the Three...
  • NDSU players charged in scandal

    09/07/2012 6:12:11 PM PDT · by Gil4 · 6 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 7, 2012 | Associated Press
    BISMARCK, N.D. -- Nine North Dakota State University football players were among 15 people formally charged Friday with faking petition signatures in a scandal that blocked two voter initiatives from getting on the November ballot. -------- The players were among the people hired to gather signatures for two ballot measures. One sought to establish a state fund to promote conservation, environmental and water projects, financed by a share of North Dakota's oil tax collections. The second was aimed at making marijuana use legal for people suffering from chronic pain and debilitating illnesses.
  • North Dakota has surpassed Alaska in crude oil production.

    06/15/2012 8:46:03 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 18 replies
    EIA ^ | June 15 2012
    In March 2012 Alaska produced 17,592,000 barrels of crude oil. In March 2012 North Dakota produced 17,840,000 barrels of crude oil. North Dakota is now the 2nd largest producer of crude oil in the USA behind Texas.
  • Will North Dakota be the first state to end property taxes?

    06/11/2012 2:27:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Post Bulletin ^ | 6/11/12 | Josh Goodman
    Will North Dakota be the first state to end property taxes?By Josh Goodman Associated Press Posted: Jun 11, 2012, 10:29 am WASHINGTON — North Dakota voters on Tuesday will decide the fate of a ballot initiative that would make the state the first in the country to end property taxes. If any state is going to take such a dramatic step, North Dakota would seem to be a likely candidate. North Dakota is generally a conservative state, and fiscal conservatives generally support lower taxes. The state is also experiencing a surge in tax revenue unrivaled elsewhere. The property tax is...
  • NCAA: Don't bring Fighting Sioux name to playoffs

    03/01/2012 2:02:29 AM PST · by servo1969 · 22 replies · 1+ views
    newsobserver.com ^ | February 29, 2012 | Dale Wetzel
    BISMARCK, N.D. -- University of North Dakota teams risk forfeiting any post-season games if their athletes, cheerleaders or band wear or display the school's Fighting Sioux nickname and American Indian head logo, an NCAA official said Wednesday. Bernard Franklin, an NCAA executive vice president, said in a letter to university provost Paul LeBel that the university "must forfeit competition" if "it has not adhered to this requirement" in any post-season games that UND teams have been invited to play in. "We ask that the university take measures to minimize or eliminate the presence of the imagery or nickname brought to...
  • Why Isn’t North Dakota’s Senate Race a Tossup?

    12/05/2011 2:03:34 PM PST · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    Roll Call ^ | December 1, 2011 | Stuart Rothenberg
    Two polls conducted by reputable Democratic pollsters show Republican Rep. Rick Berg to be in serious trouble in the North Dakota Senate race, especially now that former state Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp (D) has entered the race. The first survey, conducted in mid-August well before Heitkamp jumped into the contest, was conducted by Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group. It found voters preferring Berg over a Democrat by a mere 4 points — 44 percent to 40 percent — in a generic Senate ballot test. Only 33 percent of respondents rated Berg’s job performance as good or excellent, while 55 percent termed it...
  • Outrageous: 14-year-old boy suspended at school for saying homosexuality is wrong

    09/30/2011 9:30:47 AM PDT · by concernedAmerican1 · 37 replies
    TFP ^ | 09-30-11 | TFP Student Action
    A Christian schoolboy was suspended from Western Hills High School in Texas for saying he thought that “being a homosexual is wrong.” Can you believe this? The boy’s name is Dakota Ary, and here is his story: According to news reports, during a German class, Dakota’s teacher started talking about religion and homosexuality in Germany, and even posted a picture on the wall of two men kissing.  Dakota turned to a friend and said he was a Christian and that “being a homosexual is wrong.”  The teacher reportedly overheard his comment and sent him to the principal's office.  Then, the...
  • Who, what, why: Is North Dakota really a US state?

    07/14/2011 10:00:21 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 42 replies
    BBC News ^ | 14th July 2011 | Tom Geoghegan
    'North Dakota is amending its constitution because of a long-standing technical omission that some claim makes its statehood invalid. So does that mean it's really just a US territory and not a state at all? Every American child is taught there are 50 states in the US. But an 82-year-old care home resident in Grand Forks, North Dakota, is throwing the truth of that universally held statement into some doubt. While reading the state constitution, which is 40 years older than he is, John Rolczynski noticed it omitted to mention the executive branch when explaining which new officers need to...
  • North Dakota statehood called into question

    07/15/2011 11:30:51 AM PDT · by CalinectesSapidus · 41 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | July 13, 2011 | Ryan Johnson
    North Dakota earned its star on the American flag on Nov. 2, 1889, becoming the 39th or 40th state as it was admitted to the union along with South Dakota — or maybe not. Grand Forks resident John Rolczynski, 82, said he has discovered a flaw in North Dakota’s Constitution that he believes means the state is technically still a territory more than a century after its statehood was approved by Congress and authorized by the president. He noticed the flaw on Jan. 31, 1995, and soon set out to notify judges, lawmakers and federal authorities, even sending a letter...
  • Probe continues into Wild West re-enactment that injured three

    06/27/2011 5:55:45 PM PDT · by PilotDave · 15 replies
    Rapid City journal ^ | June 21, 2011 | Nick Penzenstadler
    Authorities are still trying to determine who is responsible for shooting and injuring three tourists Friday night at a staged shootout in downtown Hill City, the lead investigator said Monday. Lt. Marty Graves of the Pennington County Sheriff's Office said it still is unclear what went wrong at the event, or even if the re-enactors' guns were involved in the incident that will likely bring an end to a regular tourist event in the town 25 miles southwest of Rapid City. "At this point in time, we don't know what happened out there in Hill City," Graves said Monday. "We...
  • State declares Obamacare unconstitutional, null and void

    04/29/2011 7:14:59 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 21 replies
    WND ^ | April 28, 2011 | Bob Unruh
    President Obama's signature accomplishment to date, the Obamacare health care reform law that is just a year old, twice has been ruled unconstitutional by federal judges, and it is expected eventually to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. But it's now taken another shot across the bow, in a vote in the North Dakota legislature where lawmakers determined it "likely" is unconstitutional and "may violate its true meaning and intent as given by the founders." The lawmakers decided that "no provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010...
  • South Dakota lawmakers reject bill targeting Islamic laws (Sharia wins again! Whoo hoo!)

    02/16/2011 1:34:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    SD lawmakers reject bill targeting Islamic lawsWednesday, 16 February 2011 11:37 PIERRE, S.D. (AP) _ The South Dakota Senate State Affairs Committee has rejected a bill that would have prohibited state courts from using certain foreign laws, including forms of Islamic law known as Sharia. The bill would have made void any court decisions or contracts signed in a country that doesn't have the same protections as the U.S. and South Dakota constitutions. Republican Sen. Dan Lederman of Dakota Dunes said his bill would protect South Dakotans who travel abroad or deal with foreign countries. Lederman's proposal mimics laws discussed...
  • Eldon Nygaard switches parties; will serve in South Dakota State Senate as Republican

    11/18/2010 6:14:58 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 28 replies
    KTIV.com ^ | 11/18/10
    PIERRE, S.D. (KTIV) - Saying "voters want change", South Dakota State senator-elect Eldon Nygaard, of Vermillion, has made a change, too. He's now a Republican. Nygaard served in the South Dakota House from 2006 to 2010 as a Democrat. But, in a statement, Nygaard said he believes he can better-serve his constituents in Pierre as a Republican. "I firmly believe that I can represent my District's needs in Pierre more effectively as a member of the Republican Party. My past four years in the House have been marked by a bi-partisan approach to working for my district and the people...
  • Fighting Sioux forced by NCAA to change mascot, brand

    11/15/2010 1:37:51 PM PST · by Fiji Hill · 110 replies · 3+ views
    NewsChief.com ^ | November 15, 2010 | Dave Kolpack
    <p>Published: Monday, November 15, 2010 at 2:37 p.m. Last Modified: Monday, November 15, 2010 at 2:37 p.m.</p> <p>GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Duke without the Blue Devil? Notre Dame without the Fighting Irish? Most students and alumni at those proud universities wouldn't dream of dropping those enduring symbols of school pride.</p>
  • Kristi Noem leads Stephanie Herseth Sandlin in raising money (SD Republican nominee for Congress)

    07/25/2010 1:10:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies · 6+ views
    7/17/10
    Link only - Kristi Noem leads Stephanie Herseth Sandlin in raising money
  • North Dakota decisions end Fighting Sioux nickname

    04/08/2010 6:41:09 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies · 477+ views
    StarTribune.com ^ | 4/8/10 | DAVE KOLPACK, Associated Press
    A state Supreme Court ruling and a Board of Higher Education decision have retired for good the University of North Dakota's Fighting Sioux nickname after a four-year legal battle. The court ruled Thursday that the board had the authority to dump the nickname at any time. The court rejected an appeal that sought to delay action. A motion later Thursday at the board's regularly scheduled meeting in Mayville to reconsider its vote in May to retire the nickname died after nobody seconded it.
  • South Duh-kota, hang your head in shame (HCR 1009: only teach kids about global warming 'theory')

    03/01/2010 5:42:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies · 839+ views
    Science Blogs ^ | 2/25/10 | PZ Myers
    South Duh-kota, hang your head in shamePosted on: February 25, 2010 3:57 PM, by PZ Myers The South Dakota senate has been wrestling over an important resolution, HCR 1009. Here's the original text. It will look rather familiar to anyone who has seen creationist bills roll through a legislature. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the House of Representatives of the Eighty-fifth Legislature of the State of South Dakota, the Senate concurring therein, that the South Dakota Legislature urges that instruction in the public schools relating to global warming include the following: (1) That global warming is a scientific theory...
  • Senator John Thune: Obama seeks to spark ‘class warfare’ with populist rhetoric

    01/22/2010 9:02:46 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 17 replies · 600+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 01/22/10 | Jon Ward
    A prominent Republican senator said Thursday that President Obama is seeking to spark “class warfare” with increasingly populist rhetoric and a series of regulatory measures aimed at Wall Street. “I think they think if they can create enough animosity toward Wall Street and corporate America, they get into this traditional sort of Democrat rhetoric and tap into the populist anger out there,” Sen. John Thune, South Dakota Republican, told The Daily Caller. “For Democrats to be successful they’ve got to create a sense of class warfare and an us versus them mindset.” Obama on Thursday proposed new limits on banks’...
  • Herseth Sandlins standing

    01/12/2010 3:00:12 PM PST · by bilhosty · 5 replies · 309+ views
    PPP Polling ^ | December 15, 2009 | PPP
    The Democratic brand in South Dakota is not very strong right now, and that has Stephanie Herseth Sandlin looking at her toughest fight for reelection since 2004 next year despite the fact that she herself is pretty popular. 52% of voters in the state disapprove of Barack Obama's job performance with just 41% approving. That makes him downright popular compared to Congressional Democrats who get a 60% disapproval rating with only 28% of South Dakotans giving them high marks. And when it comes to the Democratic health care bill that passed the House last month, which Herseth Sandlin prudently voted...
  • Ed Schultz Asked To Run For Senate

    01/06/2010 8:19:55 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 101 replies · 3,703+ views
    Hotline On-Call ^ | 01/06/10 | Reid Wilson
    A top ND Dem has asked MSNBC host Ed Schultz to return to his native state and run for Senate, Schultz said today. In an interview on MSNBC, where he hosts a nightly program, Schultz said he got a call from state Rep. Merle Boucher (D), the House Min. Leader, asking him to consider a bid. Schultz said he had worked hard to get where he was in his career, but he refused to rule out a bid. "I'm flattered. I'm honored. I can't say that I'm even considering it right now," Schultz said. "I'm in a different place right...
  • Poll: Earl Pomeroy Loses To Unnamed Candidate 50 - 42 (more good news)

    01/01/2010 2:45:04 PM PST · by bilhosty · 28 replies · 870+ views
    say anything blog ^ | December 31, 2009 | Rob
    If you needed more confirmation that entrenched, nine-term incumbent Earl Pomeroy is in a lot of trouble in the upcoming election year (after ignoring his constituents and casting a vote for an unpopular health care bill this last year, among other things) I have the line on some private polling that shows Pomeroy floundering even against an unnamed opponent. I can’t name the source of this poll, so I know you’ll all take it with a grain of salt, but right now Rep. Pomeroy is losing 50 - 42 to “other” in the polling I saw.
  • ND eyes suit against Minnesota over carbon tax

    12/29/2009 11:33:31 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 27 replies · 1,028+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 12-29-09 | ap
    BISMARCK, N.D.—North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said he expects the state to file a lawsuit against Minnesota over its plan to tax carbon dioxide created by electrical generation. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission wants to add a fee of $4 to $34 per ton of carbon dioxide to the cost of electrical generation starting in 2012. The majority of electricity in North Dakota is generated by coal-fired power plants, which emit carbon dioxide. North Dakota officials consider it an unfair tax on electricity produced in the state and say it would discourage its use by Minnesota utilities.
  • House Democrat Herseth Sandlin faces competitive race

    12/17/2009 7:18:39 AM PST · by Outside da Box · 11 replies · 712+ views
    South Dakota Politics ^ | Ken Blanchard
    A Public Policy Polling survey of South Dakota was released today, and it contains some disturbing news for Congresswoman Herseth-Sandlin.
  • Symbolic tea boxes dumped in Sioux Falls rally (Reagan, Jefferson & Lincoln in South Dakota!)

    04/15/2009 6:13:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies · 450+ views
    INO ^ | 4/15/09 | WAYNE ORTMAN
    Symbolic tea boxes dumped in Sioux Falls rally3 hours ago By WAYNE ORTMAN Associated Press Writer (AP:SIOUX FALLS, S.D.) Spurred on by a crowd chanting "Dump that tea," two men in colonist garb threw boxes carrying labels like Tarp, Stimulus and Bailout into Covell Lake as part of a national tax day protest Wednesday. Turnout for the noon-hour re-enactment and modernization of the Boston Tea Party in a city park was difficult to gauge. Police handling traffic in the area said it likely was lower than the 3,500-4,000 given by rally organizers. But people stood 10-15 deep in a broad...
  • Pit Bull (Search & Rescue) Heroes!

    04/04/2009 2:00:59 PM PDT · by Peace4EarthNow · 38 replies · 1,215+ views
    Cheyenne, Dakota and Tahoe One of the top-rated Search and Rescue (SAR) dogs is Dakota, an American Pit Bull Terrier. Dakota is owned by Kris Crawford, who has 2 other pit bulls that are also certified SAR dogs! Dakota is so good at what she does, NASA handpicked Kris and Dakota to assist in the recovery of the Astronauts after the tragic 2003 shuttle disaster. Kris and Dakota were also involved in the Laci Peterson investigation. Kris and her team have been involved in many cases and have made national news on several occasions. Cheyenne, Dakota and Tahoe are also...
  • A Belated Posthumous Medal of Honor for a Sioux Warrior (Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Keeble)

    03/04/2008 4:10:31 PM PST · by neverdem · 51 replies · 1,073+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 02, 2008 | John B. Dwyer
    In the aftermath, he had been wounded at least five different times by fragmentation and concussion grenades in the chest, arms, right calf, knee, right and left thighs.  Eighty-three fragments were later removed.  He never complained and refused medical evacuation until his men were settled into their night defensive positions.  Born on the Sisseton-Wahpeton Indian reservation in 1917, Woodrow Wilson Keeble joined the North Dakota National Guard in 1942 while the Chicago White Sox were trying to recruit the big athlete.  He served with Company I, 164th Infantry Regiment, Americal Division, the first US Army unit on Guadalcanal. They...
  • Secrets of the dinosaur mummy

    12/04/2007 7:22:23 AM PST · by Diamond · 104 replies · 501+ views
    The Australian ^ | December 04, 2007 | Nicola Berkovic
    MOST of what we know about dinosaurs has been pieced together from fossilised bones and teeth. But the unearthing of a mummified dinosaur in the US, with preserved skin and apparent soft tissue, has the potential to unlock biological secrets millions of years old.The remains of the duck-billed hadrosaur are in such good condition - with its skin almost entirely intact - that it has already revealed the creature ran faster and was far more muscular than previously thought. But the remains could offer an even greater insight into the evolution and biology of dinosaurs. [snip]
  • Amazing find of dinosaur 'mummy'

    12/11/2007 6:25:53 PM PST · by Fred Nerks · 41 replies · 602+ views
    BBC Science-Nature ^ | December 3, 2207 | U/A
    Amazing find of dinosaur 'mummy' Scientists now think these dinosaurs were more muscular than previously thought Fossil hunters have uncovered the remains of a dinosaur that has much of its soft tissue still intact. Skin, muscle, tendons and other tissue that rarely survive fossilisation have all been preserved in the specimen unearthed in North Dakota, US. The 67 million-year-old dinosaur is one of the duck-billed hadrosaur group. The preservation allowed scientists to estimate that it was more muscular than thought, perhaps giving it the ability to outrun predators like T. rex. The researchers propose that the dinosaur's rump was 25%...
  • Dakota Fanning 'Rape' Film Heads to Sundance

    01/03/2007 5:11:53 PM PST · by Sybeck1 · 31 replies · 1,229+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1/3/06 | Roger Friedman
    Maybe the most controversial film heading to this month's Sundance Film Festival concerns the rape of a 12-year-old girl while Elvis Presley is heard singing in the background. "HoundDog," written and directed by Deborah Kampmeier, is already getting more advance attention than "Chapter 27," the film about Mark David Chapman murdering John Lennon. That's because the character played by 12-year-old actress Dakota Fanning, who made her mark six years ago in "I Am Sam," is raped onscreen. Kampmeier doesn't show the actual rape, but it's quite clear, from sources who've seen the film, that as scripted and directed, the scenes...
  • All You Need Is Love: New Beatles Album Woos Fans

    11/22/2006 4:57:28 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 86 replies · 2,527+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 22, 2006 | Staff
    LONDON (AFP) - Fans have rushed to buy the first "new" Beatles album for a generation -- a radical remixing of some of the group's most famous songs -- more than 35 years after the break-up of the iconic band. "Love", which has the backing of surviving Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, comprises 26 of the Fab Four's hit songs, but many of them mixed together using previously unheard material from the studio. "I hope this will help people to hear Beatles music again," said Giles Martin, son of the group's original producer Sir George Martin who is often...
  • Kinda Disturbing(Dakota Fanning's new movie sounds really sick)

    08/01/2006 3:49:37 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 21 replies · 204,754+ views
    http://www.celebritynooz.com/ ^ | 7 31 06 | celebritynews.com
    Child actress Dakota Fanning is set to shock fans in new movie 'Hounddog.' The film features Dakota semi-nude in child rape scenes. The controversial film written and directed by Deborah Kampmeier is a dark and violent story set in American's rural south and the 12-year-old's mother and agent are convinced her gritty performance is Oscar-worthy. Agent Joy Osbrink was quoted in the New York Daily News, "It's not just the rape scene the whole story is challenging Dakota as an actress. And I've never been so proud of her in my life. I've seen the dailies, and in every scene...
  • Indians ride, run to Mankato to commemorate mass execution

    12/27/2005 9:07:46 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 38 replies · 1,207+ views
    MPLS Star Tribune ^ | 12-27-05 | ao
    MANKATO, Minn. -- More than 20 American Indians rode into downtown Mankato on horseback while dozens more completed a relay run that began at Fort Snelling to commemorate the 144th anniversary of the largest mass execution in U.S. history. On Monday, the riders, who had set out from the Lower Sioux reservation near Morton four days earlier, formed a circle around four drummers on the site of the execution. Tribal leaders delivered a message of hope, The Free Press reported. "This is not about the chaos of a war,'' said Sheldon Peters Wolfchild, chairman of the Lower Sioux Community. "It's...
  • Man Arrested for Driving Shopping Cart Drunk

    06/29/2005 6:48:01 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 19 replies · 677+ views
    aversion.com ^ | 6-29-05 | AP
    A North Dakota man is facing stiff penalties after riding around in an electric shopping cart in a grocery store while drunk. Police arrested Clifford Mattson in Devils Lake, N.D., for allegedly operating the Rascal-styled shopping cart around a Leevers grocery store Monday (June 27) while drunk. While the cops couldn't nab him for driving under the influence -- though if it'd been a Zamboni, he'd have been busted (read full story) -- he was slapped with misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct. Police say his shopping-cart swerve-a-thon endangered other shoppers. He faces up to $500 in fines and 30 days...
  • FYI Now:Dashel hosting a BookTV:Afterwords on CSPAN2(When Trumpets Call by Patricia O'Toole) zzzzz

    06/12/2005 6:09:11 PM PDT · by longtermmemmory · 5 replies · 629+ views
    www.cspan2.com ^ | 6/12/05 | Dahel as host
    Dashel is interviewing an author. He is amazinginly DULL. This is the person who perpetrated gridlock the first years of the Bush presidency? The shadow? He is so smaller than life... (and this is Trent Lott's friend.)
  • Not Another Maverick

    06/07/2005 9:47:53 AM PDT · by nosofar · 7 replies · 864+ views
    NationalReviewOnline ^ | June 07, 2005 | R. Andrew Newman
    As a game of political chicken shapes up between freshman U.S. Sen. John Thune and the White House, the biggest casualty could be President Bush’s agenda. With strong backing from the national GOP and the president, Thune defeated Tom Daschle, the Democrat’s number-one man in the Senate, in a race that saw South Dakota become one of the nation’s most contentious political battlegrounds. Thune and his supporters were able to out Daschle as the liberal obstructionist he really was — as opposed to the moderate he played on the county-fair circuit. Daschle’s charade didn’t always work, but he could at...
  • Pat O'Brien's Messy Situation

    03/23/2005 8:54:02 AM PST · by Bluegrass Conservative · 26 replies · 4,122+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | March 23, 2005 | New York Daily News
    It keeps getting messier for "The Insider" host Pat O'Brien. The celeb chronicler checked into rehab Sunday, just as an embarrassing string of dirty voice-mail messages, which expressed a taste for hookers, cocaine and adventurous (if possibly unhygienic) sex, became public. His reps do not deny that O'Brien made the calls. Now sources say O'Brien was reprimanded several times for sexual harassment during his time as co-host of rival show "Access Hollywood." A witness says O'Brien actually licked co-host Nancy O'Dell's face at an "Access Hollywood" Christmas party. At the same event, he was seen groping reporter Shaun Robinson's behind....
  • Criminal code bill signed(restores gun rights in south dakota)

    03/17/2005 8:22:27 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 9 replies · 780+ views
    http://www.aberdeennews.com ^ | Mar. 16, 2005 | JOE KAFKA
    PIERRE, S.D. - Gov. Mike Rounds has signed a bill that defines new crimes, repeals antiquated crimes and revises the elements of many existing crimes. The bill was drafted last year by the state Criminal Code Revision Commission, which spent months reviewing hundreds of criminal laws. Legislators made several changes to the measure, but the bulk of it was untouched. It has been three decades since the last major overhaul of the state criminal code. With one exception, the new code will be enacted July 1, 2006. Beginning this July 1, the measure will restore gun rights after one year...
  • George F. Will: Giving thanks while remembering victims of a past storm

    11/25/2004 9:12:49 AM PST · by O.C. - Old Cracker · 32 replies · 857+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | November 25, 2004 | George Will
    WASHINGTON — When giving thanks this year, think of Lena Woebbecke. She and many others paid a terrible price for misreading the prairie sky on the afternoon of Jan. 12, 1888. That day was unseasonably balmy, by prairie standards — some temperatures were in the 20s — and many children scampered to school without coats or gloves. Then, at about the time schools were adjourning, death, in the shape of a soot-gray cloud, appeared on the horizon of Dakota Territory and Nebraska.
  • *SNIFF* Daschle out but not finished (Hankie Alert)

    11/07/2004 9:32:57 AM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies · 2,752+ views
    South Dakota Elections .com ^ | 11/04/04 | Jon Walker
    <p>Sen. Tom Daschle made a final pass before tearful supporters Wednesday, thanking them for their help in his unsuccessful re-election campaign and telling them their work is not finished.</p> <p>"This is a difficult morning, and I don't want anybody in this room to feel angry or sad, because all of those challenges that motivated us to do what we wanted to do in elective office are still out there," Daschle told 300 people at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.</p>
  • Thune Mentor Denies Quote Used By Daschle

    11/06/2004 4:51:48 PM PST · by Kurt Evans · 43 replies · 2,917+ views
    The Daily Republic (Mitchell, SD) ^ | November 5, 2004 | Noel Hamiel
    Tuesday, the prized U.S. Senate seat wrested away from McGovern by Abdnor in 1980 and regained by Daschle in 1986 passed to Abdnor’s protégé, John Thune. There is some irony in all of this. Abdnor, a common and salt-of-the-earth man who made up in honesty and principle what he lacked in oratory skills, defeated the state’s best known politician and its most famous native son. Now Daschle, minority leader of the Senate and the Democrats’ most powerful member of Congress, has been retired by Abdnor’s disciple, Thune. If there is any poetic justice in this for Abdnor, he’s not admitting...
  • Historical Moments - 2004

    11/03/2004 3:30:50 PM PST · by Seadog Bytes · 30 replies · 2,163+ views
    Strange Cosmos ^ | November 3, 2004
  • Some North Dakotans voting cross-border

    11/01/2004 7:01:33 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 14 replies · 842+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 11-01-04 | ap
    The first time Craig Nilles voted, he was a high school senior in West Fargo. This year, as a Concordia College student, Nilles says he's casting his ballot in Minnesota, where the race for president is a close one. "In North Dakota, it is going Republican no matter how I vote," Nilles said. "Why not vote where I can make a difference?"
  • Religion plays prominent role in South Dakota's Senate race (Daschle v. Thune: The Jesus Factor)

    10/30/2004 11:15:08 AM PDT · by Kurt Evans · 19 replies · 961+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 29, 2004 | Chet Brokaw
    Religion plays prominent role in South Dakota's Senate race PIERRE, S.D. - In political ads that have run on radio and television recently, Eric Kline of Aberdeen has praised Republican Senate candidate John Thune as a person of faith and a "servant leader." The references were intended to let voters know that Thune holds strong religious beliefs, said Kline, a former high school and college basketball star who now is an elementary teacher in Aberdeen. He said the words were his own, not scripted by the campaign. "I feel like I've gotten to know the heart of John, and the...
  • Rapid City Journal Endorsement (Scathing): Thune Over Daschle

    10/30/2004 12:41:37 AM PDT · by Kurt Evans · 31 replies · 1,411+ views
    Rapid City Journal ^ | October 29, 2004 | Rapid City Journal Editorial Board
    Those footsteps Sen. Tom Daschle is hearing are from his own record catching up with him. For the first time since he was elected to Congress in 1978, Daschle is facing a candidate who is using his own words and voting record against him. Former Congressman John Thune is doing such a good job of defining - accurately - who Tom Daschle really is, we'll leave that to him... When Daschle became Senate Democratic leader, it wasn't because he promised to become more partisan. He has been one of the most partisan Democrats in Washington for 26 years, but it...
  • South Dakota Senate Race: Religion Is Key

    10/30/2004 12:25:07 AM PDT · by Kurt Evans · 8 replies · 443+ views
    Rapid City Journal ^ | October 30, 2004 | Denise Ross
    Evangelical vs. Catholic mirrors presidential race A Republican evangelical is highlighting his push to ban gay marriage in the U.S. Constitution in his neck-and-neck race against a Catholic Democrat and former altar boy who has had trouble with bishops due to his position on abortion. Does that sound like the 2004 presidential race? It's also South Dakota's U.S. Senate race. Republican John Thune has put the hot-button cultural issues of gay marriage and abortion in the forefront of his campaign to unseat Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D. The noticeable role religion is playing in the Daschle-Thune race is part...
  • Harry Reid Wants To Be Next Minority Leader

    10/29/2004 11:51:38 AM PDT · by Kurt Evans · 25 replies · 900+ views
    Talon News ^ | October 29, 2004 | Jeff Gannon
    The actions of Daschle's colleagues might reflect their opinion of his chances. Assistant Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has been currying favor among his colleagues, contributing $1 million from his own reelection campaign to the NDSC. He has made no secret of his ambition to become Minority Leader if Daschle is not returned to the Senate.
  • It's The Depravity Stupid: Why Daschle Voters Are Jumping Ship

    10/29/2004 6:45:28 AM PDT · by Kurt Evans · 21 replies · 1,409+ views
    The Wessington Springs True Dakotan | October 26, 2004 | Kurt Evans
    Tom Daschle held an open-door meeting in Wessington Springs on December 10, 1993, where I asked him whether he supports legalized abortion because he doesn't believe a human life begins at conception or because he doesn't believe it's necessarily wrong to kill an innocent human being. He didn't answer the question, but his response insinuated that those who oppose legalized abortion want to punish the mothers. The mother has already lost hundreds of dollars and her child, and she may spend years dealing with the emotional consequences. The people who ought to be punished are the physicians who become millionaires...
  • GOP wants Daschle-Bush hug pulled (Daschle campaign's response - 'sorry, Charlie')

    09/04/2004 7:19:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies · 1,701+ views
    Rapid City Journal ^ | 9/02/04 | Denise Ross
    GOP wants Daschle-Bush hug pulled By Denise Ross, Journal Staff Writer Last Updated: Thursday, September 2, 2004 8:14 AM MDT The Republican National Committee doesn't want to see that warm embrace shared by President Bush and Sen. Tom Daschle, D-S.D., eight days after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. At least they don't want to see it in Daschle's re-election TV ad that went on the air a week ago. An RNC lawyer fired off a "cease and desist" missive to the Daschle campaign Tuesday afternoon. "You are using the picture in a manner that could create the misleading impression...