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  • North Dakota to reopen school facilities for summer programs

    05/12/2020 12:43:24 PM PDT · by rintintin · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/12/20 | REBECCA KLAR
    North Dakota schools will be able to open next month for summer programs, Gov. Doug Burgum (R) said Monday. Schools, which have been shuttered in response to the coronavirus pandemic, will be allowed to reopen starting June 1 for summer programs. Permitted activities include child care programs, summer school classes and college admission testing.
  • Continental Resources halts shale output, seeks to cancel sales

    04/23/2020 5:26:18 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 23, 2020 / 7:10 PM / Updated 10 minutes ago | Devika Krishna Kumar in New York, Liz Hampton in Denver; writing by Gary McWilliams
    April 23 (Reuters) - The largest oil producer in North Dakota has halted most of its production in the state, notifying some customers it would not supply crude at current pricing, according to people familiar with the matter. Continental Resources Inc, the company controlled by billionaire Harold Hamm, stopped all drilling and shut in most of its wells in the state’s Bakken shale field, said three people familiar with production in the state. North Dakota is the second-largest oil-producing state in the United States after Texas. Global oil prices have plunged this spring because of excess supplies and a lack...
  • North Dakota: Sanford Health to conduct clinical trial for Hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 treatment

    04/13/2020 3:23:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Bismarck Tribune ^ | 04/13/2020 | Jack Dura
    Sanford Health is undergoing a clinical trial into hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. Hydroxychloroquine is used to treat malaria and some rheumatoid conditions. The drug has gained recent attention for its potential use against the coronavirus, something President Donald Trump has advocated. Sanford's systemwide, randomized, placebo-controlled study initially will include 2,000 outpatients who have been exposed to COVID-19, including health care workers and high-risk patients, according to a Sanford release. The study could go out to five years, said Sanford Health spokesman Shawn Neisteadt. "Obviously, they're hoping to have preliminary results much,...
  • TC Energy to build Keystone XL Pipeline

    03/31/2020 12:33:42 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 6 replies
    Chron.com ^ | 03 31 2020 | Sergio Chapa
    Canadian pipeline operator TC Energy is moving forward with plans to build the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline, a project to move heavy crude oil from the tar sands region of Canada to Nebraska where it will then move on to refineries in Illinois and along the Gulf Coast. After years of legal battles, TC Energy confirmed Tuesday morning that the company plans to invest $8 billion on the crude oil pipeline project. The controversial pipeline project faced opposition and legal challenges from Native American groups, environmentalists and landowners. “We appreciate the ongoing backing of landowners, customers, Indigenous groups and numerous...
  • Sanders defeats Biden in North Dakota

    03/11/2020 6:43:29 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | - 03/11/20 08:25 AM EDT | MARTY JOHNSON
    (I-Vt.) defeated former Vice President Joe Biden in the North Dakota Democratic presidential primary on Tuesday, prevailing in a state he had also won in 2016. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Sanders received 53 percent of the vote, while Biden got just under 40 percent. North Dakota awards 14 pledged delegates, tying Wyoming for hosting the smallest nominating race in the continental United States. Because of this, the win isn't much more than a consolation prize for Sanders, who had an otherwise disappointing night at the polls.
  • Speaking Out: Asset Forfeiture Should Only Follow Conviction

    02/19/2020 3:23:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    If you regularly read my columns, you have probably figured out by now that I am a strong advocate of law and order. That brings me to three items I would like to discuss related to law enforcement that I believe should be changed or abolished. The first is civil asset forfeiture or civil judicial forfeiture, and it is a procedure in which police agencies and the government can legally confiscate property from a person they suspect of criminal or illegal activity without charging them with a crime. This can be in the form of cash, or a house, or...
  • Microsoft Strives for a Carbon-Free Future. A Setback in Fargo Shows the Hard Reality. Software giant ran diesel generators to power its North Dakota campus due to forces it couldn’t control on the day of its bold climate pledge

    01/30/2020 8:23:29 AM PST · by karpov · 24 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 30, 2020 | Russell Gold
    Hours after Microsoft Corp. pledged to eliminate its carbon emissions within a decade earlier this month, the company was forced to fire up fossil fuel generators to power its corporate campus in Fargo, N.D. The software giant ran the diesel-burning machines for about five hours to keep the lights and heat on for 1,600 employees. It is one of about 100 big companies in the Fargo region ordered to do so by the local electric cooperative, which faced high demand for power. Microsoft receives a significant discount on its electricity rates in exchange for using backup power a few times...
  • https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/watch-antiques-roadshow-man-fall-disbelief-what-349-watch-worth-n1125461

    01/30/2020 6:27:16 AM PST · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    NBC News ^ | Jan. 29, 2020, 9:51 AM CST / Updated Jan. 29, 2020, 12:49 PM CST | By David K. Li
    "You OK?" the appraiser said as the man went down to the ground, heels over head. "Don't fall. I'm not done." An Air Force veteran fell backward to the ground in disbelief after learning a watch he purchased for $345.97 nearly a half-century ago could go for several hundred thousand dollars. The man, featured this week in PBS's popular show “Antiques Roadshow,” showed his virtually unworn 1971 Rolex Oyster Cosmograph to appraiser Peter Planes. The veteran, who has not been identified, explained he was stationed in southeast Asia in the 1970s when he became fascinated by Rolex watches after seeing...
  • Trump administration approves Keystone pipeline on US land

    01/22/2020 7:41:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 23, 2020 | Matthew Brown
    The Trump administration on Wednesday approved a right-of-way allowing the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline to be built across U.S. land, pushing the controversial $8 billion project closer to construction though court challenges still loom. The approval signed by Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and obtained by The Associated Press covers 46 miles (74 kilometers) of the pipeline’s route across land in Montana that’s controlled by the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, said Casey Hammond, assistant secretary of the Interior Department. Those segments of federal land are a small fraction of the pipeline’s 1,200-mile (1,930-kilometer)...
  • Cyber attacks against North Dakota increased 300% last year

    01/18/2020 1:41:09 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    Grand Forks Hearld ^ | 01 16 2020 | Sydney Mook
    Earlier this month, the North Dakota University system sent a message to students, staff and faculty reminding them about the issues that can arise with suspicious emails or phone calls. That number equates to more than 15 million cyberattacks a month, up from 5 million a month in 2018. But North Dakota isn’t alone, Riley noted. “That’s part of a world trend,” he said. “We’re trending a little higher than certain organizations, but, yeah, pretty substantial increases overall.” Comprehensive numbers are still being compiled for 2019, but in 2018, there were more than 300 million comprehensive attacks. Riley said his...
  • U.S. oil industry warns of economic fallout from Democratic drilling ban

    01/09/2020 8:42:53 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 7, 2020 | by Valerie Volcovici
    The head of the largest U.S. energy industry group on Tuesday warned that Americans risk choosing the “wrong path” in the 2020 presidential election if they vote for a candidate seeking to fight climate change by banning drilling. The chief executive of the American Petroleum Institute said such proposals from Democratic candidates seeking to unseat Republican President Donald Trump pose a threat to the economy, and urged a room filled with nearly 800 energy executives to push back against them. The industry group also announced a multi-million dollar advertising campaign, focused on U.S. political swing states, that bills the oil...
  • Mountain Lions: Attack Man, Eat Human, Attack Dogs, Unafraid

    01/08/2020 7:01:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 72 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 6 January, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Picture by Caldwell family, with permission. Cropped by Dean Weingarten Mountain lion populations are on the increase and pose significant threats to unarmed humans.  Mountain lions were involved in a flurry of interaction with humans in the last two weeks of 2019. On 26 December 2019, Gary Gorney was hunting pheasants with his two dogs, in the Custer Mine hunting area near Minot, North Dakota. His dogs alerted him to something ahead. Instead of a pheasant, a large female mountain lion charged him out of the grass. He shot and killed the lion with his 9mm pistol. Minot dailynews.com: Gorney...
  • Burleigh County Commission rejects straw poll on refugee resettlement

    01/07/2020 4:55:16 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 24 replies
    KFGO Radio ^ | Tuesday, January 07, 2020 4:35 a.m. CST | KFGO Radio
    BISMARCK, N.D. (KFGO) - The Burleigh County Commission has shot down a non-binding straw poll that would have been put on the June ballot asking voters if the county should continue to accept refugees for resettlement. The Monday night 3-2 vote was the same as the commission vote last month not to accept more than 25 refugees in 2020. Commissioner Brian Bittner proposed putting the question up for a public vote after some residents asked him to do it. Bittner is among those opposed to refugee resettlement. Commission Chairman Jerry Woodcox said after the meeting that he thinks a straw...
  • Brief filed on behalf of pro-life North Dakota laws

    12/10/2019 9:41:28 PM PST · by Morgana
    National Right to Life ^ | Dec, 10, 2019 | Dave Andrusko
    As NRL News Today reported, on September 13, U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland granted the request of the AMA and the Red River Women’s Clinic, the state’s only abortion clinic to “block the new North Dakota law requiring doctors to inform women seeking medical pill abortions about abortion reversal if they change their minds.” Represented by the Center for Reproductive Rights, the AMA and the abortion clinic also went after a part of the state’s 1975 Abortion Control Act which requires physicians to inform women that an abortion will “terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique, living human being....
  • Top 5 states with the best economic outlooks

    12/09/2019 11:09:58 PM PST · by knighthawk · 73 replies
    Fox Business ^ | December 09 2019 | Blair Shiff
    Of the 50 states reviewed by the American Legislative Exchange Council-Laffer Economic Outlook, here are the five states with the best economic outlook.
  • FISHER INDUSTRIES AWARDED BORDER WALL CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT

    12/02/2019 6:00:12 PM PST · by BeauBo · 29 replies
    WZFG The Flag (Fargo, ND) ^ | December 2nd, 2019 | Chris Larson
    A Dickinson, North Dakota-based company has been awarded a 400-million dollar contract for construction of the border wall. According to the Army Corps of Engineers, the work will be performed in Yuma, Arizona, and provides design-build border infrastructure along the southern border perimeter of the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in Yuma County, a release said. “Fisher Industries will receive almost $270 million of this nearly $400 million project, which will go toward designing and building physical barriers along about 31 miles of the southern border in Yuma, Arizona,” said Senator Kevin Cramer. “I am glad to see more progress...
  • Trump lunches with two of his biggest Senate GOP critics

    11/21/2019 10:52:02 AM PST · by jazusamo · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 21, 2019 | Alexander Bolton
    President Trump invited two of his biggest Senate Republican critics, Sens. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), to the White House Thursday for an unspecified discussion. The invitation comes as impeachment hearings in the House continue. The House is widely expected to impeach Trump, which would create a trial in the Senate where Romney and Collins would be two of the most scrutinized GOP votes. Romney said before the meeting that he planned to talk about his own bill, the Trust Act, and the president’s plan for regulating vaping products. “If I’m asked for questions I want to talk...
  • Democratic Attorneys General Association to Impose ‘Abortion Litmus Test’ before Endorsing...

    11/19/2019 10:49:41 AM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | Nov. 18, 2019 | Tobias Hoonhout
    FULL TITLE: Democratic Attorneys General Association to Impose ‘Abortion Litmus Test’ before Endorsing Candidates The Democratic Attorneys General Association announced Monday that it would only endorse candidates who publicly pledge to defend and expand access to abortion, becoming the first national party committee to establish such an explicit test. “Attorneys general are on the front lines of the fight for reproductive freedom,” New York attorney general Letitia James said in a video promoting the announcement. “They have the power to protect your rights.” Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum of Oregon, who is a co-chair of the committee and seeking re-election next...
  • America’s Loneliest Roads, Mapped

    11/13/2019 7:09:21 AM PST · by rktman · 86 replies
    getpocket.com ^ | 11/13/2019 | Linda Poon
    Topping both lists—for the least traveled and most scenic— is Dalton Highway, which ferried an average of just 196 vehicles each day in 2015. (By comparison, the Alaska Highway saw an average of 344 vehicles per day, according to 2016 data.) Other least traveled roads include routes in Nevada, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
  • San Francisco puts 22 states on blacklist for restrictive abortion laws

    10/21/2019 1:34:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 78 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | October 21, 2019 | Andrew O'Reilly | Fox News
    The states being blacklisted by San Francisco for their “severe anti-choice policies” are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.