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  • LIVE THREAD: June 7, 2016, Primary Elections -- Get out the vote!

    06/07/2016 1:45:03 PM PDT · by Salvation · 248 replies
    US Presidential Election News-- 2016 ^ | US Presidential Election News
    Tuesday, June 7th primaries California – 546 delegates Montana – 27 delegates New Jersey – 142 delegates New Mexico – 43 delegates South Dakota – 25 delegates North Dakota – D Caucus – 25 D delegates
  • How the North Dakota GOP is freezing out Trump

    04/03/2016 2:02:59 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | April 1, 2016 | Kyle Cheney and Shane Goldmacher
    North Dakota will select its delegates to the Republican National Convention this weekend, but the party won’t be asking any actual voters to help do it. Instead, state party officials are relying on the ultimate insider process, one that tilts the playing field toward a party-backed candidate like Ted Cruz — and puts Donald Trump at a deep disadvantage. An estimated 2,000 party officials and activists convene at the state party's convention in Fargo this weekend to pick 25 delegates to send to the convention in July. But unlike other delegates, North Dakota’s will be free to vote for whichever...
  • North Dakota GOP Caucus 2016: Online Straw Poll Under Way. The state party scrapped ...caucus

    03/02/2016 9:26:09 AM PST · by Smokin' Joe · 27 replies
    Across America Patch ^ | March 1, 2016 | Deb Belt
    The state party scrapped its traditional caucus after a conflict with the national Republican Party. BISMARCK, ND — A rule conflict between North Dakota’s Republican party and the national GOP organization has effectively scrapped the state’s caucuses, planned for March 1. Instead, an online straw poll is taking the pulse of North Dakotans. The GOP controls the statehouse and the governor’s office. In 2012, Republican nominee Mitt Romney carried the state in the general election. While the Republican National Committee requires delegates to be pledged on behalf of candidates to the national convention, the Fargo Forum reports the North Dakota...
  • A purrfect ending! Hemi the cat, who vanished without a trace in 2011, (Shortened)

    01/20/2016 4:23:22 AM PST · by Biggirl · 12 replies ^ | January 20, 2016 | Associated Press
    A cat named Hemi, who vanished without a trace in 2011 and reappeared just as mysteriously last week, will soon make a jet flight halfway across the country to rejoin the family that never stopped missing him. 'It's pretty crazy,' said Jennifer Connell, who adopted Hemi in 2009 in North Carolina, but now lives in Bismarck, North Dakota.
  • ISIS releases ‘Kill List’ of US cities

    09/20/2015 7:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 173 replies
    News Near You ^ | September 20, 2015
    The Pentagon has responded to a globally-released ‘Kill List’, asking law enforcement to give extra protection for military personnel whose personal information was released,News Channel 10 reports. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports the Pentagon spent the weekend notifying the soldiers who appeared on the list, and urged city police departments and military police to increase patrol in the neighborhoods where the targeted live. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) published the list days ago, a report that contained names, photos, and home addresses of U.S. Armed Forces personnel, causing alarm in cities potentially at high-risk....
  • Grand Forks police not confident about finding motive for Wal-Mart shooting

    06/01/2015 6:27:35 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 5-28-15 | Dave Kolpack
    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Finding a motive for a deadly shooting at a Wal-Mart store in northeastern North Dakota will be difficult, even though investigators expect to get more details from witnesses, a police spokesman said Thursday. "I'm not confident that we're going to be able to find that. We're going to look for it," Grand Forks Police Lt. Derik Zimmel said. Authorities say Grand Forks Air Force Base Senior Airman Marcell Willis, 21, walked into the store early Tuesday in Grand Forks and shot and killed overnight cashier Gregory Weiland, 70. Willis then shot and wounded overnight grocery general...
  • 'Fightin' Tom Hanks,' 'Black Mambas' rejected from U. of North Dakota nickname contention

    05/06/2015 6:17:59 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 42 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 5-5-15 | Brett Smiley
    The University of North Dakota has unveiled the complete list of suggestions it received for a new team nickname to replace the "Fighting Sioux," which was retired in 2012. And boy, were some of the names ridiculous. You can check here for the list of 1,172 names still in contention, but let's pay tribute to some of the more amusing monikers suggested -- with shoutouts to Kobe Bryant, "Game of Thrones" and "South Park" -- and promptly missed the cut. And as you can see below, many people who submitted names (UND had to whittle down the 628-page list of...
  • New rules for N.D. oil shipments

    04/02/2015 6:30:14 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 35 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-31-15 | James MacPherson
    Following a spate of explosive accidents involving North Dakota crude, the state on Wednesday began requiring companies to remove certain liquids and gases from oil before it's loaded onto rail cars -- a move industry and state regulators believe will make for safer shipments. The rules, developed over the past year, require all crude from the oil patch to be treated by heat or by pressure to reduce its volatility before being loaded onto train cars. "North Dakota's crude oil conditioning order is based on sound science and represents an important step in the ongoing work to ensure that oil-by-rail...
  • University of North Dakota begins campaign to find nickname

    04/01/2015 6:46:22 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 43 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-31-15 | AP
    The University of North Dakota is looking for suggestions for a new nickname. The school's nickname committee will be accepting submissions beginning Wednesday until the end of the April. The names must be 25 characters or less. The committee says it is looking for nicknames that are unique, promote pride and strength, represent the state and region, honor the traditions and heritage of the past, and can be a unifying and rallying symbol. A consulting group will research the suggestions for any trademark or copyright infringement. The committee will narrow down the choices for a public vote. The school's Fighting...
  • ND: Gun Law Reform Introduced

    01/28/2015 5:49:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    An omnibus gun law reform bill has been introduced in North Dakota by Representative Roscoe Streyle, from Minot.  The bill, HB 1241(pdf), would bring into law many reforms that have proven popular in other states.   Among the reforms in the bill: 1. The restrictions on the use of legal gun mufflers and short barreled rifles for hunting would be removed.  These restrictions never made any sense, and are being eliminated all over the country.  35 states do not prevent the use of gun mufflers for hunting; no legislative purpose for the heavy handed restrictions on gun mufflers has been...
  • Potentially endangered bat could change pipeline project

    01/19/2015 1:04:39 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 26 replies
    lacrosse tribune ^ | 1-19-15 | AP
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A potentially endangered species of bat could become a major obstacle to the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline in northern Minnesota. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering whether to declare the northern long-eared bat an endangered species because the spread of the white-nosed syndrome disease has reduced its population. In that case, Enbridge could be forced to postpone its pipeline project or chose a different route. The current proposal would carry crude from the North Dakota oilfields to Superior, Wisconsin and would run through the bats' habitat. Enbridge has already taken steps to avoid...
  • ND: Handgun + 4 Robbers = Violent Crime Stopped Cold

    01/02/2015 4:21:37 PM PST · by marktwain · 77 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Fargo, North Dakota has not been a hotbed of violent crime.  That may have changed with the oil boom that has been going on for the past decade.  It appears that a number of transients and homeless people have found their way to the city.   Last Monday, at noon, it was just below zero with a 10 mph wind.  It was not a good time to be outdoors.    To be knocked unconscious and left to lay exposed could have been fatal. Fortunately for the victim in this crime, a concealed carry permit holder witnessed enough of the assault and...
  • Oil-field lodging company slashes jobs, curbs spending

    12/30/2014 5:28:11 AM PST · by thackney · 9 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | December 29, 2014 | Collin Eaton
    Oil-field lodgings company Civeo Corp. said it has slashed its workforce in the United States by 45 percent and in Canada by 30 percent as it prepares for weaker occupancy rates at its oil-field camps next year. The Houston-based company had more than 4,000 employees when it spun off from oil field services firm Oil States International in June. The announcement is the latest oil-field services layoffs in reaction to falling oil prices and anticipated oil-company budget cuts. Houston-based Hercules Offshore said it would reduce its headcount by 324 and oil field giant Halliburton said it would cut 1,000 jobs...
  • North Dakota to require every barrel of crude oil be filtered

    12/09/2014 1:33:41 PM PST · by thackney · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec 9, 2014 | ERNEST SCHEYDER
    North Dakota is poised to impose the strictest oil standards in its history on Tuesday, requiring every barrel of crude to be filtered for dangerous types of natural gas in an effort to make crude-by-rail transport safer. The new requirements come as federal, state and local officials grapple with how best to ensure the safe transport of North Dakota's crude oil, which has been linked to a string of fiery crude-by-rail explosions, including one last year in Quebec that killed 47 people. Governor Jack Dalrymple and the two other members of the North Dakota Industrial Commission (NDIC) are taking the...
  • Bakken's next phase: Natural gas

    11/07/2014 8:12:13 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 10-27-14 | ADAM BELZ
    Even as it fills the railroads of the Upper Midwest with oil tank cars, the Bakken has allowed its natural gas riches to languish. Less profitable than oil and more difficult to transport, natural gas has been so secondary in North Dakota that drillers still burn off more than a fourth of what rises from the ground. In satellite pictures, the flames sprawl across the Williston basin, lighting it up like a giant suburb. A quiet transformation is underway, however, as the state bids to turn natural gas into a native business and drive down flaring. A growing network of...
  • North Dakota: $200 million, 20,000-barrel-a-day oil refinery could get green light

    10/22/2014 5:35:18 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 10-21-14 | Kevin Bonham
    DEVILS LAKE, N.D. -- A $200 million, 20,000-barrel-a-day clean fuels oil refinery could be operating near Devils Lake within three years. The refinery, similar to one being built in Dickinson, would employ about 100 people and could create as many as 400 spin-off jobs in the area, according to Rachel Lindstrom, executive director of Forward Devils Lake, the region's economic development agency. "It's very exciting for Devils Lake," she said, "a great opportunity." Devils Lake City Commission approved a letter of support for the project this week. The refinery is being proposed by Eagles Ledge Energy Ltd., based in Vancouver,...
  • North Dakota's 'heartbeat' abortion law is overturned

    04/17/2014 4:46:33 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 41 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 4-16-14 | James MacPherson
    BISMARCK, N.D. -- A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a North Dakota law that bans abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they're pregnant. U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland said the law is "invalid and unconstitutional" and that it "cannot withstand a constitutional challenge." The state attorney general said he was looking at whether to appeal the decision by the Bismarck-based judge. North Dakota is among several conservative states that have passed new abortion restrictions in recent years, but abortion rights supporters called North...
  • Texas producing 36 percent of US crude

    04/02/2014 6:55:02 AM PDT · by thackney · 23 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | April 1, 2014 | Ryan Holeywell
    Texas is producing about 36 percent of the country’s crude oil — three times more than any other state, according to the latest monthly figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Texas pumped nearly 2.9 million barrels of crude daily of the 7.9 million barrels produced nationwide in January, the latest month for which figures are available. The Gulf of Mexico produced about 17 percent, the second-largest portion, followed by North Dakota with about 12 percent of the U.S. crude. California and Alaska rounded out the top five crude-producing areas, each home to about 7 percent of the nation’s oil....
  • MN:Ford Dealer: Shotguns with Pickup Purchase

    02/28/2014 2:47:07 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A Ford dealer, Muscatell Burns Ford, in Hawley, Minnesota, is offering a free shotgun with each new pickup truck it sells.    A shotgun costs a few hundred dollars and a pickup truck tens of thousands, so while a nice addition, it is not a big deal. It tells the customers that the dealership supports a constitutional republic, in a way that is willing to make national news and take a little heat from the "progressive" media.  This is a proven promotional idea that savvy dealerships have used a number of times to gain free publicity.  This promotion is scheduled...
  • 97-Year-Old Tells Story About Escaping Carjacking

    12/30/2013 7:11:19 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 17 replies
    KVRR FOX News ^ | 12-29-13 | Krista Boehm
    At 97 years old, Johnie Beckerleg has a variety of stories to tell, but after a trip to Wal–Mart he added one to the books he never thought he would about a man who tried stealing the car he was still sitting in. It's an unimaginable story but for Johnie Beckerleg of Dilworth it became reality. "It never dawned on me that anything like that could happen," Beckerleg said. While doing some Christmas shopping last Sunday at Walmart in Dilworth, Beckerleg stayed in his son's pickup in the parking lot when a man suddenly swung open the door and jumped...
  • North Dakota to Let Man in Same-Sex Marriage Wed Woman, Too (Bigamy OK'ed)

    12/17/2013 10:30:09 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Dec 2013 | Frances Martel
    North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem filed a legal opinion last week confirming that the state does not recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages, allowing a man married to another man to come to North Dakota and marry a woman without divorcing his husband. [snip] Presented with a legal hypothetical, Attorney General Stenehjem answered three questions: whether someone in a same-sex marriage in another state can also receive a marriage license to someone of the opposite sex in North Dakota, whether they can file legal documents as "Single" when they possess a same-sex marriage license in another state, and whether this would...
  • 10 Highest-Paying Jobs in North Dakota’s Oil Boom

    11/06/2013 10:38:39 AM PST · by thackney · 35 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | November 5, 2013 | Blaire Briody
    IIt’s no secret that North Dakota’s oil industry is booming. Advancements in hydraulic fracturing have helped Western North Dakota experience month after month of record-setting oil production, making for one of the fastest-growing economic expansions the U.S. has ever seen. With the region having one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country and generating over 75,000 new jobs in the past few years, thousands of workers have showed up searching for high-paying jobs. Oil field workers in the state saw an average annual wage of $112,462 in 2012. Competition has intensified since the boom started around 2007, but entry...
  • Student’s pro-life poster returns to walls of ND school

    05/24/2013 5:55:48 PM PDT · by Coleus · 9 replies
    ADF ^ | May 08, 2013
    Clarity on First Amendment as result of Alliance Defending Freedom letter prompts quick change Wednesday, May 08, 2013 Attorney sound bites:  Jon Scruggs #1  |  Jon Scruggs #2COOPERSTOWN, N.D. — One day after receiving a letter from Alliance Defending Freedom, a North Dakota high school and its district agreed to allow a student’s pro-life poster that was part of a class assignment to be placed back on the walls of the school. Griggs County Central School District agreed to the change on Friday after receiving the Alliance Defending Freedom letter Thursday about the poster, which the school had removed after...
  • Saudi Dakota: Holding the economy (and Obama’s legacy) together at the seams

    05/01/2013 1:37:16 PM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 19 replies ^ | 5/1/2013 | David Freddoso
    In case you missed it, the Department of the Interior announced today that there’s twice as much oil and three times as much natural gas in North Dakota’s shale formations as had previously been estimated. This is a godsend for the U.S. economy. And decades from now, it will probably spare former President Obama from the full blame he would otherwise get for economic mismanagement.
  • North Dakota Senate OKs Pro-Life Bill Banning Most Abortions

    03/16/2013 9:54:45 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    LN ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The North Dakota state Senate today approved legislation that would have the state banning most all abortions. The measure stops any abortions after the first 6 weeks of pregnancy. The legislation will not likely be upheld in court should it ultimately become law, but that hasn’t stopped legislators in North Dakota from pushing the measure as a possible test case in an attempt to overturn Roe. The North Dakota Family Alliance Action, a pro-life group, strongly supported the Heartbeat Bill, HB 1456. “The purpose of HB 1456 is quite simple, prohibiting an abortion if the unborn child the pregnant woman...
  • Teachers to wear guns in South Dakota

    03/08/2013 2:45:50 PM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies ^ | 8 March, 2013 | Nick Allen
    In a measure the state said would help stop massacres like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Connecticut in December, so-called "school sentinels" will be tasked with protecting children. The controversial measure was signed by Governor Dennis Daugaard, a Republican, and will go into effect on July 1. It reflects a growing divide between those including President Barack Obama, who believe guns need to be more strictly regulated, and supporters of the National Rifle Association who argue that more guns keep people safer. In South Dakota, supporters of the "sentinel" plan argued that schools in rural areas were...
  • Fourth living veteran of Afghanistan war to receive Medal of Honor

    01/11/2013 11:33:17 AM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | January 11, 2012 | Jennifer Hlad
    Clinton Romesha WASHINGTON – Former Army Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha will receive the Medal of Honor in February for his actions as a section leader in Afghanistan in 2009, the fourth living veteran of the war in Afghanistan to receive the award. Romesha was section leader with Bravo Troop, 3-61 Cavalry, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, at combat outpost Keating in Kamdesh District, Afghanistan on Oct. 3, 2009, when his unit came under heavy fire. According to written accounts by military historian Richard S. Lowry, enemy fighters launched an assault against the post, attacking from three sides...
  • Battle for the Senate [RCP moves 3 races towards R's in last 2 days]

    10/29/2012 8:35:54 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 16 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | Oct. 29, 2012 | unknown
    Date State Previous Status New Status Dems Toss Ups GOP 10/29 Massachusetts Leans Dem »»» Toss Up 46* 10 44 10/28 North Dakota Toss Up »»» Leans GOP 47* 9 44 10/28 Ohio Leans Dem »»» Toss Up 47* 9 44
  • Dem Tries to Bully Bishop Into Shutting Up

    10/25/2012 1:45:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | October 25, 2012 | Matthew Archbold
    This is rich. A Catholic Democrat state Senator decides the Church is wrong on issues such as abortion, euthanasia, same-sex "marriage" and embryonic stem cell research. Then, not only does the "Catholic" politician say the Church is wrong, but he puts it out there that it may be illegal for the Church to talk about those issues precisely because they disagree with his political stances.The San Francisco Gate: A Democratic state senator says a letter meant for reading at North Dakota Roman Catholic church services is intended to support Republicans. Fargo Sen. Tim Mathern says the letter could jeopardize the...
  • ‘Donna the Deer Lady’ learns the hard way: deer crossing signs are for humans, not deer [AUDIO]

    10/18/2012 5:02:00 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10-18-2012 | Annie Z. Yu
    “Donna the Deer Lady” is in on the joke and, in a follow-up interview with the Fargo, N.D. radio station that made her a YouTube sensation, said she now feels “incredibly stupid” about her misconception about deer-crossing signs. Donna’s first call to Y94 “Morning Playhouse” was on Sep. 17 during their weekly “vent line.” She said she had been in three car accidents involving deer in the past few years, and all of these accidents occurred shortly after she saw a deer-crossing sign. “My frustration is that the Minnesota and North Dakota departments of transportation would allow these deer crossings...
  • Guess which industry is fueling the biggest jump in U.S. wages since 2007?

    10/11/2012 1:31:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/11/2012 | Erika Johnsen
    If you guessed "renewable energy," you'd be wrong ... so wrong. Sure, the green-energy industry may have created some 28,000-odd jobs (a very far cry from the 5 million we were promised, cough cough), but it's important to remember that even those few "successfully" created green jobs are not necessarily productive jobs.The green-energy industry is only as big as it is because it's on the receiving end of a whole heap of different types of subsidies, from tax credits to loan guarantees to direct payments, and subsidies are always and necessarily designed to distort free-market signals. All the money poured...
  • UND: NCAA agreement allows some Fighting Sioux logos to stay in arenas

    09/26/2012 5:55:55 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 9-26-12 | ap
    FARGO, N.D. -- Thousands of logos depicting an American Indian warrior will remain inside the University of North Dakota's hockey and basketball arenas under a reworked agreement announced Wednesday by the NCAA and the state's attorney general. The agreement comes in a decades-old controversy that has included lawsuits, legislation, NCAA threats and a statewide vote about whether the school's Fighting Sioux nickname and Indian-head logo were insensitive to local tribes. The state Board of Higher Education had ordered the school this summer to drop the nickname and moniker to abide by a 2007 agreement with the NCAA. But that plan...
  • Other voices: Supply and demand in the Oil Patch

    07/11/2012 1:59:20 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 23 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 7-10-12 | editors-Grand Forks Herald
    The guy has zero college and walks out of high school and is making 90-grand," said a Williston, N.D., teacher with a master's degree, speaking to The Associated Press about a former student who's working in the Oil Patch. "To me, that seems to be an injustice." Say what? Neither justice nor a degree entitles a person to a higher income. That's one of the fundamental truths of the labor market, and people in Williston and elsewhere should understand why.
  • North Dakota Votes Against Abolishing Property Tax ("Fighting Sioux" logo will change)

    06/13/2012 2:42:27 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/12/12 | SUSANNA KIM
    North Dakota Votes Against Abolishing Property TaxBy SUSANNA KIM | Good Morning America – 13 hrs ago North Dakotans took their angst against property taxes to the polls today, an issue gaining traction in other parts of the U.S. Voters ultimately rejected the constitutional amendment on Tuesday. However, a measure to change the University of North Dakota's "Fighting Sioux" logo and nickname did pass. Polls closed at 8 p.m. central time on Tuesday. Measure 2 proposed to eliminate North Dakota's property taxes, which amount to $812 million annually, retroactive to Jan. 1 of this year. If the measure had passed,...
  • North Dakota: New Poll Shows Kevin Cramer Surge for House Seat

    06/11/2012 1:56:42 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    Roll Call ^ | June 11, 2012 | By Shira Toeplitz
    Public Service Commissioner Kevin Cramer (R) could upset his party-backed opponent in the Tuesday primary for North Dakota’s open at-large seat, a new poll suggested. Cramer led fellow Public Service Commissioner Brian Kalk, 60 percent to 21 percent with 19 percent undecided, in a Mason-Dixon poll sponsored by the local Valley News Live/KFYR-TV. The poll surveyed 625 likely voters from June 4 to 6. It had a margin of error of 4 percent.
  • Revolutionary endeavor: Bottineau’s Jonathan Bartlett teaches Project Appleseed(ND)

    01/31/2012 6:48:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 30 January, 2012 | KIM FUNDINGSLAND
    BOTTINEAU It wouldn't be surprising if Jonathan Bartlett bleeds red, white and blue. The Bottineau resident has a deepening appreciation for this nation's founding fathers and early citizens and citizen soldiers. A few years ago, Bartlett was introduced to Project Appleseed, a combination heritage and marksmanship program conducted by the Revolutionary War Veterans Association. He was so captured by the experience that he continues to rise through the ranks of RWVA. "It was inspiring. It motivated me to be involved," said Bartlett. "Something really connected with the shooting aspect and the history of our founding. Our founders inspired our free...
  • Enbridge’s Bakken pipeline approved, National Energy Board gives it green light

    12/27/2011 7:41:35 AM PST · by thackney · 18 replies · 2+ views
    Calgary Herald ^ | December 22, 2011 | Dina O'Meara
    Enbridge Inc. has received regulatory approval for its Bakken Pipeline project, adding much needed capacity out of the prolific and pipeline-constrained U.S. play. The $180-million pipeline will move crude from the Bakken and Three Forks formations in Montana and North Dakota to Cromer, Man., via a new pump station at Steelman, Sask. “We’re pleased to receive the board’s approval of our Canadian Bakken project and to be able to move forward with this component of our broader expansion plans in the Bakken in both Canada and in North Dakota,” Perry Schuldhaus, Enbridge vice-president of regional pipeline development, said today. “The...
  • Meet the North Dakota family of anti-government separatists busted by cops

    12/13/2011 11:36:00 AM PST · by rightly_dividing · 26 replies
    Daily Mail via Drudge ^ | 12/13/2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Full title:Meet the North Dakota family of anti-government separatists busted by cops using a Predator drone... after 'stealing six cows'Meet the Brossarts, a North Dakota family deemed so dangerous that the local sheriff needed unleashed an unmanned Predator drone to help bring them in. The Brossart's alleged crime? They wouldn't give back three cows and their calves that wandered onto their 3,000-acre farm this summer.
  • Spirit Lake takes legal action against NCAA

    11/01/2011 10:47:32 AM PDT · by GOP_Party_Animal · 24 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | 11/1/2011 | Herald Staff Report
    Spirit Lake Tribal Council representatives announced this morning that legal action has been taken against the NCAA over the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo. According to attorney Reed Soderstrom, representing the Committee of Understanding and Respect, and Archie Fool Bear, individually and on behalf of 1,004 petitioners from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the lawsuit against the NCAA was filed in response to their ruling on the nickname and subsequent sanctions. The lawsuit involves 12 counts, including copyright infringement, lack of jurisdiction and “intentional infliction of emotional distress on the Sioux people.”
  • Earn $2,000 a night as a boomtown stripper

    10/26/2011 8:34:28 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 32 replies
    WILLISTON, N.D. (CNNMoney) -- Forget Vegas. Strippers are discovering they can make ten times as much dancing in the oil boomtown of Williston, N.D. Thousands of men have come here seeking high-paying jobs working for the oil companies. And, at the end of the day (or four or five days when they're working on a rig), many of them are looking for some female companionship at one of the town's two strip club's, Whispers or Heartbreakers
  • Retiring 'Fighting Sioux' nickname may cost $750,000

    10/19/2011 5:33:10 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 30 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 10-19-11 | Chuck Haga
    UND officials have estimated the cost of retiring the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo at nearly $750,000, not counting the cost of changes that may occur at the privately-held Ralph Engelstad Arena. University President Robert Kelley sent the estimates last week to a budget analyst and auditor with the North Dakota Legislative Council, in response to a request made by Rep. Mike Schatz, R-New England. Schatz, who has declared that he will not support an attempt in next month's special legislative session to clear the way for retirement of the name and logo, said he asked for the cost information...
  • North Dakota soon to pass Alaska in oil production

    10/14/2011 11:04:57 AM PDT · by thackney · 20 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | October 14th, 2011 | Associated Press
    North Dakota is poised to surpass California and Alaska to become the nation's No. 2 oil producer behind Texas. North Dakota's rise in oil production from the Bakken and Three Forks shale formations has propelled it from the nation's ninth-biggest oil producer to fourth since 2006. ... North Dakota is producing about 444,000 barrels daily.
  • How North Dakota Became Saudi Arabia

    10/03/2011 5:04:04 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 14 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10-1-11 | stephen moore
    Mr. Hamm was one of the pioneers of this method in the 1990s, and it has done for the oil industry what hydraulic fracturing has done for natural gas drilling in places like the Marcellus Shale in the Northeast. Both innovations have unlocked decades worth of new sources of domestic fossil fuels that previously couldn't be extracted at affordable cost. Mr. Hamm's rags to riches success is the quintessential "only in America" story. He was the last of 13 kids, growing up in rural Oklahoma "the son of sharecroppers who never owned land." He didn't have money to go to...
  • Jamestown man captures intruder(ND)

    10/01/2011 5:31:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 30 September, 2011 | Staff
    An 82-year-old Jamestown man held an intruder at gunpoint Wednesday morning before turning him over to the police, according to the Jamestown Police Department. Police said 26-year-old Justin T. Schlepp, Devils Lake, N.D., was arrested after he allegedly broke into the home of the 82-year-old man and his 82-year-old wife in southwest Jamestown. Police said the wife heard a loud bang around 4 a.m. She got up, but didn’t hear more noise and went to the bathroom. While there, she saw someone open the bathroom door. Thinking it was her husband, she returned to bed, only to find her husband...
  • Labor fight in sugar beet land

    07/26/2011 11:30:01 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 7 replies
    mpls star tribune ^ | 7-26-11 | Mike Hughlett
    American Crystal Sugar threatens a lockout, which would be the company's first work stoppage since 1981. When the first sugar beets ripen and the Red River ... A lockout would affect three Minnesota plants -- in Moorhead, East Grand Forks and Crookston -- and mills in Hillsboro and Drayton, N.D. The last time American Crystal Sugar had a work stoppage was in 1981, when the union struck for almost a month. Union representatives say American Crystal Sugar's contract proposal would dismantle seniority rights and allow the company to contract out union jobs to outside firms. There also is disagreement over...
  • Statehood questioned, so North Dakota to vote on fix

    07/18/2011 12:43:16 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 15 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 7-15-2011 | Elizabeth Chuck
    North Dakotans will vote on whether the state needs to "clarify" its status after a local history buff discovered a flaw in its constitution that has created a state of confusion — over whether North Dakota is even a state at all. The 82-year-old Grand Forks resident, John Rolczynski, says he believes North Dakota is still technically a territory, 122 years after it officially joined the United States. The misunderstanding stems from one word that was omitted in the state constitution that was written up in 1889, Rolczynski told Rolczynski, who was born in North Dakota and taught history...
  • Aerial View of Missouri River flooding (ND)

    06/02/2011 9:18:28 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 31 replies
    flickr ^ | 5.29-11 | Bill Prokopyk
    Aerial view of the Missouri River from a North Dakota National Guard Black Hawk helicopter in the vicinity of Bismarck and Mandan, N.D., on May 29, 2011. When these photos were taken, the river was at about 15.74 feet with a garrison release flow of 80,000 cubic feet per second.
  • Jury decides Minot man’s actions were self-defense(ND)

    05/25/2011 5:26:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 25 May, 2011 | DAVE CALDWELL
    A jury acquitted a Minot man on all charges related directly to the death of another Minot man late Tuesday night. A jury deliberated for about five hours in the case of Jeremiah Tallman, 25, before returning innocent verdicts to murder, manslaughter and reckless endangerment charges he faced in the death of Joseph Harold Sanderson, 20, on July 17, 2010, outside Tallman's home at Woodridge Mobile Home Park, No. 74. The shooting followed a dispute that started earlier that day when Tallman admittedly burglarized a safe from the home of Joshua Delzer. In addition, Tallman was charged with burglary for...
  • New gun law excludes ND state hospital workers

    05/02/2011 6:26:14 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 29 April, 2011 | AP
    Employees at North Dakota's state mental hospital in Jamestown won't be allowed to keep guns in their vehicles while they're at work.
  • The Barrel

    04/18/2011 5:45:05 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 20 replies
    The Platts ^ | 15 April 2011 | Starr Spencer
    The US' Bakken Shale oil field, which spans Montana and North Dakota, has become so prolific that at least one big independent operator there estimates industry's output potential there at a whopping 1.2 million b/d by year-end 2016.That's a heck of a lot of oil for a play that was barely breathing six or seven years ago. And that figure is even higher than the 700,000 b/d or so North Dakota officials were citing as a  peak awhile back.  Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm, presenting his estimate of a Bakken peak of 1.2 million b/d at Platts' Rockies Gas & Oil...