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  • U.S. Shale Producers Just Won Their Biggest Legal Case In Years

    06/27/2016 5:57:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Oil Price ^ | June 23, 2016 | Dave Forest
    Fracking is once again becoming a hot topic in the oil and gas world., with Germany moving Tuesday to impose an indefinite ban on the unconventional drilling technique. But in the U.S. this week the story was the opposite. Oil and gas drillers won a critical legal victory over the future of fracking in America’s shale plays. That came in Wyoming, where a District Judge struck down a set of tougher rules on fracking that had been implemented by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) early last year. Last March, the BLM came down hard on the U.S. shale...
  • McFeely: Burgum pulls off an upset for the political ages

    06/15/2016 7:03:12 PM PDT · by iontheball · 12 replies
    The Forum ^ | Mike McFeely
    Burgum wins nomination for ND governor Burgum rode the anti-establishment wave from the beginning, waging an almost micro-targeted campaign pushed by his consultant out of the Washington, D.C., area. Burgum embraced Donald Trump, painted Stenehjem as a supporter of Obamacare, hammered Stenehjem on the current state of the North Dakota budget. It was a non-stop blizzard of polling hot-button issues and talking points. Burgum's campaign would push-poll residents one week and mail campaign flyers the next, pounding Stenehjem on issues like the raises he received as attorney general. Burgum's campaign was a 2016 Corvette. Stenehjem's, run by a Bismarck advertising...
  • Rigs returning to service in North Dakota

    06/14/2016 8:03:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    United Press International ^ | June 13, 2016 | Daniel J. Graeber
    BISMARCK, N.D., June 13 (UPI) -- With a gain of three, the number of rigs actively exploring for or producing oil and natural gas in North Dakota is up 12 percent from last week, data show. Data from North Dakota's government show 28 rigs in active service as of Monday, up from the 25 reported one week ago. Rig counts serve as a barometer for the health of the oil and gas industry as oil prices in part determine how much companies are investing in exploration and production. Though at times above the $50 mark in recent sessions, last week...
  • 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
  • LIVE THREAD:Donald Trump Post-Election Press Conference 6/07/2016 @ 9pm EDT Westchester, NY

    06/06/2016 4:20:49 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 1,327 replies
    You are cordially invited to attend a post-election press conference with Donald J. Trump When: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 @ 9PM EDT Where: Trump National Golf Club Westchester in Westchester, NY Attire: PJs (Black Tie Optional) Dom Perignon and a selection of appetizers and French pastries with be served. R.S.V.P @ nikos1121
  • Bill Clinton: Republicans 'say terrible things' (all true unfortunately) about Hillary

    05/21/2016 6:36:25 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 21, 2016 | Anna Giaritelli
    Bill Clinton dismissed repeated attacks by Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders during a rally in North Dakota on Friday. The former president defended his wife Hillary, saying the GOP will do anything to "delegitimize" its opponents. "I know the Republicans have been mean to her and they say terrible things. You gotta respect 'em - they're good at this. They delegitimize the people they don't like. They aren't in the habit of attacking people they're not scared of," Clinton told the crowd at the Fargo, N.D., rally at Rheault Farm.
  • Trump thanks North Dakota for nomination-clinching delegates, outlines U.S. energy vision

    05/26/2016 6:47:29 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 38 replies
    UPI ^ | May 26, 2016 | Doug G. Ware
    "[Hillary] Clinton can't just shut down the mines, she could shut down the whole country," Trump said of the Democratic contender Thursday. -- White House hopeful Donald Trump on Thursday finally crossed his party's finish line and secured the necessary delegate count to clinch the Republican presidential nomination, thanks to the state of North Dakota. Trump obtained delegate No. 1,237 in the Midwest state, meaning he will be the GOP's definitive candidate in the November general election to run against whomever the Democratic Party nominates -- almost certainly Hillary Clinton. Trump thanked North Dakota supporters for pushing him over the...
  • Authorities prepare for Trump rally, protests in Bismarck

    05/26/2016 5:35:00 AM PDT · by euram · 12 replies
    WDAY 6 ^ | May 25, 2016 | Kevin Wallevand
    Nearly 7,400 are expected to pack the Events Center downtown, where Trump will address the Energy Conference there. This evening, those who both support and those who loathe Trump, got ready.
  • Mister 1,237: North Dakota delegate puts Trump over the top (Thanks ND John)

    05/26/2016 11:28:26 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 27 replies
    US news ^ | May 26, 2016 | Stephen Ohlemacher
    John Trandem wanted to be the delegate who would put Donald Trump over the top, giving him enough delegates to clinch the Republican presidential nomination.
  • Trump to speak on clinching nomination

    05/26/2016 8:41:12 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 98 replies
    Donald Trump has announced plans to hold a victory news conference in just over an hour in Bismarck, North Dakota (it’s the capital), where Guardian politics reporter Ben Jacobs is laying in wait. DT Jr celebrates victory: — Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 26, 2016 1237 ✔️
  • Two Trump Rallies 5/26/2016 Bismarck, ND @ 1pm CDT and Billings, MT @ 4pm MDT

    05/26/2016 3:38:56 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 515 replies
    Thursday, May 26, 2016: Live stream of Donald Trump’s remarks at The Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck, ND at the Bismarck Event Center beginning at 1:00 PM CDT. Bismarck Event Center beginning at 1:00 PM CDT. Thursday, May 26, 2016: Live stream of the Donald Trump for President rally in Billings, MT at Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark. The event will begin at 4:00 PM MDT. Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
  • North Dakota Spill Leaks 120,000 Gallons of Oil & Wastewater

    05/23/2016 10:00:22 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 14 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 23-05-2016 | Farmer
    A site run by Denbury Onshore LLC in southwestern North Dakota has spilled more than 120,000 gallons of oil and wastewater into pastureland after a mechanical failure. Some estimated 17,000 gallons of oil and 105,000 gallons of drilling wastewater containing saltwater and chemicals leaked into pastureland near the city of Marmarth when a tank sensor failed, news agencies quoted state regulators as saying. The tank overflowed on Wednesday, and by Friday, workers were excavating the affected pastureland, which is being equated to the size of a football field.
  • Anchor: Clinton Presidency ‘Should Freak People Out,’ Will Hurt N Dakota By Targeting Fracking

    05/21/2016 3:24:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 20, 2016 | Aaron Kliegman
    The host of a local North Dakota news show told viewers Friday that the prospect of a Hillary Clinton presidency “should freak people out” because she will badly damage the state’s economy by going after fracking, which will hurt the oil and gas industry and cost jobs. Chris Berg, the anchor of 6:30 Point of View, a show on CBS affiliate KXJB Valley News Live, discussed North Dakota’s economic struggles as Clinton’s husband, Bill, was in Fargo, North Dakota for a campaign rally. Berg explained that the North Dakota Office of Management and Budget released a revenue report on Friday...
  • Trump taps climate change skeptic, fracking advocate as key energy advisor

    05/13/2016 10:51:57 AM PDT · by maggief · 94 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 13, 2016 | VALERIE VOLCOVICI
    Republican presidential contender Donald Trump has asked one of America's most ardent drilling advocates and climate change skeptics to help him draft his energy policy. U.S. Republican Congressman Kevin Cramer of North Dakota - a major oil drilling state - is writing a white paper on energy policy for the New York billionaire, Cramer and sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Cramer was also among a group of Trump advisers who recently met with lawmakers from western energy states, who hope Trump will open more federal land for drilling, a lawmaker who took part in the meeting said. Cramer...
  • Cruz Delegates Waver as Trump Gains Momentum

    05/01/2016 2:10:15 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 67 replies
    National Review ^ | May 1, 2016 | Brendan Bordelon
    Those delegates are vital to Cruz’s quest to deny his rival the 1,237 delegates he’ll need on the first ballot in Cleveland. But as they’ve watched Cruz struggle to tread water in a primary increasingly dominated by Trump, many of them, wary of a bitter convention battle that could rend the party at its seams, are rethinking their commitment to the Texas senator. Of the ten North Dakota delegates on the Cruz slate reached by National Review, five express serious reservations about backing the Texas senator on that crucial first ballot...
  • RNC official: Donald hitting 1,237 won't matter

    04/28/2016 1:45:22 PM PDT · by wrrock · 100 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4/28/2016 | Lori Ann LaRocco
    Donald Trump may be the only Republican presidential candidate who can realistically hit the magic 1,237 number for the majority of delegates, but according to a senior Republican National Committee official that does not mean he will become the GOP presidential nominee. "Even if Trump reaches the magic number of 1,237 the media and RNC are touting, that does not mean Trump is automatically the nominee," Haugland said. "The votes earned during the primary process are only estimates and are not legal convention votes. The only official votes to nominate a candidate are those that are cast from the convention...
  • The Power of Work; Ted Cruz’s Story

    04/19/2016 4:28:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 119 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Politics The Blog ^ | April 19, 2016 | Daniel Kushner
    “Cruz was the earliest to organize here and unquestionably had the deepest connections on the ground. His top local organizer, Bette Grande, has been supporting him for months, dating back to when Cruz’s father, Rafael Cruz, came to her house last September during a North Dakota campaign swing.” How do you not love this? Literally eight months ago, he was already having his father campaign in North Dakota. And not just doing events, but going to the house of top local organizers in, again, not Iowa, not New Hampshire, not South Carolina, but North Dakota. And it’s not like Ted...
  • Big Weekend On Tap For Republicans in Colorado, Michigan

    With a contested Republican convention looming, the fierce fight for delegates shifts to the key states of Colorado and Michigan this weekend, just as Donald Trump is scrambling to match the formidable delegate wrangling operation of Ted Cruz. While Trump holds a wide lead over Cruz in the delegate count, the prospects for either candidate to win the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the nomination is looking increasingly slim after Cruz's win in Wisconsin. And the Texas senator is dominating the complex, behind-the-scenes race for delegates at state conventions like the recent one in North Dakota.
  • Cruz tops Trump in North Dakota delegate race

    04/04/2016 7:20:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 108 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/03/2016 | Shane Goldmacher
    FARGO, N.D. — Ted Cruz’s preferred candidates won the vast majority of convention delegates available in North Dakota over the weekend, taking 18 of 25 slots in the state in another show of organizational strength over Donald Trump. It’s still not clear how loyal all of Cruz’s slate will be if the Republican nomination heads to a contested convention in Cleveland, as several included on it told POLITICO they were only leaning toward Cruz, or simply opposed to Trump. But the result was bad news for Trump, who may need unbound delegates like those in North Dakota to lift him...
  • Cruz delegate slate wins 19 of 25 North Dakota delegates (They are all unbound)

    04/03/2016 2:35:51 PM PDT · by Iowa David · 46 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4/3/16 | Patrick Ruffin
    Only 6 candidates who did not appear on Cruz slate won: Gov Dalrymple, his wife (?), AG Stenehjem, Gary Emineth, John Olson & Kelly Schmidt
  • North Dakota's unbound delegates a 'pot of gold' for Republican presidential candidates

    04/02/2016 9:29:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Inforum ^ | April 2, 2016 | John Hageman
    FARGO – An already unconventional election season is bringing an unusual phenomenon to North Dakota politics: significant national attention. Correspondents from national media outlets such as CNN and the Washington Post arrived in Fargo for the state Republican convention this weekend, where the three presidential campaigns are making a push for delegates friendly to their candidates to be sent to Cleveland for the national convention in July. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz made the biggest splash Saturday by delivering the keynote address that afternoon. Carly Fiorina, a former presidential candidate who supports Cruz, mingled with convention attendees Friday night at the...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz to deliver Saturday NDGOP convention keynote (North Dakota)

    03/29/2016 3:25:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Bismark Tribune ^ | March 29, 2016 | Rick Smith
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, locked in a fierce Republican Party presidential nomination fight, will fire up the North Dakota GOP faithful with a speech at this weekend’s state party convention in Fargo and make his play for the state’s unbound national delegates. Cruz will be the main keynote speaker of the convention, speaking at about 1 p.m. Saturday at Scheels Arena in Fargo. Party officials expect more than 1,800 delegates at the convention. “We’re just really excited that the presidential candidates are interested and having a presidential candidate able to speak,” North Dakota Republican Party Chairman Kelly Armstrong said. The...
  • University of North Dakota professor vows to call 911 on every ‘inappropriate’ ROTC drill

    03/23/2016 8:26:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 23, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    An associate professor at the University of North Dakota called the police on two ROTC students carrying replica rifles on campus, saying the group's practice drills are "highly inappropriate" and "irresponsible" in light of recent school shootings. In a letter Sunday to the Grand Forks Herald, Heidi Czerwiec described the panic she felt when she looked up from her office computer to see "two figures in camo with guns" outside her window. "My first thought is for my students' and my safety: I grab my phone, crawl under my desk and call 911," she wrote. The threat, however, was two...
  • LETTER: Military maneuvers startle already-stressed UND campus

    03/23/2016 11:14:19 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 74 replies
    grandforksherald.com ^ | March 20, 2016 | Heidi Czerwiec
    Apparently, it's not enough that UND's administration is attacking the quality of education by cutting programs and experienced faculty and jacking class sizes. Now, we must also feel under physical attack as well. I look up from my office computer to see two figures in camo with guns outside my window. My first thought is for my students' and my safety: I grab my phone, crawl under my desk and call 911. The dispatcher keeps me on the line until someone can see if ROTC is doing maneuvers. I can barely talk—first, with fear, and then with rage when the...
  • 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...
  • Super Tuesday Scorecard: Big night possible for Donald Trump (State by State Forecast)

    02/28/2016 7:33:34 AM PST · by xzins · 160 replies
    The Hill ^ | 28 Feb 16 | Jonathan Easley
    Donald Trump is poised to grow his delegate lead over the Republican field with a strong showing on Super Tuesday. The long-time GOP front-runner leads in the latest polls in eight of the 11 states that will vote on March 1, and heÂ’s the only candidate who is competitive across-the-board. Even worse for TrumpÂ’s rivals is that you must win at least 20 percent of the vote to get any delegates in the four states with the largest prizes. The latest polls show Marco Rubio, John Kasich and Ben Carson are below the threshold in all four of those states,...
  • ND regulators approve route for oil pipeline that will be biggest from Bakken

    01/25/2016 8:03:04 AM PST · by thackney · 24 replies
    InForum ^ | Jan 20, 2016 | Mike Nowatzki
    orth Dakota regulators granted a route permit Wednesday for what will be the largest crude oil pipeline out of the state's fruitful Bakken oil field, leaving Iowa as the only state left to approve the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline. Public Service Commission members Julie Fedorchak and Brian Kalk voted to grant the permit for Dakota Access LLC, a subsidiary of Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners, which plans initially to ship up to 450,000 barrels of oil per day on the 1,168-mile pipeline from the Bakken and Three Forks regions in western North Dakota. "This is a massive infrastructure construction project,...
  • Oil Sold for -$0.50 per Barrel. A Negative Price!

    01/18/2016 3:54:46 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 18 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 18-01-2016 | northdakoterrrr
    The oil markets are on edge with oil sinking into the $20s per barrel. And last week we reported on one place where oil is already trading in the single-digits. Canada’s bitumen is selling for just $8 per barrel. But even that rock bottom price is higher than what one oil seller earned for a shipment recently. In a bizarre turn of events, Bloomberg reported that Flint Hill Resources, a refining unit owned by the Koch brothers, said that they would purchase sour crude from North Dakota for $-0.50 per barrel. That’s right: a negative price. Oil has become so...
  • ICE officials can't release status of man accused in Mapleton rape

    01/07/2016 5:09:28 PM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 16 replies
    ValleyNews ^ | January 7, 2016 | Bradford Arick
    Fargo, N.D. (Valley News Live): New information in our continued investigation into a Muslim man accused of raping a woman at a Mapleton, North Dakota travel plaza. Abdulrahman Ibrahim Ali remains in the Cass County Jail. The federal government says they cannot tell us Ali’s immigration status or if he’s a naturalized citizen. We investigated to find out why this is not a matter of public record. Shocked: that’s what regular customers at Gordy’s Travel Plaza said on the day of the assault back in early December. “So it is just shocking, I mean you get to know every customer...
  • Iowa Gov. Branstad (R) Backs Eminent Domain For Pipelines

    11/04/2015 1:21:01 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 10 replies
    http://whotv.com ^ | 10:16pm, November 2, 2015 | Aaron Brilbeck
    Governor Backs Eminent Domain For Pipelines Posted 10:11 pm, November 2, 2015, by Aaron Brilbeck, Updated at 10:16pm, November 2, 2015 DES MOINES, Iowa -- This week, the Iowa Utilities Board will discuss whether to use eminent domain to seize property from landowners to use for a massive oil pipeline. Dakota Access, LLC wants to use the land for an underground pipeline that would carry roughly a half million barrels of crude oil from North Dakota, through Iowa and to a distribution center in Illinois. Governor Branstad says he believes eminent domain can and should be used for some pipeline...
  • North Dakota No Longer Attractive For Drillers Or Refiners

    11/04/2015 8:11:38 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 15 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 04-11-2015 | NDakota
    The performance of Blood & Oil, a soap opera based on the North Dakota oil boom, is not going well. The show saw its episodes trimmed by ABC amid tepid viewer interest. But the real life Bakken is also suffering from a lack of interest, a development that doesn’t bode well for the oil-producing region. The Bakken had been a key part of the U.S. shale boom over the past half-decade. But production peaked at 1.22 million barrels per day in December 2014. Since then production has bounced around, with month-to-month fluctuations, but is slightly down from that high point...
  • 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....
  • N.D. to use abortion legal funds to pay fees in gay marriage ban case

    09/10/2015 8:23:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    grandforksherald.com ^ | Sep 9, 2015 | Mike Nowatzki
    BISMARCK – Some of the money set aside by North Dakota lawmakers to defend the state against legal challenges to its abortion laws will instead be used to cover attorneys’ fees awarded to lawyers for couples who challenged the state’s gay marriage ban. The state Emergency Commission voted 5-1 Wednesday to approve a request by Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem to transfer $75,000 from the abortion litigation fund to a separate fund for general litigation expenses. Last month, the state agreed to pay $58,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs in a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of seven same-sex couples who...
  • Judge won't halt water rule nationwide

    09/05/2015 9:47:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 4, 2015 | Devin Henry
    A federal judge on Friday declined to halt the Obama administration's controversial water rule nationwide, rebuffing the request of 13 states that are battling with the Environmental Protection Agency.Judge Ralph Erickson of the North Dakota U.S. District Court ruled that there are “significant prudential reasons to limit the scope” of the injunction he already gave the 13 states last week. Other courts have denied injunctions, he said, and some states want to implement the “Waters of the United States” rule. “On the one hand, there is a desirability for uniformity regarding a national rule with national application,” Erickson wrote. “On...
  • Worldview: A shocking silence on ISIS's sex slavery

    08/31/2015 10:24:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Inquirer ^ | August 30, 2015 | Trudy Rubin
    One of the most heinous of the endless war crimes of the Islamic State has been the systematic rape of thousands of young girls and women - who are sold as sex slaves. Most of the victims come from the Yazidi religious minority, labeled nonbelievers by ISIS. They were captured when ISIS invaded northern Iraq last year and wiped out their communities. But one of the sex slaves was a fresh-faced blond American, a 25-year-old aid worker who was captured in Syria in August 2013. Kayla Mueller was chained in a room and raped for months by the leader of...
  • Twin Falls, ID: Article tells us why you must demand answers BEFORE refugees begin arriving

    08/30/2015 10:06:00 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | August 30, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    of course the trick will be trying to figure that out! Twin Falls, Idaho has developed a very active and competent ‘Pocket of Resistance’ in spite of the local media’s effort to denigrate opponents of the UN/US State Department plan to further seed the community with third world refugees. This round of controversy began in earnest back in April when the local resettlement contractor bragged to the media that Syrian (mostly Muslim) refugees were coming to Idaho. ... Once they get a program up and running in your town, it becomes almost impossible to shutter it later because they are...
  • Weaponized Drones For Law Enforcement Now Legal In North Dakota

    09/01/2015 4:44:59 PM PDT · by Theoria · 24 replies
    Forbes ^ | 26 Aug 2015 | Gregory Ferenstein
     Drones can now legally fight criminals in the United States with non-lethal weapons thanks to a recently amended bill in North Dakota. The law’s author, Representative Rick Becker, originally wanted to require police to secure a warrant for drone surveillance.But, then local law enforcement managed to sneak in the right to equip drones with tasers or rubber bullets by amending the original prohibition against lethal and non-lethal force to just limiting lethal weapons. Becker worries that this new franken-bill will have dramatic unintended consequences.“I think it’s important to maintain the humanity in making decisions to deploy weapons against another individual,” he...
  • Judge blocks Obama EPA rule as federal power grab over state waters

    08/27/2015 2:44:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 27, 2015 | James MacPherson - Associated Press
    BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some state waterways. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson of North Dakota issued a temporary injunction against a the rule, which gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers authority to protect some streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. The rule was scheduled to take effect Friday. “The risk of irreparable harm to the states is both imminent and likely,” Judge Erickson said in blocking the rule from taking effect....
  • Dalrymple Won't Seek Gubernatorial Re-Election in 2016

    08/24/2015 1:02:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced Monday that he will not run for re-election next year, blowing the gubernatorial race wide open and intensifying speculation over whether Democratic U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp will seek the state’s highest office. The 66-year-old Dalrymple said in a news release that he and first lady Betsy Dalrymple plan to spend more time with family, including their five grandchildren. “It continues to be my great privilege to serve my state, service that includes 16 years as a state representative, 10 years as lieutenant governor and (the) last five-plus years as governor,” he said. “North Dakota...
  • White Supremacist Wants to Take Over, Rename Town After Donald Trump

    08/24/2015 12:59:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | Aug 14, 2015 | Adrian Glass-Moore
    After white supremacist Craig Cobb tried and failed to start a whites-only enclave in the tiny North Dakota town of Leith, he set his sights on another community: Antler, population 20-something. But establishing a presence in the town, just a few minutes from the Canadian border, has proved difficult for Cobb. Last month, he says, he bought $10,000 worth of property in the town's center from Jim Lozensky, who until recently was an Antler resident. The sale included an old bank and two nearby residential lots. Cobb wanted to turn the bank into a church for his racist religion, Creativity...
  • Fargo, ND (and everywhere else) to be slammed with new refugees in next seven weeks

    08/08/2015 7:48:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 55 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | August 7, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Why the next seven weeks? Because fiscal year 2015 ends on September 30th and the settlers in the US State Department and in their contracting agencies want to hit the Obama target of 70,000 for the year and they have (as of July 31), 18,470 more to go! Actually that 70,000 figure that Obama announced in his Presidential Determination Letter to Congress last September is meant to be a ceiling, not a goal that they necessarily have to hit. However, since the contractors are paid by the head and they have salaries and office overhead to pay, they always try...
  • Letter from Bishop: Decision on Boy Scouts of America (Catholic Diocese Breaks Ties With BSA)

    08/05/2015 8:10:27 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 39 replies
    Diocese of Bismarck ^ | 08/03/2015 | Bishop David D. Kagan
    ...[T]he Boy Scouts of America voted to admit openly gay adults into the organization to hold leadership positions. While there are indications that the BSA has a religious organization exception, which each local troop could invoke, that will provide no protection for any of our parishes and/or schools, which sponsor troops. Thus, effective immediately, the Catholic Church of the Diocese of Bismarck and each and every one of its parishes, schools and other institutions, is formally disaffiliated with and from the Boy Scouts of America. If your parish sponsors a troop, your priest has been asked to inform those persons...
  • Federal appeals court affirms ruling blocking North Dakota abortion ban

    07/23/2015 8:59:07 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    duluthnewstribune.com ^ | Jul 22, 2015 | Mike Nowatzki, Forum News Service
    BISMARCK — A federal appeals court on Wednesday affirmed a lower court’s decision to block a 2013 North Dakota law that would have imposed the strictest abortion ban in the nation by outlawing abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected, at about six weeks of pregnancy. The New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights, which filed the lawsuit in June 2013 on behalf of the Red River Women’s Clinic in Fargo, the state’s lone abortion provider, applauded the opinion issued by a three-judge panel of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. “It’s beyond time these anti-choice politicians in North Dakota and...
  • CALIFORNIA FACES THE SKYROCKETING GASOLINE PRICES BROWN FEARS

    07/13/2015 11:14:03 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 35 replies
    breitbart ^ | july 13, 2015 | chriss w. street
    GasBuddy started an emergencypetition on Friday calling on Governor Brown to obtain an EPA waiver to prevent gasoline price increases of at least 50-cents a gallon in Southern California and 30-cents in Northern California. As Breitbart News warned in December in “Brown Needs Oil Trains to Prevent Skyrocketing Energy Prices,: decades of anti-oil-production-policies in the Democrat-controlled state had made residents highly reliant on inconsistent supplies of oil from Iraq and oil trains from North Dakota. With supplies now breaking down, Californians are sure to be angry paying $5 a gallon for gasoline. GasBuddy noted that an “extraordinary convergence of fuel supply problems...
  • North Dakota tribal panel wants to regulate oil development

    06/24/2015 1:11:02 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | 6-24-2015 | JAMES MACPHERSON, AP
    BISMARCK, N.D. Tribal leaders from an oil-prolific portion of North Dakota's Fort Berthold Reservation say they can't count on federal or state regulators — or their own tribal government — to monitor the boom, so they are moving to do it themselves. Industry officials question whether the tribe has the jurisdiction to impose such rules and warned the change could severely slow oil production on the reservation, which accounts for about a third of the state's 1.1 million barrels of daily oil production. Lone Fight and other tribal leaders from the region said they are fed up with everything from...
  • Liberian Community Speaking Out After Recent Street War, "Our Name Should Be Left Out Of It

    The local Liberian community is speaking out, saying they have been misrepresented by a few members of their same culture, breaking the law. "This should not happen to us, as a minority group people should not address us when an individual do things. They should address the person, and our name should be left out of it, because we are good people," says Aaron Dinuker, President of the Liberian Community in North Dakota. Members of the local Liberian community sat down with the Fargo Police Department to talk about recent crime, and come up with some solutions. Those at the...
  • 'Immigrant Groups’ Are Battling It Out In The Streets Of Fargo

    06/15/2015 8:05:20 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/10/2015 | Chuck Ross
    A manhunt is underway in Fargo, N.D. after two separate groups of immigrants from unknown countries began waging what is being described as a “street war” against each other earlier this week. A group of 70 people were gathered when an altercation of some sort ensued. Men affiliated with one immigrant group smashed out the window of a car with a crowbar. The same men vandalized another vehicle shortly after. Police were initially called to the park because a DJ had been hired and party-goers were drinking alcohol, in violation of park rules. According to Valley News, while police have...
  • Armed Home Invasion Latest in Street War Between Two Immigrant Groups [Fargo, ND]

    06/14/2015 7:14:11 PM PDT · by MrBambaLaMamba · 26 replies
    valleynewslive.com ^ | June 11, 2015 | Valley News Live
    Police are investigating an armed home invasion, and a crash that followed in South Fargo. Lt. Joel Vettel says they are looking for two people of interest: Luke Goodridge and Isaac Nyemah. Police say Goodridge, Nyemah, and the others involved, are the same people who have been caught up in a street crime war for the past several days. Officers say following a home invasion, several people left in a car. People in the home jumped into another car and gave chase. That led up to the crash. At least two people involved in the home invasion jumped out of...
  • Police: U.S. Airman Marcell Willis Shoots Walmart Workers, Kills Self

    05/27/2015 2:37:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    A U.S. airman “with no apparent motive” walked into a Wal-Mart Supercenter in North Dakota early Tuesday and opened fire with a handgun, killing one worker and injuring a second before turning the gun on himself, police said. Grand Forks police said the shooting a few minutes after 1 a.m. may have been random, with no link yet found between Marcell Willis, 21, and either the store or the employees. Willis was stationed at Grand Forks Air Force Base, about a dozen miles west of the city....
  • Oil-patch women say energy industry is safe place with opportunities(Antfrac group says no)

    05/25/2015 3:05:38 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 8 replies
    foxnews ^ | 5/25/15 | r port
    <p>Judging by its critics, the energy industry – and specifically the oil and gas industry in North Dakota – isn’t female-friendly. Yet women who live and work in the oil patch say the energy industry isn’t just a safe place for women, but that there are plenty of opportunities for everybody.</p>