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BISMARCK, N.D | Judge refuses to reopen North Dakota pipeline security suit

BISMARCK, N.D — A North Dakota judge has refused to reopen a lawsuit that state regulators filed against a North Carolina-based private security firm accused of using heavy-handed tactics against people protesting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline. Judge John Grinsteiner’s decision Monday ends the yearlong dispute in state district court, but doesn’t resolve … Continue reading BISMARCK, N.D | Judge refuses to reopen North Dakota pipeline security suit

BISMARCK, N.D. | Dakota Access pipeline builder wants state lawsuit dismissed

BISMARCK, N.D. — The company that built the Dakota Access oil pipeline says its ownership of agricultural land in North Dakota doesn’t violate state law, and that the law is unconstitutional anyway. Dakota Access attorneys want a judge to dismiss a complaint North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem (STEHN’-juhm) filed July 3. They also want … Continue reading BISMARCK, N.D. | Dakota Access pipeline builder wants state lawsuit dismissed

FARGO, N.D | Trump brands Sen. Heitkamp ‘liberal Democrat,’ but she’s not

FARGO, N.D — President Donald Trump has urged North Dakota voters to defeat “liberal Democrat” Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, although she is a moderate who strays at times from Democratic positions. Heitkamp is one of the Senate’s most vulnerable Democrats seeking re-election, so she is firmly in Republican sights looking toward November. At an appearance Wednesday, … Continue reading FARGO, N.D | Trump brands Sen. Heitkamp ‘liberal Democrat,’ but she’s not

RUSO, N.D | North Dakota mayor re-elected with all 3 of town’s votes

RUSO, N.D. (AP) — The man believed to be North Dakota’s oldest mayor has breezed to another term, winning unanimously in a vote that saw 100 percent turnout. The Minot Daily News reports that Ruso Mayor Bruce Lorenz captured all three votes cast in the state’s smallest incorporated city. The 86-year-old retired rural mail carrier … Continue reading RUSO, N.D | North Dakota mayor re-elected with all 3 of town’s votes

BISMARCK, N.D. | No voter registration point of pride, unease in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — John Erickson breezed into downtown Bismarck’s government building, flashed his ID and picked up a primary ballot. A few minutes later, the early voting ballot complete, Erickson traded pleasantries with friends and familiar poll workers and headed back to tend the cows and crops on his farm north of the state’s … Continue reading BISMARCK, N.D. | No voter registration point of pride, unease in North Dakota

PARSHALL, N.D. | Search ends for grenade launcher ammo lost in North Dakota

PARSHALL, N.D. (AP) — Airmen have called off the search for military explosives that fell off a vehicle on an American Indian reservation in North Dakota on May 1. Mountrail County Sheriff Ken Halverson announced last week that a container of ammunition for an automatic grenade launcher had been lost near Parshall, on the Fort … Continue reading PARSHALL, N.D. | Search ends for grenade launcher ammo lost in North Dakota

Law officers ask Obama for help policing pipeline protests

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP)(STL.News) Pipeline Protests — A dozen law enforcement officials in North Dakota are imploring President Barack Obama in a letter to send federal officers to help local police during protests against the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline, citing costs, fatigue and a growing fear of vigilante justice. The officials asked Obama for … Continue reading Law officers ask Obama for help policing pipeline protests