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Notice and order for hearing on petition for descent of property of Judy L. Anderson
January 12, 2017
Speed limit increase debated in North Dakota committee
BISMARCK — A one-number change in state law was debated for almost an hour in a North Dakota legislative committee Thursday, Jan. 12. Sen. Lonnie Laffen, R-Grand Forks, said his bill to increase the speed limit to 80 mph from 75 mph on North Dakota’s interstate highways would...
January 12, 2017 - 9:06pm
Oil spill reporting bill gets mixed reviews
BISMARCK — A bill that would raise the threshold for reporting oil spills got mixed reviews Thursday, Jan. 12, with proponents saying it would improve government efficiency while opponents advocated for more transparency. The House Energy and Natural Resources Committee heard about...
January 12, 2017 - 9:04pm
January 11, 2017
Report: Wis. deputy assisting at ND pipeline protest drunk at helm of squad
A St. Croix County (Wis.) sheriff’s deputy likely consumed at least 15 shots of vodka before getting behind the wheel of his squad, where he was found passed out with the vehicle’s transmission in drive and his foot on the brake. Those findings were detailed in an internal investigation...
January 11, 2017 - 9:02pm
Landowners oppose bill that reduces oil spill reporting
BISMARCK, N.D. – Groups that represent North Dakota landowners plan to oppose a bill that would reduce the number of spills the oil industry reports. House Bill 1151 would raise the threshold on spill reporting, exempting companies from having to report spills up to 10 barrels,...
January 11, 2017 - 9:02pm
January 8, 2017
Two arrested near Standing Rock, upping total to 584 since August
MANDAN, N.D. -- Two additional protesters were arrested for criminal trespass near the Dakota Access Pipeline Friday, Jan. 6, bringing the total for arrests related to pipeline protests to 584 since Aug. 10. The Morton County Sheriff’s Department said the two individuals were arrested...
January 8, 2017 - 8:41pm
Health insurers won’t cover medical marijuana in North Dakota
FARGO — North Dakota voters overwhelmingly approved the legalization of medical marijuana, and lawmakers are grappling with launching the program. But patients are about to learn that legalization does not mean insurance will cover the cost. Major health insurers in North Dakota...
January 8, 2017 - 8:38pm
December 28, 2016
North Dakota senator proposes 80 mph speed limits for interstates
BISMARCK, N.D. — Motorists in North Dakota would be able to go a little faster on interstates under a bill introduced by a state lawmaker. Lonnie Laffen, a Republican state senator from Grand Forks, prefiled legislation to increase the speed limit on “access-controlled, paved...
December 28, 2016 - 9:30pm
December 27, 2016
Ranchers still digging out after Christmas blizzard
MADDOCK, N.D. — Some Upper Midwest ranchers are still digging out after the Christmas weekend blizzard that dumped as much as 18 inches of snow in parts of the region. “It’s was a doozy for sure,” Julie Schaff Ellingson, executive vice president of the North Dakota Stockmen’s...
December 27, 2016 - 8:57pm
December 23, 2016
Possibly damaged bridge -- a key marker in pipeline protest -- examined for safety
MANDAN, N.D. -- A razor-wired barricade with a snow-swept, forbidding appearance between the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and Mandan could be dismantled if it turns out a bridge is undamaged from the Dakota Access Pipeline protest. The Backwater Bridge spanning Cantapeta Creek...
December 23, 2016 - 7:05am
December 21, 2016
Corrective action order issued in ND oil pipeline spill
BELFIELD, N.D. – A federal agency has ordered Belle Fourche Pipeline to improve leak detection, remediate any pipeline in unstable land areas and take other steps to protect the environment following an oil spill in a Little Missouri River tributary. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials...
December 21, 2016 - 8:22pm
December 13, 2016
Oil pipeline spill near Belfield, ND, estimated at 176,000 gallons
BELFIELD, N.D. – Belle Fourche Pipeline Co. estimates that 130,200 gallons of oil spilled into a tributary of the Little Missouri River last week and another 46,200 gallons leaked into a hillside, the North Dakota Department of Health said Monday, Dec. 12. The spill discovered by...
December 13, 2016 - 8:58am
December 12, 2016
As others see it: Pipeline protesters win Pyrrhic victory
There's a reason why Republicans soon will control not only the presidency, but also the Senate, the House, 33 governorships and both chambers in 32 states. The reason can be found in the Dakota Access Pipeline case. With its elevation of identity politics above all else, its twisting...
December 12, 2016 - 10:57pm
December 11, 2016
News report: Heitkamp is Trump’s top choice for Agriculture secretary
FARGO — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is President-elect Donald Trump's No. 1 choice for Agriculture secretary, POLITICO reported Saturday, Dec. 10, citing sources close to the transition team. Heitkamp, who’s in her first term, serves on the Senate Agriculture Committee and is one...
December 11, 2016 - 8:42pm
December 8, 2016
Cleanup continues after oil pipeline spill in ND waterway
BELFIELD, N.D. — About 50 contractors and other staff were on site Thursday, Dec. 8, continuing to clean up after a pipeline spill leaked an unknown amount of oil this week into a tributary of the Little Missouri River, a company representative said. Wendy Owen, spokeswoman for...
December 8, 2016 - 7:56pm
ND governor says pipeline company ‘abdicated’ role in defending project
FARGO — Gov. Jack Dalrymple said North Dakota finds itself “outgunned” in countering a “social media machine” manipulated by national environmental groups while the company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline has “abdicated” its responsibility to defend the controversial...
December 8, 2016 - 5:22pm