Public Comment on Minot Joining the Dakota Access Amicus Brief

Government — at the local, state, and federal levels — works best when those making decisions on issues hear from those who are impacted. And at a Special City Council meeting today,  the City of Minot through possible action of the Council may weigh in and speak up the ladder — into the federal court

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park holds bison roundup in South Unit

The bison in Teddy Roosevelt National Park are a major attraction, but because the park is limited in size and fenced, it’s not able to support a bison population of unlimited size. That means bison management practices are required from time to time, and this fall is one of those occasions. Many of the animals

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‘Neither Wolf Nor Dog’ to Opens in Bismarck

An independent film featuring the great plains as a setting and a colorful, well-storied Native American as the main character is opening in Bismarck. The movie titled ‘Neither Wolf Nor Dog’ is born from a 1994 novel by Minnesota writer Ken Nerburn. Here’s hoping we get a showing in Minot.

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Protest Camp Clean Up Underway

After months of occupation, the protest camps that have been home to as many as thousands of anti-Dakota Access Pipeline protesters are finally being cleaned up. Protesters remain, but the Standing Rock Tribe hopes to have the camps completely cleaned prior to spring flood waters which are anticipated.

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Congressman Cramer on the Dakota Access Easement Ruling

Congressman Cramer weighs in with an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal. He lays out the facts of the issue and lays the lawless outcome directly on the shoulders of President Obama.

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Blocking Supplies To Pipeline Protesters Would Be ‘Huge Mistake,’ N.D. Governor Says

There are no plans to forcibly remove protesters; there are no plans to block supplies into the camps. And it is unclear what — if anything — will change after the Corp imposed December 5 deadline passes. Get the story from NPR News.

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Whatever Else Comes From the #NoDAPL Protests, Let’s Get North Dakota Cops Some Body Cameras

Rob Port at Say Anything Blog offers up two important conversation points in this article, one of them unintentionally. First, the protest actions have exposed the need for police to be using body cameras, so we should figure out how to get that done. And second — and though not explicitly stated — it’s time

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#NoDAPL: Governor orders evacuation of protest site, but no forcible removals planned

William Yardley of the L.A. Times gets the story right, and his editor got the headline right too. Not all national media and journalism is biased and this is a great example. Read the full article for yesterday’s developments in the #NoDAPL fiasco by following the ‘source’ link above.

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