#NoDAPL: Protestors Block BNSF Tracks in Mandan

#NoDAPL protestors took their act to Mandan yesterday where they blocked the BNSF railroad tracks for approximately three hours. Rob Port with Say Anything Blog has pictures and comments from the Morton County Sheriff’s Department.

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Attempted Murder Charges Filed Resulting From Thursday #NoDAPL Protest

Last Thursday was a tense day for law enforcement as they worked to clear the public right-of-way on Highway 1806 and remove protesters from private property. One incident involved a gun being fired, and the result of that is now attempted murder charges against one of the protest participants.

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Kirsten Baesler: A Vision for North Dakota’s Schools

North Dakota’s Superintendant of School’s provides a brief update on the state’s progress with the Every Student Succeeds Act. As a result of the legislation, the expectation is for more local control and less emphasis on academic standards and testing.

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#NoDAPL Protester Arrested for Firing a Weapon at Police

A #NoDAPL protestor was arrested yesterday for pulling a revolver and firing it at police officers at the scene. No one was injured in this incident, but there was another firearms incident with an injury not involving law enforcement. All told, there were more than 130 arrests yesterday. Rob Port has the story.

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In Defense of Choosing “None of the Above”

The Fargo Forum editorial board made the unusual choice of not endorsing a presidential candidate. And in defense of that position, Rob Port at Say Anything Blog defends that choice as rational thinking in this unfortunate election cycle.

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John Andrist: Economics Too Is A Science Of The Possible

When economics and politics mix, the outcome is compromise. But Mr. Andrist would like to see a little more acknowledgment from one party on the importance of the forces move the markets.

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Commentary: Fed Data Shows North Dakota As One Of The Worst-Performing States

A candidate for Governor has some strong opinions on the state of our state. The sentiment is we’re too dependent on agriculture and oil and gas, and one of our top priorities should be diversifying our economy so we’re less susceptible to cyclical market forces.

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Will the Governor’s Race be Decided on June 14th?

One candidate believes the Republican nominee will be the next Governor of North Dakota. That means the actual Governor’s election will take place this June at the primary election and be between Republican candidates. Rob Port has the commentary.

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