North Dakota

Woman threatens the lives of Muslim women at Walmart — you won’t believe how it ends

The New York Daily News reported that North Dakota woman Amber Hensley was caught on video telling three Somalian women that “every” Muslim would be killed, and as a result, she lost her job.<p>Hensley was caught on a Facebook video on Tuesday shouting down the group of girls who had parked too …

Conservative POV

Prices of grocery staples could rise as drought conditions worsen

Nearly 11 percent of the continental United States is in moderate drought or worse, says a meteorologist

Agriculture

Milica McMillen Named Assistant Coach

<b>July 27, 2017</b><p><b>Columbus, Ohio</b>— Milica McMillen will be joining the Ohio State women’s hockey staff as an assistant coach. McMillen was a standout …

College & University

One FBI Agent’s War on the Deadly Scam That Took Over Jamaica

Follow FBI agent Frank Gasper into the heart of a massive scam that’s now as lucrative as the drug trade in Jamaica, and just as deadly.<p>BISMARCK, North Dakota—Frank Gasper had a problem, an Edna Schmeets problem. For more than a decade, the FBI special agent had busted mobsters and white-collar …

FBI

Should California start its own bank to serve marijuana companies? It wouldn't be easy

With recreational marijuana sales set to become legal in California next year and most banks unwilling to open accounts for cannabis companies, pot entrepreneurs are desperate to figure out what to do with their piles of cash. Now, some want the state or cities to get involved.<p>Over the last year, …

Cannabis

Tribes fight trade groups' intervention in pipeline dispute

BISMARCK, N.D. – American Indian tribes trying to shut down the Dakota Access oil pipeline are objecting to the possible intervention of national energy and manufacturing trade groups in the legal dispute.<p>Attorneys for the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes say in court documents filed …

Injustice

A Japanese doctor who studied longevity — and lived to 105 — said if you must retire, do it well after age 65

Recreation

CHS Jobs & Careers for Veterans

ND-Napoleon, 10444BR Agronomy Sales Representative Napoleon North Dakota ACTIVE FULL TIME Job Posting CHS South Centralhas an exciting opportunity in …

U.S. Military

No opposition from Trump as Obama drilling rules contested

DENVER — A lawsuit contesting new rules for hydraulic fracturing on federal land will get its day in court even though President Donald Trump’s …

Denver

Regulators approve $150M expansion of natural gas plant | Miami Herald

North Dakota regulators have approved a $150 million expansion of a natural gas processing plant in McKenzie County.<p>The Wild Basin Gas Plant is in …

Oil

Vote tally: How each senator voted on GOP health care motion

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Senate voted in favor of a motion to proceed with debate on the GOP health care bill Tuesday afternoon.<p>After seven years of Republicans vowing to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and following several months of internal deliberations and setbacks, GOP lawmakers …

Lisa Murkowski

Here Are the States That Swear the Most

No one <i>enjoys</i> having prolonged chats with customer service reps to get a problem fixed, but some of us tend to be more polite and patient with the …

Cool Stuff

Yeehaw!: Firefighter Competing In Fire Hose Rodeo

Taking a page from the <i>Jackass</i> playbook, this is a video of a group of firefighters in Belcourt, North Dakota holding a fire hose rodeo. Turnout …

North Dakota gets rain, but not enough to impact drought | Miami Herald

Drought-plagued North Dakota received much-needed rainfall over the past week, but crops and pastures still need much more.<p>The weekly crop report …

Drought

Big Oil Forecast: Entering the Age of Stranded Assets

By Andy Rowell<p>For years, environmentalists have warned that due to climate change, there will be billions of barrels of oil that we will never be …

Saving Illinois: Getting More Bang For The State's Bucks

<i>Illinois is teetering on bankruptcy and other states are not far behind, largely due to unfunded pension liabilities; but there are solutions. The</i> …

Business

Native American Tribes Want A Bigger Role In Choosing US Attorneys Under Trump

The National Congress of American Indians passed a resolution last month asking that tribes be “included in the selection, interview, and decision making process” for US attorneys, who prosecute major crimes in Indian Country.<p>Native American tribes are pushing for a bigger role in the selection of …

Injustice

Poll: Trump's job approval averaging 50 percent or higher in 17 states

President Trump has averaged a job approval rating of 50 percent or higher in 17 states since taking office earlier this year, ...

Elections

Police

<b>GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) —</b> Authorities say a Minnesota man has been arrested for allegedly setting off a large firework in a North Dakota bar while it …

Minnesota

US must regain its infrastructure advantage

United States infrastructure was once the envy of the world. But after years of under-investment, the World Economic Forum now ranks it only number …

U.S. Department of Transportation

Less flour, more feed as drought turns US wheat into hay

by Sydney Maki and Megan Durisin<p>The stunted wheat plants on Robert Ferebee's parched North Dakota farm were in the worst condition he'd seen in …

Agriculture

How Much Money Each State Saves Thanks to Homeschooling

LISTEN TO TLR’S LATEST PODCAST:As many recognize, homeschooling has been booming in recent years and promises to keep growing. The most recent …

Libertarianism

Dakota Access developer gets OK to replace trees

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators approved a plan by the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline to replace trees removed during construction, but the permission won't impact an upcoming decision on whether Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners is fined for removing too …

Environment

GOP Rep. Calls Out Media ‘Unhealthy Obsession’ With Russia, MSNBC Freaks Out

Appearing on MSNBC’s 11 a.m. ET hour on Friday, Republican North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer called out the “unhealthy obsession” the media have …

Conservative POV

US rig count decreases by 2 this week to 950

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. decreased by two this week to 950.<p>A year ago, just 462 rigs were active.<p>Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes said Friday that 764 rigs sought oil and 186 explored for natural gas this week.<p>Among major oil- and …

Oil

Can crowdfunding save women’s college hockey?

North Dakota cut its women’s hockey program in March, in one of the saddest and most stunning decisions to rock the sport at the collegiate …

College Hockey

North Dakota's Norway experiment

Late one night in October 2015, North Dakota prisons chief Leann Bertsch met Karianne Jackson, one of her deputies, for a drink in a hotel bar in …

Prison

Americans are unhappy with the direction of the country, and the GOP should be ‘worried’

Most Americans harbor pretty dismal views of the US government, but the gulf between Republicans and Democrats is stark.<p>Overall, 37% of American adults believe the nation is headed in the right direction, according to a new poll from Business Insider's partner MSN. A plurality says their pride in …

Elections

Which States Face Enrollment Boom or Bust?

Public schools in the District of Columbia and North Dakota poised to get more students, while student populations in New Hampshire and Connecticut …

Education

5 fires in 3 days prompts North Dakota apartment evacuation

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota fire marshal has ordered the evacuation of a large Minot apartment building that has suffered five electrical fires in three days.<p>The Minot Daily News (http://bit.ly/2tiZalz ) reports that residents of the 152 units in the North Highlands Apartments haven't been …