North Dakota

Standing Rock film festival centres on pipeline protest

Featured films include AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock and Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World<p>A film festival on the Standing Rock Sioux …

Injustice

Standing Rock film festival centers around pipeline protest

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A film festival on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation aims to bolster the anti-pipeline movement that blossomed there last year while also fostering connections between the Native American community and the film industry.<p>The inaugural Standing Rock Nation Film and Music …

Injustice

Drone Focus Film Festival Flies Into Fargo (Video)

"The tricky thing ... is to make great video that isn't just great because it's shot from the air," a judge tells the AP<p>Move over, Cannes: a first-year film festival in Fargo, North Dakota that is part of an annual drone conference “aims to highlight the possibilities of art from above,” according …

Drones

North Dakota city makes plans to create art display

Leaders in Mandan are aiming to create a public art display similar to Art Alley, which has become a popular venue for wedding and graduation photos …

Hall of Fame

North Dakota house explosion survivor to graduate

Elianna Vazquez strode confidently into the Bismarck-Mandan Food Co-Op on a Sunday afternoon late last month.<p>She was dressed in a tank top that …

US rig count rises 7 this week to 908; Colorado up 5

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by seven this week to 908.<p>A year ago, 404 rigs were active.<p>Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes said Friday that 722 rigs sought oil and 185 explored for natural gas this week. One was listed as …

Oil

Firm behind Dakota Access pipeline faces intense scrutiny for series of leaks

Documents suggest that a major spill from the Rover pipeline in Ohio described as 2m gallons of ‘drilling fluids’ might now be more than twice as large<p>The oil company behind the Dakota Access pipeline is facing intense scrutiny from regulators and activists over a series of recent leaks across the …

Environment

Trump plan to sell off half of oil stockpile sparks debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's proposal to sell nearly half the U.S. emergency oil stockpile is sparking renewed debate about whether the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is still needed amid an ongoing oil production boom that has seen U.S. imports drop sharply in the past decade.<p>Trump's …

Oil

Minimum Wage In Different States: Bernie Sanders To Propose $15 Minimum Wage Bill, Backed By 31 Democrats

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ agenda to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, backed by 31 Democrats, will be proposed Thursday, reports …

Bernie Sanders

Indigenous Alliance Launches Divestment Campaign Against US and Canadian Pipelines

Indigenous activists march with allies in the Tar Sands Healing Walk in northern Alberta, Canada. (Photo: Velcrow Ripper)A coalition of 121 …

Injustice

Texas Approves Feral Hog Hunting by Hot Air Balloon

Darian Somers | March 23, 2017<p>When it comes to safety, these states have low rates of both violent and property crime.<p>Casey Leins | April 25, …

Hot Air Balloons

Top paid CEO in ND is in energy, construction industry

A new survey shows the top paid executive in North Dakota is in the energy and construction services industry.<p>Calculations by The Associated Press …

Business

Chicago’s population drops slightly — again — but still up from 2010

Chicago remained the third-largest U.S. city, with 2.7 million residents, despite a population loss of 8,638, according to data released Thursday …

Population

North Dakota Democrat rejects the Trump resistance: “I think that’s a waste of my time”

Heidi Heitkamp, one of the must vulnerable Democrats in the Senate, complains that fighting Trump is not persuasive<p>In a Monday meeting with a state business group, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, a North Dakota Democrat, said that the staunch “resistance” position that many of her party members are taking …

U.S. Congress

In Which the Pope Expertly Trolls Trump on Climate Change

And not a moment too soon.<p>Pretty soon, we're going to find out that the Dakota Access pipeline is made out of the cardboard inner liners from rolls of Bounty paper towels. Or purely out of bullshit and wishful thinking. It could be either one, or both. From CBS News:<p>The Dakota Access pipeline …

Climate Change

This Color-Coded Map Pairs Every U.S. State With A Country Of Similar Size

This map will rock your world. Literally.<p>Think you know a good deal about geography and the countries of the world? This map is about to throw you …

Maps

Jewish History Beckons Scores To A North Dakota Graveyard

Amid the rolling prairie, under the vast Dakota sky, a small fence encloses 20 headstones with surprising Hebrew markings in a field outside the town …

Jewish Culture

Court order saves 70 North Dakota horses from slaughter

A court order issued by a North Dakota judge has saved about 70 horses from slaughter.<p>KFGO radio reports (http://bit.ly/2qQlBQc ) that the Stark …

Judiciary

Boom Time Again For U.S. Oil Industry, Thanks To OPEC

Oil producers across the country are watching to see what OPEC does at its meeting in Vienna this week, since the cartel of oil-exporting countries has recently played a big role in turning around a two-year U.S. slump.<p>There are more than twice as many U.S. rigs drilling for oil as a year ago, a …

Oil

The Dakota Access pipeline has sprung 2 more leaks

The United States' most notorious oil project is continuing to prove its detractors correct. On Tuesday, the <i>Associated Press</i> reported that the Dakota …

Environment

Trump's budget proposes to eliminate Brand USA

WASHINGTON – As President Trump aims to eliminate the deficit over the next decade while shifting funding to border security, one of the programs slated for elimination in his budget Tuesday is Brand USA, a federally funded organization that promotes the country overseas as a tourist …

National Parks

Trump administration dropping nuclear waste burial test

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The U.S. Department of Energy is abandoning a test meant to determine whether nuclear waste can be buried far underground, …

Environment

Changes to visa program put foreign-born doctors in limbo

Dr. Fadel Nammour obtained an H-1B visa in 2002, enabling him to move to Fargo, North Dakota, where he operates a gastroenterology practice. …

Immigration

Footing the $15 Million Bill for the Dakota Access Pipeline's Private Army

Police face off against protestors occupying a bridge immediately north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, October …

Injustice

173 North Dakota state employees apply for a buyout

Officials say 173 employees from cabinet-level agencies in state government have applied for voluntary buyouts.<p>In April, Republican Gov. Doug Burgum …

Business

Survey: Number of homeless North Dakotans increases

The number of homeless people in North Dakota increased in the past year with people in search of work accounting for the greatest number of those …

Housing

APNewsBreak: Leaks found on Dakota Access pipeline system

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Dakota Access pipeline and a feeder line leaked more than 100 gallons of oil in North Dakota in separate incidents in March as crews prepared the disputed $3.8 billion pipeline for operation.<p>Two barrels, or 84 gallons (320 liters), spilled due to a leaky flange at a …

Environment

Why The 2018 Senate Elections Are Looking Bad For Both Parties

The 2018 midterms are a story of two chambers. Democrats are in the best position they’ve been in since 2010 to win a majority of seats in the House …

Elections

What If People Owned the Banks, Instead of Wall Street?

When Craig Brandt marched into city council chambers in Oakland, California in the summer of 2015, he was furious about fraud.<p>The long-time local …

Cities

Twin Peaks Season 3, Episode 2 Recap: Already Too Many Red Herrings?

If you didn’t watch episode one of the new <i>Twin Peaks</i>, just stop reading now. As hard to follow as the original <i>Twin Peaks</i> series could be, the new season has a 25-year gap to fill in, plus a bevy of new locales far beyond the Pacific Northwest as well as plenty of distractingly awesome cameos. The …

TV