Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.
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BISMARCK – Authorities say a Dakota Access Pipeline security guard sustained minor injuries in a confrontation Sunday, Sept. 25, with pipeline protesters at a construction site in Morton County. However,...
BISMARCK – The company building the Dakota Access Pipeline has purchased 20 parcels of land totaling more than 7,000 acres north of where protesters of the four-state oil pipeline are...
BISMARCK — North Dakota Democrats running for congressional, statewide and legislative office proposed Thursday a state-owned oil refinery and rerouting the Dakota Access Pipeline as potential solutions to the ongoing dispute over the four-state oil pipeline.
BISMARCK — Officials spearheading a decades-old effort to divert Missouri River water to eastern North Dakota during droughts said they've revived a cheaper water intake option as their preferred alternative and will scale back their request for state funding in light of slumping tax revenues. But they said they hope lawmakers will still provide enough money to start construction on the Red River Valley Water Supply Project during the 2017-19 biennium so it can be grandfathered in before new federal regulations that could delay the project take effect.
BISMARCK – Opponents of a North Dakota ballot measure that would expand crime victims’ rights and write them into the state constitution have formed a campaign committee chaired by former...
BISMARCK — The state Emergency Commission voted Wednesday, Sept. 21, to borrow up to $6 million from the state-owned Bank of North Dakota to support law enforcement efforts related to the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, but not before members blasted the lack of federal support to deal with protesters camped out on federal land.
MANDAN, N.D. — More than 100 opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline rallied Tuesday in downtown Mandan in support of a woman arrested during an earlier protest, shutting down two city streets just hours after authorities announced a task force is investigating a violent clash Sept. 3 between protesters and pipeline security.
BISMARCK — Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Dave Archambault II on Tuesday, Sept. 20, brought the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline to Geneva, Switzerland, asking members of the United Nations Human Rights Commission to condemn "the deliberate destruction of our sacred places." Archambault told the commission the 1,172-mile, $3.8 billion pipeline that would move 450,000 barrels of crude daily from the Bakken oil fields to a hub in Illinois "threatens our communities, the river and the earth."
BISMARCK — A joint task force led by the Morton County Sheriff's Department is investigating a Sept. 3 clash between protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline and the pipeline's private security personnel, the sheriff's office said Tuesday, Sept. 20. The investigation is focusing not only on protesters but also whether the private security guards were licensed and whether their actions were warranted, county spokesman Rob Keller said Monday.
BISMARCK — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a special use permit Friday to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to use Corps land south of the Cannonball River near Lake Oahe to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. But the Corps didn't act on the tribe's permit request to use the land that supports the main overflow camp north of the river where thousands of self-described "water protectors" have been staying for weeks, leaving that area of the protest camp in limbo.