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​Trade wars

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 11th, 2018

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NORTH DAKOTA – Jesse Stenson runs his family’s Centennial Farm, following in his great-grandfather’s footsteps. Originally, great-great-grandfather Johanes Stenson Hauge left Norway in 1855, and traveling by ox cart, squatted on land they were driven from by Dakota Sioux. For 21 years, Hauge tried his luck in America, facing severe weather, grasshoppers, and the hardships of the American frontier, but after losing his wife in a fire in 1891, he sailed back to the home country.

A…

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​The second-second civil war starts today, July 4

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 3rd, 2018

InfoWars tweet predicting America's Second Civil WarFARGO– Three days before America’s 242nd birthday, a Second Civil War was forecasted, although technically, the prediction would have been the nation’s second-second civil war, as the first time the conspiracy was weaponized, the war never started.

Neither did the war between right and left, or fascists and ANTIFA, or Republican and Democrat start today, July 4, either, assuredly much to InfoWars talk show host Alex Jones disappointment, the man who started the conspiracy.…

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​Trump Quotes

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 1st, 2018

FARGO – President Donald Trump came to North Dakota this week to promote current Congressman Kevin Cramer’s run for U.S. Senate, but dedicated less than three minutes of his speech to Cramer, preferring to speak for more than 70 minutes on his own policies.

Here is a collection of President Trump’s quotes he made during Fargo’s June 27, 2018 "Make America Great Rally." 

Scheels Arena, Fargo, North Dakota:

Steel something:
“We need a steel industry. We were going to have no steel…

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​North Dakota joins nation in protesting immigration policies

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 30th, 2018

Protesters challenge President Trump's administration policies in Fargo - photograph by C.S. Hagen

FARGO – Out of 750 protests against President Donald Trump’s immigration polices across the nation Saturday, three of them occurred in North Dakota: Fargo, Grand Forks, and Antler, population 27.

President Trump’s policy has ripped more than 2,300 migrant children from their parents at the southern border, and now after a court order to bring the families together, the system is still failing. Children as young as three years old are facing judges alone – without guardian ad…

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​Fight for flight

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 29th, 2018

Governor Doug Burgum - photograph by C.S. Hagen

BISMARCK– Since Governor Doug Burgum won the governorship in 2016, he has been cited twice for financial issues. The first time came in February when he accepted approximately $37,000 worth of Super Bowl tickets and expenses from Xcel Energy. The second incident came this week after a performance audit on the governor’s use of state resources.

Four months after Burgum paid back $37,000 for the Super Bowl tickets, State Auditor Joshua C. Gallion identified17 flights taken during…

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Trumpland slipping

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 27th, 2018

President Trump and Congressman Cramer - photograph by C.S. Hagen

FARGO – President Donald J. Trump’s stranglehold is slipping, but don’t tell that to the lone midnight camper Front Row Joe, in front of Scheels Arena.

Approximately 6,000 people gathered to hear the 45th President speak Wednesday evening, although Trump said the numbers added up to more than 15,000 who couldn’t get inside. In hindsight, Trump wished that he had booked a larger arena to hold his “Make America Great Again Rally,” he said.

“Lot of media back here, if crooked…

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Parkland survivors March For Their Lives in North Dakota

by Logan Macrae | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 27th, 2018

Parkland students with Moorhead students, Emma Gonzalez in red hat - photograph by Logan Macrae

MOORHEAD - When the Parkland students arrived at Woodlawn park on Tuesday, they exited the bus full of fervor. Energized to insight change and spread a message. They grabbed balls and frisbees from the bus to celebrate their journey across the US, that will finally end in Bismarck on June 28.

Speaking on their touch with gun violence first hand, they had more expertise on the matter than most of our current politicians.

It was their youthful nature that inspires the spirit to move forward…

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FEC Complaint filed against Cramer

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 26th, 2018

Attorney David Thompson, ND Democratic-NPL endorsed candidate for state Attorney General, at convention - photograph by C.S. HagenFARGO – Once again, corruption charges were filed against current Congressman Kevin Cramer, who is running for the U.S. Senate.

The complaint, filed Tuesday morning with the Federal Election Commission or FEC by Grand Forks attorney David Thompson, the North Dakota Democratic-NPL candidate for Attorney General for North Dakota, states that Cramer has used campaign contributions illegally for personal use.

The complaint outlined three points: Cramer is giving himself a stipend to live…

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‘Destroying our image’

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 19th, 2018

Along the border - photograph courtesy of Michael Hyatt (Tucson Samaritans)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Policy, not law, has torn more than 2,300 children from their parents along the U.S.-Mexico border. Although immigration reform has been a heated topic for decades, the policy of zero tolerance began with a Department of Justice memo to “supersede any existing policies.”

The memo, signed by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on April 6, has resulted in the illegal incarceration of migrant children, according to a Senate hearing targeting Lee Francis Cissna, the…

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‘People are going to die’

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 18th, 2018

Mac Schneider, candidate for US Congress, speaks about continuing bipartisan effort to defend health insurance for those with preexisting conditions - photograph by C.S. Hagen.jpgFARGO – North Dakotans will die if the current healthcare system is stripped, Democratic candidates said as the Republican-led war on Obamacare was launched, yet again.

“People are going to die if the insurance companies are allowed to decline coverage for pre-existing conditions,” attorney David Thompson said in a radio interview.

Thompson is the Democratic-NPL endorsed candidate for North Dakota Attorney General, and he has called out current Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem for…

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​Trade wars

by C.S. Hagen

NORTH DAKOTA – Jesse Stenson runs his family’s Centennial Farm, following in his great-grandfather’s footsteps. Originally, great-great-grandfather Johanes Stenson Hauge left Norway in 1855, and traveling by ox cart, squatted…

Jan Syversonstandupjan@gmail.comThree hundred miles northwest of Fargo, ND I find myself at the back of a small bar in a small town surrounded by nothing but snowy fields and darkness. I take a drag of a cigarette and go through my…

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