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​One, two, three strikes, you’re out

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 26th, 2017

Afl-cio President Waylon Hedegaard and member Andrew Buschaw, indivisible members Cheryle Schaafle and Karen Halsa before Hoevens office in Fargo - photo by C.S. Hagen

Republicans fail again to repeal and replace Obamacare

FARGO – If major league baseball rules applied to government, repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act struck out Tuesday afternoon.

Although the current administration’s latest attack against what has come to be known as Obamacare seemed doomed to fail for the third time, after three Republican senators defected, the AFL-CIO and Indivisible FM marched on a state senator’s office an hour before the bill’s failure to…

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State settles misconduct allegations with Dakota Access Pipeline developers

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 21st, 2017

DAPL route entrance Highway 6 - photo by C.S. HagenBISMARCK – The Dakota Access Pipeline developer agreed to plant trees to reach a settlement over two misconduct allegations while constructing the pipeline on Wednesday. 

A total of 20,000 trees are to be planted by December 31, 2018 along the pipeline route, a total cost that will exceed the $15,000 settlement the North Dakota Public Service Commission offered in August. 

Although pipeline developer Dakota Access LLC, faced 83 counts of improperly removing trees and foliage, multiple…

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​Above and beyond the call of duty

by HPR Staff | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 20th, 2017

By Sabrina Hornung and Tom Bixby

He came into the Gladstone Inn in Jamestown and asked if he could use the phone. He had a piece of paper with a name and a phone number on it. The desk clerk gave him the phone.

But something was wrong. He couldn’t manage to use the phone, maybe didn’t know how. “I was out in front doing some paperwork,” said manager Phyllis Thompson. “You could see he was just struggling. He said ‘I can’t get this to go through.’”

So Phyllis said, “Let…

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Local feces hate crime marks sixth racial incident in 2017

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 19th, 2017

FYusuf Mohamed and his vehicle behind him - photo by C.S. HagenARGO – A Somali-American discovered animal feces spread inside his vehicle Monday evening, an incident many believe was a direct threat and a hate crime.

Yusuf Mohamed’s car was locked at Maplewood Apartments, 1010 23rd Street, South Fargo, he said. The culprit broke in through his driver’s side window and spread feces across the dashboard, front and back seats.

“This is threat, happened to us,” Mohamed said. “When I opened my car I see animal poo. It was disgusting. I…

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That App you didn’t know you needed

by Raul Gomez | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 15th, 2017

Clean MasterThere’s a problem. Android has a great open market for apps, but that leaves it open to a ton of vulnerabilities.

So you can get better, more powerful phones at often better price points, but Androids are plagued with bloat, viruses and malware that eventually leave phones sluggish and practically unusable.

Well, there’s an app for that. It’s called Clean Master. Although you probably haven’t heard of it, with nearly a billion installs, it’s one of the most prolific apps in the…

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Haisley Jo comes home

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 12th, 2017

Haisley Jo Greywind-Matheny - photo provided by the familyFARGO - Twenty-four days after baby Haisley Jo was brutally taken from Savanna Marie LaFontaine-Greywind, the infant girl returned home to her father.

Ashton Matheny, who according to DNA results released Monday is the father of the nearly one-month-old child, was awarded full legal custody of the baby, according to Krista Andrews, Matheny’s attorney. The infant girl had been in the custody of Cass County Social Services during the legal process and DNA testing. 

“She’s good,…

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​“Old Man With A Sign” Takes Fargo By Surprise

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 11th, 2017

Second tour for elderly online personality protesting President Trump brings “The Sign” to Downtown Fargo while traveling the nation

FARGO – On his worst day protesting Donald Trump’s Administration, Gale McCray received nine one-finger salutes. Thirty minutes on Fargo’s Main Avenue and Second Street intersection, the white-haired Texan received three.

McCray and his double-layered cardboard sign started becoming an Internet sensation during his first trip to Washington D.C. He…

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‘Looking for another Indian girl to kill’

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 7th, 2017

Indigenous women are raped and killed every year, their cases disappearing into a labyrinth of legal jurisdiction

STANDING ROCK – Long ago, Native American women would stuff dirt up their dresses to keep from getting raped by the wasi'chu, meaning eat the fat, a term which has evolved to denote the collective white man. In those lawless days, they preferred death to the pain and humiliation.

“If the military catches you, stuff your insides with dirt in the hopes that they kill…

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Brainerd man outnumbered and viciously beaten

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | September 5th, 2017

Isaiah Smith - YouCaring and Facebook pagesFARGO – A certified nursing assistant was attacked early Saturday morning near North Dakota State University after calling out men involved in a fight earlier Friday night, according to police and family reports.

Isaiah Smith, 21, was outnumbered and brutally beaten up, Smith’s sister, Casey Droher, a site organizer for a YouCaring page to help her injured brother, said.

“His jaw was hanging from his face, broken in three places,” Droher said.

Smith’s father, Michael, currently…

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Lured

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | August 29th, 2017

Savanna Lafontaine-Greywind - FacebookFARGO - Brooke Lynn Crews tricked Savanna Marie Lafontaine-Greywind into climbing the 24 steps up to her apartment, according to a charging summary released by Cass County State’s Attorney.

Crews told police she planned to teach Greywind, who was eight months pregnant, how to self-induce childbirth by breaking her own water, and led her up to Apartment 5, 2825 9th Street North, on August 19. After the lesson, Crews told police Greywind left, then returned around 3:30 a.m. on August 21…

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​Maximum Carnage

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​Talking to strangers

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​The other shoe

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Last Word

Aunt Deloris

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