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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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​Guilt by association? Cramer asks for hate group’s support

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 14th, 2018

Congressman Kevin Cramer accepting the endorsement to run against Senator Heidi Heitkamp for the U.S. Senate - photograph by C.S. HagenBISMARCK– Hoping to win a Senate seat, current Congressman Kevin Cramer has thrown in his hat with an extremist hate group peddling conspiracy theories by seeking the group’s endorsement and financial backing.

Cramer signed a Senate candidate survey by the Public Advocate of the United States on May 20, answering yes to questions such as: “Will you oppose the Gay Bill of Special Rights, misnamed the ‘Equality Act?’” and “Should federally funded public schools be…

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​Escaped prisoner at large

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 14th, 2018

Sean M. Schroder - Fargo Police DepartmentFARGO – Police and the U.S. Marshals Service reported a 29-year-old man convicted of manslaughter escaped while on a court-ordered furlough from federal custody and is on the run.

Sean M. Schroeder, from Dunseith, walked away from Center, Inc. at 123 15th Street, North Fargo on June 13, according to Fargo Police. He is approximately five-feet-five inches tall, weighs 165 pounds, and did not have access to a vehicle when he absconded.

Schroeder pled guilty in February this year to…

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​‘I didn’t deserve to have my life taken away’

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 13th, 2018

Arms crossed, fists clenched, Nathan Evenson discusses Fargo guitarist Cody Conner's death - photograph by C.S. Hagen

FARGO – He paced back and forth, arms crossed, fists clenched, at times stopping to peer out a 19th century window to the construction site below. An electric fan sucked warm, outside air providing short respite, if within arm’s reach.

Four steps right. Four steps left. His apartment is slightly larger than the federal prison barracks Nathan William Evenson was released from in February 2018, but at least the North Fargo place is his, and he is out from behind bars. The apartment is…

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​Leader of the pack

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 6th, 2018

Design by Raul Gomez

When dog trainer Abby Cline enters a rescue shelter she doesn’t just see lovable strays, she sees potential.

“We look for dogs who have toy drive, they don’t care about people or other dogs,” Cline said. “They care mostly about a toy that is available to them. When you do this for long enough, most rescues know you and know what you’re looking for so they’ll contact you when they have a dog that’s frickin’ bananas for toys.”

Cline has worked with Stunt Dog productions…

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​Case against TigerSwan stumbles, but to continue

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

Police gather for a photo opp before a roadblock setup by activists, reports differ on who set the debris on fire - photo provided by online sources

BISMARCK– Citing lack of purview, a North Dakota district court judge dismissed a civil case against TigerSwan on Wednesday, but the issue on whether the security giant operated illegally in the state during the Dakota Access Pipeline is far from over.

The North Dakota Private Investigation and Security Board filed a complaint against TigerSwan, its owner, Jim Reese, and other local security companies who collectively were called DAPL Security, in June 2017. District Court Judge John…

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​DAPL fight isn’t over yet

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

Myron Dewey and others in front of the Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ Bank - photograph provided by Myron Dewey

TOKYO, JAPAN – When law enforcement took over the camps outside of Standing Rock in February 2017, many activists promised the fight was not over.

Nearly a year and a half after the last tent was pulled down, billions of dollars have been divested from banks associated with the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline. The pipeline’s parent company, Energy Transfer Partners, fast tracked permits to run the 1,172-mile pipeline on land that once belonged to the Standing Rock Sioux Nation…

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