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​Olivia Lone Bear’s pickup truck found

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

Off Sanish Bay dock across from New Town Marina - photograph provided by Melaine Stoneman

NEW TOWN – Winter’s ice thawed months ago on the Fort Berthold Reservation, but no water search was conducted until last week when volunteers using sonar discovered a pickup truck in Lake Sakakawea that Olivia Lone Bear was seen driving.

Olivia Keri Lone Bear, 32, disappeared nearly nine months ago, and was last seen outside the Sportsman Bar on October 26 driving a teal 2011 Chevy Silverado, license plate 839 BRC, with a silver toolbox in the bed. The truck was pulled from Lake…

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GOP Congressional candidate instrumental in tougher DUI laws, convicted of DUI in 2001

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

State Senator Kelly Armstrong speaking before the GOP Convention 2018 - photograph by C.S. Hagen

DICKINSON – Republican candidate for U.S. Congress, state Senator Kelly Michael Armstrong, quietly pleaded guilty in June to texting while driving in Stark County, according to North Dakota Court records. The traffic citation came 17 years after Armstrong was convicted of driving under the influence in Virginia.

A records search of Armstrong’s criminal history revealed a 2001 administrative appeal – Kelly Michael Armstrong vs. David Sprynczynatyk, director of the North Dakota…

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State sues U.S. Army Corps for entire DAPL costs

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 20th, 2018

Law enforcement closing in on Backwater Bridge - photo by C.S. Hagen

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Attorney General’s office announced Friday it is suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for gross negligence and tortious acts during the Dakota Access Pipeline controversy in 2016.

The state has already accepted a $15 million gift from Energy Transfer Partners in September 2017, and a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, but it’s not enough, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said. With approximately $18 million left of unpaid bills…

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​Prairie Public may be blocked by Kilbourne high-rise

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 17th, 2018

Prairie Public CEO John Harris talking about issues between the Kilbourne Group and his radio/television station - photograph by C.S. Hagen

FARGO – Kilbourne’s long-term dreams of a Dakota high-rise stirred resentment on Tuesday when the real estate company announced construction on Block 9 will begin next month, and could soon block Prairie Public’s broadcasting signal.

Discussions between the Kilbourne Group and Prairie Public have been ongoing for at least five years, but the pressure is mounting as Prairie Public has approximately nine months to find a solution.

Prairie Public is a television and radio station…

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​Traitor Trump? No political divide in North Dakota

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 17th, 2018

Trump and Putin shaking hands after Helsinki summit - photograph provided by the website of the President of the Russian Federation www.kremlin

HELSINKI, Finland – While President Donald J. Trump disowned his own intelligence agencies on the world stage after siding with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, North Dakota politicians on both sides of the political aisle condemned him.

“Russia poses a grave threat to our national security and our democracy,” U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp said. “It is absolutely imperative for the morale and standing of our brave law enforcement officers and military who put their lives…

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​War on health: ‘Death by 1,000 cuts’

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 16th, 2018

Early Pomeroy and Mary Wakefield - photograph by C.S. Hagen

FARGO – Attacks on comprehensive health care laws have been unrelenting, resembling ancient torture, proponents say. Since Republican firing squads have failed to hit their marks twice in dismantling the Affordable Care Act, they’ve turned to destroying the federal law piecemeal.

A crucial argument against the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, came in the form of a Texas lawsuit against the United States citing that since the law’s teeth have been torn out after…

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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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