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​Howes Township Farmers Frustrated With Farm Bureau and Senate Bill

September 14th, 2022

By Laura Simmons

laurasimmons2025@u.northwestern.edu

Howes Township is frustrated with a court decision and a 2019 bill that lessened local control, giving it back to the state.

Howes Township has been fighting the addition of a concentrated animal feeding operation since 2016 when it was first proposed. The court’s decision in North Dakota Farm Bureau vs. Howes Township was released late July 2022, siding with each of North Dakota Farm Bureau’s claims, allowing a pig barn to be built…

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​Sarah Vogel Investigates Bill Gates’ North Dakota Land Purchase

August 17th, 2022

By Laura Simmons

laurasimmons2025@u.northwestern.edu

The former North Dakota Commissioner of Agriculturehas still not received the Red River Trust documentation she requested in late June.

Sarah Vogelsaid she can’t determine if Gates’purchase of North Dakota land through the Red River Trustis legal under the Anti-Corporate Farming Lawwithout seeing proper documentation. This comes about a month after North Dakota Attorney General Drew Wrigley, on News & Views with Joel Heitkamp,said…

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​Communities Adjust and Rally After Overturn of Roe v. Wade

July 20th, 2022

By Laura Simmons

sabrina@hpr1.com

The recent overturn of Roe v. Wade allowed North Dakota Attorney General Drew Wrigley to sign North Dakota’s trigger law, making abortion illegal starting July 28, 2022.

Organizations providing abortion access, such as the North Dakota Women in Need Abortion Access Fund and the Red River Women’s Clinic,have had to adjust. Communities have come together to fight for what they believe, whether they be anti-abortion or abortion-rights activists.

“It…

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Supreme Court Wants To Turn Back the Clock on Roe v. Wade: No Thank You

May 18th, 2022

By Olivia Slyter

oslyter.g@cord.edu

Photos by Sabrina Hornung

For months, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has been asking the heavy question “Should the 1973 ruling of Roe v. Wade be overturned?” On May 2nd, Politico leaked a February 2022 draft of the Supreme Court ruling, revealing that they could vote to overturn Roe v. Wade. The draft and original article from Politico (written by Josh Gerstein and Alexander Ward) was rapidly circulated throughout the country,…

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​A Food and Entertainment Wonderland

April 20th, 2022

By Alicia Underlee Nelson and Sabrina Hornung

alicia@hpr1.com                                                             

sabrina@hpr1.com

The friendly folks at Drekker Brewing company have something exciting brewing, in fact, they’ve just announced an exciting new Brewhalla expansion project that will be nothing less than “A food and entertainment wonderland,” in the words of Mark Bjornstad, Brewhalla and Drekker Brewing President.

The expansion will include a hotel and market…

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​DRC Provides Counsel for Landowners Regarding Proposed Carbon Pipeline

March 16th, 2022

By Dylan Bender

dylanbender808@gmail.com

A plan that would store carbon underground in North Dakota and the pipeline that would transport it have area landowners asking questions. The pipeline would cut a wide swath through five states including North and South Dakota—specifically in McIntosh County, located in south central North Dakota. The carbon to be sequestered is waste from ethanol plants.

Landowners from the region met with representatives Scott Skokos, Elliot Huggins from the…

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​What in the World Is Going On 2022: Climate Change and North Dakota

March 16th, 2022

By Dr. Madeline Luke

mzlnd@yahoo.com

9/11:The destruction of the World Trade Center by Al Qaeda changed most Americans’ world views forever. Some in Valley City faced the challenges and fears of the world outside their usual daily lives by becoming better informed.

Remembering the 1970s when students, teachers, and community members came together for “teach- ins” to learn about the Vietnam War, Valley City State University faculty and community members created "What in the World is…

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Giving Hope to North Dakota Queer Youth

January 19th, 2022

By Faye Seidler

fayeseidler@gmail.com

The queer youth in North Dakota continue to be failed by our state and experience disproportionately worse outcomes related to bullying, homelessness, mental health, and suicide.

There is hope so long that we as a community can come together and work towards making a difference in these youth’s lives. When queer youth have one person who accepts them, supports them, and loves them unconditionally, then suicide attempts drop by 40%, according to…

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​Anti-Abortion Activist Honored by Police

December 15th, 2021

By Bryce Haugen

brycevincenthaugen@gmail.com

On most Wednesdays, local resident Nick Barth can be found outside the Red River Women’s Clinic, standing on the sidewalk holding an anti-abortion sign and urging patients to reconsider what can be one of the most difficult decisions a woman will ever make.

“People that are standing on the street curb, looking at the road holding their signs or whatever, while it’s creepy behavior outside a healthcare office, call it protesting,” said…

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Helping Man’s Best Friend Help Others at Service Dogs for America

November 20th, 2021

By John Showalter 

john.d.showalter@gmail.com

Everyone knows that dogs are often referred to as “man’s best friend.” It’s no mystery why. During their millennia-long relationship with humans they have served as loyal pets, companions, guides, and more. As the only accredited nonprofit provider of service dogs in North Dakota, Service Dogs for America serves as an important part of this history-spanning…

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