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​‘When you’ve been targeted for death it changes your life’

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | November 2nd, 2019

A young girl looks on a protest posters containing pictures of the Turkish president - photograph by C.S. Hagen

MOORHEAD — Varseen Khalil stumbled out of bed when the phone rang early one morning last week. Three a.m. calls rarely carry good news. A local friend was on the phone. He had received word from Syria that her uncle, a volunteer fighter in Kurdistan Syria, was shot by Turkish soldiers.

With limited access to information she knows he survived; he was patched up by medics because area hospitals are too dangerous. Even after being severely injured, her uncle refused to return home to Iraq…

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​The truck that almost changed civil asset forfeiture laws

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 30th, 2019

Design by Raul Gomez

MANDAN — A lone activist delivering a yurt to Dakota Access Pipeline’s protest camps came close to challenging civil asset forfeiture laws, but the state, at the last minute, declined to defend the law in court.

Aaron Dorn, a former National Guard soldier from upstate New York, never intended to stand on the front lines or get arrested in 2016 while Standing Rock and thousands of others protested Energy Transfer Partners oil interests. He simply wanted to deliver a yurt and supplies,…

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Us, round-eyed millet eaters

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 23rd, 2019

Chinese deity Wei Tuo practicing a middle finger mudra - photograph by C.S. Hagen

TIANJIN, CHINA (PRC) – Blood thirsty, sex crazed demons lurked to the frozen north and beyond the western mountains in what was known to the ancient Chinese as the Great Wilderness.

Toward the setting sun, fiery-haired ogres known as Longlegs prowled. Their eyes were round as teacups and shot green, envious rays when their appetites were aroused. Normally, these Slavic barbarians ate millet.

The northern nomads had surnames such as Hairy Folk, Reap Rage and Drought-ghoul. Their children…

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‘The world is watching me die, but nobody will come for me’

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 16th, 2019

Design by Raul Gomez, photographs provided by family

MOORHEAD - As a young boy growing up in Kurdish-controlled Iraq, Jahwar Salih played soccer and tennis, dreamed of a college education. Those dreams were smashed after he turned 16; he picked up an AK-47 and joined the Peshmerga to fight Saddam Hussein’s attempted genocide of the Kurds.

Even as a child the threat of extinction was never far away. Chemical gas attacks and superior war machines kept his people on the run. Hundreds of thousands died. Today, after beating the terrorist…

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More scared of cops than pimps

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 16th, 2019

LeeAnn Lemke, a self-professed sex worker, talks about how she's more afraid of police than pimps - photograph by C.S. Hagen

FARGO – LeeAnn Lemke’s decision to become a sex worker came down to $2,100, she said. Survival drove her into the “world’s oldest trade.” She doesn’t walk Fargo’s streets looking for “Johns. Her clients – at one time up to a dozen local men a day – find her online, through relationships, and through pimps, because a “working girl” on her own won’t last long in what was once known in Asia as the “broken moon society.”

Although nobody forced her to turn to sex…

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​Huawei, US relations and the future of AI

by Raul Gomez | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 10th, 2019

Huawei Connects 2019 - photograph by Raul Gomez

Huawei: Should you care?
There’s a trade war going on: new tariffs, bans on products, and the American consumer is picking up the tab.

Think about this. Who’s paying for the trade war? When we lose options and competition in the market, who pays for that? When there’s less competition, there’s less innovation. We end up with a room full of fanboys applauding talking emojis and one less button.

The reason we should all care about this trade war is that we are where the buck stops.…

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​Greta Thunberg at Standing Rock

by Sabrina Hornung | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 9th, 2019

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg - wet plate photograph by Shane Balkowitsch, design by Raul Gomez

"It’s good to have the youth see this because it’s part of our customs and traditions. Prayer goes a long ways. The messages that they carry are very very strong. For you are the future of our tribe, future leaders of Standing Rock. A lot of tribes look up to Standing Rock for what happened, but I’ll tell you what happened. We stuck up for our rights. We stood up for our rights for clean water cultural resources, you know the oil industry could be here and gone but they’re going…

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​Road rage - crossing the line

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 9th, 2019

Joseph Schumacher's mugshot - Moorhead City Police

MOORHEAD - Police arrested Joseph Schumacher on terroristic threat charges after he brandished a handgun during a politically-charged road rage incident. After Schumacher’s initial court appearance Wednesday morning the charges were reduced to misdemeanors and bond was set at $3,000.

All police reports stemming from the October 7 incident are not being released, but police did report that Schumacher — who had a President Donald Trump bumper sticker on his car — rolled down his window…

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​A truly ‘fake news media’

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 9th, 2019

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Four political earthquakes have shaken international trust at the highest levels, but an additional threat in league with a foreign influential cult has snuck in, and looms over them all.

The first accusations of international collusion were sparked with Russia and the Mueller probe – an attempt to find out how deep Russia influenced the 2016 elections in America. Nearly three years later, U.S. President Donald Trump’s candid pressure of Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky to…

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Man Arrested on Terroristic Threat Charges

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | October 7th, 2019

Joseph Schumacher - Moorhead City Police

A difference of political opinions led to the arrest of a West Fargo man Monday afternoon on terroristic charges, according to Moorhead City Police. 

At approximately 12:08 p.m., police were dispatched to the area of 24 Avenue and 8 Street South for a disturbance call, a police report stated. 

The female caller stated she was driving southbound in the 1000 block of 8 Street South when the suspect pulled up next to her and rolled his window down, according to police. The male began yelling…

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