Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.
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MANDAN, N.D. – A judge did not sign a criminal complaint against journalist Amy Goodman, finding a lack of probable cause to charge her with rioting, her attorney said Monday.
MANDAN, N.D. — More than 100 opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline rallied Tuesday in downtown Mandan in support of a woman arrested during an earlier protest, shutting down two city streets just hours after authorities announced a task force is investigating a violent clash Sept. 3 between protesters and pipeline security.
NORTH OF THE STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION — Vincent Herald stepped off a school bus and into history on Friday. The 60-year-old and more than a dozen of his fellow Spirit Lake Tribe members made the four-hour drive from Fort Totten to the Camp of the Sacred Stones near Cannon Ball, where the population swelled to an estimated 5,000 or more opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline. But for Herald, as important as stopping the pipeline was the fact that more than 200 indigenous tribes had gathered peacefully in the same place to pray and stand together.
BISMARCK — An annual summit of American Indian tribal leaders and the traditional powwow that follows are expected to draw big numbers and heightened interest in Bismarck next week as protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline about 40 miles away continue. "This is kind of unprecedented. It's a historical event," said Leander "Russ" McDonald, president of United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, which sponsors both events.
BISMARCK — A judge is looking to settle a dispute over whether his ruling Thursday that blocked a new federal clean-water rule from taking effect applies nationwide or only to...
FARGO - The body of a man who police say jumped into the Red River while fleeing an officer this morning was recovered just before 7 a.m. from the river just east of Fargo City Hall. Lt. Jeff Skuza said an officer was checking on a report of a suspicious person near the Petro Serve USA gas station on Second Street North between First and NP avenues at about 4:20 a.m.
WHEATON -- Todd Schmitz said his sister-in-law had no idea what sparked the massive blaze that burned her bar and arcade business to the ground and gutted a former jewelry store here Monday. But one thing was certain, he said: Even with insurance, it will be "very difficult" to rebuild D-Bar and Grill in sparsely populated Traverse County, which has lost more than half its residents since 1960, according to the latest U.S. Census estimate. "It's so hard to make ends meet for all these businesses on Main Street," Schmitz said. "It's so difficult.
DeAnn Eichelberger knew something was wrong with her son when the former high school hockey player tried to give her directions to pick him up from a New Year's Eve party. "He said, like, 'The puck's going south, Mom,' " she recalled. For the next few hours, family members of Jacob Eichelberger frantically searched for the 18-year-old in subzero temperatures. Someone eventually called police about a man screaming and pounding on the door of a south Fargo church.