North Dakota - the best personalized free web-based Email en en North Dakota Tribes in US, Canada unite against Keystone XL oil pipeline BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Tribes representing tens of thousands of indigenous people in the U.S. and Canada will be signing a declaration against the planned Keystone XL oil pipeline. Leaders of the Blackfoot Confederacy in Canada and the Great Sioux Nation and Ponca tribe in the U.S. plan to sign their declaration at a ceremony Wednesday at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Albert... Tue, 16 May 2017 17:10:00 GMT 2017-05-16T17:10:00Z Calf born at North Dakota ranch has 2 extra limbs BEULAH, N.D. (AP) — A calf was born with an extra set of limbs but seemingly healthy at a North Dakota ranch. Rancher Gerald Skalsky said he was surprised when the calf was born Wednesday with two small limbs hanging off one side of its neck. Skalsky, whose ranch is south of Beulah, notes the condition isn't fatal. "I've been ranching m... Sat, 13 May 2017 11:47:00 GMT 2017-05-13T11:47:00Z 5 immigrant women vie for Miss USA pageant title LAS VEGAS (AP) — Five of the contestants vying for the Miss USA title have a message to immigrant girls and women watching the pageant this weekend: Set goals, work hard and don't stay in the shadows. The contestants know what they are talking about as they were all born in other countries and immigrated to the U.S. at young ages as their families pursued... Sat, 13 May 2017 01:27:00 GMT 2017-05-13T01:27:00Z Dakota Access pipeline leaked 84 gallons of oil in April BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Dakota Access pipeline leaked 84 gallons of oil in South Dakota early last month, which an American Indian tribe says bolsters its argument that the pipeline jeopardizes its water supply and deserves further environmental review. The April 4 spill was relatively small and was quickly cleaned up, and it didn't threaten any waterwa... Wed, 10 May 2017 19:05:00 GMT 2017-05-10T19:05:00Z Authorities drop 33 cases against Dakota Access protesters BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Authorities dropped nearly three dozen cases last month that stemmed from arrests of protesters against the Dakota Access crude oil pipeline, court records show. The Bismarck Tribune reported Saturday ( ) that prosecutors and judges dropped the 33 misdemeanor cases while another 14 were resolved by guilty pleas. Most of the cases dr... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 20:56:00 GMT 2017-04-22T20:56:00Z Congressman: Spicer comments 'not without some validity' BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota congressman says White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's remarks about Adolf Hitler and Syrian President Bashar Assad are "not without some validity." But Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer says he wasn't trying to excuse Spicer's remarks, which he called "a bad illustration" and "stupid." Spicer was wid... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 22:23:00 GMT 2017-04-12T22:23:00Z Dakota Access company can keep some pipeline secrets BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge is allowing the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline to keep secret some but not all pipeline information that the company believes could be useful to vandals and terrorists. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg said in a ruling dated Friday that information such as spill risks at various points along the pipelin... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 18:57:00 GMT 2017-04-12T18:57:00Z After student death, North Dakota aims to protect informants BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota legislators are close to enacting new protections for drug informants, more than three years after a 20-year-old college student working undercover was found dead in a river with a bullet in his head and a backpack of rocks tied to his body. The bill, called "Andrew's Law," is named for Andrew Sadek, whose death in 2014 ... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 18:11:00 GMT 2017-04-12T18:11:00Z Dems in Trump states pressured from both sides on court pick WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a rare and momentous decision — one by one, seated at desks centuries old, senators will stand and cast their votes for a Supreme Court nominee. It's a difficult political call in the modern era, especially for the 10 Democrats facing tough re-election next year in states that President Donald Trump won. "Resist" ... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 22:37:00 GMT 2017-04-06T22:37:00Z A timeline of the Dakota Access oil pipeline BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Notable events in the dispute over the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Dec. 2014 — Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners applies to the federal government to build the 1,200-mile Dakota Access pipeline to carry North Dakota oil through the Dakotas and Iowa to an existing pipeline in Illinois. The pipeline is projected ... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:10:00 GMT 2017-03-28T19:10:00Z Tribes' battle over Dakota Access pipeline not over BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — American Indian tribes fighting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline said Tuesday that the pumping of oil into the pipe under their water source is a blow, but it doesn't end their legal battle. Industry groups say the imminent flow of oil through the pipeline is good news for energy and infrastructure. The comments come after Tex... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:08:00 GMT 2017-03-28T19:08:00Z What completed Dakota Access pipeline means for key players BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Oil has been pumped into a controversial section of the Dakota Access pipeline after months of delays caused by protests and Native American tribes' efforts to stop the project. The 1,200-mile pipeline is now capable of moving half of the oil produced in North Dakota to a distribution point in Illinois. The line is expected to be fully operational in ab... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:18:00 GMT 2017-03-28T17:18:00Z Company: Oil in pipeline under Missouri River reservoir The Dakota Access pipeline developer said Monday that it has placed oil in the pipeline under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota and that it's preparing to put the pipeline into service. Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners made the announcement in a brief court filing with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The announcement marks a significant de... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:05:00 GMT 2017-03-28T04:05:00Z Actress Shailene Woodley reaches deal in pipeline protest BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Hollywood actress Shailene Woodley has reached a plea deal that calls for no jail time over her involvement in protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota. The "Divergent" star was among 27 activists arrested Oct. 10. She livestreamed her arrest on Facebook. She initially pleaded not guilty to c... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:17:00 GMT 2017-03-27T15:17:00Z Podiatrist who set free throws world record dies at 94 LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A California podiatrist who made history when he shot 2,750 consecutive free throws has died. He was 94. Dr. Tom Amberry died in Long Beach on March 18, said his granddaughter, Roxanne Amberry. The retired podiatrist earned a spot in Guinness World Records and brief celebrity in 1993 after he lobbed in shot aft... Sun, 26 Mar 2017 10:02:00 GMT 2017-03-26T10:02:00Z Company, US want Dakota Access pipeline lake crossing upheld BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The company building the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline and the Army Corps of Engineers want a judge to reject a request by American Indian tribes to revoke permission for the project to cross a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota. Oil might already be flowing under Lake Oahe, but the Standing Rock, Cheyenne River, Yank... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:39:00 GMT 2017-03-24T17:39:00Z North Dakota oil spill 3 times larger than first estimated BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A December oil pipeline spill in western North Dakota might have been three times larger than first estimated and among the biggest in state history, a state environmental expert said Friday. About 530,000 gallons of oil is now believed to have spilled from the Belle Fourche Pipeline that was likely ruptured by a slumping hillside ab... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:05:00 GMT 2017-03-24T15:05:00Z Lawmakers reject plan to expand casinos in North Dakota BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Republicans who control the North Dakota House rejected their leader's plan Thursday to more than double the number of casinos in the state, a push some lawmakers viewed as a threat of payback against American Indian tribes for protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Under the proposal by Majority Leader Al Carlson, a Fargo Republ... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:48:00 GMT 2017-03-23T21:48:00Z Correction: Oil Pipeline story BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — In a story March 22 about protecting pipelines from sabotage, The Associated Press misidentified a professor at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, as Kerry Sundberg. His name is Kelly Sundberg. A corrected version of the story is below: Dakota Access pipeline vandalism highlights sabotage risks The developer of the Dakota Ac... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:52:00 GMT 2017-03-22T14:52:00Z Appeals court refuses to stop oil in Dakota Access pipeline BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An appeals court on Saturday refused a request from two American Indian tribes for an "emergency" order that would prevent oil from flowing through Dakota Access pipeline. The decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit means the $3.8 billion pipeline to move North Dakota oil to a distribution point in Illinois could be op... Sat, 18 Mar 2017 20:02:00 GMT 2017-03-18T20:02:00Z The Latest: Arizona takes 1st step, beats North Dakota The Latest on the NCAA Tournament (all times EDT): 12:55 a.m. It's been 20 years since a Pac-12 team won the national championship, and Arizona is out to match what the 1997 Wildcats pulled off. They're off on the right foot, beating North Dakota 100-82 in the final game of a day that saw two teams make their NCAA Tournament debuts. ... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 05:05:00 GMT 2017-03-17T05:05:00Z US taxpayers might be on the hook for pipeline protest costs BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota officials appear poised to go after the U.S. government — and thus U.S. taxpayers — to recoup more than $38 million in state expenses related to months of protests against the Dakota Access pipeline, though a longstanding offer from the project's developer to pay up is still on the table. One taxpayer watchdog group ques... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:59:00 GMT 2017-03-16T18:59:00Z Judge won't stop oil from flowing through disputed pipeline BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A judge refused to head off the imminent flow of oil in the disputed Dakota Access pipeline, likely clearing the way for operations to begin next week. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in Washington, D.C., denied a request by the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes to stop oil from flowing while the tribes appeal his decision last week allow... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 19:35:00 GMT 2017-03-15T19:35:00Z Tribes ask judge to stop Dakota Access oil from flowing BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Two Native American tribes who are suing to stop the Dakota Access pipeline have asked a judge to head off the imminent flow of oil while they appeal his decision allowing the pipeline's construction to be completed. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg last week rejected the request of the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:58:00 GMT 2017-03-13T16:58:00Z Dakota Access oil pipeline doesn't faze big rail shippers BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The two biggest railroads shipping oil from North Dakota don't seem particularly concerned that the Dakota Access pipeline may be about to come online, as oil makes up only a small percentage of their business in the state. The pipeline could begin operating as soon as next week, despite an unresolved legal dispute involving two Nati... Wed, 08 Mar 2017 21:10:00 GMT 2017-03-08T21:10:00Z Judge won't stop construction of Dakota Access pipeline BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge declined Tuesday to temporarily stop construction of the final section of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline, clearing the way for oil to flow as soon as next week. The Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes pledged to continue their legal fight against the project, even after the pipeline begins operating... Wed, 08 Mar 2017 04:52:00 GMT 2017-03-08T04:52:00Z The Latest: Industry group praises judge's pipeline ruling BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the Dakota Access oil pipeline (all times local): 2 p.m. An industry group that supports the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline is praising a federal judge's decision to allow the project to be completed. The MAIN Coalition is made up of agriculture, business and labor entities... Tue, 07 Mar 2017 20:08:00 GMT 2017-03-07T20:08:00Z American Indians protesting Trump, pipeline with march BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Members of American Indian tribes from around the country are gathering in Washington for four days of protests against the Trump administration and the Dakota Access oil pipeline that will culminate with a Friday march on the White House. Starting Tuesday, tribal members and supporters plan to camp each day on the National Mall, wit... Mon, 06 Mar 2017 20:15:00 GMT 2017-03-06T20:15:00Z UN official: Tribe not properly heard in pipeline dispute BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A United Nations official who visited North Dakota in the wake of months of protests over the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline believes the concerns and rights of Native Americans haven't been adequately addressed. North Dakota Republican Gov. Doug Burgum says the state has respected legal protests and that it focused on maintaini... Fri, 03 Mar 2017 18:05:00 GMT 2017-03-03T18:05:00Z No immediate ruling made on Dakota Access pipeline work WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge said Tuesday that he'll decide within a week whether to temporarily halt construction of the final section of the Dakota Access pipeline over claims that it violates the religious rights of two Indian tribes. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg told lawyers at a hearing that he wants to issue a ruling before oil begins flo... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 22:44:00 GMT 2017-02-28T22:44:00Z