Bismarck - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Bismarck North Dakota hopes to lure more to Lawrence Welk home BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Bandleader Lawrence Welk's trademark bubbles and music attracted legions of adoring fans and made him millions of dollars. "He was a marketing genius — we're trying to channel him," said Diane Rogness, who manages North Dakota historic sites, including the boyhood home of the late polka-playing bandleader in Strasburg, about 75 miles southeast of Bisma... Fri, 19 May 2017 20:24:00 GMT 2017-05-19T20:24:00Z 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 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 Dakota Access oil pipeline camp cleared of protesters CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Authorities on Thursday cleared a protest camp where opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline had gathered for the better part of a year, searching tents and huts and arresting dozens of holdouts who had defied a government order to leave. It took 3 ½ hours for about 220 officers and 18 National Guardsmen to methodically search... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:52:00 GMT 2017-02-24T00:52:00Z The Latest: 46 protesters arrested while police clear camp CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the closing of a protest encampment near the Dakota Access pipeline construction site in North Dakota (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Authorities say they arrested 46 protesters while clearing a Dakota Access oil pipeline protest camp in North Dakota. The arrests came as authorities... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:44:00 GMT 2017-02-23T23:44:00Z Most oil pipeline opponents leave North Dakota protest camp CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Most of the Dakota Access pipeline opponents abandoned their protest camp Wednesday ahead of a government deadline to get off the federal land, and authorities moved to arrest some who defied the order in a final show of dissent. The camp has been home to demonstrators for nearly a year as they tried to thwart construction of the ... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:19:00 GMT 2017-02-23T00:19:00Z The Latest: Police: About 20 fires set at Dakota Access camp BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on plans to close a protest encampment near the Dakota Access pipeline construction site in North Dakota (all times local): 6 p.m. Authorities in North Dakota say Dakota Access pipeline protesters set about 20 fires on the day their longstanding camp was scheduled for closure. They say... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:06:00 GMT 2017-02-23T00:06:00Z Filings: Pipeline opponents allegedly threatened officials BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Police allege in court filings that opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline made threats against officers and public officials in North Dakota last year, prompting additional security for the state's governor. The filings are part of a lawsuit filed in November by pipeline protesters who accuse police of excessive force in a Nov.... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:09:00 GMT 2017-01-13T18:09:00Z Justice Department won't send officers to pipeline protest BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The federal government won't send 100 federal officers to help police protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota as requested, drawing a sharp rebuke Wednesday by the county sheriff who wanted the help as well as the head of the National Sheriffs' Association. Sending border patrol and members of the U.S. Marshal... Wed, 14 Dec 2016 19:44:00 GMT 2016-12-14T19:44:00Z Law officers ask Obama for help policing pipeline protests BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A dozen law enforcement officials in North Dakota are imploring President Barack Obama in a letter to send federal officers to help local police during protests against the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline, citing costs, fatigue and a growing fear of vigilante justice. The officials asked Obama for 100 Border Patrol agents and... Mon, 12 Dec 2016 19:07:00 GMT 2016-12-12T19:07:00Z Correction: Oil Pipeline-Protest story CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — In a story Dec. 4 about an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it would not grant the easement. The Army issued the decision to not approve the easement at this time. A corrected version of the story is below: Federal government blocks Da... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 01:16:00 GMT 2016-12-06T01:16:00Z Pipeline protest arrests strain North Dakota's court system BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The hundreds of arrests during the months of protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota have created an unprecedented burden for the state's court system, which faces huge cost overruns and doesn't have enough judges, lawyers and clerks to handle the workload. Police have made nearly 575 arrests since August duri... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 20:39:00 GMT 2016-11-29T20:39:00Z The Latest: North Dakota will not block supplies into camp BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the protest against the Dakota Access oil pipeline (all times local): 1:50 p.m. A spokesman for North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple says the governor has no intention of blocking food and supplies from coming into a camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access pipeline. ... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 19:58:00 GMT 2016-11-29T19:58:00Z Corps won't forcibly remove protesters from federal land BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it has "no plans for forcible removal" of protesters who have been camping in North Dakota to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline. The Corps says in a statement Sunday that it "is seeking a peaceful and orderly transition to a safer location." The Corps notified tribal leade... Sun, 27 Nov 2016 23:38:00 GMT 2016-11-27T23:38:00Z Tribe asks pipeline opponents to boycott Bismarck businesses BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The leader of the Cheyenne River Sioux in South Dakota is calling for all opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline to boycott businesses in North Dakota's capital, a move Bismarck's city administrator says is uncalled for and disappointing. The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Council voted in September to not spend money in Bismarck a... Sat, 26 Nov 2016 02:30:00 GMT 2016-11-26T02:30:00Z The Latest: Anti-pipeline rally draws hundreds in Oregon BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on protests taking place Thanksgiving Day against the Dakota Access pipeline(all times local): 6:30 Hundreds of people rallied in the rain in Portland, Oregon, on Thanksgiving Day to show their solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and others who have spent months protesting the construction of an oil pipeline in North Dakota. ... Fri, 25 Nov 2016 05:30:00 GMT 2016-11-25T05:30:00Z Anti-pipeline protesters demonstrate on Thanksgiving Day MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — About 300 opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline demonstrated in a North Dakota city on Thanksgiving Day, while protesters near the construction site where hundreds of demonstrators have camped out for months attempted to build a wooden bridge to reach what they say are tribal burial sites. The protesters blocked traffic at an interse... Fri, 25 Nov 2016 01:01:00 GMT 2016-11-25T01:01:00Z