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North Dakota borrowing another $4M for protest costs

North Dakota legislators will review an emergency request to borrow another $4 million to cover policing costs for the protest of the Dakota Access oil pipeline.


Pipeline protesters demonstrate through Facebook check-ins

By now, depending on your Facebook filter bubble, you’ve probably seen it: a Facebook friend “checking in” to Standing Rock, North Dakota, and then a separate post explaining the clever …


Anti-pipeline protester asked for $5,000 – got $1 million

The crowdsourcing goal was modest: $5,000, enough to help a few dozen people camping in North Dakota to protest the nearby construction of the four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline. The …


State, federal agency seek damages for Yellowstone oil spill

The state of Montana and U.S. Department of Interior say they’ll seek compensation for environmental damages caused by a 30,000-gallon pipeline spill into the Yellowstone River.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 28, 2016, 10:55 a.m.

Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters burn vehicles, set roadblock

Protesters ousted from private land where they tried to block construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline burned vehicles and built roadblocks along a North Dakota state highway where they …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 4:17 p.m.

Police evict oil pipeline protesters from private land

Law enforcement officers dressed in riot gear and firing bean bags and pepper spray evicted protesters Thursday from private land in the path of the Dakota Access oil pipeline.


North Dakota officials shoot at drone; 127 arrested during weekend of pipeline protests

Law enforcement officials fired at an unmanned aircraft and a group of Dakota Access pipeline opponents twice blocked a North Dakota state highway Sunday, capping a weekend of protests.


Cherokee Nation donates to North Dakota pipeline fight

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma has donated $10,000 to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota to support its fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline.


Amy Goodman: Protesters strip-searched, but press freedom wins

Attempts to criminalize nonviolent land and water defenders, humiliate them and arrest journalists should not pave the way for the Dakota Access Pipeline.


Hotline set up to help farmers affected by pipeline protests

North Dakota’s Agriculture Department has set up a hotline to help farmers and ranchers south of the Bismarck-Mandan area who’ve been affected by protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline.


Army Corps holds off on resuming Dakota Access pipeline work

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers won’t yet authorize construction of the $3.8 billion, four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline on federal land in southern North Dakota, it said Monday, along …


Big Sky: Montana rolls MVSU 67-7

Brady Gustafson threw for four touchdown passes, all in the first half, and Montana (4-1) swamped Mississippi Valley State (0-6) 67-7 in Missoula, Montana.


Federal intervention on oil pipeline project unprecedented

The Standing Rock Sioux’s effort to block a four-state oil pipeline got a lifeline when the federal government temporarily stopped the project, a move some say likely may forever change …


Pending oil pipeline ruling prompts beefed up police presence

North Dakota authorities are recruiting law enforcement officers from across the state to guard the site of a protest in anticipation of an impending federal ruling on whether to block …


Judge grants short work stop on 4-state oil pipeline

A federal judge has granted the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s request to temporarily stop work on some, but not all of a portion of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline …


State making headway on rail safety

A couple of recent developments show that Washington state is doing what it can to ensure safer passage and to develop an emergency response strategy.


North Dakota to explore change in conference affiliation

The University of North Dakota is looking for ways to save money in its athletic department, and it could include a change in conference affiliation.


Sioux tribe leader wants political help to halt oil pipeline

A tribal leader Wednesday said he contacted the White House and met with North Dakota’s senators in an effort to halt construction of a $3.8 billion, four-state oil pipeline that …


Opposition to oil pipeline heats up in North Dakota, Iowa

American Indians blocked crews constructing the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota on Wednesday, while Iowa landowners are asking a judge to halt work in their state …


Post Falls man accused in stabbing incident reaches plea deal

An Idaho man accused of stabbing another man near Stanley, North Dakota, last summer has reached a plea deal that allows him to avoid prison time.


North Dakota’s voter ID law blocked by judge

A federal judge in North Dakota has blocked the state’s voter identification law after it was challenged by a group of American Indians.


1 killed, 3 hurt in oil well explosion in North Dakota

Authorities say a man died and three others were injured in an oil well explosion in western North Dakota.


Bakken oil field leaks 275,000 tons of methane yearly, study says

The oil-producing region of North Dakota and Montana leaks 275,000 tons of methane annually, a significant amount of the greenhouse gas but less than previously believed, a study released Wednesday …


Bakken oil field is source of global uptick in air pollution, study says

An oil and natural gas field in the western United States is largely responsible for a global uptick of the air pollutant ethane, according to a new study.


Dakota oilfield wastewater spills release toxins, scientists say

Brine spills from oil development in western North Dakota are releasing toxins into soils and waterways, sometimes at levels exceeding federal water quality standards, scientists reported Wednesday.


Colville Reservation one of two selected for national census test

Two Native American reservations – one in the Dakotas and another in Washington – have been selected as test sites ahead of the 2020 census, as officials mull whether to …


Feds: EPA fails to protect water from oilfield contamination

A federal review says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is failing to protect drinking-water reserves from oilfield contamination.


North Dakota beats Quinnipiac 5-1 for eighth NCAA hockey title

Drake Caggiula scored twice in the third period and Brock Boeser had a goal and three assists to help North Dakota win its eighth NCAA hockey championship, 5-1 over top-seeded …


Sacramento State upsets Montana State

Cameron Forte had 26 points and 12 rebounds for his 12th double-double this season, De’Sean Parsons scored a career-high 21 points and eighth-seeded Portland State beat ninth-seeded Northern Colorado 74-67 …


Whiting to suspend North Dakota oil well completions

North Dakota’s largest oil producer says it will suspend its well-completion operations in April.