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MANDAN, N.D. -- A reporter from Democracy Now! who documented security personnel with guard dogs working for Dakota Access Pipeline is facing criminal trespassing charges in Morton County. Authorities have...
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Private Investigation and Security Board is investigating the use of dogs last week by private security guards at the Dakota Access Pipeline construction site. The board also is investigating whether the security personnel were properly licensed or registered to operate in North Dakota, said Monte Rogneby, the board's attorney. "The board's primary responsibility is to protect the public," Rogneby told Forum News Service Friday, Sept. 9. "The board takes that responsibility very, very seriously."
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will not authorize construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline on Corps land even though a federal judge denied the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's request for an injunction. The Corps issued a joint statement Friday with the Department of Justice and the Department of Interior that said important issues raised by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline remain.
MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — A law enforcement consultant who trains police dogs is among those condemning the use of guard dogs at a pipeline protest site and says she plans to file a complaint about the dogs' owner. Jonni Joyce of Martin, S.D., who has trained professional dogs since 1988, watched video from Saturday's protest at the Dakota Access Pipeline site and called it "a dark day" for her industry. Some protesters reported being bitten by the dogs, and video from Democracy Now! shows a German shepherd with its mouth covered in blood.
NEAR CANNON BALL, N.D. — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will be in federal court on Tuesday seeking to prevent Dakota Access Pipeline from further destroying sacred sites after the tribe says workers deliberately bulldozed burial grounds identified in court records. Jan Hasselman, the tribe's attorney, says an emergency motion filed Sunday for a temporary restraining order seeks to "get everybody to stand down" until a federal judge in Washington, D.C., rules on the tribe's request for an injunction.
NEAR CANNON BALL, N.D. — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe says it surveyed a portion of the Dakota Access Pipeline route this week and discovered multiple graves and other significant...
NEAR CANNON BALL, N.D. — The confluence of the Missouri and Cannonball rivers is considered so sacred to tribal communities that enemy tribes once camped within view of each other but remained peaceful because of their reverence for the water and the land. That's how the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe describes the area where the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross the Missouri River.
WILLISTON, N.D. — Construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline is quickly progressing in North Dakota, estimated to be 44 percent complete at the end of July. A construction progress report filed with the North Dakota Public Service Commission says the North Dakota portion is scheduled for mechanical completion by Oct. 31, which includes construction and testing of the pipeline, said PSC Chairwoman Julie Fedorchak.
WILLISTON, N.D. — North Dakota oil production fell 2 percent in June to less than 1.03 million barrels per day, the Department of Mineral Resources said Friday. The drop of more than 20,000 barrels per day puts the state's oil production at its lowest point since April 2014, said Director Lynn Helms. Low oil prices continue to be the cause for the slowdown, with prices that seem to be stuck between $40 and $48, Helms said. The price needs to hit at least $50 for increased hydraulic fracturing activity in North Dakota.
WATFORD CITY, N.D. — Research underway at Theodore Roosevelt National Park aims to help scientists better understand bison in order to conserve the species. Researchers recently collected tissue samples from 100 bison in the north and south units of the park that will be compared with bones and fossils collected in North Dakota, said Bill Whitworth, chief of resource management for the park. The goal of the project is to better understand the genetic diversity of the American bison, officially named the national mammal earlier this year.