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BISMARCK — Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Dave Archambault II on Friday, Nov. 4, renewed his call for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reassess the Dakota Access Pipeline after an expert hired by the tribe found inadequacies with the agency's environmental assessment. A report by Richard Kuprewicz of consulting firm Accufacts Inc., hired by Standing Rock, found that the Army Corps failed to adequately address pipeline safety and the risks the pipeline poses to Lake Oahe and the tribe on the Standing Rock reservation, less than a mile away from the water crossing.
BISMARCK—A highway patrol car and the wall of a hotel, where out-of-town troopers are staying as they police the Dakota Access protests, were spray painted with graffiti on Wednesday night, according to Bismarck Police. The highway patrol car had "NDSPL" sprayed on the side door. The Kelly Inn on North 12th Street had an obscene phrase ".... THEPOLICENDPL" painted on an exterior wall. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $100. Police said the vandalism happened from 6 Wednesday night to 7:35 a.m. Thursday.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of North Dakota more than $271,000 in federal funding to support geology research in Antarctica. The award funds UND research that will study a large body of ice buried beneath a meter of debris in east Antarctica. Several students will participate in the project by conducting fieldwork in Antarctica, making measurements in the lab, attending meetings, participating in outreach activities and producing videos.
MAYVILLE, N.D.—The National Guard's military police company in Mayville will be moved to Grand Forks, a spokeswoman said Friday. Detachment 1 of the 191st Military Police Company is relocating after facing structural changes with the Guard, 2nd Lt. Jennifer Joyce, a public affairs specialist for the North Dakota National Guard, said in a news release.
FARGO – Breon Jones, 19, of Fargo was arrested after being accused of armed robbery late Tuesday night, Nov. 1, in Fargo. Police say officers responded just after 11:30 p.m...
BISMARCK – Law enforcement officers and Dakota Access Pipeline protesters are engaged in a standoff Wednesday, Nov. 2, on the banks of a creek between the main protest camp and...
MORTON COUNTY, N.D.—A grass fire that torched the hillsides Sunday across from the Dakota Access Pipeline resistance camp was intentionally set, Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier confirmed Tuesday, Nov. 1. Kirchmeier said the fire reported early Sunday is still under investigation, but authorities believe it was intentionally set because individuals were seen leaving the area of the fire. He estimated the fire damaged 400 acres. No information was available from the state fire marshal.
WILLISTON, N.D.—A body believed to be that of a missing Williston man has been found. Nathan Hartman was originally reported missing on Sept. 27 and had not been seen or heard from since. The body was discovered Monday afternoon near 11th St. W and 32nd Ave W. in Williston. Police also found clothing and a backpack Hartman was believed to be wearing when he went missing. The Williston Police Department is working with the ND State Medical Examiner's office to confirm identification of the body.
MINOT, N.D.— Demolition of the old, vacant Minot International Airport Terminal has been ongoing for several weeks, but the most visible destruction began on Tuesday. "Demolition crews have been working all month on the inside of the old terminal, removing electrical wires and other aspects of the interior." said City of Minot Airport Director Rick Feltner.
MANDAN, N.D. — The Morton County Sheriff's Department said it will not file charges against a man who pulled a rifle from his pickup truck as he was confronted by Dakota Access Pipeline protesters Thursday, providing a description of events that differed from the one shared by protesters.