Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.
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MANDAN, N.D. – A judge did not sign a criminal complaint against journalist Amy Goodman, finding a lack of probable cause to charge her with rioting, her attorney said Monday. The host and executive producer of independent news program “Democracy Now!” expected to turn herself in on Monday, Oct. 17, on a criminal trespass charge. She was informed that prosecutor Ladd Erickson had dropped the Class B misdemeanor charge but would be seeking a riot charge.
BISMARCK — The chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe says talks continue about relocating the main Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp from federally owned land to tribally owned land near Cannon Ball, N.D., but one camp spokesman says many plan to stay put.
BISMARCK – Gov. Jack Dalrymple responded Wednesday, Oct. 12, to comments made one day earlier by Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Dave Archambault II, who denied telling the governor that he has lost control of the camp where thousands of Dakota Access Pipeline opponents are staying in south-central North Dakota.
BISMARCK — Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Dave Archambault II denies saying that he lost control of the camp where thousands of Dakota Access Pipeline opponents are staying in south-central North Dakota, as Gov. Jack Dalrymple suggested in a radio interview Tuesday. Dalrymple told KFYR radio host Scott Hennen that among the pipeline protesters is a group of about 200 people who "are into a more militant form of agitation" and "provide 100 percent of the problems that we deal with."
BISMARCK — Going against the wishes of three federal agencies, the company building the Dakota Access Pipeline said Tuesday, Oct. 11, it plans to promptly resume construction near Lake Oahe and hopes the feds will assist local authorities dealing with protests of the four-state pipeline.
ST. ANTHONY, N.D. – A Hollywood actress was among more than two dozen people arrested Monday, Oct. 10, while protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline project in Morton County. Actress Shailene Woodley, star of the movie "Divergent," was arrested at 12:05 p.m. on suspicion of criminal trespass as protesters began to disperse.
BISMARCK — A McHenry County social worker avoided jail time but must resign and surrender her social work license after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor stemming from a drowning-related investigation that also led to charges against several state Department of Human Services officials. Cheryl Johnson's sentencing last week concluded a far-reaching case that has spurred ongoing efforts to reform how child care facilities are licensed and regulated in North Dakota.
BISMARCK — Fiery rhetoric such as "Let's get it on" and "I wouldn't trust you as far as I could throw you" isn't typically heard in races for the North Dakota Supreme Court. But Bismarck attorney Robert Bolinske Sr. isn't your typical Supreme Court candidate. "I'm a brawler," he said.
BISMARCK — Dozens of Dakota Access Pipeline opponents briefly turned North Dakota's second gubernatorial debate into a protest rally Monday, erupting into shouts and heckles after the three candidates opined on whether the pipeline was properly permitted and should be completed.
BISMARCK — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to end North Dakota's membership in a multistate group that develops tests aligned with the Common Core education standards, but the state is withdrawing anyway as it prepares to adopt revised academic standards and testing to match.