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US: North Dakota (News/Activism)

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  • [ND] Edgeley landowner Gene Hanson on his latest message in a bean field

    10/12/2017 6:13:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    KFGO ^ | 10/11/17 | Cally Musland
    Edgeley landowner Gene Hanson has received media attention in the past for his messages plowed in his fields. Hanson says it started with "Happy Mother's Day" and "Happy Easter" sentiments, but his messages took a political turn in recent years. Most recently, Hanson plowed the message "We Stand For The National Anthem" in a bean field. The message even garnered the attention of President Donald Trump, who has been critical of NFL players who take a knee in protest during the national anthem. Trump took to social media to recognize Hanson: "Thank you Gene Hanson — a GREAT American (and...
  • Miss America gets Political! Miss North Dakota, 23, takes the Crown after Telling Judges [Trunc]

    09/11/2017 5:47:08 AM PDT · by Cecily · 55 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | September 10, 2017
    Miss North Dakota, a 23-year-old who said President Donald Trump was wrong to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord, was named Miss America 2018 Sunday night in Atlantic City. Cara Mund topped a field of 51 contestants to win the crowd in the New Jersey seaside resort, where most of the 97 Miss Americas have been selected. In one of her onstage interviews, Mund said Trump was wrong to withdraw the U.S. from the climate accord aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming. Multiple questions revolved around the political climate and President...
  • Miss North Dakota Cara Mund crowned new Miss America

    09/10/2017 8:45:38 PM PDT · by TBP · 64 replies
    CBS ^ | September 10, 2017 | CBS
    North Dakota's Cara Mund claimed the crown as Miss America 2018 during Sunday night's competition at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall. Miss America 2017, Savvy Shields, former Miss Arkansas, placed the crown on the 23-year-old teary-eyed successor's head as the new Miss America accepted applause and cheers from the audience and judges. Miss North Dakota emerged victorious through a series of swimsuit and talent contests, onstage speeches and two rounds of interviews by judges. In one of her onstage interviews, Mund said President Trump, a Republican, was wrong to withdraw the U.S. from the climate accord aimed at reducing greenhouse gas...
  • With ‘good woman,’ did Donald Trump just help Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp get reelected

    09/09/2017 3:03:19 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 78 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 6, 2017
    This is not a story you'd expect to read in 2017, but it happened: President Trump went to North Dakota on Wednesday and praised its Democratic senator, who is up for reelection next year, as a “good woman." "Come on up, senator," Trump told a crowd at an oil refinery in Mandan, as he had a called up some of the state's elected officials, all of them Republican, save Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. "These are great people. They work hard. They’re for you 100 percent."
  • Trump Calls Up North Dakota Lawmakers on Stage including Liberal Heidi Heidkamp to Support Tax Cuts

    09/06/2017 2:05:01 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 28 replies
    GP ^ | 9/6/17 | Hoft
    President Donald Trump held a rally in North Dakota on Wednesday in support of tax reform. Liberal Senator Heidi Heidkamp flew with the Republican president to North Dakota for the event. President Trump won North Dakota in November 2016 by 36 points. At today’s tax reform rally President Trump called up the North Dakota lawmakers on stage and liberal Senator Heidkamp in a gesture of their support for tax reform. Trump said he hopes to have her support on tax reform.
  • Trump to speak at Mandan refinery Wednesday (North Dakota)

    09/04/2017 1:47:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Bismarck Tribune ^ | September 4, 2017 | John Hageman, Forum News Service
    President Donald Trump will speak Wednesday at a Mandan refinery, the White House said Monday. Trump’s speech, which is expected to be focused on tax reform, is scheduled for just after 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Andeavor refinery. Few other details about the president’s plans were known Monday. Air Force One is scheduled to arrive at Bismarck Municipal Airport at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday. The visit comes a week after the Republican president gave his first major speech on tax reform in Missouri, according to Reuters. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., who last week confirmed Trump’s visit, said the president is making...
  • Senate: Rating Changes in Five Races

    08/17/2017 3:11:51 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    Cook Political ^ | August 17, 2017
    There are new Senate ratings in five states. Updated bottom lines for these races are below. Our full ratings chart can be found here. 
  • GOP in such disarray that Cook Political Report moved 4 Senate races in GOP direction. Wait, WUT?

    08/17/2017 2:17:55 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | 8/17/17
    As bad as things are for the GOP right now, remember that it’s even worse for Democrats. Case in point, the Cook Political Report just moved 4 2018 Senate races in the GOP’s direction:
  • GOP State Senator to Challenge Heitkamp (ND)

    08/16/2017 1:34:30 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 8/16/17 | Bridget Bowman
    North Dakota state Sen. Tom Campbell has decided to challenge Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp for her Senate seat, the state lawmaker confirmed Wednesday.  Campbell said he made his decision after months of consideration and traveling the state. “I just want to basically go to Washington and fight just like my dad did so my grandkids and kids can have the American Dream too,” Campbell said in a brief phone interview. He said his father was a pilot in World War II. Heitkamp, who was first elected in 2012, is one of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats this cycle. President Donald Trump won her state by...
  • Father of Charlottesville marcher: He 'is not welcome at our family gatherings any longer'

    08/14/2017 3:01:57 PM PDT · by Coronal · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 14, 2017 | Mark Abadi
    The father of a North Dakota man who marched in a white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend has denounced his son's behavior, saying he "is not welcome at our family gatherings any longer." "I, along with all of his siblings and his entire family, wish to loudly repudiate my son's vile, hateful, and racist rhetoric and actions," Pearce Tefft, the father of Peter Tefft, wrote in a letter to the Fargo newspaper The Forum. "We do not know specifically where he learned these beliefs. He did not learn them at home."
  • Video of Woman Telling Somali Women She’s Going to Kill Muslims Goes Viral, Gets Her Fired

    08/05/2017 4:12:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Thursday, July 27, 2017 | Megan Cerullo
    A North Dakota woman has apologized after she berated three Somali women on camera, saying, “we’re going to kill every one of you Muslims.” Amber Hensley of Mapleton, N.D., was captured on camera Tuesday launching a verbal attack on a trio of Somali women who she claims parked their car too close to hers at Walmart. The video shows Hensley, a white woman, shout, “We’re going to kill you. We’re going to kill all of you f---ing Muslims.” “You’re a racist person, and I am not going back to my country,” Sarah Hassan, the woman filming, says. Finsbury Park van...
  • N.D. man booted from GOP town hall after shoving money into congressman’s collar

    05/12/2017 9:16:08 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 12, 2017 | Jessica Chasmar
    Two men who got into a heated confrontation during a North Dakota town hall for Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer had to be escorted from the event Thursday afternoon. Mr. Cramer faced a hostile crowd in Mandan during a question-and-answer session largely focused on his support for the American Health Care Act. Video from the event showed one man, identified by The Bismarck Tribune as Hazen resident Mike Quinn, angrily approaching Mr. Cramer and trying to shove a wad of bills into the congressman’s shirt collar. “If the health care is destroyed, do the rich get a tax break? Yes or...
  • Field Cameras Catch Deer Eating Birds—Wait, Why Do Deer Eat Birds?

    05/09/2017 9:10:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 76 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 4 March, 2015 | Esther Inglis-Arkell
    Deer aren’t the slim, graceful vegans we thought they were. Scientists using field cameras have caught deer preying on nestling song birds. And it’s not just deer. Herbivores the world over may be supplementing their diets. When researchers in North Dakota set up “nest cams” over the nests of song birds, they expected to see a lot of nestlings and eggs get taken by ground squirrels, foxes, and badgers. Squirrels hit thirteen nests, but other meat-eaters made a poor showing. Foxes and weasels only took one nest each. Know what fearsome animal out-did either of those two sleek, resourceful predators?...
  • Open Carry Muslim Posts Video with Weapons, F-Bombs at Christian Event ~ VIDEO

    04/25/2017 5:38:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    ammoland ^ | 24 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    An American Muslim who open and concealed carries weapons got into trouble for a facebook live video.He filmed and posted the video outside of a Christian event that some called “anti-Muslim”. The event occurred on April 9th, 2017.Ehad Abdulmutta Jaber bought tickets for the event and was wearing the T-shirt pictured above. The Shirt says: I am an AmericanI am a MuslimI open carryI concealed carryI am only dangerousIf you are stupid. Ehad entered the event wearing the shirt and openly carrying a holstered pistol. He was concealed carrying another pistol in an ankle holster.  One account said he...
  • How The Ethanol Mandate Is Killing The American Prairie

    04/14/2017 12:54:16 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 25 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4/13/2017 | William F Shughart II
    America's long war on fossil fuels is destroying the famed American prairie. According to a report by the Organic Consumers Association, 95% of the 240 million acres of prairie land that once blanketed the middle of our country, from Texas to North Dakota, already is gone. Only isolated pockets of prairie tall grass, some 35 million acres set aside for soil and wildlife conservation, remain. And that — largely in the Great Plains — is at risk of being destroyed. Among the factors most responsible for this tragic loss of our prairie heritage is the federal renewable fuel standard, a...
  • Dakota Pipeline Scheduled To Begin Delivering Oil In May

    04/14/2017 8:33:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 04/14/2017 | Chris White
    Energy Transfer Partners, the developer behind the so-called DAPL, is scheduled to start delivering oil on May 14 to Illinois, according to filings from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The oil project is expected to transport more than 500,000 barrels of oil a year across the eastern section of the country. ... The Obama administration rejected the previously approved pipeline last December ... President Donald Trump eventually issued orders approving the DAPL in January ... many demonstrators have begun diverting their attention to the equally contentious Keystone XL Pipeline, another oil pipeline Trump approved through executive order. Obama originally rejected...
  • North Dakota: The 2nd Amendment Is Your Concealed Carry Permit

    03/24/2017 6:14:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/24/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    On Thursday Governor Doug Burgum (R) signed legislation allowing North Dakota residents to carry a handgun concealed for self-defense without a permit. The legislation–House Bill 1169–passed the House on February 21 by a vote of 83-9. It passed the Senate on March 21 by a vote of 34-13. USNews reports that the permitless carry law allows law-abiding citizens 18 and over to carry a concealed handgun for self-defense as long as they “have a valid ID and notify law enforcement of the weapon during instances such as a traffic stop.”
  • Officers’ spouses terrorized by threats of murder, rape during Dakota Access pipeline protest

    03/16/2017 4:08:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 16, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    Families come under siege as anti-cop agitators move into pipeline campsThere reached a point when the Dakota Access protest became less about debating the merits of pipeline routes and more about mixing it up with cops. That’s when the danger spiked for officers and their families. While protesters were fueling worldwide outrage and fundraising over allegations of police brutality, an aggressive cohort of agitators was terrorizing the families of law-enforcement officers with threats of death, rape and arson. “There were threats made to us, mostly that they were going to come burn down our houses or rape us while our...
  • ICE Operation Nets 86 Arrests Across 5 Midwestern States

    03/15/2017 6:35:37 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 3/15/17 | Michael Oakes
    United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it arrested 86 foreign nationals across five Midwestern states last week, including 26 in Minnesota. In a release Wednesday, the department said the operation targeted immigration fugitives, re-entrants and at-large criminal aliens over a three-day span. The operation included 32 arrests in Nebraska, 26 in Minnesota, 23 in Iowa, four in North Dakota and one in South Dakota. ICE said 52 of those arrested had prior convictions in addition to an undocumented status. Twenty-three had previously been deported and returned, which constitutes a felony. 
  • Judge rules against tribes, clears way for Dakota Access pipeline to begin moving oil next week

    03/15/2017 11:26:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 15, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    A federal judge has denied a last-minute plea to stop the Dakota Access pipeline, allowing the $3.8 billion oil pipeline to begin operating as early as next week. U.S. District Court Judge James A. Boasberg ruled Tuesday that the Cheyenne River Sioux and Standing Rock Sioux are unlikely to prevail on the merits of their challenge to his March 7 decision, saying that the court “believes that Plaintiff does not have a strong case on appeal.” A status report filed Monday by Dakota Access LLC said oil is expected to start flowing through the North Dakota section of the 1,172-mile,...