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  • As coronavirus cases rise, red-state governors resist measures to slow the spread, preach ‘personal responsibility’

    10/18/2020 5:07:41 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct 18 2020 | Griff Witte, Tony Romm
    With cases surging to new highs and hospital capacity running low, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum teared up describing a state “caught in the middle of a covid storm.”... many Republican governors are resisting new measures to stop the spread. Some are even loosening rules already on the books. Instead, they preach the mantra of “personal responsibility,” insisting that government interventions such as mask mandates or business restrictions are either unnecessary or harmful, and that people should be trusted to make their own decisions about how to keep themselves — and each other — healthy.... Republican governors have mimicked aspects...
  • As coronavirus cases rise, red-state governors resist measures to slow the spread, preach ‘personal responsibility’

    10/18/2020 12:25:36 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 74 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Oct. 18, 2020 | Griff Witte and Griff Witte Roaming America after years overseas in Europe, the Middle East and So
    With cases surging to new highs and hospital capacity running low, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum teared up describing a state “caught in the middle of a covid storm.” To weather it, he said at a news conference last week, people would need to keep their distance, wear masks and avoid gatherings. But the one thing North Dakota did not need were legal limits on reckless behavior. “It’s not a job for government,” Burgum (R) declared. The novel coronavirus is hammering America’s heartland this fall, with records shattered daily in states that had escaped the worst of the disease this...
  • US oil majors pitch more campaign cash to Democrats as frack battle looms

    10/16/2020 9:43:33 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 21 replies
    Fox Business ^ | October 16, 2020 | Liz Hampton
    The two largest U.S. energy firms, Chevron Corp and Exxon Mobil Corp, have increased their share of campaign donations to Democrats this year, according to latest filings, amid a looming battle over fracking. The vast majority, 85% of all oil and gas donations this election, have flowed on behalf of U.S. President Donald Trump, other Republican candidates and conservative causes, according to data from campaign researcher the Center for Responsive Politics (CRP). However, oil majors have put more money into Democratic coffers as some polls show Democratic challenger Joseph Biden with an as much as 10 percentage point lead and...
  • Dr. Fauci Warns These 7 States to Be On Alert

    09/03/2020 12:27:17 PM PDT · by John W · 68 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | September 3, 2020 | [Eat This, Not That!] Leah Groth
    Dr. Anthony Fauci is strongly urging everyone to follow the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommended guidance during Labor Day Weekend. While the entire country is at risk of repeating the surge of cases following previous holiday weekends such as Memorial Day and July 4th, residents of seven states in particular, which are currently experiencing upticks in cases, need to be extremely vigilant. “There are several states that are at risk for surging, namely North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Arkansas, Missouri, Indiana, Illinois,” Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in...
  • Trumpslide 2020: Boat Parades Underway in New York, Massachusetts, North Dakota (VIDEO)

    08/22/2020 7:08:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/22/2020 | Cristina Lailla
    Trumpslide 2020!Saturdays are for Trump boat parades. Massive Trump 2020 boat parades were underway on Saturday morning.Even in blue states like Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New York. Trump Boat Parade in the Finger Lakes of NY this morning! 🇺🇸⛵️— Abigail Marone (@abigailmarone) August 22, 2020 Giant boat parade in Massachusetts! Giant #TrumpBoatParade in MASSACHUSETTS! 🇺🇸⛵️— Abigail Marone (@abigailmarone) August 22, 2020 On the water today for the Trump Boat Parade in Salisbury Beach! Hundreds of supports for Moran for Congress, and hundreds more for our President!— John Paul Moran For Congress (R-MA6) (@JohnPaul4Mass) August 22, 2020 Trump...
  • Former Dem Sen.Dorgan(ND): “Trump says ‘our children are taught in schools to hate their own country’! an unbelievably ignorant statement”

    07/07/2020 2:59:00 PM PDT · by rintintin · 41 replies
    Byron Dorgan ^ | July 5 2020 | Byron L Dorgan
    Byron L. Dorgan @ByronDorgan Trump says “our children are taught in schools to hate their own country”! That is an unbelievably ignorant statement by a demagogue who tries in every way to divide Americans!
  • Fargo Deputy Chief sends apology email after he was seen at protest with a beer can cursing at law enforcement

    06/04/2020 6:39:36 AM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 37 replies ^ | 6/3/20 | Rob Port
    <p>MINOT, N.D. — In a June 1 email sent to all of the police department, Fargo Deputy Chief of Police Todd Osmundson apologized for activities at the George Floyd protest in downtown Fargo that other officers have called into question.</p>
  • Two Airmen Killed in Grand Forks (ND) Shooting

    06/01/2020 10:29:35 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 15 replies
    Air Force Magazine ^ | 1 June 2020 | Amy McCullough
    Two Active-duty Airmen assigned to the 319th Reconnaissance Wing at Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D., are dead following an early morning shooting at the base, according to an Air Force statement. The names and ranks of the victims are being withheld, pending next of kin notification. The shooting occurred around 4:30 a.m. on June 1. “Base emergency services responded to the scene, have it contained, and believe there is currently no risk to other personnel at this time,” according to the release. An investigation is underway and mental health experts are available “to care for those impacted,” the service...
  • North Dakota to reopen school facilities for summer programs

    05/12/2020 12:43:24 PM PDT · by rintintin · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/12/20 | REBECCA KLAR
    North Dakota schools will be able to open next month for summer programs, Gov. Doug Burgum (R) said Monday. Schools, which have been shuttered in response to the coronavirus pandemic, will be allowed to reopen starting June 1 for summer programs. Permitted activities include child care programs, summer school classes and college admission testing.
  • Continental Resources halts shale output, seeks to cancel sales

    04/23/2020 5:26:18 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 23, 2020 / 7:10 PM / Updated 10 minutes ago | Devika Krishna Kumar in New York, Liz Hampton in Denver; writing by Gary McWilliams
    April 23 (Reuters) - The largest oil producer in North Dakota has halted most of its production in the state, notifying some customers it would not supply crude at current pricing, according to people familiar with the matter. Continental Resources Inc, the company controlled by billionaire Harold Hamm, stopped all drilling and shut in most of its wells in the state’s Bakken shale field, said three people familiar with production in the state. North Dakota is the second-largest oil-producing state in the United States after Texas. Global oil prices have plunged this spring because of excess supplies and a lack...
  • North Dakota: Sanford Health to conduct clinical trial for Hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 treatment

    04/13/2020 3:23:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Bismarck Tribune ^ | 04/13/2020 | Jack Dura
    Sanford Health is undergoing a clinical trial into hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. Hydroxychloroquine is used to treat malaria and some rheumatoid conditions. The drug has gained recent attention for its potential use against the coronavirus, something President Donald Trump has advocated. Sanford's systemwide, randomized, placebo-controlled study initially will include 2,000 outpatients who have been exposed to COVID-19, including health care workers and high-risk patients, according to a Sanford release. The study could go out to five years, said Sanford Health spokesman Shawn Neisteadt. "Obviously, they're hoping to have preliminary results much,...
  • TC Energy to build Keystone XL Pipeline

    03/31/2020 12:33:42 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 6 replies ^ | 03 31 2020 | Sergio Chapa
    Canadian pipeline operator TC Energy is moving forward with plans to build the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline, a project to move heavy crude oil from the tar sands region of Canada to Nebraska where it will then move on to refineries in Illinois and along the Gulf Coast. After years of legal battles, TC Energy confirmed Tuesday morning that the company plans to invest $8 billion on the crude oil pipeline project. The controversial pipeline project faced opposition and legal challenges from Native American groups, environmentalists and landowners. “We appreciate the ongoing backing of landowners, customers, Indigenous groups and numerous...
  • Sanders defeats Biden in North Dakota

    03/11/2020 6:43:29 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | - 03/11/20 08:25 AM EDT | MARTY JOHNSON
    (I-Vt.) defeated former Vice President Joe Biden in the North Dakota Democratic presidential primary on Tuesday, prevailing in a state he had also won in 2016. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Sanders received 53 percent of the vote, while Biden got just under 40 percent. North Dakota awards 14 pledged delegates, tying Wyoming for hosting the smallest nominating race in the continental United States. Because of this, the win isn't much more than a consolation prize for Sanders, who had an otherwise disappointing night at the polls.
  • Speaking Out: Asset Forfeiture Should Only Follow Conviction

    02/19/2020 3:23:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    If you regularly read my columns, you have probably figured out by now that I am a strong advocate of law and order. That brings me to three items I would like to discuss related to law enforcement that I believe should be changed or abolished. The first is civil asset forfeiture or civil judicial forfeiture, and it is a procedure in which police agencies and the government can legally confiscate property from a person they suspect of criminal or illegal activity without charging them with a crime. This can be in the form of cash, or a house, or...
  • Microsoft Strives for a Carbon-Free Future. A Setback in Fargo Shows the Hard Reality. Software giant ran diesel generators to power its North Dakota campus due to forces it couldn’t control on the day of its bold climate pledge

    01/30/2020 8:23:29 AM PST · by karpov · 24 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 30, 2020 | Russell Gold
    Hours after Microsoft Corp. pledged to eliminate its carbon emissions within a decade earlier this month, the company was forced to fire up fossil fuel generators to power its corporate campus in Fargo, N.D. The software giant ran the diesel-burning machines for about five hours to keep the lights and heat on for 1,600 employees. It is one of about 100 big companies in the Fargo region ordered to do so by the local electric cooperative, which faced high demand for power. Microsoft receives a significant discount on its electricity rates in exchange for using backup power a few times...

    01/30/2020 6:27:16 AM PST · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    NBC News ^ | Jan. 29, 2020, 9:51 AM CST / Updated Jan. 29, 2020, 12:49 PM CST | By David K. Li
    "You OK?" the appraiser said as the man went down to the ground, heels over head. "Don't fall. I'm not done." An Air Force veteran fell backward to the ground in disbelief after learning a watch he purchased for $345.97 nearly a half-century ago could go for several hundred thousand dollars. The man, featured this week in PBS's popular show “Antiques Roadshow,” showed his virtually unworn 1971 Rolex Oyster Cosmograph to appraiser Peter Planes. The veteran, who has not been identified, explained he was stationed in southeast Asia in the 1970s when he became fascinated by Rolex watches after seeing...
  • Trump administration approves Keystone pipeline on US land

    01/22/2020 7:41:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 23, 2020 | Matthew Brown
    The Trump administration on Wednesday approved a right-of-way allowing the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline to be built across U.S. land, pushing the controversial $8 billion project closer to construction though court challenges still loom. The approval signed by Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and obtained by The Associated Press covers 46 miles (74 kilometers) of the pipeline’s route across land in Montana that’s controlled by the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, said Casey Hammond, assistant secretary of the Interior Department. Those segments of federal land are a small fraction of the pipeline’s 1,200-mile (1,930-kilometer)...
  • Cyber attacks against North Dakota increased 300% last year

    01/18/2020 1:41:09 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    Grand Forks Hearld ^ | 01 16 2020 | Sydney Mook
    Earlier this month, the North Dakota University system sent a message to students, staff and faculty reminding them about the issues that can arise with suspicious emails or phone calls. That number equates to more than 15 million cyberattacks a month, up from 5 million a month in 2018. But North Dakota isn’t alone, Riley noted. “That’s part of a world trend,” he said. “We’re trending a little higher than certain organizations, but, yeah, pretty substantial increases overall.” Comprehensive numbers are still being compiled for 2019, but in 2018, there were more than 300 million comprehensive attacks. Riley said his...
  • U.S. oil industry warns of economic fallout from Democratic drilling ban

    01/09/2020 8:42:53 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 7, 2020 | by Valerie Volcovici
    The head of the largest U.S. energy industry group on Tuesday warned that Americans risk choosing the “wrong path” in the 2020 presidential election if they vote for a candidate seeking to fight climate change by banning drilling. The chief executive of the American Petroleum Institute said such proposals from Democratic candidates seeking to unseat Republican President Donald Trump pose a threat to the economy, and urged a room filled with nearly 800 energy executives to push back against them. The industry group also announced a multi-million dollar advertising campaign, focused on U.S. political swing states, that bills the oil...
  • Mountain Lions: Attack Man, Eat Human, Attack Dogs, Unafraid

    01/08/2020 7:01:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 72 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 6 January, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Picture by Caldwell family, with permission. Cropped by Dean Weingarten Mountain lion populations are on the increase and pose significant threats to unarmed humans.  Mountain lions were involved in a flurry of interaction with humans in the last two weeks of 2019. On 26 December 2019, Gary Gorney was hunting pheasants with his two dogs, in the Custer Mine hunting area near Minot, North Dakota. His dogs alerted him to something ahead. Instead of a pheasant, a large female mountain lion charged him out of the grass. He shot and killed the lion with his 9mm pistol. Minot Gorney...