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MORTON COUNTY, N.D. – As Dakota Access Pipeline opponents shut down work Tuesday, Sept. 13, at multiple job sites, North Dakota’s governor called for federal assistance to maintain peace and public safety. “With a decision on the pipeline delayed indefinitely, the federal government shares in the responsibility of ensuring that peace and order are maintained,” Gov. Jack Dalrymple said in a statement.
BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources was attacked by ransomware last week, but the threat was identified quickly and files have since been restored. A computer within the agency that regulates North Dakota’s oil and gas industry became infected with a type of malicious software known as ransomware that blocks access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid.
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 issued an arrest warrant for Amy Goodman of New York for a Class B misdemeanor, according to court documents.
NORTH OF CANNON BALL, N.D. — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is appealing a federal judge's ruling on the Dakota Access Pipeline and is seeking an injunction to protect sacred sites while the appeal is pending. The tribe has filed a notice of appeal of the Friday, Sept. 9, ruling by U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg that denied the tribe's request to halt pipeline construction while the lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proceeds.
NORTH OF CANNON BALL, N.D. — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has appealed a federal judge's ruling on the Dakota Access Pipeline and is seeking an injunction to protect sacred sites while the appeal is pending. The tribe has filed a notice of appeal of Friday's ruling by U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg that denied the tribe's request to halt pipeline construction while the lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proceeds.
WASHINGTON — A federal judge has denied the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's request to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline while the tribe's lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proceeds. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg denied the injunction in a ruling issued Friday, Sept. 9. The parties are scheduled to meet for a status conference on Sept. 16. While the ruling has been anxiously awaited by all parties, Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II said this week the ruling should not be considered the end.
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."
BISMARCK – A temporary restraining order against the Three Affiliated Tribes has been extended until Sept. 19, preventing the tribe from blocking construction of the Sacagawea Pipeline. U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland extended the order that was requested by Paradigm Energy Partners, which is constructing two pipelines under Lake Sakakawea to transport oil and natural gas.
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.