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MEDORA, N.D.—The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation is presenting music, magic and comedy during its annual variety show, "A Magical Medora Christmas" this holiday season. The family friendly Christmas show will feature the musical talents of Emily Walter, Jared Mason and Job Christenson, as well as the comedy and magic of Bill Sorensen. Musical accompaniment will come from Roger Rettig on steel and acoustic guitar.
MANDAN, N.D. — Organizers of the Dakota Access Pipeline resistance camp said Thursday, Oct. 20, the filmmakers who reported being accosted this week were "oil-funded provocateurs" who filmed children and a ceremonial space that was off-limits to photography. Dallas Goldtooth, an organizer with the Indigenous Environmental Network, issued a press release Thursday that said the "FrackNation" filmmakers broke several rules of the camp on Tuesday, including refusing to show credentials or get a press pass for the Oceti Sakowin camp.
WASHINGTON – Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said he’s pushing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials to issue a final easement allowing Dakota Access Pipeline construction to be completed. In a statement Thursday, Oct. 20, Hoeven said he met this week with Corps officials, including Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy, to make the case that the situation with the pipeline protest needs to get resolved.
SIOUX COUNTY, N.D. – Authorities in Sioux County are investigating a report of another horse shot near the Dakota Access Pipeline protest site. Most recently, a horse valued at about $3,000 was reported shot and mutilated on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the same pasture where two cows were reported shot and injured this week, said the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association.
PINE RIDGE, S.D. -- Two apparent murders on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation are a top priority of federal law enforcement authorities in South Dakota, said U.S. Attorney Randy Seiler...
MANDAN – Actress Shailene Woodley has pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanors for her role in an Oct. 10 protest at a Dakota Access Pipeline construction site in southcentral North Dakota. Woodley was scheduled for an initial appearance Oct. 24 in Morton County District Court on Class B misdemeanor charges of engaging in a riot and criminal trespass. But her attorney, Alexander Reichert, pleaded not guilty on her behalf Tuesday, Oct. 18, and her Oct.
GRAFTON, N.D.—A Grafton man was ordered to 15 years in prison for what Pembina County prosecutors say is the worst attack on a law enforcement officer they have seen. Clifford Edward Monteith III, 27, signed a plea agreement that would drop four charges, including a Class A felony count of attempted murder, if he pleaded guilty to five charges, including a felonies for assault and disarming or attempting to disarm a law enforcement officer.
MANDAN – Authorities have removed the traffic information point on State Highway 1806 north of the Dakota Access Pipeline protest and National Guard members will instead focus on community outreach. The Morton County Sheriff’s Department is temporarily removing the checkpoint and reevaluating the use of law enforcement and the National Guard to meet public safety needs, spokeswoman Donnell Preskey said Tuesday, Oct. 18.
SIOUX COUNTY—The Sioux County Sheriff's Office is investigating more reports of cattle that were shot this week near the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp. One cow was shot and another cow had two arrows sticking out of its ribcage, said Sioux County Sheriff Frank Landeis. The animals, discovered Monday, Oct. 17, appeared to had been shot recently and were treated by a veterinarian, Landeis said.
MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — The company and contractor for a 1,172-mile pipeline at the center of a controversial river crossing in North Dakota have issued a $100,000 reward for damage to construction equipment. In a news release Monday, Oct. 17, Dakota Access LLC said vandalism to construction equipment has caused millions of dollars in damages. Dakota Access and contractor Precision Pipeline said the companies are offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of arsonists who burned the equipment.