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Sad: Department of Health Employee Resigns After Debate Night Tweets

Sad: Department of Health Employee Resigns After Debate Night Tweets

Earlier this week I wrote a post about a public information officer at the Department of Health accidentally using the agency’s official Twitter account for her personal (and hilarious) debate reactions (see above). “I’m the PIO and I grabbed the wrong phone,” Colleen Reinke told me via email when I sent her a request for

Photo shows #NoDAPL protesters on a Dakota Access Pipeline construction site. Photo via Morton County Sheriff's Department

Social Media Photos Collected by State Show Dakota Access Protesters With Weapons

Protesters looking to block the Dakota Access Pipeline have insisted, despite violent clashes with security guards and dozens of arrests for things like vandalism and trespass, that their movement is engaged only in peaceful prayer. The protesters also say that weapons aren’t allowed in their camps. Yet images collected by the State of North Dakota

North Dakota candidates for governor share a laugh while participating in a debate in Bismarck. From left are Marty Riske, Marvin Nelson and Doug Burgum. Photo by Will Kincaid / Bismarck Tribune

Audio: Gubernatorial Candidates Marvin Nelson, Marty Riske Debate

On my radio show today I hosted a debate between the gubernatorial candidates. Or, at least, two of the candidates. Republican candidate Doug Burgum, who was all kinds of available back during the Republican primary, has become less accessible now that we’ve entered the general election portion of the contest. I sent an invitation to

Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton take the stage for their first debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, U.S. September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton take the stage for their first debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York,on Monday night. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

One of These Idiots Is Going to Be President

There is much sturm und drang over “who won” the presidential debate last night. I’m not sure either of the candidates won, really. Donald Trump didn’t throw a chair, and Hillary Clinton managed to get through it without passing out or something. For me the bar was set that low. They both cleared it. Well done,


North Dakota Department of Health Tweets Anti-Trump Messages During Presidential Debate

Looks like someone at the North Dakota Department of Health forgot to look at which Twitter account they were using tonight as America watched the presidential debate. As Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton threw rhetorical jabs on our screens, a Department of Health employee was making fun of the Republican candidate’s hair and telling debate

Jack Seaman. File photo from Oct. 28, 2014. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Audio: Jack Seaman Says Kevin Cramer Has “Consistently Voted for Unbalanced Budgets”

Jack Seaman, Libertarian candidate for the U.S. House, was my guest on the radio today. His top priority, should be be elected to the U.S. House? The national debt, which he described as the “biggest threat to our national security” today. He said his Republican opponent, incumbent Congressman Kevin Cramer, has “consistently voted for unbalanced

Protests looking to block work the the Dakota Access Pipeline stand at a work site on Sunday, September 25. Photo via the Morton County Sheriff's Department

Morton County Says Security Guard Was Assaulted by Dakota Access Protesters on Sunday

According to a press release sent out by the Morton County Sheriff’s Department, some 200 protesters went to a Dakota Access Pipeline work site on Sunday where they assaulted a security guard. From the release: Mandan, N.D. –  At around 9:30 a.m. Sunday, September 25, 2016 law enforcement were notified of approximately 200 individuals at

A group of Dakota Access Pipeline protesters attack a security guard on September 3, 2016, after claims that pipeline workers had destroyed cultural artifacts. Photo via Morton County

State Archaeologist Finds No Evidence of Destroyed Cultural Artifacts at Dakota Access Pipeline Site

Earlier this month a violent clash between Dakota Access Pipeline protesters and security workers protecting the project and pipeline workers erupted after the Standing Rock Sioux tribe said culturally significant artifacts and remains they’d identified had been destroyed. Since then tribal Chairman David Archambault has repeatedly claimed that pipeline workers destroyed artifacts. But a review

A sign for the Cannonball Ranch near the site of the protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Tom Stromme/Bismarck Tribune

Objections to Cannonball Ranch Sale Are Why North Dakota’s Corporate Farming Ban Needs to Be Scrapped

Last week rancher David Meyer, apparently fed up with protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline on his land, sold some 6,000 acres of the historic Cannonball Ranch to the pipeline company. “It’s a beautiful ranch, but I just wanted out,” he told the folks at KXNews. In response former Agriculture Commissioner Sarah Vogel said the

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