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President Donald Trump holds up a signed executive order to advance construction of the Dakota Access pipeline at the White House Jan. 24, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Rep. Cramer: Trump Cabinet Politics Could Inhibit Federal Help With Renewed Dakota Access Protests

Rep. Cramer: Trump Cabinet Politics Could Inhibit Federal Help With Renewed Dakota Access Protests

Earlier today President Donald Trump signed an executive order to move head with issuing a permit to the Dakota Access Pipeline. The project had been held up by political games from the Obama administration, with the former president refusing to issue an easement to cross the Lake Oahe reservoir and initiating another lengthy environmental review.

Self Defense Legislation Would Legalize What Most of Us Would Consider Murder

I am a staunch proponent of 2nd amendment rights, but legislation down in Bismarck goes well beyond the concept of keeping and bearing arms. It would expand the definitions of permissible use of force to protect yourself and your property to a troubling degree. The bill is SB2315, introduced by state Senator David Clemens of

Chase Iron Eyes speaks at his booth at the 2016 North Dakota Democratic-NPL state convention where he is seeking the party's nomination for Congress. The convention continues Saturday in Bismarck. TOM STROMME/Bismarck Tribune

North Dakota Democrat Vows “War” Over Dakota Access Pipeline

Since losing on the general election ballot last year Chase Iron Eyes, who received the nomination of North Dakota Democrats to run for the U.S. House in 2016, has embedded himself in the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camps. He’s been there urging protesters to stay in the camps, despite Standing Rock Sioux tribal leadership asking

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures after arriving for jury duty at Manhattan Supreme Court in New York August 17, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

President Trump Expected to Announce Exec. Orders Regarding DAPL, Keystone Pipelines This Morning

A reliable source tells me the Trump administration will be making an announcement regarding two pipeline projects important to North Dakota later this morning. The long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline, which languished for years due to regulatory delays implemented by the Obama administration, is one of the projects. The Dakota Access Pipeline, which has drawn lengthy

Former North Dakota Governor Ed Schafer speaking on the phone during his time as interim President at the University of North Dakota

Audio: Former Gov. Ed Schafer Says Nursing Home Tax Bill “Is Stupid”

On Friday I had former North Dakota Governor Ed Schafer on my radio show, and he didn’t mince any words when it came to his thoughts on a proposed tax on nursing home beds. “This tax on long term care residents is stupid,” he told me, adding that proponents of the tax have been “trying

Audio: Rep. Cramer Says He Expects Trump to Approve Dakota Access Pipeline by Next Week

Congressman Kevin Cramer was on my radio show today live from Washington D.C. where he attended the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump. During his speech Trump said his administration would be one of action, and apparently he wasn’t kidding. When I asked Cramer when we might see some movement from the incoming administration on

President Barack Obama waves as he departs the briefing room at the conclusion of his final press conference Jan. 18, 2017, at the White House in Washington. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

He Was a Terrible President

By the time most of us here in the Central Time Zone get around to eating our lunches Barack Obama will no longer be our president. This thought brings to my mind a sense of relief. Barack Obama has been the worst President in my lifetime. A rigid, ideologically hidebound man who came into office with

Veterans have a confrontation with police on Backwater bridge during a protest against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, near Cannon Ball, N.D., Dec. 1, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Six Cops and National Guard Soldiers Injured During Latest #NoDAPL Riot, Arrests Hit 624

On the same night a Rolette County deputy lost his life a half dozen law enforcement officers and National Guard soldiers were injured at the site of protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline. There were 21 arrests made at the protests which started at 6:45pm last night. “Last night our officers faced the same type

Public Service Commissioner Brian Kalk speaks at the NDGOP convention in 2012.

Kalk Will Be Leaving Public Service Commission Creating Opening for Burgum’s First Appointment

Yesterday I broke the news that Public Service Commissioner Brian Kalk was considering a job at the University of North Dakota’s Energy and Environmental Research Center. When I spoke to Kalk about the situation he said he had a press release prepared to go out as soon as he was formally offered the job. Well,

Public Service Commissioner Brian Kalk reviews information given to the commission during the PSC hearing on Brady Wind II in New England on Tuesday. (Press Photo by Kalsey Stults)

Public Service Commissioner Brian Kalk Has Applied for EERC Position, Would Leave Office if Selected

Public Service Commissioner Brian Kalk has applied for a position at the University of North Dakota’s Energy and Environmental Research Center and would leave office if hired. I spoke with Kalk this afternoon who said he applied for the position of Director of Energy Systems Development after the man who held that position, Mike Holmes,


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