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It’s time for a harder look at Russia’s alleged meddling in the American energy industry

It’s time for a harder look at Russia’s alleged meddling in the American energy industry

MINOT, N.D. — For years Americans have witnessed the energetic, and often illegal, demonstrations against the domestic energy industry. The Dakota Access Pipeline in central North Dakota was built by workers operating amid brutal violence from political extremists who had no compunctions about vandalizing their equipment and putting them in danger. The Line 3 pipeline

Please, President Biden, come to North Dakota

MINOT, N.D. — We don’t talk to each other anymore. Our political leaders don’t, anyway. They exchange barbs through the press and social media, each using the other side as a foil to impress their partisan base with how tough and uncompromising than can be with the opposition. Because of this, our nation is poorly

Becker backers boo the concept of statesmanship, demand death penalty for ‘deep state’ bureaucrats

MINOT, N.D. — Last night’s state of the union address from President Joe Biden was marred by a couple of immature outbursts from two Trump loyalist congresswomen. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican from Georgia, tried to get up a “build the wall” chant while Biden was speaking. Rep. Lauren Boebert, a Republican from Colorado, began shouting about

Review of North Dakota’s investments must be larger than just Russia

Minot, N.D. — Yesterday morning, I wrote that North Dakota’s tax dollars were invested in financing Vladimir Putin’s regime. Yesterday afternoon, Governor Doug Burgum’s administration announced that the State Investment Board, chaired by Lt. Governor Brent Sanford, would be reviewing those investments, not just in the Legacy Fund but across the state’s other pension and

This guy tried to arrest the Grand Forks City Council last night

MINOT, N.D. — Last night the Grand Forks City Council gave approval to a controversial corn milling plant to be built by a Chinese-owned company named Fufeng. The project is controversial for a lot of reasons, from not-in-my-backyard concerns about smell and traffic and zoning to growing domestic concerns about China’s presence in our economy. That’s a