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Children sled down a hill as the sun sets inside of the Oceti Sakowin camp as "water protectors" continue to demonstrate against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S., December 2, 2016.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Children sled down a hill as the sun sets inside of the Oceti Sakowin camp as "water protectors" continue to demonstrate against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S., December 2, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Feds Set to Reject Easement for Dakota Access Pipeline This Afternoon

Feds Set to Reject Easement for Dakota Access Pipeline This Afternoon

After weeks and weeks of unlawful and often violent protests it seems the Obama administration is set to give the #NoDAPL movement what they want. I’ve been by multiple reliable sources that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be denying Energy Transfer Partners an easement for crossing the Lake Oahe reservoir this afternoon. I

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Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney, operations chief at the Dakota Access Pipeline protest site in Morton County, consults with members of the Operations Unit. Laney is sitting down. Standing, from left to right, are Mandan Police Chief Jason Ziegler, Lt. Rich Reichenberger with the Wisconsin Highway Patrol and Cass County Detective Tonya Jahner. Special to The Forum.

Fargo Leaders Are Absolutely in the Wrong to Question #NoDAPL Law Enforcement Costs

News this evening is that a group of Fargo and Cass County leaders are beginning to question the use of county/municipal law enforcement personnel and resources in the response to the #NoDAPL protests. Fargo City Commissioner John Strand (who visited the #NoDAPL protest camps to support them earlier this year), with an assist from fellow

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Looking north on N.D. Highway 1806 on Monday afternoon, the reinforced barricade of razor wire, left, and concrete barriers on Backwater Bridge can be seen as law enforcement vehicles line highway shoulders. In the foreground right, is a semi-truck used by the Dakota Access Pipeline protesters to pull one of the two fire-gutted trucks from the bridge during Sunday night's violence. Photo by Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune

Law Enforcement Offers #NoDAPL Protesters Terms for De-Escalation

The major bone of contention over the past several weeks between North Dakota law enforcement officers and #NoDAPL protesters has been the roadblock at the Backwater Bridge. Law enforcement has argued that the roadblock is necessary because a) protesters damaged it by setting it on fire during a riot back in October and b) the

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Rep. Kevin Cramer speaks about the #NoDAPL protests, defending law enforcement and the pipeline project, on Thursday December 1.

Video: Rep. Kevin Cramer Blasts Obama Over #NoDAPL: “You Can’t Encourage Illegal Behavior and Then Wonder Why There Is Violence”

Earlier this week Senator John Hoeven took to the floor of the U.S. Senate to deliver a very excellent speech in defense of North Dakota law enforcement and the Dakota Access Pipeline project. Last night Congressman Kevin Cramer delivered a similar speech, accusing President Obama of encouraging illegal behavior. “You can’t encourage illegal behavior and

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#NoDAPL protesters taunt law enforcement with an upside down flag.

“That Flag Was Brought Home and Treated With the Respect It Deserves”

A couple of days ago I posted some video I got from a law enforcement source working the #NoDAPL protests. It showed law enforcement rescuing an American flag – in the middle of a blizzard, no less – that was being disrespected by the protesters. Today Morton County put out a video, featuring Cass County

Police use a water cannon to put out a fire started by protesters during a protest against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S. November 20, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
Police use a water cannon to put out a fire started by protesters during a protest against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S. November 20, 2016. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Federal Judge Rejects Request for Injunction in #NoDAPL Lawsuit Against Morton County

Federal Judge Daniel Hovland today rejected a request for an injunction against North Dakota  law enforcement filed by attorneys representing #NoDAPL protesters allegedly injured during rioting last month. SAB readers will remember that the pro-Castro National Lawyer’s Guild filed a class action lawsuit against Morton County, and Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier, for allegedly using excessive force

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North Dakota Representative Kevin Cramer speaks Sunday, April 3, 2016, at the ND GOP Convention at Scheels Arena in Fargo of his choice to endorse Donald Trump for president. Rick Abbott / The Forum

Video: Harold Hamm Says Trump Should Pick Kevin Cramer as Energy Secretary

For some time now both Harold Hamm, CEO of Continental Resources and one of the biggest players in North Dakota’s oil fields, and Congressman Kevin Cramer have been rumored to be possibles to serve in President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet as Secretary of Energy. Today Hamm told CNBC that Trump should pick Cramer over him: “Kevin’s

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North Dakota veterans hold a press conference to ask #NoDAPL veterans to cancel a planned protest.

Video: North Dakota Veterans Tell #NoDAPL Veterans to Cancel Their Protest

The North Dakota Veterans Coordinating Council held a press conference today responding to news that thousands of veterans will be coming to North Dakota to serve as “human shields” for #NoDAPL protesters. While careful to say that they aren’t taking a position on the pipeline specifically, the veterans today said they’d like to see the

Dave Archambault II, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, waits to give his speech against the Energy Transfer Partners' Dakota Access oil pipeline during the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland September 20, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
Dave Archambault II, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, waits to give his speech against the Energy Transfer Partners' Dakota Access oil pipeline during the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland September 20, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

It Doesn’t Matter That Standing Rock Voiced Opposition to DAPL at a Meeting in 2014

The new talking point for people grasping at reasons to justify the violent, unlawful rioting aimed at the Dakota Access Pipeline is audio from a meeting of the Standing Rock tribal council back in September 2014 during which the tribe said they’re opposed to oil pipelines. Supposedly this contradicts a consistent criticism of the tribe’s

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Senator John Hoeven delivers a floor speech about the Dakota Access Pipeline and the #NoDAPL protests against it. Photo via YouTube

Video: Senator John Hoeven Addresses Misinformation About #NoDAPL Protests During Floor Speech

Earlier this week Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate about the Dakota Access Pipeline and the #NoDAPL protests opposing it. It was about what you’d expect. Today North Dakota Senator John Hoeven gave a rebuttal, and it was pretty excellent. Here’s the video, and a full transcript is

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