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Law enforcement stand atop Turtle Hill on the Cannonball Ranch watching as protesters stand at the base while others stand across the water on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 24, 2016, in southern Morton County. A makeshift bridge placed by the protesters allowed them access to the private property. TOM STROMME/Bismarck Tribune

Maybe the Dakota Access Pipeline Can Also Result in North Dakota’s Dumb Corporate Farming Ban Getting Struck Down

Maybe the Dakota Access Pipeline Can Also Result in North Dakota’s Dumb Corporate Farming Ban Getting Struck Down

In the fall of 2016, at the height of the violent left wing protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline, Dean Meyer sold the historic Cannonball Ranch to Dakota Access LLC, the company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline. The pipeline crosses the ranch, and the construction on that property at the time was a major target of

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

Read It: Dakota Access Letter Justifies Cannonball Ranch Purchase to North Dakota Attorney General

UPDATE: Originally this post linked to the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 as the one #NoDAPL protesters were citing as justification for trespassing. It was actually the 1851 Fort Laramie Treaty. I’ve corrected the post to reflect that. Back in September the rancher who owns the historic Cannonball Ranch sold it to the company trying to

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

Aerial photograph taken Saturday, August 20, 2016 over protest camp on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota. Camp shown is called the Seven Councils Camp or the Overflow Camp. There is another much smaller camp that has been occupied since April and called the Camp of Sacred Stones. The people who are in the camps are protesting construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune

UPDATED: Landowner Sells Land Used for #NoDAPL Protests to Pipeline Company: “I Just Wanted Out”

The #NoDAPL protesters working to block the Dakota Access Pipeline haven’t camped on the land of the historic Cannonball Ranch (see this link for backstory on this property), but at least some of the protest activities have taken place there. Apparently land owner David Meyer is fed up with it. “It’s a beautiful ranch, but I

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