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A protestor pours gasoline on a fire blocking North Dakota Hwy. 1806 on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, north of Cannon Ball. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Federal Judge Smacks Down #NoDAPL Lawyers, Says 1st Amendment Doesn’t Allow Anarchy

Federal Judge Smacks Down #NoDAPL Lawyers, Says 1st Amendment Doesn’t Allow Anarchy

There was a lot of news on the Dakota Access Pipeline front yesterday, from reports about the literal mountains of garbage the supposed environmentalists left behind to news that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be issuing that final easement for the project (that’s supposed to happen some time today). But something which might

John Tweten of Grafton, N.D. is voting for Donald Trump. (Jaison Empson/CBC News)

For Over 100 Years North Dakotans Didn’t Have the Right to Free Speech on Election Day

The long, dreary national election ends today. How long and dreary has it been? “In the time since the first major-party nominees announced their candidacy in early 2015, our then-5-month-old baby has become a walking, talking toddler and our spirited kindergartner has become an even more spirited second-grader,” my colleague Kris Kerzman writes in a

Dickinson voters cast their votes in the June 6 primaries. (Dickinson Press file photo)

North Dakota Lawmakers Should Change Voter ID Law to Make ID’s Easier to Get

Yesterday federal Judge Daniel Hovland struck down North Dakota’s voter ID law. It wasn’t hard to see this coming. Federal judges in two other districts have struck down similar laws coming out of states like Texas and Wisconsin. North Dakota’s law was actually a bit more strict than the law in those states. The case