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A sign outside the Turtle Mountain Community High School on Thursday, Oct 12, 2014, on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation in Belcourt, N.D. (Logan Werlinger/Grand Forks Herald)

Should Convicted Criminals Be Able to Serve on North Dakota’s School Boards?

Should Convicted Criminals Be Able to Serve on North Dakota’s School Boards?

Last week Bismarck Tribune reporter Amy Dalrymple ran a story about a Twin Buttes woman named Melissa Starr who was elected to the local school board despite a conviction for embezzlement she’s still paying restitution on. Embezzlement from the school district she was just elected to govern. “Starr was one of seven Twin Buttes School

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It's Easy To Ban Fracking When You Don't Have Any Oil

Yesterday this strange piece railing against fracking in something called Yes! Magazine came across my radar. It’s a story, written by Yes! Editor-At-Large Sarah van Gelder, chronicling the process through which the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation banned fracking back in 2012. Apparently van Gelder visited North Dakota, specifically the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, and has all sorts

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Indian Reservation Wants Job Training Dollars From The State, But Not Oil Industry Jobs

Via Million Dollar Way, the leadership of the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation addressed the North Dakota legislature last week and asked for more funding from state tax revenues for job training and development on their reservation: The chairman of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa asked lawmakers from oil-rich North Dakota on Thursday to support

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