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U.S. House hearing shines light on needs of North Dakota tribal communities

WASHINGTON — A hearing in the U.S. House Wednesday discussed needs of the country’s tribal communities. “Day after day, our nation’s tribal communities are suffering terrible inequalities,” said Democratic Rep. Frank Pallone of New Jersey. But according to the executive director of the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission, the coronavirus remains the state’s first priority. “Health disparities on reservations is…

WATCH LIVE: Supreme Court expected to rule on Trump’s tax records

The Supreme Court will make its ruling at 9 a.m.

UPDATE: The Supreme Court has kept a hold on President Donald Trump’s financial records that Congress has been seeking for more than a year. The ruling returns the case to lower courts, with no clear prospect for when the case might ultimately be resolved. The 7-2 outcome is at least a short-term victory for Trump, who has strenuously sought to…

Group turns in signatures for redistricting reform measure

The group must obtain nearly 27,000 valid signatures.

FARGO, N.D. (AP)–A group looking to reform voting redistricting rules in North Dakota says it has collected enough signatures to get the proposed constitutional amendment on the ballot in November. Officials with North Dakota Voters First said Monday they submitted 36,708 signatures to Secretary of State Al Jaeger’s office. The group must obtain nearly 27,000 valid signatures from North Dakota…

Judge orders Dakota Access pipeline shut down pending review

The pipeline has been carrying oil for three years.

FARGO, N.D. (AP)–A federal judge has ordered the Dakota Access pipeline to shut down until more environmental review is done. The pipeline has been carrying oil for three years. But U.S. District Judge James Boasberg said in April that the pipeline remains “highly controversial” under federal environmental law and a more extensive review was necessary than the environmental assessment that…

Cass County Sheriff’s Office Employee On Administrative Leave

A Facebook post many have found offensive

FARGO, N.D. — Cass County Sheriff Jesse Jahner says an employee has been placed on administrative leave over a Facebook post many have found offensive. The post is by a Cass County Sheriff’s Office Non-licensed Correctional employee. It has drawn the attention of Native Lives Matter and many others. Jahner says his office does not condone the behavior or comments,…

Body Pulled From Lake Carlos After Drowning Report

Douglas County Dive Rescue Team made the discovery around 10 o'clock Sunday morning

DOUGLAS CO., Minn. — Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has located the body of a man in Lake Carlos that fits the description of the man who was reported to have drowned on Friday. Douglas County Dive Rescue Team made the discovery around 10 o’clock Sunday morning. The body was taken to the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office for identification and to…