Politics / Elections

Release of NDresponse.gov Strikes Up DAPL Conversation

The site created to inform citizens of state emergencies puts a heavy focus on the pipeline protests

North Dakota launched a new state website. NDResponse.gov is split between two main sections:  spring flooding and pipeline protests. The DAPL section is populated with daily police logs and press releases on the protest going as far back as last August. There’s also a section dedicated to debunking government perceived myths about the protest. “There’s a lot of social media…

DOW Closes Above 20,000 Points

After breaking the record high Wednesday morning the DOW Jones remained above the 20,000 mark after closing Wednesday afternoon

It’s a historic day for the stock exchange. The Dow Jones has surpassed the 20,000 mark for the first time. This comes after speculation as to how the markets would be affected by the surprise results of November’s election. Along with the Dow, the NASDAQ and the S & P 500 are also remaining healthy post–election according to financial experts….

Health Officials Weigh in on Governor Dayton’s Collapse at State of the State

Gov. Dayton is scheduled to meet with Mayo Clinic doctors to discuss treatment options for his prostate cancer

The Mayo Clinic says Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s fall during his State of the State address was not related to his prostate cancer diagnosis. In a statement, a Mayo Clinic spokesman says doctors believe Dayton’s fainting spell “was situational and related to standing for a long time while giving his speech and possible dehydration.” The 69-year-old Democrat was encouraged to…

Jane Fonda Gathers Protesters of DAPL at Trump International Hotel

Fonda says President Trump has signed the executive orders illegally when it comes to the construction of controversial pipelines

  North Dakota Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer has asked President Trump to pay for law enforcement costs at the pipeline protest site near Cannon Ball and provide federal police to protect construction workers as protests intensify. Actress Jane Fonda joined protesters in New York last night to denounce President Trump’s executive order clearing the path for the controversial Dakota…

President Trump Takes Action on Keystone, Dakota Access Pipelines

People are speaking out after President Trump has agreed to advance the pipelines

President Trump signed executive actions to advance two controversial pipelines. The actions signed by President Trump would advance the approval for the Dakota Access pipeline which was stalled by the Obama Administration last year. Protests against the pipeline started in August of 2015 in Morton County. Native American tribes worry the pipeline will harm the environment. “It’s very unfortunate,” said…

MN House Approves Bill Charging Protesters for Law Enforcement Costs

The lawmakers were unable to take up a second measure on the issue due to protesters at the hearing chanting "shame"

  A Minnesota House committee has approved a bill that would charge protesters for law enforcement costs associated with disruptive demonstrations. The House Civil Law Committee passed the bill 6-3, amid outcry from critics who say it could be used to silence dissent. People at the hearing shouted “shame, shame!” after the vote, prompting lawmakers to walk out without taking…

Early Screening for Prostate Cancer Key to Survival

All men are encouraged to begin screening after turning 50

Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer for men and it’s a highly survivable disease if caught early. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 90 percent of those diagnosed with prostate cancer will survive if it’s caught early. Since preventing prostate cancer is not possible, catching the disease early is vital part in survival….

North Dakota Senators Remember Slain Deputy

Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp reach out to Deputy Allery's family, friends and the law enforcement community

  Both U.S. Senators from North Dakota took to the floor of the Senate to pay tribute to Deputy Colt Allery. Senators Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven also commended law enforcement for their work to keep the state’s families safe. “I know this is an incredibly tough time for Rolette County Sheriff Medrud and his deputies right now as well,”…

UPDATED: Governor Dayton Relaxing at Home After Collapsing During State of the State Address

Dayton had been speaking for more than 40 minutes before he collapsed at the podium

UPDATED CONTENT 9:00 PM: Dramatic moments at Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton’s State of the State address in St. Paul. The governor collapsed and hit his head during a joint session of the legislature. Dayton had been speaking for more than 40 minutes when he unexpectedly collapsed. He was reportedly about to make an offer of a new public health care…

Heather Wilson Named President Trump’s Nomination for Secretary of the Air Force

Wilson is currently serving as president of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City

  President Trump is planning to nominate Heather Wilson as secretary of the Air Force. Wilson is president of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. She served in Congress from 1998 to 2009 representing New Mexico. Wilson was a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and served on the House Armed Services Committee. She would…