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ND & Tribal Leaders Respond to Shutdown of Dakota Access Pipeline

This ruling is the first major victory for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe since protests and legal battles began over the pipeline in 2016.

WASHINGTON – Oil flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline may come to a standstill after a federal judge ordered the pipeline to shutdown by August 5th. Oil cannot continue to flow until the Army Corps of Engineers completes an Environmental Impact Statement. Federal Judge James Boasberg ruled the Army Corps of Engineers ‘did not adequately consider the impacts of an…

Omar Asks for Light Sentence for Man who Threatened Her

Patrick Carlineo faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced in February.

Rep. Ilhan OmarMINNEAPOLIS–U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota is asking a federal judge to show compassion in sentencing a New York man who threatened to kill her. Omar wrote in a letter Tuesday that a lengthy sentence for Patrick Carlineo Jr. would likely only “increase his anger and resentment.” She says he should instead be given a chance to “make…

Legal Settlement Discussion Over Mandan Mural

A federal judge has instructed both parties to continue "good faith" discussions to avoid a trial.

MANDAN, N.D. — A legal settlement is being discussed between the city of Mandan and the owners of a bar who filed a federal lawsuit after being told to remove an outdoor mural. The city says the Lonesome Dove doesn’t have a permit for the mural. The bar’s attorneys say they are protected by the First Amendment. A federal judge…

Red Fawn Fallis Will Not Be Released From Jail Before Sentencing

Denver Woman Was Charged After Shooting At Officers During Dakota Access Oil Pipeline Protest

BISMARCK, ND — A federal judge has ordered a Denver woman to remain jailed in North Dakota while she awaits sentencing for shooting at officers during the pipeline protest. U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland refused to grant a request by 38-year-old Red Fawn Fallis to be returned to a Fargo halfway house. She went missing from the house for an…