Amy Dalrymple / Bismarck Tribune
BISMARCK - A federal judge denied a motion on Thursday, Nov. 1, seeking relief from North Dakota’s voter identification law for Native American voters, but said the allegations in a lawsuit from the Spirit Lake Tribe give him “great cause for concern.” U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Hovland ruled that he was denying an emergency motion seeking relief from North Dakota’s law because it would cause more confusion and chaos less than a week before the election.
BISMARCK—Energy Transfer Partners filed an amended complaint Monday, Aug. 6, in its lawsuit seeking as much as $1 billion in damages from Greenpeace and other organizations that opposed the Dakota Access Pipeline. The pipeline developer alleges Greenpeace and others led a misinformation campaign intended to incite violence, property destruction and criminal sabotage designed to stop the construction of Dakota Access.
BISMARCK — An advocate for Native American victims of violence called Friday, Oct. 6, for a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women. Lisa Brunner, founding member of the Violence Against Women Task Force for the National Congress of American Indians, said listening sessions should be held in Indian Country, urban areas and Alaska Native villages to learn the depth of the issue. "The epidemic we face is a human rights issue," Brunner, a member of Minnesota's White Earth Ojibwe Nation, said during a Bismarck event in recognition of First Nations Day.
BISMARCK, N.D — Bakken crude and other light, sweet crude oils are in demand in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, a North Dakota official said Friday, Sept. 15. After the hurricane, analysts are seeing a $4 to $5 premium for each barrel of Bakken crude over West Texas Intermediate oil at Clearbrook, Minn., said Justin Kringstad, director of the North Dakota Pipeline Authority.