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North Dakota Oil Fire Extinguished

A large fire that broke out at an oil supply and logistics company in Williston, North Dakota has been extinguished. The blaze, which ignited in an oil patch hub in the western part of the state, grew so hot that fireballs shot hundreds of feet into the air. The fire started at around midnight Monday, and Williston Fire Department shift …

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North Dakota Abortion Law Overturned by Judge

Last year, North Dakota’s Republican-led legislature and governor signed into law what abortion rights advocates called the most restrictive law against abortion in the United States. The law, referred to as the fetal heartbeat law, called for the outlaw of abortions in which the fetus’s heartbeat could be detected, limiting the deadline for abortions to as early as six weeks …

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Monster Chicken Dinosaurs Were Real

What do you get when you cross Randy Macho Man Savage, Beyoncé’s thighs, a wild chicken, and the unimaginable face of pure excitement from the bowels of hell? Why, you’d get the “chicken from hell”, a newly identified feathered dinosaur species found in North America. Roaming around the Cretaceous era 66 million years ago peaks the ugly head of Anzu …

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Need a Job? Head For North Dakota

With the U.S. economy slowly recovering throughout much of the country, jobs have been a bit easier to come by during the past few years – but only a bit. Job creation throughout much of the U.S. is still stagnant, with low-skilled workers struggling to find even low-paying jobs. There are parts of the U.S. recovering more quickly than others. …

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Drone Farmer Arrest Results in 3-Year Sentence

A North Dakota man has become the first American sentenced to jail time due, in part, to the use of an unmanned aerial vehicle (a.k.a. “drone” or UAV). The story goes back to 2011, when half a dozen wayward cows wandered onto the property of Rodney Brossart. When asked to return the cattle, he refused and a SWAT team out …

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Casselton Residents Allowed To Return Home

On December 30th, authorities ordered the evacuation of Casselton, ND residents after a massive train collision. A BNSF train carrying oil tankers crashed into another train and several of the oil tanks caught fire. Despite the lack of injuries or fatalities directly associated with the crash, a series of blasts and toxic smoke remained a cause for alarm. This was …

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White Supremacist Town In This Day And Age?

After recognizing the efforts of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior and Rosa Parks, one may wonder if teachings against racial segregation are still relevant in the twenty-first century. However, for the peaceful, secluded town of Leith, North Dakota, this issue is not only relevant, but threatens to tear the town apart. Paul Craig Cobb is a 61-year-old resident of the …

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White Supremacist Town Needing Support

A small town in North Dakota, population 24, is fighting a battle against a man that moved into their tiny community and is wanting to take over and make it a white supremacist community. 61-year-old, Craig Cobb, purchased property in Leith, a town located in Grant County. He is a self-declared white supremacist and recently made known his plans to …

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North Dakota Death Rate Highest For Workers, Shows Report

The AFL-CIO, the largest union federation in the U.S., this week released its annual report on worker deaths. The report found that 4,693 U.S. workers died while on the job in 2011, and that an estimated 50,000 die each year from “occupational diseases.” The report breaks down the demographics of the latest worker death data available. Latino workers were found …

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