Blake Nicholson

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North Dakota officials ask judge to dismiss lawsuit over highway closure during pipeline protests

North Dakota officials have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed over the five-month closure of a section of highway during the large protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, saying they had both the authority and an obligation to do it.

Petition pushes legal recreational marijuana onto upcoming North Dakota ballot

Supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana in North Dakota have succeeded in bringing the matter to a public vote later this year.

Manitoba says agreement reached on disputed North Dakota water project a 'crucial deal'

Canada will have a say in the operation of a major Missouri River water project in the northern U.S. under a deal negotiated by officials in the two countries to end a 16-year-legal battle.

Manitoba could get polluted water from U.S. after court ruling

The province has been fighting the the Northwest Area Water Supply project since 2002 over concerns damaging bacteria or other agents would end up in Manitoba waterways.

Standing Rock film festival centres on pipeline protest

A film festival on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation aims to bolster the anti-pipeline movement that blossomed there last year while also fostering connections between the Native American community and the film industry.

Keystone XL pipeline faces opposition from 'historic union' of Canada, U.S. Indigenous tribes

Indigenous leaders from across North American are meeting in Calgary Wednesday to sign a declaration of opposition against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

Standing Rock Tribe's battle over Dakota Access pipeline not over

American Indian tribes fighting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline said Tuesday that the pumping of oil into the pipe under their water source is a blow, but it doesn't end their legal battle.

Native Americans to protest Trump, pipeline in Washington

Native Americans from across the U.S. are taking their frustrations with President Donald Trump's administration and its approval of the Dakota Access oil pipeline to Washington on Tuesday, kicking off four days of activities that will culminate in a march on the White House.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe not properly heard in pipeline dispute, says UN official

A United Nations official who visited North Dakota in the wake of months of protests over the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline believes the concerns and rights of Native Americans haven't been adequately addressed.

Deadline looms for Dakota Access pipeline protest camp

At a camp once home to thousands of people protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline, a few hundred holdouts aren't deterred by the threat of flooding, nor by declarations from state and federal authorities that they must leave by Wednesday or face possible arrest.

US Army formally ends study of disputed pipeline crossing near Standing Rock reservation

The U.S. Army on Friday formally ended further environmental study of the Dakota Access oil pipeline's disputed crossing beneath a Missouri River reservoir in southern North Dakota.

Reject Dakota Access company request, say 2 tribes and US Army Corps of Engineers

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and two Native American tribes that oppose the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline have asked a federal judge to reject an effort by the four-state project's Texas-based developer to get permission to finish it.

North Dakota commissioners urged to move $15K case against pipeline developer forward

Staffers with the North Dakota Public Service Commission say there's no doubt the developer of the four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline violated rules regarding reporting Native American artifacts.

Governor, tribal leader discuss reducing tensions at Standing Rock

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple and Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault have met to discuss reducing tensions between law officers and Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents, as the main protest camp begins to clear out after the federal government stalled the $3.8 billion project.

Stay or go? Tribe gives conflicting messages to Standing Rock protest camp

For protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline, the messages from the Standing Rock Sioux reservation are confusing: the tribal chairman tells demonstrators it's time to leave their camp and go home, while another leader implores them to stay through the bitter North Dakota winter.