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Coffee shop on honor system works in North Dakota

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VALLEY CITY, N.D. (AP) — The owner of a North Dakota coffee shop is flattered his decision to operate the business on the honor system garnered international attention earlier this summer, but those who equate it to the goodness of all humanity might want to help themselves to a decaf K-Cup.

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on Aug 24, 2014 at 03:20 PM
Preserving the Legacy of No...

Preserving the Legacy of North Dakota's Wild Horses

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Theodore Roosevelt never foresaw unprecedented human population pressures and certainly not Big Oil on the horizon when he first became enraptured by the North Dakota Badlands. The former President and Father of Conservation's Elkhorn Ranch is preserved within the boundaries of the national park that bears his name, and three of North America's most charismatic species inhabit the 70,416 acre e...

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on Aug 13, 2014 at 05:50 AM

Tesoro Begins Cleanup of Massive Oil Pipeline Spill in North Dakota (PHOTOS)

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Though the Keystone XL pipeline has been delayed due to popular backlash, oil and related hazardous materials continue to flow through the United States on trains and through pipelines. Increasingly these pipelines leak, contaminating the surrounding neighborhoods, rivers, and wheat fields with hazardous cancer-causing chemicals like benzene.Last year in North Dakota, a Tesoro pipeline carrying...

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on Aug 01, 2014 at 08:20 PM
North Dakota's Oil And Gas ...

North Dakota's Oil And Gas Boom Has Brought Prosperity, But Critics Wonder About The Costs

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This story was published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C.This report is part of a joint project by the Center for Public Integrity and InsideClimate NewsBISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s Heritage Center makes for a jarring sight in this Midwestern prairie capital. The newly-expanded museum consists of four interlocki...

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on Jul 21, 2014 at 04:20 PM
N.D. Pipeline Leaks 1 Milli...

N.D. Pipeline Leaks 1 Million Gallons of Saltwater Into Lake That Provides Drinking Water For American Indian Reservation

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MANDAREE, N.D. (AP) — Around 1 million gallons of saltwater has leaked from a North Dakota pipeline, some of it into a bay that leads to a lake that provides drinking water for an American Indian reservation, company and tribe officials said Wednesday.Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman Tex Hall told The Associated Press that an underground pipeline near Mandaree leaked about 24,000 barrels, or ju...

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on Jul 10, 2014 at 12:50 PM
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Oil's New Manifest Destiny Stalks the Great Plains of North Dakota

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The maps. It was initially all about the maps. But it is geography that unites and divides.As we began our journey with Honor the Earth to check out the proposed route of the Enbridge Sandpiper Pipeline through the Great Plains of North Dakota, we picked up US 2 in northwestern Minnesota. What Longfellow might call the remnants of the "forest primeval" hugged the gently rolling roadsi...

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on Jul 01, 2014 at 07:50 PM
First Nation Stands Alone a...

First Nation Stands Alone as Oil Floods North Dakota and Obama Visits

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Waiting for Obama at Cannon Ball ND (Photo: Chase Iron Eyes)The full June moon known to First Nation peoples as the Strawberry Moon crept over the trees in the east as the sun set over the Sitting Bull memorial at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. President Obama was scheduled to meet with the tribal council the following day in nearby Cannon Ball, but other than a few tribal flags along Hi...

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on Jun 18, 2014 at 05:20 PM
North Dakota receives chall...

North Dakota receives challenge to gay marriage ban

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Seven couples filed a federal lawsuit Friday challenging the constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in North Dakota, making it the last state in the country to be sued by couples seeking the right to marry in their home state.

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on Jun 06, 2014 at 07:50 PM
North Dakota tornado prompt...

North Dakota tornado prompts safety discussion

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WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) — No sirens or local alert system warned an RV park housing workers in North Dakota's oil patch about a Memorial Day tornado that injured nine people and damaged or destroyed 15 trailers.

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on May 27, 2014 at 10:50 PM
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Weather service: North Dakota tornado hits 120 mph

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WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) — A rare North Dakota tornado that critically injured a 15-year-old girl and hurt eight other people at a workers' camp in the heart of the state's booming oil patch packed winds that peaked at 120 mph, the National Weather Service said Tuesday.

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on May 27, 2014 at 08:20 PM