James MacPHERSON, The Associated Press

James MacPHERSON

The Associated Press

Bismarck, ND, United States

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Recent articles by JAMES:

Court reverses order to shut down Dakota Access pipeline

BISMARCK, N. D. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday reversed a judge’s order that shut down the Dakota Access pipeline pending a full environmental review. The U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit sided with pipeline owner Energy Transfer to keep the oil flowing, saying a lower-court judge “did not make the findings necessary for injunctive relief. ” → Read More

Largest yet: $1.3 billion contract awarded for border wall

Trump has promised to build 450 miles of wall along the border with Mexico by the end of the year. So far, the government has awarded millions of dollars in contracts for construction of 30-foot-tall barriers, along with new lighting, technology, and infrastructure. The Trump administration says it has already built 187 miles of wall. Some of it is new, but most is replacing old, much shorter… → Read More

Largest yet: $1.3 billion contract awarded for border wall

Trump has promised to build 450 miles of wall along the border with Mexico by the end of the year. So far, the government has awarded millions of dollars in contracts for construction of 30-foot-tall barriers, along with new lighting, technology, and infrastructure. The Trump administration says it has already built 187 miles of wall. Some of it is new, but most is replacing old, much shorter… → Read More

Largest yet: $1.3 billion contract for border wall awarded

A North Dakota construction company favored by President Donald Trump has received the largest contract to date to build a section of Trump’s signature wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. → Read More

Largest yet: $1.3 billion contract for border wall awarded

A North Dakota construction company favored by President Donald Trump has received the largest contract to date to build a section of Trump’s signature wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Republican U.S. Sen. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota confirmed the $1.3 billion contract for building the 42-mile section → Read More

Largest yet: $1.3 billion contract for border wall awarded

A North Dakota construction company favored by President Donald Trump has received the largest contract to date to build a section of Trump’s signature wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. → Read More

Largest yet: $1.3 billion contract for border wall awarded

A North Dakota construction company favored by President Donald Trump has received the largest contract to date to build a section of Trump’s signature wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. → Read More

Largest yet: $1.3 billion contract for border wall awarded

A North Dakota construction company favored by President Donald Trump has received the largest contract to date to build a section of Trump’s signature wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. → Read More

Schools get creative to celebrate graduations delayed because of pandemic

BISMARCK, N. D. (AP) — School officials and students across North Dakota are looking at creative ways to celebrate the high school Class of 2020, hoping to ensure the rite of passage is recognized while keeping social distancing guidelines in mind amid the coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

Planned refinery by national park hurt by funding, lawsuits

BISMARCK, N.D. — Anemic funding, alleged unpaid work and legal fights are hobbling developers of a proposed $800 million oil refinery near Theodore Rooseve → Read More

North Dakota county votes to take limited number of refugees

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota county on Monday voted to accept no more than 25 refugees next year, after initially signaling it would be the first to ban them since President Donald Tr… → Read More

North Dakota county may become US’s 1st to bar new refugees

Members of a North Dakota commission are set to vote on whether their county will stop accepting refugees. → Read More

North Dakota county may become US’s 1st to bar new refugees

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Reuben Panchol was forced to leave war-torn Sudan decades ago as a child, embarking on an odyssey that eventually brought him to the American Midwest and left him eterna… → Read More

North Dakota county may become US’s 1st to bar new refugees

Members of a North Dakota commission are set to vote on whether their county will stop accepting refugees. → Read More

North Dakota county may become US’s 1st to bar new refugees

Members of a North Dakota commission are set to vote on whether their county will stop accepting refugees. → Read More

North Dakota county may become US’s 1st to bar new refugees

Members of a North Dakota commission are set to vote on whether their county will stop accepting refugees. → Read More

Congress wants review of Keystone pipeline in wake of spill

BISMARCK, N.D. — Top U.S. House Democrats have called for a federal review of the Keystone pipeline and the agency that regulates it in the wake of 383,000 → Read More

Land affected by Keystone pipeline leak bigger than thought

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A crude oil spill from the Keystone pipeline in eastern North Dakota has turned out to have affected almost 10 times the amount of land as first reported, a state regulator... → Read More

Land affected by Keystone pipeline leak bigger than thought

BISMARCK, N.D. — A crude oil spill from the Keystone pipeline in eastern North Dakota has turned out to have affected almost 10 times the amount of land as → Read More

Tribe to argue against expansion of Dakota Access pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Standing Rock Sioux Tribe members have long maintained that a leak in the Dakota Access oil pipeline would threaten their Missouri River water supply, and on Wednesday they... → Read More