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U.S. moves to enhance safety of oil-by-rail shipments

July 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

NEW YORK – The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday proposed new safety rules for hauling crude oil by rail after a string of explosive accidents, in a move that could impact railroads, drillers, refiners and railcar makers amid an energy b…continue reading on

Obama declares major disaster

July 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — President Barack Obama declared a major disaster in Minnesota on Monday after widespread flooding across the state, bringing federal aid to Nobles, Rock, Jackson, Murray and Pipestone counties.
The president’s declaration, which came …continue reading on

Column: Don’t fence me in

July 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — At last, an Obama administration official has come out in favor of a fence. He promises it will bring security to people on both sides of the border.
Unfortunately, Philip Gordon, National Security Council coordinator for the Middle E…continue reading on

Dayton seeks disaster declaration

July 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton Wednesday asked that counties damaged by floods last month be declared a presidential disaster area.

Dayton also added 16 counties to the state disaster list, meaning 51 of Minnesota’s 87 counties reported…continue reading on

Obama seeks money, fast hearings to curb young migrant surge

July 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — The U.S. administration took steps Tuesday to halt a cross-border surge of children from Central America, asking Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency spending and putting in place plans to make the youngsters’ deportation hearings …continue reading on

Obama rips Republicans in Minneapolis speech

June 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

St. Paul Pioneer Press

MINNEAPOLIS — It was billed as an economic policy address, but President Barack Obama used a friendly venue in Minneapolis on Friday to unload on congressional Republicans, accusing them of doing the biddin…continue reading on

Obama vows: ‘Break old cycles’ for native youth

June 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

CANNON BALL, N.D. — President Barack Obama pledged to invest in American Indian youth here Friday during the first visit by a sitting president to a reservation in 15 years, telling a powwow crowd of about 1,800 people that by working together they…continue reading on

Standing Rock Reservation hopes for results from Obama’s visit Friday

June 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Kevin Burbach

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — When Alma Thunder Hawk moved back to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation five decades ago, she, her parents and six relatives had to live in a tent on the North Dakota prairie.

Now, with her governm…continue reading on

‘The highest status’

June 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

Forum News Service

BISMARCK, N.D. — Akíchita.
The Lakota word means “warrior,” and President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will discover just how much that means to North Dakota’s Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Fri…continue reading on

Oklahoma governor: Obama expects Keystone XL decision in next couple months

February 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama told governors at a White House meeting on Monday he expects a decision on whether to allow the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline from Canada in the next couple of months, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin told reporters….continue reading on