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FOTB: The ‘wanderer:’ Adventure, solitude rewarding for Anderson

July 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — Anneli Anderson recalls the last time she said goodbye to her older brother, Evan.
He had traveled home to Cokato, Minn., in the late summer of 2011 to take a break from his job in the North Dakota oilfields.
“I was sneaking out (of…continue reading on

Louisiana governor to sign abortion restrictions law

June 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will sign new restrictions on abortion clinics into law on Thursday, his office said, a measure critics have said will force three of the state’s five clinics to close.
The measure requires physicians wh…continue reading on

Oklahoma enacts new abortion restrictions

May 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

NEW ORLEANS — Oklahoma, soon to be followed by Louisiana, has joined other socially conservative states in adopting laws that place new restrictions on abortions, measures that critics say are aimed at shutting abortion clinics.
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Okla. man sentenced for having child porn

May 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

An Oklahoma man was sentenced Friday for possession of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Tim Purdon said.
Jeremy Eades, 28, was sentenced to 11 years, three months in federal prison for possessing materials depicting the sexual exploitation of minors…continue reading on

A bigger Bakken in Oklahoma?

January 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

A handful of energy firms are rushing their rigs to several counties in southern Oklahoma, convinced they’ve found the next shale play to expand America’s oil boom.
While the number of rigs is leveling off in places like the North Dakota Bakken,…continue reading on

ND workers return home after Oklahoma tornado

May 21, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WILLISTON Pilot Liz Lillard was in Williston on Monday as she watched a live feed of a massive tornado pass over her children’s day care in Moore, Okla. Continue Reading

In tornado’s wake, worried parents seek out kids

May 21, 2013 in The Daily Republic

For many families, the ordeal ended in bear hugs and tears of joy as loved ones reunited. Others were left to wait in the darkness, hoping for good news while fearing the worst.
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Crews race to find survivors of Oklahoma twister

May 21, 2013 in The Daily Republic

New search-and-rescue teams moved at dawn Tuesday, taking over from the 200 or so emergency responders who worked all night. A helicopter shined a spotlight from above to aid in the search.
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Crews race to find survivors of Oklahoma twister

May 21, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

MOORE, Okla. Emergency crews searched the broken remnants of an Oklahoma City suburb Tuesday for survivors of a massive tornado that flattened homes and demolished an elementary school. At least 24 people were killed, including at least nine children, and those numbers were expected to climb. Continue Reading

Medical examiner: 24 dead in Oklahoma twister

May 21, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Nine children among the fatalities. Continue Reading