This Website Will Soon Be More Easily Navigated With A New Look Similar To The Former Site!
It Will Have Grant County Commission Meetings Filmed Once Again As Well As The Sheriff Reports & Much More
 
RIOTER HANDCRAFTED WEAPONS AIMED AT LAW ENFORCEMENT & CITIZENS
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RIOTER HANDCRAFTED WEAPONS AIMED AT LAW ENFORCEMENT & CITIZENS
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 17, 2017
Contact: Morton County PIO 701-595-3596 or 701-426-1587


Protesters cutting wire and engaging Law Enforcement and National Guard line. Located on the shore of the Missouri River below the DAPL horizontal drill pad.

As protesters cut through and removed security wire they then crafted and used it as weapons that were thrown at law enforcement close to the front line.

Law enforcement came upon several homemade tire deflating devices that were placed on Highway 1806 pavement near Huff, ND. The 2” x 4” lumber with multiple protruding nails and broken glass was intended to be used to deflate tires that would drive over the device. It appears that several had been run over.

UPDATE---Protesters Try to Reach DAPL Drill Pad—Come Within 700 Feet

Mandan, N.D. – Morton County law enforcement arrested a total of 14 protesters (3 were arrested near the confluence of Missouri and Cannonball River and 11 arrested on the Backwater Bridge) following 10 hours of protest activity from 3:00 pm, January 16 to 1:00 am January 17. The charges range from criminal trespass, engaging in a riot, possession of marijuana, fleeing, assault on a peace officer and preventing arrest.

We have received rumors of a snowmobile accident last night in which one person was injured. There is no evidence of this occurring.

An ambulance was called for two arrested protester. One had a minor cut and the other person complained of the effects of pepper spray.

Law enforcement came upon several homemade tire deflating devices that were placed on Highway 1806 pavement near Huff, ND. The 2” x 4” lumber with multiple protruding nails and broken glass was intended to be used to deflate tires that would drive over the device. It appears that several had been run over.

Less than lethal weapons were used when the protesters were given multiple orders and warnings to move back from the bridge. Wear we waiting a final report as to what type of munitions were used.

As protesters cut through and removed security wire they then crafted it into circular, Frisbee shape and were throwing it at law enforcement at the front line.

In response to rumors that an Avenger vehicle is in place to shoot down drones, the ND Army National Guard does have an Avenger system employed in support of the Dakota Access Pipeline Protest. These systems are used strictly for observation of ungoverned encampments to help protect private property and maintain public safety in southern Morton County, ND. The systems have no munitions; further, there is no authority to arm these vehicles with munitions.

NOTE: As of 4:20 pm today, there were two more arrested for criminal trespass on the Backwater Bridge for a total of 16 arrests the past two days.

Law enforcement has made a total of 603 arrests during protest activity since August 10.

 
OUT OF STATE LUNATIC "RIOTERS" CONTINUE TO BREACH SECURITY FENCE NEAR DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE WORKSITE - SOME CARRYING FLARE GUNS & KNIVES

"It's Hard To Dispute The Fact This "LONGER-NEW" Video Clearly Shows The "RIOTERS" Are Destroying Government Property & Attacking The North Dakota National Guard & Law Enforcement Personnel Protecting Private Property"
 
  Published on January 18, 2017

At 3:30 pm on January 16, 2017, approximately 200 protesters made their way from the main protest camp, along the frozen Cannonball River, and headed north on the Missouri River.

They stopped at a fence along the shoreline of the Missouri River, approximately 700 feet from the Dakota Access Pipeline horizontal drill pad.

Law enforcement and National Guard soldiers kept the protesters from entering onto private property after protesters cut out sections of the fence.

Three arrests were made near the confluence of the Cannonball River and the Missouri River. The protesters dispersed around 7:00 pm.
 
MYTH:
Police hit a protestor with a snowmobile going 30 MPH+ and seriously injured her in the vicinity of the bridge and an ambulance was called.

FACT:
There is no evidence of this occurring. On the evening of Jan. 16, approximately 20 protestors rushed at law enforcement who were on snowmobiles.

Law enforcement retreated and no one was hit by a snowmobile.

One law enforcement officer got off his snowmobile to assist with arrests. During last night’s protest event, an ambulance was called for two individuals – one due to a minor cut and one due to effects of pepper spray.
MYTH:
Law enforcement has anti-drone missile system on the top of a hill to guard the DAPL drill pad and shoot down drones.

FACT:
The ND National Guard does have an avenger system employed in support of the Dakota Access Pipeline Protest.

These systems are used strictly for observation of ungoverned encampments to help protect private property and maintain public safety in southern Morton County, ND.

The systems have no munitions; further, there is no authority to arm these vehicles with munitions.
 
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"JOHNNY DANGERS"
"JOHNNY DANGERS"

DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE RIOTERS ATTACK NATIONAL GUARD & LAW ENFORCEMENT



PROTESTERS TRY TO REACH DAPL DRILL PAD - COME WITHIN 700 FEET

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This video shot by some agitator/rioter/protester by the Facebook screen name of "Johnny Dangers" clearly shows the agitators/rioters/protesters advancing on the North Dakota National Guard members being backed up by local law enforcement when they tried to cross over the concertina wire onto private land.

The North Dakota National Guard members then began pushing the agitators/rioters/protesters back off the private land forcing law enforcement to fire upon the agitators/rioters/protesters with 'less than lethal rubber bullet' rounds and 'CS' gas.

The agitators/rioters/protesters then began to throw a metal stake at law enforcement and the North Dakota National Guard members.

This is exactly what Cass County Sheriff Laney and Morton County Sheriff Kirchmeier have said they want to accomplish and that is provoke law enforcement and the North Dakota National Guard members into a confrontation.

Editor Note: This video clip of almost 6 minutes was captured from the Facebook page of "Johnny Dangers".

 
  RIOTERS STORM BACKWATER BRIDGE DAMAGING GOVERNMENT PROPERTY AND STEALING IT!  
 

By Patrick Springer - Forum News Service

FARGO -- Paul Laney’s phone rang on a Saturday while he was relaxing as he watched televised coverage of the summer Olympics. Little did the Cass County sheriff know that his professional life was about to be upended.

The call was from a fellow sheriff asking for help in dealing with the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline in Morton County, just north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.

After he arrived two days later, Laney would spend the next 4½ months confronting a massive influx of protesters trying to halt the $3.8 billion crude oil pipeline from crossing Lake Oahe on the Missouri River just upstream from the reservation.

Laney expected the altercation would last, at most, two weeks and he and his deputies would soon be back home. Instead, the pipeline’s contested river crossing would draw waves of protesters from around the nation, including hundreds of tribes, attracting worldwide attention.

“It’s like it became the mecca for every eco-terrorist, I call them, every eco-person out there,” he said in an interview with The Forum Editorial Board last week. “It was like 140 years of perceived Native American oppression came together there.”

In almost three decades in law enforcement, as a Fargo police officer and as sheriff, Laney has faced armed standoffs, the fiery oil train derailment near Casselton and potentially devastating floods.

But he called his prolonged involvement along the protest barricades -- including a “surreal” Thanksgiving night huddled near concertina wire -- the most intense experience of his career, “by far.”

He prayed every night that nobody would be hurt. Once, on the eve of what he predicted would be an especially confrontational day, when officers would try to move back the protest line, he got up in the middle of the night and knelt beside his motel room bed and prayed.

“I had protest dreams every night I was there,” said Laney. “It was tense, it was scary.”

Because of his experience and training in incident response command, Laney quickly emerged as one of the leading, and most visible, law enforcement officers on the scene. It was not a role that he sought, but Laney said he felt a sense of obligation to stick with the job.

Quite simply, he said, the 33-member Morton County Sheriff’s Department was being overwhelmed by sprawling protests that quickly mushroomed to include thousands of protesters.

“How do we sit back and watch the sheriff’s office and the cities of Bismarck-Mandan get overrun?” Laney said. “We had to help, just like they helped us in the flood.”

Laney said he and his fellow officers were routinely thanked by Bismarck-Mandan residents who were grateful for their assistance.

CASS COUNTY SHERIFF SAYS INTENSE NORTH DAKOTA PIPELINE PROTESTS HAUNTED HIS DREAMS NIGHTLY




“It’s like it became the mecca for every eco-terrorist, I call them, every eco-person out there,”...

“We couldn’t buy a meal,” he said, adding officers had to explain they were on duty and had their expenses paid. “We couldn’t buy a cup of coffee. ”Once home, Laney said the vast majority of his Cass County constituents supported the active role he and his office took in the protest response. The most notable exception, he said, was a talk radio host who criticized his role.

Echoing earlier comments by former Gov. Jack Dalrymple, Laney said that, despite criticism from protesters and sympathizers, and portrayals on social media, he believes officers acted with restraint in dealing with sometimes belligerent protesters.

Although most of the demonstrators were “peaceful and prayerful,” Laney said a sizeable number were bent on provoking police, forcing them to wear helmets with faceguards and to sometimes intervene physically.

“We preached from day one -- restraint, restraint, restraint, restraint,” Laney said. “We tried to negotiate every day.”

Laney was frustrated by a private security firm, hired by the pipeline company, that used guard dogs to protect the construction site. The dogs, which were not licensed in North Dakota, bit several protesters.

The decision to use dogs, he said, was “dumb” and damaged the image of police officers, whom he said were trying to provide public safety. “That changed the whole thing,” Laney added, making the police come across as “jack-booted thugs.”

It was frustrating to be accused of being the security force for the pipeline company, Laney said.

“All we were trying to do was enforce the rule of law,” he said, by arresting those who were trespassing or committing other crimes, including rioting.

But a leading activist involved in the pipeline protests maintains that police were not restrained, acted provocatively and fired rubber bullets, beanbag charges and used stun grenades -- allegations Laney and other law enforcement officials deny.

“The police themselves have defiled sacred land,” said Joye Braun, an organizer with the Indigenous Environmental Network. “They are in fact provoking the protectors.”

Braun claimed to have “photographic evidence” of tear gas and concussion grenades used by police, and witnesses who can testify that a woman who received severe arm injuries was a victim of police action.

“They have done some horrible things to our people while they are praying,” Braun said.

But Laney believes law enforcement officers found themselves outflanked by the protesters’ savvy social media campaign, providing what he considers a skewed view of the protests. In time, with help from the National Sheriffs Association, the peace officers were able to counter with their own photographs, videos and messages, he said.

“We had to let the public see the real story of what was happening,” Laney said. “If it stayed prayerful and peaceful we wouldn’t have to be there.”

 

PIPELINE OPPONENTS ALLEGEDLY THREATENED OFFICIALS

By BLAKE NICHOLSON - Associated Press - Updated January 13, 2017
FORMER NORTH DAKOTA GOVERNOR DALRYMPLE'S LIFE THREATENED BY PROTESTERS


In this Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, file photo, protesters against the Dakota Access oil pipeline stand on a burned-out truck near Cannon Ball, N.D., that they removed from a long-closed bridge a day earlier on a state highway near their camp.

Police allege in court filings that opponents of the oil pipeline made threats against officers and public officials in North Dakota last year, prompting additional security for the state's governor.

The filings are part of a lawsuit filed in November by pipeline protesters who accuse police of excessive force in the Nov. 20 clash over a blockaded bridge. (AP Photo/James MacPherson, File)

"He normally didn't have Highway Patrol with him a lot of the time. They were more in the vicinity after the threats," Rauschenberger said.

Burleigh County State's Attorney Richard Riha said his office is considering charges against the 41-year-old man who allegedly made the call; the man's position on the pipeline isn't clear. Assistant State's Attorney Marina Spahr declined to discuss the case in detail since it's ongoing, and the man did not respond to a request for comment left with a woman who answered the telephone at his home.


Kirchmeier said in documents that he and his family had been threatened through social media, telephone, email and letters, and that personal information such as his home address "have been published on the internet with invitations to commit violence against me or to kill me."

The sheriff and his wife were given personal security while the threats were investigated, and officers are still doing extra patrols and residence checks for the couple, Schulz and another commissioner, sheriff's spokeswoman Maxine Herr said. That comes even after the large protest encampment has dwindled to a few hundred and protest actions are being encouraged across the country instead of in North Dakota.

The Standing Rock Sioux and its supporters maintain the pipeline threatens drinking water and Native American cultural sites, which Dallas-based project developer Energy Transfer Partners disputes. Opponents have long described their protest as peaceful and have attributed violent actions to rogue antagonists.

The Red Warrior Society, a protest group that advocated more aggressive tactics than the prayer and meditation called for by Standing Rock elders, did not respond to requests for comment.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Police allege in court filings that opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline made threats against officers and public officials in North Dakota last year, prompting additional security for the state's governor.

The filings are part of a lawsuit filed in November by pipeline protesters who accuse police of excessive force in a Nov. 20 clash over a blockaded bridge. Opponents of the $3.8 billion pipeline to move North Dakota oil to a shipping point in Illinois have long maintained they've been mistreated by law enforcement, and allege in the lawsuit that more than 200 protesters were injured in the bridge clash.

That number previously had been disputed by officials, who used tear gas, rubber bullets and water hoses on protesters who they say assaulted officers with rocks and burning logs.

Defendants haven't yet filed a response, but Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier, County Commissioner Cody Schulz and state Bureau of Criminal Investigation Criminal Intelligence Analyst Cody Larson filed affidavits in the past week to support a request to have law officers' names redacted from public court documents for safety.

Larson details numerous threats on social media, including one against ex-Gov. Jack Dalrymple that said "You next in the box!" and another that advocates killing law officers, pipeline supporters and the governor. Larson also includes a report of a Dec. 12 call to Dalrymple's office from a West Fargo man who allegedly demanded the governor resign "or he won't make it until Wednesday."

Lt. Tom Iverson with the Highway Patrol, which handles Capitol security, said the threats against Dalrymple — who left office this month — were taken seriously and investigated. Patrol officers "kept a closer eye" on Dalrymple, according to Chief of Staff Ron Rauschenberger.
 
     
 
 
North Dakota Joint Information Center News Release
For Immediate Release
January 12, 2017

Contact: ND DOT Communications: 701-328-4444
Morton County PIO: 701-426-1587 or 701-595-3596

CANTAPETA BRIDGE STRUCTURALLY SOUND

Bismarck, ND – The North Dakota Department of Transportation reports the agency has received core test results from the Highway 1806 Cantapeta Creek Bridge testing that took place on December 22, 2016. Five core samples were taken and sent to an out of state laboratory that specializes in heat damage. The test results show that the fire damage did not affect the structural integrity of the bridge and that it is considered structurally sound.

“It’s good news that the structural integrity of the bridge was not compromised. But repairs still need to be completed before the bridge is considered safe for vehicle travel,” said Grant Levi, Director of the North Dakota Department of Transportation. “The Department will need to complete surface and guardrail repairs caused by protesters’ unlawful activity.”

The repair work may be completed within a few weeks contingent upon security in the immediate area and weather conditions.

Under the authority of the North Dakota Governor and the Morton County Sheriff’s Department, the ND Highway 1806 roadway north of the bridge will remain closed until there is assurance no criminal activity will take place and federal law enforcement has been introduced into the protest camp to restore law and order.

In the past few weeks protesters have cut and removed security wire, vandalized state equipment, stolen state property and have continued their aggressive and threatening behavior.

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A snapshot of comments made by state and local officials regarding the situation and concerns with the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp.
 
For Immediate Release
January 11, 2017

Contact: Morton County PIO (701) 426-1587 or
(701) 595-3596

www.co.morton.nd.us

https://www.facebook.com/MortonCountySD

https://twitter.com/mortoncountysd


A TIMELINE OF RECENT UNLAWFUL PROTESTOR ACTIVITY
 
MANDAN, ND – Today, the Morton County Sheriff’s Department releases a series of video clips of recent unlawful protestor activity. Criminal trespass, theft and vandalism by protestors continues to show a disregard for efforts to de-escalate conflict.

12/27/16: When protesters went onto the Backwater Bridge, a few crossed over the barricade and damaged light towers. In addition, five protestors climbed to the top of Turtle Hill and were arrested for trespass.

Protesters stole and fled with the Department of Transportation’s “No Trespassing” sign from the barricade area on the Backwater Bridge.

12/29/16: Protesters cut the light tower cables, causing the tower to fall, and a state surveillance camera was stolen from the tower pole. There were small groups of protestors trespassing on the bridge most of the afternoon, and also near Turtle Hill. These groups tampered with and cut some of the security wire at the bridge and on Turtle Hill.

1/1/17: A group of protesters cut and removed a section of the security wire at the top of Turtle Hill and tampered with a lighting unit at the top of the hill. Protesters also damaged some of the security wire on the Backwater Bridge barricade. Protesters flashed a green laser at the ND Highway Patrol plane flying over the area.

1/6/17: Protestors gathered at the Backwater Bridge and removed the security wire from the barricade on the north end of the bridge. Law enforcement responded and the protestors disregarded orders to leave the bridge. The officers eventually withdrew a short distance and observed the protestors. The protestors continued to remove the security wire at the barricade and a few went to the north side of the barricade and yelled at the officers. During this incident, the ND Highway Patrol plane was targeted by laser and spotlight from the protest camp.

 

MORTON COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT
CRIME STATISTICS


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MORTON COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT CRIME STATISTICS

CLICK HERE FOR A STATEMENT FROM THE MORTON COUNTY COMMISSION CHAIRMAN



25 of the Rioters/Agitators/Protesters arrested so far consist of hardened criminals either cited, arrested or convicted of...

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE - CHILD ABUSE - DRUG POSSESSION - DUI - THEFT - ROBBERY - BURGLARY!
POTENTIAL FLOOD RISKS ALONG CANNONBALL RIVER
For Immediate Release
Jan. 10, 2017

For additional information:
State Water Commission Planning and Education Division
Jessie Wald (701) 328-2782

Potential flood risks along Cannonball River

Based upon cumulative snowfall amounts through the first couple of weeks of January, the State Water Commission recognizes the growing potential for flood risks to public safety along the Cannonball River near ND Highway 1806, to include the main Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp location.

The camp is located on low ground near the confluence of Cantapeta Creek, the Cannonball River, and the Missouri River. Potential flooding during the spring of 2017 presents a significant safety risk to people and property at that location.

According to the National Weather Service, the Bismarck-Mandan area has received 55.3 inches of snow to date, which is the highest total through Jan. 10 on record. These snowfall accumulations, along with several other factors, will impact the risk and severity of potential flooding this spring.

“There are multiple circumstances in determining possible flooding,” said State Engineer Garland Erbele. “Snowfall amounts for the remainder of this winter, the timing of spring melt, future rainfall events, and potential ice jams will all influence flows in Cantapeta Creek, the Cannonball River, and the Missouri River/Lake Oahe. We are committed to public safety and we will continue to closely monitor conditions as they evolve and develop throughout the winter months and during the spring melt.”

The National Weather Service will begin releasing its flood projections on Jan. 27.
 
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The North Dakota Game and Fish Department recently obtained the accompanying video (CAUTION: This video contains some graphic images and language) and is releasing it to the public and media in an effort to get more information on this event, and to identify the individuals involved in an apparent illegal killing of a whitetail buck.

Based on current information, the incident took place during the fall of 2016 on the north side of the Cannonball River west of the ND Highway 1806 bridge over the Cannonball, in the vicinity of the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camps.

This raw, unedited video is approximately 7 minutes long and shows several individuals pulling a whitetail buck that was struggling in the river, to the shore and apparently killing it by stabbing it, and then holding its nose in the mud to suffocate it.

Anyone with information on the possible identity of any individual in this video, or any other information, is urged to contact the Game and Fish enforcement division at 701-328-6604, or call the Report All Poachers hotline at 800-472 2121, or email
swinkelman@nd.gov. RAP calls are anonymous, and can lead to rewards for information that leads to convictions.
DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE PROTEST CAMP POACHERS KILLING OF DEER TRYING TO SWIM ONTO LAND?
LUNATIC RIOTERS DESTROY GOVERNMENT CONCERTINA WIRE BARRICADE
 

Green Party candidate for President of the USA Jill Stein is seen laughing about defacing Dakota Access Pipeline company equipment. A warrant for her and her Vice Presidential running mate's (Ajamu Baraka) arrest was issued and is still outstanding.

CLICK HERE For The Morton County Court Summary Of The Warrant

CLICK HERE For The Warrant

WHAT YOU GET FROM
OUT OF STATE RIOTERS


 
MORTON COUNTY APPRECIATES OVERWHELMING SUPPORT FROM COMMUNITY

Mandan, N.D. – Today, the Morton County Commission Chairman Cody Schulz and Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier offer words of gratitude to the many people and organizations that have given overwhelming support to law enforcement during the Dakota Access Pipeline protests.

From hand-made cards and food donations to the regard and care given to law enforcement and their families, our community has truly honored the men and women serving Morton County.

 

THIS OUTPOURING OF SUPPORT HAS NOT GONE UNNOTICED

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THIS OUTPOURING OF SUPPORT HAS NOT GONE UNNOTICED
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MORTON COUNTY SHERIFF IMAGE OF MAIN CAMP AS OF DECEMBER 12TH

 
STANDING ROCK PROTESTERS LEARN THAT VIOLENCE YIELDS RESULTS

by Jillian Kay Melchoir - National Review - December 7, 2016 5:00 PM

The Obama administration caves to green thug tactics.

Over the weekend, the Obama administration denied a key permit necessary to complete the controversial Dakota Access pipeline. This overtly political decision not only ignores the facts about the Dakota Access pipeline; more dangerous, the Obama administration has rewarded the violent tactics used by some of the pipeline’s most radical protesters.

Since the protests began, a staggering 566 people have been arrested for charges ranging from attempted murder to rioting to conspiracy to endanger by fire or explosion. A 37-year-old Colorado woman allegedly fired her .38-caliber pistol three times at a sheriff’s deputy. She was arrested after a struggle, and law enforcement said they found marijuana on her person.

In addition to bullets, law-enforcement officials have dodged protesters’ other projectiles, which have ranged from Molotov cocktails to wood and stones to feces. A drone endangered a police helicopter, and the sheriff’s department said arrows were also shot at it. The mob-like tactics haven’t ended there. In late September, pipeline security guards claimed that protesters had attacked them, brandishing a knife and a handgun in one incident.

Signs for the pipeline were riddled with bullets, and private property had been defaced with spray paint, according to the sheriff’s department. And in November, protesters on horseback chased a herd of bison, “attempting to stampede them toward law enforcement,” the sheriff’s department reported. It took a helicopter and an airplane to divert them, the situation veering close to catastrophe. “It was a full-on stampede,” recounts a spokeswoman for the sheriff of Morton County, where the protesters have congregated. “People could have been killed.”

Tellingly, fewer than one in ten arrested in the protests actually live in North Dakota, near the pipeline’s most controversial juncture. From the beginning, far-left environmental groups and professional protesters have injected themselves into the fight over the Dakota Access pipeline. Hyped from their Keystone XL victory, these green activists have sought to kill off any project that would facilitate the use of traditional energy sources.



PROTESTERS OUSTED FROM PRIVATE LAND WHERE THEY TRIED TO BLOCK CONSTRUCTION OF THE DAKOTA ACCESS OIL PIPELINE BURNED VEHICLES AND BUILT ROADBLOCKS ALONG A NORTH DAKOTA STATE HIGHWAY WHERE THEY FACED OFF WITH AUTHORITIES

They’ve used their social-media savvy to downplay their own violent tactics, claiming “police brutality” every time law enforcement restrains them. They’ve also waged a sophisticated social-media campaign, spreading misinformation and absolute falsehoods. Centrally, the Dakota Access’s opponents claim that the pipeline endangers both the water supply and important Native American cultural sites.

But the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers pored over more than 1,200 pages of environmental and cultural analysis before issuing its initial permits. Moreover, 14 pipelines already traverse the Missouri River — and more than half of those are used to transport oil. While no transportation method is wholly without risks, pipelines have proven far safer than the rail and road routes used to transport Bakken Shale oil without the pipeline.

Cultural concerns are equally ill-founded. Specifically to avoid historic and cultural sites — even on private land — developer Energy Transfer adjusted the pipeline’s pathway 141 times. Archeologists at both the National Register of Historic Places and the North Dakota Historic Preservation Office signed off on the carefully mapped route. The pipeline, which falls 99 percent on private lands, does not cross the Standing Rock Sioux’s reservation, contrary to popular belief.

Regardless of the facts, the Dakota Access pipeline has become a liberal cause célèbre, and the green-tinged Obama administration has decided to intervene. A federal judge had denied the tribe’s request for an injunction, even after paying special consideration to historic injustices against Native Americans. Displeased with the court’s conclusion, three federal agencies ordered a work halt in September, even though permits to proceed had already been issued.

In doing so, the Obama administration essentially decided to overrule an unpopular court decision. That decision worried the chairman of the Morton County Commission. “Given the recent escalation of violence by protesters,” he told the Wall Street Journal, “letting the situation ‘play out’ is quite literally putting lives in danger.” Which brings us to Sunday, when the Obama administration again intervened, rewarding protesters’ thug tactics, demanding more environmental reviews, and even suggesting that the pipeline — already under construction — may need to be rerouted. Even under the most noble of circumstances, protesters lose their legitimacy when they resort to violence.

By caving to the Standing Rock demonstrators, the Obama administration has sent the message that violence, intimidation, and vandalism yield results.

 
PROTESTERS VIOLATE
DE-ESCALATION RULES SET UP
BY LAW ENFORCEMENT

Three Arrested December 8th For Breaching Barricade At Backwater Bridge


CLICK HERE For A Copy Of The Press Release Of The Protesters Arrested At Backwater Bridge Despite Agreement To Not Come On Bridge
  WHAT THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE IS REALLY ABOUT

The standoff isn’t about tribal rights or water, but a White House that ignores the rule of law.

Wall Street Journal OP-ED By North Dakota US Congressman KEVIN CRAMER

CLICK HERE For A Printable 'PDF' Copy Of Congressman Cramer's Wall Street Journal 'OP-ED'
 
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BISMARCK, N.D. – Highway 1806 to the south of Morton County Road 138A remains closed to unauthorized traffic. The appropriate traffic control signage has been placed at the intersection of Highway 1806 and 138A, as well as on the south side of Huff, informing motorists of the road closure. Highway 6 remains open as an alternate route. Roadways are often times closed due to hazardous conditions for the protection and safety of the public.

Unauthorized drivers will be cited for entering a closed roadway, which carries a $250 fine. When roadways are closed, the public is notified. Road conditions and closures are available on the Department of Transportation’s travel information map.
 
DAPL Protesters Target Not Only law Enforcement But Their Families! MORTON COUNTY SHERIFF
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CLICK HERE For A Printable 'PDF' Copy Of Standing Rock Chairman Archambault's Statement
   
 
CLICK HERE FOR A MORTON COUNTY SHERIFF  'KNOW THE TRUTH' VIDEO
ILLIEGAL AERIAL DRONE VIDEO OF PIPELINE PROTEST CAMP DURING WINTER STORM

 
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Morton County, North Dakota Sheriff's Department - Dakota Access Pipeline News Releases
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Video Release--1-20-17-- Why All The Tactical Gear?

Press Release--1-19-17 Third consecutive night of protest activity on Backwater Bridge, 21 arrested

Video Release--1-18-17--Flood and Environmental Concerns along Cannonball River

Press Release--1-16-17 Protesters Try to Reach DAPL Drill Pad - Come Within 700 feet

Press & Video Release--1-13-17 Morton County Leaders Participate in Meeting with Governor and Local Farmers and Ranchers

Press Release--1-13-17 ARRESTED: Michael Markus

Video Release--1-12-17 Protestors continue to violate conditions

Video Release--1-11-2017 A timeline of recent unlawful protestor activity

Press Release--1-10-2017 Potential flood risks along Cannonball River

Press Release--1-10-2017 Arrested: James White

Press Release--1-10-2017 Said and Heard

Press Release--1-9-2017 Morton County Sheriff's Department Releases "By the Numbers"

Video Release--1-6-2017 Protestors continue to disregard orders and breach Backwater Bridge barricade

Press Release--1-6-2017 Woman arrested for physically abusing mother at protest camp

Press Release--1-5-2017 ARRESTED: BJ Nastacio

Press Release--1-5-2017 Media Sensationalism May be Gone, But Criminal Element Remains

Press Release--1-4-2017 Person of Interest

Press Release--12-28-2016 Five arrested for criminal trespass as protestors fail to uphold agreement

Press Release--12-22-2016 Bridge Inspection      Bridge Blueprint           Fire Photo  

Press Release--12-21-2016 WANTED: James White

Press Release--12-15-2016 WANTED: Michael Markus

Press Release--12-14-16 WANTED: Person of Interest

Photo Release--12-12-2016 Main Camp

Video Release--12-12-16 Morton County appreciates overwhelming support from community

Press Release--12-12-2016 Letter sent by North Dakota Law Enforcement Officials to Obama Administration chastises lack of federal involvement                       LE Federal Letter

Video Release--Protesters arrested at Backwater Bridge despite agreement to not come on bridge

Press Release--12-6-2016 Morton County Sets Up Shelters; Protesters Refuse Help

Video Release--12-5-2016 Protester Defies Conditions and is Arrested

Video Release--12-5-2016 Law Enforcement Looks to Tribal Elder Leadership to Control Violence

Press Release--12-5-2016 WANTED: Person of Interest

Press Release--12-4-2016 Morton County Chairman Cody Schulz Responds to US Army Corps of Engineers(USACE) DAPL Easement Decision

Press Release--12-4-2016 Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier Statement on Pipeline Decision

Video Release--12-4-2016 Law Enforcement follows through on its commitment to de-escalate conflict

Video Release--12-4-2016  Sheriff Laney Briefs Law Enforcement on Moving Back from Bridge

Video Release--12-4-2016 Law Enforcement encouraged by respected elder influence in de-escalation efforts

Press Release--12-3-2016 Law Enforcement seek de-escalation within protest conflict

Press Release--12-2-2016 Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier Holds Call With US Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

Press Release--DAPL Protest Wanted Suspects  - Criminal Complaint

Video Release--Restoring the Stars and Stripes to its rightful position

Press Release--12-2-2016 Statement from Morton County Chairman Cody Schulz on Heitkamp Meeting with Trump

Video Release--12-1-2016 While Attempting To Trespass Onto Private Property, Protestors Harass Female Law Enforcement Officer

Video Release--12-1-2016 ND Veteran Speaks Out:"We Are One"

Video Release--11-28-2016 Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier: Winter Conditions Are Life Threatening

Video Release--11-28-2016 "Know the Truth" Video Series sets the record straight about protest conflict

Press Release--11-26-2016 Executive Order 2016-08 - Mandatory Evacuation 

Press Release--11-26-2016 Morton County Chairman Cody Schulz Responds to US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) Decision to Evict Protesters

Press Release--11-24-2016 Thanksgiving Day Protest

Press Release--11-22-2016 Explosion among protestors a result of their criminal activity

Photo Release--11-22-2016 Improvised weapons used during Backwater Bridge riot from November 20, 2016 show items used by protestors in attempts to harm law enforcement

Press Release--11-22-2016 Investigation of explosion incident is ongoing

Press Release--11-21-2016 Protests continue in downtown Bismarck and Backwater Bridge Area

Photo Release--11-20-2016 Ongoing Backwater Bridge Riot from November 20, 2016 showing protestors attempting to breach the Backwater Bridge, setting fires and using aggressive tactics    Photo

Press Release--11-20-2016 400 Protesters Standoff with Officers on Backwater Bridge

Photo Release--11-18-2016 Protestor camps erecting unlawful structures from November 17, 2016 show fortifying encampments for the coming winter

Press Release--11-18-2016 Protestors erect unlawful structures; should seek appropriate winter shelter

Press Release--11-17-16 Police Make Several Arrests During Downtown Bismarck Protest

Press Release--11-17-16 Professional protestors release personal information of police officers, attempt to target and harass them and their families

Press Release--11-16-16 Morton County Chairman Cody Schulz Responds to US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE)

Delay of Pipeline Decision

Photo Release--11-15-16 Protest at BNSF Railroad from Tuesday, November 15, 2016 obstruction interstate commerce

Press Release--11-15-16 350 Protesters Block BNSF Railroad Resulting in Arrests

Press Release--11-14-16 Protesters march on ND Capitol Grounds and block traffic in front of Federal Building

Press Release--11-11-16 Law Enforcement Arrest 33 in Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Activities

Press Release--11-3-16 Clarification on Hunting near Protest Camp Area

Morton County Hunting Restriction Zone Unit 3C

US Army Corps of Engineers, requesting assistance from Morton County

Press Release--11-2-16 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Gives Permission to Local Law Enforcement to Remove

Illegal Bridge & Trespassers

Statement from Morton County Chairman Cody Schulz in response to President Obama's statement regarding

Dakota Access Pipeline

Press Release--11-1-16 Update Regarding Gun Incident at Backwater Bridge

Press Release--10-31-16 Woman Charged with Attempted Murder of Law Enforcement Officer

Criminal Complaint            Red Fawn Fallis -mugshot

Press Release--10-30-16 Morton County Investigating Fire

Press Release--10-28-16 Law Enforcement Hold Line at Bridge North of Main Camp

Press Release--10-27-16 UPDATE: Law Enforcement Arrest 141 Protesters Thursday

Press Release--10-27-16 Authorities Continue to Clear Trespassers from Private Property and Illegal Roadblock

Press Release--10-27-16 Authorities Take Necessary Steps to Move Trespassers from Private Property

Timeline of Events Related to Dakota Access Pipeline Protest in Morton County as of 10-26

Press Release--10-27-16 Charges Filed for Terrorizing of Journalists

Video from journalist attack

collage from journalist attach 1-18

Press Release--10-26-16 Sheriff Kirchmeier Requests Removal of Road Block and Protesters on Private Property

Press Release--10-26-16 Morton County Completes Investigation of Dog Handlers 

Morton Investigation summary of security licensure

ND State Archeological Finding of Significant Site

Press Release--10-23-16 Unlawful Protest Activities Call For Additional Law Enforcement Resources

Press Release-- 10-23-16 ND Department of Transportation closes Highway 1806 due to Protesters Blockade 

Press Release--10-23-16 Drone Operator Attacks Helicopter Using Unmanned Aircraft 

Press Release--10-23-16 Protesters Continue to Escalate Unlawful Tactics Endangering Officers and Residents

Press Release -- 10-22-16  Officers Arrest 80+ for Engaging in a Riot at DAPL Construction Site

Press Release-- 10-21-16 Morton County Assists in Coordinating Tour of Dakota Access Work Site

Pictures from the site

Press Release--10-19-16 Protesters Exhibit Escalated Violent Behavior as Journalists Threatened

Looking for these Protesters

Press Release--10-17-16 Sheriff Kirchmeier Responds to Amy Goodman Charges

Press Release--10-15-16 14 Protesters Arrested Today during Protest Sites near St. Anthony

Press Release--10-13-16 Hunters Advised to Exercise Safety

Press Release--10-10-16 27 Rioters Arrested Today in Two Protest Events

Press Release--10-07-16 Morton County Arrests Man Involved in Crash at Camp Location

Press Release--10-07-16 State Requests Additional Resources to Support Law Enforcement Efforts

Press Release--10-06-16 Sheriffs Team up to Provide Safety, Security

Press Release--10-05-16 Authorities Respond to Protesters On-The-Move

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Press Release--10-03-16 Felony Arrest Warrant Issued for Man Who Charged Officer on Horseback

Pictures, video and complaint

Press Release--9-29-16 Morton County Responds to Rumor Involving Crop-Sprayer

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Press Release--9-28-2016 21 Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters Arrested

Press Release--9-27-16 Response to Protest

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Press Release--9-26-16 Guard Injured in Protest

Press Release--9-20-16  Investigation of Protest 

Press Release--9-15-2016 Morton County Charges Eight Protesters, Warrants Filed for Three Others

Press Release--9-14-16 Felony Charges Pursued in DAPL Protest Activities 

To view/use pictures from protest on 9/14 follow this link.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BzEKNLJqG3cwWlNwU0R1S0NvSVk

Press Release--9-13-16 Morton County Responds to Protestors on DAPL Workite

Morton County to Staff Additional Personnel for Equipment Removal

Mandan, N.D. - Morton County Sheriff's Department has been advised of Dakota Access Pipeline's (DAPL) plan to remove their equipment from specific construction sites in Morton County. Law enforcement will be in the area Tuesday, September 13th, to maintain public safety as equipment is removed.

"I have requested that Dakota Access Pipeline inform the Morton County Sheriff's Department of their plans.  This request is to ensure that public safety is paramount for all of us; to include, DAPL workers, protesters and law enforcement officers. This type of group effort will help ensure DAPL can remove their property in a safe manner," said Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier.

Press Release--9-6-16 Commissioner Schulz statement on the federal court ruling

Press Release--9-8-16 State Officials Enhance Law Enforcement Presence as Precautionary Measure

Press Release--9-7-16 Presidential Candidate Jill Stein Wanted by Morton County 

Bulldozer vandalized:  image(1)  image(2)  image(3)  image(4)

Criminal Complaint - Stein and Baraka

Press Release--9-6-2016 Unlawful activities continue at Dakota Access Pipeline construction site         click for video

Press Release--9-3-2016 Private Security Officers Ambushed and Assaulted by Protestors

Press Release--8-22-16 Laser Strikes Against Aircraft linked to Dakota Access Pipeline Protest

Press Release--8-15-16 Morton County Emergency Declaration Dakota Access Pipeline Civil Unrest

Press Release--8-26-16Traffic Control Point

Press Release--8-31-2016 Morton County Deputies Arrest Eight Individuals for Unlawful Protest Acts