Jack Dura / Bismarck Tribune
BISMARCK — In response to a "C" grade for election security from the Center for American Progress, North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger said this week that he stands by the state's protective measures at the polls, also disputing concerns the CAP raised in its analysis. "We don't have systems that can be penetrated to change the results," Jaeger said Tuesday, Feb. 13. "We don't have voter registration, so there's nothing in that system that they can change, and our records are behind a firewall or a protection of the state."
BISMARCK — A Dakota Access Pipeline protester whose arm was severely injured in a skirmish with law enforcement has filed a federal lawsuit seeking the return of her clothing and shrapnel from her injury. Attorneys for 22-year-old Sophia Wilansky, of New York, filed the lawsuit Friday, Feb. 2, alleging unlawful deprivation of property, lack of due process and unreasonable seizure. Wilansky's arm was injured in a blast as pipeline protesters and law enforcement clashed at the Backwater Bridge in November 2016.
TOWNER, N.D.—Jerome Suchor has deep roots in trees. Over a 42-year career, including part-time work in high school at the Towner State Nursery and a stint as a field tech at Walhalla,N.D., his work led to brushes with a couple of North Dakota Christmas tree farms. In 1992, he started his own: Suchor's Prairie Pines. He began by planting Scotch pine. And then waited seven years. "It's a dying art. It does take a lot of work," Suchor said. "It's one of those things if you really want to get into it, you've got to put a lot of time into it."