Blake Nicholson

  • Donald Trump Mar 19, 2019

    Midwest Floodwaters Threaten Millions in Crop, Livestock Losses

    Farmer Jeff Jorgenson looks out over 750 acres of cropland submerged beneath the swollen Missouri River, and he knows he probably won’t plant this year. But that’s not his biggest worry. He and other farmers have worked until midnight for days to move grain, equipment and fuel barrels away from the floodwaters fed by heavy rain and snowmelt. The rising...

  • Donald Trump Mar 19, 2019

    Historic Midwest Flooding Expected to Linger

    Widespread flooding has thousands stranded from their homes across the Midwest following a bomb cyclone and a week of heavy rains. The flooding in many areas throughout the Missouri and Mississippi river basins has reached historic levels, with water pushing into places it’s never been before.

  • Associated Press Jan 30, 2019

    Midwest Freeze Cancels Flights, Even Stops the Mail

    A deadly arctic deep freeze enveloped the Midwest with record-breaking temperatures on Wednesday, triggering widespread closures of schools and businesses, and the canceling of more than 1,800 flights from Chicago’s airports. The cold even prompted the U.S. Postal Service to suspend mail delivery to a wide swath of the region. Hundreds of public schools and several large universities from North...

  • Associated Press Jan 30, 2019

    Deadly Polar Vortex Plunges States in Below Freezing Temps

    A deadly polar vortex has descended on the Midwest. The extreme winter temperatures are already being blamed for several deaths. As much as 85 percent of the continental United States was below freezing Wednesday. Winds pushed the temperatures as low as 70 degrees below zero in some areas.

  • New York Jan 19, 2019

    Storm That Carpeted Midwest With Snow Barrels to New England

    A major winter storm that blanketed most of the Midwest with snow earlier in the weekend barreled toward New England Sunday, where it was expected to cause transportation havoc ranging from slick and clogged roads to hundreds of cancelled airline flights. The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings or advisories for part or all of at least 15 states...

  • Donald Trump Dec 4, 2018

    Dow Plunges Nearly 800 Points on Rising Fears of an Economic Slowdown

    Stocks fell sharply on Tuesday in the biggest decline since the October rout as investors worried about a bond-market phenomenon signaling a possible economic slowdown. Lingering worries around U.S.-China trade also added to jitters down Wall Street, CNBC reports.

  • Donald Trump Jul 25, 2018

    Farmers Applaud Federal Help But Want Trade Deals Done

    Many farmers remain critical of President Donald Trump’s tariffs and the damage done to commodity prices and markets but were appreciative Tuesday that he offered to provide some cash to help offset their losses. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a $12 billion three-part plan that would borrow money from the U.S. Treasury to pay producers of soybeans, sorghum, corn,...

  • America Jul 25, 2018

    Trump Announces Farm Aid Package

    The White House says it will distribute $12 billion in “temporary relief” to farmers already hit hard by the president’s trade war tariffs.

  • Donald Trump Jul 3, 2017

    Fact Check: US Debt Is Not Made in China

    No, the U.S. national debt was not made in China. Or by Canada, or Europe or other trading partners. President Donald Trump wrongly blamed his country’s trade imbalance for swelling the sea of red ink the U.S. government is swimming in. But imports are not related to national debt. Here’s a look at a variety of statements by Trump and...

  • Donald Trump Jun 1, 2017

    Embattled Dakota Access Oil Pipeline Begins Service; Native American Tribes Remain Opposed

    The $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline began shipping oil for customers on Thursday, as Native American tribes that opposed the project vowed to continue fighting. Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners announced that the 1,200-mile line carrying North Dakota oil through South Dakota and Iowa to a distribution point in Illinois had begun commercial service. The Dakota Access pipeline and the Energy...

  • Donald Trump Feb 28, 2017

    No Immediate Ruling Made on Dakota Access Pipeline Work

    A federal judge said Tuesday that he’ll decide within a week whether to temporarily halt construction of the final section of the Dakota Access pipeline over claims that it violates the religious rights of two Indian tribes. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg told lawyers at a hearing that he wants to issue a ruling before oil begins flowing in the...

  • Governor Feb 23, 2017

    Protesters Cleared From Dakota Access Oil Pipeline Camp

    Authorities cleared a protest camp where opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline had gathered for the better part of a year, searching tents and huts and arresting dozens of holdouts who had defied a government order to leave. It took 3 ½ hours for about 220 officers and 18 National Guardsmen to methodically search the protesters’ temporary homes on...

  • Sheriff Feb 22, 2017

    Last of Pipeline Opponents Leave North Dakota Protest Camp

    Most of the Dakota Access pipeline opponents abandoned their protest camp Wednesday ahead of a government deadline to get off the federal land, and authorities moved to arrest some who defied the order in a final show of dissent....
    The camp has been home to demonstrators for nearly a year as they tried to thwart construction of the pipeline. Many of...

  • Governor Feb 21, 2017

    Deadline to Leave Pipeline Protest Camp Won’t Be Extended

    The Army Corps of Engineers said it won’t extend a Wednesday deadline for Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents to vacate their encampment on federal land in North Dakota. The camp has existed since August and at times has housed thousands of people who supported the concerns of Sioux nations that the $3.8 billion pipeline to carry North Dakota oil through...

  • Attorney General Jan 13, 2017

    Congress Clears Way for Mattis to Run Pentagon

    Congress is sending the White House a bill to let retired Marine Gen. James Mattis run the Pentagon in the Trump administration. The House passed the bill on a vote of 268-151.

  • Commissioner Nov 2, 2016

    Pipeline Company Could Face Fines; Protesters Pepper-Sprayed

    Officers in riot gear clashed again Wednesday with protesters near the Dakota Access pipeline, hitting several dozen with pepper spray as they waded through waist-deep water in an attempt to reach property owned by the pipeline’s developer. The confrontation came just hours after North Dakota regulators discussed the possibility the pipeline company could be fined for not immediately reporting that...

  • Department of Justice Oct 27, 2016

    Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Jackson Join Pipeline Protesters

    Actor Mark Ruffalo and civil rights leader Jesse Jackson join Native American protesters attempting to block construction of Dakota Access Pipeline. “The irony is they sent Native Americans out on these reservations to perish, only to find that there was great wealth beneath the soil,” Jackson said.

  • Dallas Oct 11, 2016

    Dakota Access Pipeline Work Resumes Near Site of Protests

    Construction on the four-state Dakota Access pipeline resumed Tuesday on private land in North Dakota that’s near a camp where thousands of protesters supporting tribal rights have gathered for months.

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