North Dakota

All fracked up: A debut memoir wrestles with toxic masculinity in the oil fields
All fracked up: A debut memoir wrestles with toxic masculinity in the oil fields
Michael Patrick F. Smith’s ‘The Good Hand’ offers sharp observations on North Dakota’s extraction industry.
Amidst North Dakota’s fracking boom, people keep disappearing
Amidst North Dakota’s fracking boom, people keep disappearing
Journalist Sierra Crane Murdoch documents Lissa Yellow Bird’s search for the missing.
Explore a world of images at Standing Rock
Explore a world of images at Standing Rock
The new book, Standing Strong, shows a spectrum of emotion from #NoDAPL.
Standing Rock’s countdown to Election Day
Standing Rock’s countdown to Election Day
With restrictive new voter ID laws, Standing Rock leadership is sent into overdrive.
Tribes unite to combat new North Dakota voter ID law
Tribes unite to combat new North Dakota voter ID law
After an eleventh-hour decision that could disqualify many Native American voters, tribal governments find their own solutions.
Holding onto home in rural North Dakota
Holding onto home in rural North Dakota
A new documentary explores progress and place in fracking country.
The flash drought brought misery, but did it change minds on climate change?
The flash drought brought misery, but did it change minds on climate change?
North Dakota ranchers rely on the rain — and last year the rains failed.
‘No crime scene’: The search for Olivia Lone Bear
‘No crime scene’: The search for Olivia Lone Bear
Native families grapple with scant support to locate their missing loved ones.
Cashing in on Standing Rock
Cashing in on Standing Rock
How Veterans Stand squandered $1.4 million raised around the #NoDAPL protests.
Why a team name is more than a (racist) word
Why a team name is more than a (racist) word
If you don’t understand this one, ‘you don’t get any of them.’
A tale of two parks: How the Bakken boom transformed a landscape
A tale of two parks: How the Bakken boom transformed a landscape
While a North Dakota national park is an oasis from drilling, a nearby state park is thrown open.
Keystone XL Pipeline gets a step closer to completion
Keystone XL Pipeline gets a step closer to completion
An already-built section of the pipeline spilled 210,000 gallons of oil last week.
Nationwide, oil pipeline spills are a near-daily reality
Nationwide, oil pipeline spills are a near-daily reality
As Nebraska OKs Keystone XL route, a look at U.S. oil spills since 2015.
‘Flash drought’ threatens crops and cattle
‘Flash drought’ threatens crops and cattle
Exceptionally dry conditions in the northern Great Plains are devastating farmers and ranchers.
A network of trails that spans the country
A network of trails that spans the country
The National Trails System, by the numbers.
What’s really killing King Coal?
What’s really killing King Coal?
Rick Perry wants to save coal from solar and wind, but natural gas is the real culprit.
Oil expected in Dakota Access Pipeline this week
Oil expected in Dakota Access Pipeline this week
What ongoing legal battles tell us about protections for religious freedoms and government consultation with tribes.
Journalist arrested amid Dakota Access protests
Journalist arrested amid Dakota Access protests
Jenni Monet’s jailing raises concerns about press freedom and the First Amendment.
DAPL moves forward
DAPL moves forward
The Acting Secretary of the Army has granted the easement necessary to finish the billion-dollar project.
Breaking down Trump’s Dakota Access decision
Breaking down Trump’s Dakota Access decision
The lawyerly memo sends a strong message to green light the pipeline.
What Standing Rock meant for those who took part
What Standing Rock meant for those who took part
Protesters from afar didn’t just take a stand in North Dakota — they brought the movement back home.
How Standing Rock blew up
How Standing Rock blew up
In a short time, a tribal concern became a massive movement.
Standing Rock’s men at war
Standing Rock’s men at war
By challenging our myths of the West and its warriors, Native men find their voice.
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