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  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Nov 30- More than 2,000 U.S. military veterans plan to form a human shield to protect protesters of a pipeline project near a Native American reservation in North Dakota, organizers said. Meanwhile, North Dakota law enforcement will not make spot checks on vehicles headed to the camp where activists are based, the governor's office said on...

  • Nov 22- For months, North Dakota's Standing Rock Sioux tribe has been protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline's planned crossing under the Missouri River, adjacent to their lands, in part due to worries about contamination of their primary water source. The project, which has received little attention in the months-long fight over the Dakota Access pipeline, has...

  • Nov 18- The season's first major winter storm in the continental United States swept the northern Plains with heavy snow and high winds on Friday, creating blizzard conditions in parts of South Dakota and Minnesota. The National Weather Service posted a winter storm warning for central Minnesota and blizzard warnings within the region, where Morrison County...

  • U.S. Sen. John Thune

    Sen. John Thune sat down with CNBC's John Harwood to talk about how Congress will or won't work with the new president.

  • CHICAGO, Nov 17- The first blizzard of the season in the continental United States was due to bring heavy snowfall and howling winds on Thursday as it moved northeast from the Rocky Mountains into the northern Plains. The National Weather Service warned of poor visibility and hazardous driving conditions with winds gusting up to 50 miles per hour as rainfall...

  • December 2014 Energy Transfer Partners applies to build a 1,172 mile, 570,000 barrel-per-day pipeline to deliver crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken shale fields to Patoka, Illinois, crossing South Dakota and Iowa to the North Dakota Public Service Commission, kicking off a year of public hearings in the state. July 25 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved...

  • CHICAGO, Nov 7- Demand for corn to fatten up U.S. cattle is likely to climb in the short term, as ranchers send more breeding females to feedlots to reduce the number of calves coming into supply. The number of heifers heading to commercial feeding pens rose 4 percent in the quarter ended Sept. 30 from a year ago, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

  • Bottles of Johnson & Johnson baby powder line a drugstore shelf in New York.

    A St. Louis jury on Thursday awarded a California woman more than $70 million in her lawsuit alleging that years of using Johnson & Johnson's baby powder caused her cancer.

  • Findings that the biggest changes were in the Upper Mississippi Valley, northern Great Plains and New England could help focus resources in dealing with a changing climate, said Stacey Archfield, a U.S. Geological Survey hydrologist and one of the study's authors. In weighing the impact climate change is having on flooding, researchers from the Geological...

  • Sept 27- A U.S. district court judge in Kansas this week said lawsuits brought by U.S. farmers against seed company Syngenta AG over sales of biotech corn seeds not approved for import by China can proceed as a class action, according to a court filing. Judge John Lungstrum certified a nationwide class and statewide classes in Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas,...

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Sept 22- Aboriginal tribes from Canada and the northern United States signed a treaty on Thursday to jointly fight proposals to build more pipelines to carry crude from Alberta's oil sands, saying further development would damage the environment. The move came as Native American tribes on Thursday took their fight to Washington to stop...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 22- Native American tribes took their fight to Washington on Thursday to stop development of a $3.7 billion oil pipeline, as Democrats in the U.S. Congress urged the federal government to scrap construction permits and reconsider the project. Representative Raul Grijalva, the senior Democrat on the House of Representatives Natural...

  • *Wheat steady with corn but Egypt saga hangs over market. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, Sept 19- Chicago soybeans and corn both built on their gains at the end of last week on Monday as rain over the past few days in the U.S. Chicago Board of Trade's most-active soybean contract was 1 percent higher at $9.75-1/ 2 a bushel by 1124 GMT after earlier hitting a one-week high of $9.81-1/ 4.

  • LOS ANGELES/ WASHINGTON, Sept 19- The 27 states challenging Obama's Clean Power Plan in court say the lower emissions levels it would impose are an undue burden. Already, Arkansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma and South Dakota appear to be meeting the CPP's early targets. Cynthia Coffman, attorney general of Colorado, said her state's likely ability to comply with the...

  • *Wheat firms but Egypt import problems in focus. Wheat rose on spillover strength from corn, although the market's focus is on top buyer Egypt banning foreign shipments with any traces of ergot fungus. Chicago Board of Trade most-active soybean contract rose as much as 1.2 percent to $9.78 a bushel by 0319 GMT, strongest since Sept. 12.

  • SYDNEY, Sept 19- U.S. corn futures rose for a second straight session to hit a six-day high on Monday as rains across key growing regions in the United States fueled fears of potential harvest delays. *The most active corn futures on the Chicago Board of Trade, for March, had climbed 0.52 percent to $3.38-3/ 4 a bushel, near the session-peak of $3.38-3/ 4 a bushel- the...

  • LOS ANGELES/ WASHINGTON, Sept 18- The 27 states challenging Obama's Clean Power Plan in court say the lower emissions levels it would impose are an undue burden. Already, Arkansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma and South Dakota appear to be meeting the CPP's early targets. Cynthia Coffman, attorney general of Colorado, said her state's likely ability to comply with the...

  • *Showers overnight stall combines in Iowa, Nebraska. Chicago Board of Trade December corn futures settled up 7 cents at $3.37 per bushel. Heavy rains overnight in parts of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota stalled the early harvest of what is projected to be a record-large corn crop.

  • *Showers overnight stall combines in Iowa, Nebraska. At the Chicago Board of Trade as of 12:30 p.m. CDT, December corn was up 6-3/ 4 cents at $3.36-3/ 4 per bushel. Corn posted the biggest gains on a percentage basis as heavy rains overnight in parts of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota stalled the early harvest of what is projected to be a record-large corn crop.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 14- Delaying or blocking a planned transition of oversight of the Internet's technical management from the U.S. to a global community of stakeholders would be a "gift to Russia" and other authoritarian regimes, a senior Obama administration official said Wednesday. "I urge you: Do not give a gift to Russia and other authoritarian nations by...