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Councilman Lee Cook says Leith, with a population of 16 located 51 miles southwest of Bismarck, was targeted by 61-year-old Craig Cobb as the site of a white supremacist community that would buy enough land to take over local government.

The Tribune, in a series of articles by reporter Lauren Donovan, says county records show that Cobb has been buying up largely vacant property from absentee owner, for a few hundred dollars per lot.

The Tribune reports that Jeff Schoep, from Detroit, who is leader of the National Socialist Movement, has rented space at city hall for a town hall meeting on Sunday.

The newspaper describes Cobb, a self-described white supremacist, as a “man wanted in Canada for hate crimes” because of 2010 federal charges for allegedly promoting hate material online while in Vancouver, British Columbia.

ND judge: 2011 abortion law unconstitutional

A 2011 North Dakota law that outlaws one of two drugs used in nonsurgical abortions violates the state and U.S. constitutions, a state judge ruled Monday.

After a three-day trial in April, East Central Judge Wickham Corwin said he’d rule in favor of the state’s sole abortion clinic, calling the 2011 state law “simply wrongheaded.” Corwin officially ruled on the case Monday.

"No compelling state interest justifies this infringement …" Corwin wrote in his 58-page ruling. He already had granted an injunction preventing the law from taking effect.

My first reaction on hearing of the Senate’s failure to get 60 votes for even modest measures to regulate the flow of guns into the hands of people who shouldn’t have them, such as background checks supported by 90 percent of Americans, was to be furious at the spinelessness of the four Senate Democrats who voted against the measure (Mark Begich, Max Baucus, Mark Pryor, and Heidi Heitkamp), as well as the Republicans. And also with Harry Reid, who wouldn’t lead the fight on changing the filibuster rule when he had the chance.

The deeper message here is that rural, older, white America occupies one land; younger, urban, increasingly non-white America lives in another — and the dividing line on social issues (not just guns, but abortion, equal marriage rights, and immigration reform) runs between the two. Begich, Baucus, Pryor, and Heitkamp may be Democrats but they’re also from rural, older, white America. That land has disproportionate political power in the Senate, and a gerrymandered House — which may not bode well for immigration reform over the next few months, and suggests continuing battles over “state’s rights” to determine who can marry and when human life begins.

Over time, though, older, rural, white America is losing ground to a nation becoming ever younger, more urban, and increasingly non-white — a fact that threatens the former so much that it’s in full backlash against the forces of change.

A photo appearing to show three Grand Forks Red River High School hockey fans dressed in white hoods and robes similar to those of the Ku Klux Klan surfaced on the social media site Twitter Friday evening.
The photo, taken by University of North Dakota student Shane Schuster during Red River’s semi-final state tournament game against Fargo Davies High School, shows a section of student fans wearing white clothing and white face paint. In the center, three fans wear white robes and pointed hoods.
“I guess the red river highschoolers are racist?” Schuster tweeted with the picture.
Davies High is named after Ronald Davies, the former Fargo U.S. District Judge who found himself at the core of the 1957 school integration confrontation in Little Rock, Ark. Davies ordered the school must integrate black students despite the Arkansas governor’s orders to resist.

Red River High School is in the Grand Forks Public Schools District. The board of that district is understandably too ashamed to publicize their contact information.
North Dakota, ladies and gentlemen: a state of regression.

A photo appearing to show three Grand Forks Red River High School hockey fans dressed in white hoods and robes similar to those of the Ku Klux Klan surfaced on the social media site Twitter Friday evening.

The photo, taken by University of North Dakota student Shane Schuster during Red River’s semi-final state tournament game against Fargo Davies High School, shows a section of student fans wearing white clothing and white face paint. In the center, three fans wear white robes and pointed hoods.

“I guess the red river highschoolers are racist?” Schuster tweeted with the picture.

Davies High is named after Ronald Davies, the former Fargo U.S. District Judge who found himself at the core of the 1957 school integration confrontation in Little Rock, Ark. Davies ordered the school must integrate black students despite the Arkansas governor’s orders to resist.

Red River High School is in the Grand Forks Public Schools District. The board of that district is understandably too ashamed to publicize their contact information.

North Dakota, ladies and gentlemen: a state of regression.

Missing From Valley City, North Dakota Since July 4, 2012
Amber Marcia Glatt, age 22, was reported missing by her boyfriend on July 4, 2012. She is white, stands 5’4” tall, weighs 96 pounds, has brown eyes and medium-length brown hair.
Amber suffers from recurring amnesia and her episodes can last four to six weeks. She may be driving a silver Mitsubishi Lancer with Virginia license plates XFK 1538 and the rear, driver-side window broken out.
The mother of a missing 22-year-old here who has suffered episodes of amnesia believes a note found by police indicating she lost her memory was not written by her daughter.
Amy Glatt, the mother, said Friday that she was the last person to have contact with Amber Marcia Glatt before her boyfriend, Andy Mushet, 20, reported her missing on Wednesday to the Valley City Police Department.
Mushet told police that when he returned to the home he shares with Amber at about midnight, he found a note saying she had amnesia with her name signed at the bottom, her mother told The Forum on Friday.
“The whole note was strange. I know my daughter’s handwriting, and it is messy and full of misspelled words,” she said. “You could read everything in the note, it had the proper punctuation and spellings. I think if my daughter had written it, it would have taken her two to three hours.”
After texting her about camping equipment around 2 p.m., Amy Glatt said her daughter told her she was on her way to her job at a snow-cone shop, but authorities say she never made it.
Amber Glatt has suffered from focal retrograde amnesia for two years, her mother said. Her amnesia is a result of a traumatic brain injury she suffered July 8, 2010, an incident her daughter didn’t recall occurring. Amy Glatt said all they knew was something hit her in the right front part of her head hard enough to penetrate the skull and cause swelling.
Anyone with information regarding Amber’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Valley City Police Department at (701) 845-3110.

Missing From Valley City, North Dakota Since July 4, 2012

Amber Marcia Glatt, age 22, was reported missing by her boyfriend on July 4, 2012. She is white, stands 5’4” tall, weighs 96 pounds, has brown eyes and medium-length brown hair.

Amber suffers from recurring amnesia and her episodes can last four to six weeks. She may be driving a silver Mitsubishi Lancer with Virginia license plates XFK 1538 and the rear, driver-side window broken out.

The mother of a missing 22-year-old here who has suffered episodes of amnesia believes a note found by police indicating she lost her memory was not written by her daughter.

Amy Glatt, the mother, said Friday that she was the last person to have contact with Amber Marcia Glatt before her boyfriend, Andy Mushet, 20, reported her missing on Wednesday to the Valley City Police Department.

Mushet told police that when he returned to the home he shares with Amber at about midnight, he found a note saying she had amnesia with her name signed at the bottom, her mother told The Forum on Friday.

“The whole note was strange. I know my daughter’s handwriting, and it is messy and full of misspelled words,” she said. “You could read everything in the note, it had the proper punctuation and spellings. I think if my daughter had written it, it would have taken her two to three hours.”

After texting her about camping equipment around 2 p.m., Amy Glatt said her daughter told her she was on her way to her job at a snow-cone shop, but authorities say she never made it.

Amber Glatt has suffered from focal retrograde amnesia for two years, her mother said. Her amnesia is a result of a traumatic brain injury she suffered July 8, 2010, an incident her daughter didn’t recall occurring. Amy Glatt said all they knew was something hit her in the right front part of her head hard enough to penetrate the skull and cause swelling.

Anyone with information regarding Amber’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Valley City Police Department at (701) 845-3110.