North Dakota Senate Race

Cook’s Political Report:  Lean R

Incumbent:  Heidi Heitkamp (D)

Opponent:  Kevin Cramer (R)

We also feature candidate for State Senate Ruth Buffalo (D).  Here is her website:


Grand Forks Herald:  




Kevin Cramer’s attack on Spirit Lake Tribal Council:  

Soybeans and the Trade War:


White Earth

I am Jane Doe  


Places to See:

Plains Art Museum:  

National Grasslands:  

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women - Resources

For background on this story we spoke to Caroline Doenmez, PHD candidate working on issues surrounding missing and murdered Indigenous women in the Winnipeg region.  She was able to provide us with a detailed list of resources on missing and murdered Indigenous Women. .

For donations:

The Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center:  

The Loretta Saunders Community Scholarship (which provides financial support to young Indigenous female students):

The Changing Woman Initiative (a few Native American midwives are trying to establish the first Native birthing center in the US)  

Land/Women's Bodies

Doctoral Student Compiles Database Of Indigenous Women Who've Gone Missing

Midwives at Dakota Access Resistance Camps: We Can Decolonize, Respect Women & Mother Earth

Resistance, Organizing

Annita Lucchesi (Native PhD student who is mapping MMIW):
Violence On the Land, Violence On Our Bodies Building an Indigenous Response to Environmental Violence

‘Labour of love’ to map North America’s missing, murdered Indigenous women

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg) "Not Murdered, Not Missing"


Walking with Our Sisters (Canada)  

Example of beautiful memorialization and awareness-raising by Metis artist Jaime Black:

Example of the Valentine's Day march:


Atomic Cafe:  

20 Below Coffee:  

Places to Eat:


Hodo Restaurant in the Hotel Donaldson:  

Blackbird Woodfire Pizza:  

Grand Forks:


What to eat to understand this place:

Knoephla:  dumplings floating inside a creamy potato soup.  Is it vichissoisse or is it gnocchi? Or is it gnocchi inside vichissoisse?  Not sure, but it is definitely an immigrant recipe that has taken hold of a state.  German immigrants arriving in the late 19th c. using the most basic ingredient list - potatoes, flour, milk, and chicken broth, served it in their homes, and now it’s a North Dakota restaurant staple.  Knoephla surprised us; the first bowl we tried, in the Hodo Restaurant, was luxurious and delicate. We see how this can be could be either sublime or ridiculous. Here’s a recipe if you’re interested in trying it:

A cookbook that reflects the Indigenous communities in the Upper Midwest:  

The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen, by Sean Sherman with Beth Dooley

A really fun North Dakota Cookbook:

Molly on the Range, recipes and stories from an unlikely life on a farm, by Molly Yeh

Eunice Panetta