FARGO — You meet a lot of strange characters on the journey to Sleep City. I've gotten smacked in the kidneys by the Kicking Clock and pinched on the arm by The Screamy Flopper. I've donned my Bedtime Armor to guard against blanket thieves and tussled with the Whirring Radon Fan. It sounds like a dream but that, unfortunately, isn't the case: These are the looming, macabre shapes you meet in the yawning gulf that exists between the Land of Parenthood and the soothing ocean of A Good Night's Sleep. All it takes to get there is sharing your bed with your children.
MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — North Dakota authorities are investigating a weekend incident in which pipeline protesters said a woman was struck by a man driving a truck who drove over her feet and fired shots into the air. The Morton County Sheriff's Department continues to investigate what occurred, spokesman Rob Keller Monday, Nov. 14. Early on Saturday, protesters against the oil pipeline near sacred tribal lands briefly blocked two entrances to a work yard near Mandan, causing workers to leave the area.