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Constitutional Carry Legislation Had Strong Bipartisan Support
There has been an angry response from some factions of North Dakota politics over Governor Doug Burgum signing into law HB1169, sponsored by Rep. Rick Becker (R-Bismarck), which institutes so-called "...
3/24/17 at 10:53 AM North Dakota Will Get Constitutional Carry as Governor Burgum Announces His Approval 3/23/17 at 8:44 PM
Video: Casino Bill Goes Down in Flames, but Lawmakers Warn of Possible Initiated Measure 3/23/17 at 3:17 PM
$1.35 Billion in Tax Cuts Suggested as Minnesota Budget Debate Nears
Minnesota lawmakers plan to figure out their state budget plans in the next two weeks. With that deadline in mind, House Republicans announced Monday, March 20, they want to cut taxes $1.35 billion i...
3/21/17 at 3:08 AM Minnesota Tax Bills Seek Reductions for Veterans’ Spouses 3/21/17 at 3:06 AM
Friendly Committee Gets Prescription Drug Bill 3/21/17 at 3:02 AM
Coalition of Minnesota Outdoors Groups Sends Letter to Lawmakers Supporting License Fee Increase
As a native Minnesotan who owns land and pays outlandish property taxes in Minnesota, I have mixed feelings as a nonresident about the proposal to increase the price of hunting and fishing licenses ...
3/15/17 at 4:47 AM North Dakota Senate Defeats Trespass Bill Tuesday 2/22/17 at 4:41 AM
Outdoors Day at the N.D. Capitol set for Feb. 20 2/6/15 at 9:57 AM
N.D. State Legislature Looks at Legalizing ‘Historic Horse Racing’ Machines
My column for Wednesday's Forum takes a look at a gambling bill quietly making its way through the North Dakotalegislature. Senate Bill 2221 would legalize so-called historic horse racing in the state...
3/14/17 at 10:57 AM N.D. Legislators Propose State-Owned Casinos 3/1/17 at 7:38 AM
You’re Not Alone, N.D. Voters: S.D. Legislature Dumps on Its Citizens, Too 2/6/17 at 11:34 AM
Take a Breath, Then Continue the Human Rights Song
Take a Breath, Then Continue the Human Rights Song BY ROBYN ROHDE Cruelty Blindsided Astonished These adjectives and many more were uttered by a small group of people meeting recently to find out what...
2/24/17 at 4:30 PM
ND Senate OKs Bill to Define Lakebed Mineral Ownership
BISMARCK A bill to clarify mineral ownership under Lake Sakakawea and the Missouri River moved forward Wednesday, Feb. 8, with a 37-9 vote in the North Dakota Senate. Senate Bill 2134 clarifies that...
2/8/17 at 7:14 PM ND House Approves Change to Oil Tax 2/8/17 at 7:12 PM
Budget Cuts Could Reduce ND’s Oversight of Oil, Gas 1/28/17 at 12:04 AM
Simons, Schatz Win GOP Nomination in District 36 House
The two Republican Party-endorsed candidates for District 36 House of Representatives are moving on to the general election. Rep. Mike Schatz and Luke Simons gained the partys nominations on Tuesday...
6/14/16 at 10:00 PM Becker calls for big budget cuts 12/20/15 at 1:00 AM
Sen. Kelly Armstrong of Dickinson elected chair of ND Republican Party 6/6/15 at 8:00 PM
Legislative Update from School Board President
By Fargo Board of Education President Robin Nelson We are just past the halfway point of the 2015 North Dakota legislative session. The Fargo Board of Education members and administrative staff are...
3/15/15 at 8:10 AM Impact of Upcoming Legislation and Enrollment on FPS 1/10/15 at 8:45 AM
Early Voting and Polling Locations - Special Election 3/5/14 at 10:41 AM
Freedom Friday: Human Services in North Dakota
The North Dakota Legislature is entering what could be considered the final stretch of the Interim session, the two years between the conventional 80 day legislative sessions. The interim is a time fo...
4/18/14 at 8:18 AM
NDUS/UND Information Technologies Building opens on UND campus
New building to serve as home of the information technology partnership between the North Dakota University System and the University of North...
11/22/13 at 2:03 PM Architect and building planning committee announced for University of North Dakota School of Law building project 8/16/13 at 8:25 AM
Site recommendation and building committees named for new UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences 6/14/13 at 1:20 PM
HBA urges N.D. Senate to reconsider actions on HB 1020 concerning F-M Area Diversion Project funding, asks Fargo citizens to mobilize
April 17, 2013 - Yesterday, the North Dakota Senate approved an amendment to House Bill 1020 (by a 24 23 vote) that requires the federal government to appropriate its $800 million in funding before t...
4/17/13 at 11:03 AM
Tool to find your voting precinct and MATBUS gives free rides to vote
Wondering where your voting precinct is? Click this link, enter your house number and zip code, then click on your address. Polling Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Go vote, ride with us, MATBUS! ...
11/6/12 at 10:40 AM Minneapolis finds that as bicycle use climbs, rate of crashes with vehicles falls 2/10/11 at 12:39 PM
North Dakota can show the way 11/1/10 at 7:35 PM
State Farm Insurance Building
Call me corn-fed, but I've always thought of the North Dakota Capitol building in Bismarck as cool, especially when you consider it was built in the 1930's during the Great Depression. Working in Bism...
4/20/12 at 9:44 AM George Longmire 3/30/12 at 1:05 PM
outdoors bills passed so far in 2011 North Dakota legislature
HB 1180 - (Representatives Drovdal, Schatz; Senator Nodland) - Landowner preferential elk licenses will be issued by weighted lottery if the number of applicants exceeds the number of licenses availa...
3/18/11 at 1:50 PM
Into the fray
As the Minnesota budget stalemate continues, it’s easy to imagine legislators being just plain frustrated by what’s taking place around them. Chances are the Democratic or Republican lawma...
5/14/10 at 4:23 PM