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Anti-Abortion Group To Target Heidi Heitkamp With Ad Campaign

Anti-Abortion Group To Target Heidi Heitkamp With Ad Campaign

The Susan B. Anthony List is targeting a group of U.S. Senators, North Dakota’s own Heidi Heitkamp among them, with an ad campaign urging them to support a 20-week ban on abortion. The group is also touting polling showing that nearly 70 percent of North Dakotans would support a 20-week ban. While we should take


“Neanderthal” North Dakota Has Better Air Quality Than Minnesota

Over the weekend Governor Mark Dayton took a shot at North Dakota’s political leadership, calling our state’s approach to climate change policy “neanderthal.” “These other states like North Dakota … just have their heads in the sand and want to profit and then pollute our air accordingly,” Dayton said during an interview with Minnesota Public


Irony: North Dakota University Home To Free Speech Legislation Moves Homosexuality Event Off Campus

Here’s some irony. During the legislative session earlier this year students and faculty from the private University of Jamestown successfully pushed for a bill that creates more free speech protections for campus journalists. Steve Listopad, one of the organizers of that effort who now works at Valley City State University, has even been awarded the Hugh Hefner


North Dakota Law Enforcement Being Disingenuous About Potential For Armed Drones

Earlier this week an article by Justin Glawe, a former Grand Forks Herald reporter who now writes for many different national outlets, raised some eyebrows. Glawe’s study detailed some carefully changed wording in legislation passed earlier this year which allows law enforcement in North Dakota to put non-lethal weapons on drones. That story has been met


“North Dakota” Will Not Be New Nickname Option For University Of North Dakota

UPDATE: State Board of Higher Education President Kathy Neset wants Kelley’s decision reviewed. Per the email below sent out this morning, the University of North Dakota has established the voting process by which a new nickname will be chosen. But the big news is that the university remaining simply “North Dakota” is absent from the list


North Dakota State To Pay Athletes Even As Students Pay More To Subsidize Athletics

Big news out today is that North Dakota State University, in accordance with new NCAA guidelines, will begin paying some student athletes in the 2016-2017 school year. “The school will offer full cost of attendance to all of its scholarship athletes beginning in the 2016-17 season, a move that is expected to raise eyebrows across

Heidi Heitkamp

Heidi Heitkamp Says She’ll Make Governor Race Decision “Sooner Rather Than Later”

Not exactly breaking news as it was pretty obvious, after Governor Jack Dalrymple’s announced resignation earlier this week, that she was going to have to make a decision one way or another soon. But, for what it’s worth: “I know that there is a need for me to say, to actually make this decision so