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Doug Burgum’s Weak Spot: Subsidies For A Rich, Rich Man

Doug Burgum’s Weak Spot: Subsidies For A Rich, Rich Man

“So two of Fargo’s richest citizens, Doug Burgum and Ron Offutt, want to build a large multi-use building in Fargo,” Hank Prellin writes in a letter to the editor in the Fargo Forum. “Interestingly, they want the taxpayers to provide them subsidy via tax incentives.” Mr. Prellin doesn’t mention North Dakota’s hotly-contested gubernatorial race – the


Campus Cops Misled Lawmakers On Cases Dismissed Over Jurisdictional Issues

In a ruling last year the North Dakota Supreme Court found that campus police departments had been breaking the law by patrolling off-campus. Now law enforcement is taking the issue to the Legislature, demanding that lawmakers overturn the Supreme Court and give campus cops permission to patrol off campus. To make the case, University of


Heidi Heitkamp’s Favorite Candidate Would Block Oil, Coal Development On Federal Lands

UPDATE: It appears as though Heidi Heitkamp’s political action committee has donated $5,000 to Clinton’s campaign. The key to Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s political success in North Dakota is her posturing as a moderate. And the policy area where she does the most posturing is on the topic of energy. And yet, the presidential candidates she supports

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North Dakota Sheriff’s Group Backs Marsy’s Law Measure

Last week I noted that, in an ugly development for supporters of the Marsy’s Law ballot measure, North Dakota’s criminal defense lawyers came out against it and the state’s prosecutors seem poised to. But the group does have a compelling endorsement of its own. The North Dakota Sheriff’s & Deputies Association passed a resolution back

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Gov Candidate Rick Becker: “Republicans made a mistake”

Today gubernatorial candidate Rick Becker was in Minot for a campaign stop talking to potential delegates for the NDGOP’s state convention in April, so I stopped by with my daughter Layla to check things out. He had some pretty interesting things to say, so I thought I’d share a few of them with you. “No.”

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Gallup: North Dakota Is The 4th Most Republican State

“Gallup’s analysis of political party affiliation at the state level in 2015 finds that 20 states are solidly Republican or leaning Republican, compared with 14 solidly Democratic or leaning Democratic states,” the polling service reports. That’s big news for Republicans. “This is the first time in Gallup’s eight years of tracking partisanship by state that

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Congressman Kevin Cramer Running His Own Presidential Straw Poll In North Dakota

With all the attention on the Iowa caucuses earlier this week, and the New Hampshire primaries this weekend, you may be wondering when North Dakotans will get a say on the presidential candidates.Well if you’re a Republican in North Dakota, you don’t really get a say as this KFYR story notes. To address that issue,


Landowners Seem Pleased With State’s Progress On Pipeline Safety

There is no question that there have been some strained tensions at times between some landowners, state regulators, and the energy industry, but if the tone in this Amy Dalrymple report from Northwest Landowners Association expo in Stanley yesterday is any indication, the state is making progress in addressing concerns: The Northwest Landowners Association, a grassroots

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This Isn’t How You Build Confidence In Your Campaign, Doug Burgum

This is such small-ball horse pucky. According to Mike Nowatzki, Fargo businessman and Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Burgum is “irked” about that long list of 81 state lawmakers endorsing his opponent Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. Irked because some of the lawmakers were apparently asked to endorse Stenehjem before Burgum got into the race. One lawmaker