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Governor Jack Dalrymple Gives Non Answer When Asked About Refugee Concerns

Governor Jack Dalrymple Gives Non Answer When Asked About Refugee Concerns

Some governors are growing increasingly concerned about foreign refugees the federal government is placing in their states through resettlement programs run by nonprofits (like Lutheran Social Services here in North Dakota). The feds have announced plans to increase the number of refugees America takes in per year from 70,000 to 100,000 by 2017. In Maine, Governor


Audio: Former ND Governor Ed Schafer Says North Dakota Needs A “Conservative Correction”

Former North Dakota Governor Ed Schafer, a Republican who was in office from 1993 until 2001, appeared on the Need To Know Morning Show on AM1100 WZFG with host Steve Hallstrom and answered some question about the politics surrounding the state’s open gubernatorial seat. Hallstrom asked Schafer if he had thought of running for another


Governor Jack Dalrymple Signs Letter To Obama Opposing Iran Deal

North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple has, along with 14 other governors, signed a letter to President Barack Obama (see below) opposing his controversial deal with Iran. “The lifting of federal sanctions that will result from this agreement will only result in Iran having more money available to fund terrorist groups and attacks,” the letter states.


‘I Was Unfaithful:’ Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley Acknowledges Extra-Marital Affair, Says He’s Still Deciding On 2016 Campaign

Tonight I can report that Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley, a Republican who is among those considering a 2016 run for Governor, has acknowledged having an extra-marital affair with a Bismarck woman. “Many months ago I went to Kathleen and confessed that I was unfaithful,” Wrigley told me this afternoon in a phone interview, referring to


The North Dakota Housing Incentive Fund Shell Game

During the 2011 legislative session Governor Jack Dalrymple pushed for, and won, the creation of what’s called the Housing Incentive Fund. Essentially private individuals and companies can donate money to the fund which is then used to invest in housing projects in the state which meet certain guidelines. Contributors to the fund can even direct

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Not Every Education Problem Can Be Fixed By Giving Teachers A Raise

A couple of weeks back Superintendent Kirsten Baesler announced a proposal to address chronic teacher shortages in the state, and frankly it was a breath of fresh air. Succinctly, Baesler wants to crack open the door to letting people with subject matter expertise – “community experts” is the term being used – but who lack


What Can Heidi Heitkamp’s Iran Vote Tell Us About Her 2016 Intentions?

North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp kicked off a waiting game yesterday when she said, in the wake of Governor Jack Dalrymple’s announced retirement, that she would announce her intentions with regard to running for that office “sooner rather than later.” People I’ve spoken to say that’s probably September. Until then, it’s anyone’s guess as to


Audio: NDGOP Chairman Kelly Armstrong Talks Dalrymple Retirement And 2016 Elections

I interviewed NDGOP Chairman Kelly Armstrong (who is also a state Senator from Dickinson) this morning while hosting the Hot Seat program on WDAY AM970, and we talked about Governor Jack Dalrymple’s decision to step down after his current term is through as well as the 2016 elections generally. I asked Armstrong about the potential


Did The North Dakota Governor’s Race Just Get Its Very Own Donald Trump Candidate?

Yesterday Governor Jack Dalrymple surprised political circles in the state (anyone telling you they weren’t surprised is lying) when he announced that he wouldn’t be running for re-election. Immediately speculation turned to who might run for Governor in Dalrymple’s place, both for Republicans and Democrats. On the right Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley and Attorney General