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“At one time, I thought my lieutenant governor was simply going to slide into the governor’s chair”

“At one time, I thought my lieutenant governor was simply going to slide into the governor’s chair”

Over the weekend the Grand Forks Herald published an interesting question-and-answer with Governor Jack Dalrymple. You can read the whole thing here, but I thought this exchange about the NDGOP’s 2016 race was pretty interesting: Q: North Dakotans now have three Republicans (Rick Becker, Doug Burgum and Wayne Stenehjem) vying to be governor in this year’s

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Non-Partisan Supreme Court Candidate Jerod Tufte Campaigns At Partisan Events

I got a few emails last night and this morning from SAB readers curious about the presence of Southeast Judicial District Judge Jerod Tufte at the NDGOP’s District 31/34 convention last night in Mandan. Tufte is running for the state Supreme Court. That’s a non-partisan position, and those campaigning for it are prohibited from seeking

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Heidi Heitkamp Sides With Republicans On Pausing Refugees From Syria

Today the U.S. Senate took up legislation already passed in the House to pause the resettlement of refugees from Syria over security concerns. The minority Democrats voted to filibuster the legislation, and you can read all about that drama here, but not voting with her party on a filibuster for once was Senator Heidi Heitkamp.


North Dakota Oil And Gas Regulators Erred In Not Explaining Reduced Spill Fines Before

North Dakota’s top oil and gas regulators say they’re going to start providing written explanations to the public when they reduce fines for spills. It’s about damn time. In North Dakota the development of oil and gas resources is overseen by the Industrial Commission which is staffed by three of the state’s top elected officials.


North Dakota Industrial Commission Needs To Defend Their Approach To Oil Spill Fines

Before the holidays I interviewed Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem – who, as you know, is running for governor – and one of the questions I asked him was about criticism of the state’s handling oil and salt water spills in the oil patch. “I’m actually very pleased and satisfied with what it is we’re doing,”


Descendents Of North Dakota’s Early Muslim Settlers Agree With Dalrymple On Refugee Resettlement

North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple got some heat from the left when he announced, late last year, that he wanted President Barack Obama to pause the flow of refugees from Syria into the United States. You see, the left’s position is that any criticism of refugee resettlement, or concern about the impact of refugees on

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North Dakota’s Tax Revenues Are Actually Down 25 Percent Over The Previous Biennium

“[E]ven with revenues below projections, revenue collections are higher than they were two years ago,” the Fargo Forum editorial board reports today, attributing that statement to Governor Jack Dalrymple who met with the board this week. The paper then goes on to castigate “Chicken Littles in the blogosphere” who “who breathlessly wheeze that the state

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Democrats To Use Same Campaign Platform In 2016 They Lost On In 2012 And 2014

You’ve probably heard this one before, usually attributed erroneously to someone like Albert Einstein: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” There is truth in the statement, I think, whatever its provenance. I think it may end up applying to Democrat Sarah Vogel’s gubernatorial campaign