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

‘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

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Democratic Governor’s Association Says They Don’t Expect Heitkamp To Run In 2016

With North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple announcing that he’ll be stepping down at the end of his current term the state is facing its first open gubernatorial race since 2000 when John Hoeven (with Dalrymple as his running mate) was elected. Thoughts now turn to who will be running in 2016, and for Democrats the

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What Does Heidi Heitkamp’s Vote On Defunding Planned Parenthood Tell Us About Her Political Future?

Today a bill to remove federal funding from Planned Parenthood received majority, bipartisan support in the U.S. Senate but not the 60 votes required to invoke cloture and end a filibuster (see the roll call). Among those voting against cloture was North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp, something that wasn’t news to SAB readers. What I’m