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Plain Talk: Congressman Armstrong on winning re-election, the new Congress, and Trump

Plain Talk: Congressman Armstrong on winning re-election, the new Congress, and Trump

MINOT, N.D. — Nationally, Republicans didn’t perform as well in the midterm elections as expected. The “red wave” was more of a “red mist.” North Dakota Republicans bucked that trend, though, and Congressman Kelly Armstrong’s re-election was a part of that. On this episode of Plain Talk, he argued that, despite Republicans not living up

Plain Talk: Former California cop says North Dakota’s marijuana ballot measure won’t make our state like hers

Minot, N.D. — A national anti-marijuana group that is organizing the opposition to Measure 2, which, if passed by North Dakota voters, would legalize recreational marijuana, has been touting support from several law enforcement groups. These organizations say legalizing marijuana will hurt public safety. There will be more crime. More inebriated driving. “When you look

Plain Talk: In first debate, North Dakota Senate candidates spar on farm policy, energy, abortion, Ukraine

MINOT, N.D. — North Dakota has three candidates running for the United States Senate. Incumbent Sen. John Hoeven, who was first elected to that office in 2010, is facing a challenge from Democratic-NPL candidate Katrina Christiansen and independent candidate Rick Becker. On this episode of Plain Talk, all three candidates met for the first time

Plain Talk: North Dakota Farmers Union president speaks out against term limits proposal

MINOT, N.D. — Last week North Dakota’s two largest agriculture groups, the North Dakota Farm Bureau and the North Dakota Farmers Union, came out against a term limits proposal that’s on the statewide ballot. On this episode of Plain Talk the president of one of those groups, Mark Watne from the NDFU, joined to discuss why his

Plain Talk: Pioneer in North Dakota term limits policy says term limits measure is ‘anti-North Dakota’

MINOT, N.D. — You can’t really talk about the history of North Dakota’s initiated measure process without talking about Kent French. The Bismarck-based businessman was legendary in the 1980s and 1990s for his many initiated measures and referenda targeting issues like taxes. And, yes, term limits. We’re debating term limits again this election cycle —

Plain Talk: Secretary of state candidates debate election integrity, voting, transparency, and more

MINOT, N.D. — Election integrity is a hot-button issue. Rancor continues around the outcome of the 2020 election, with many claiming that, at least nationally, former President Donald Trump was cheated out of another term in the White House by fraud. North Dakota election officials have been flooded with open records requests from people seeking information to