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Podcast: NORML Representatives Talk Measure 3

Podcast: NORML Representatives Talk Measure 3

On the radio show today, two representatives from the National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws (NORML) spoke out in support of Measure 3 which, if passed, would legalize recreational marijuana in North Dakota. We also talked about the latest developments in the Kavanaugh confirmation process, a proposal to track the “place of last drink” of

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Charley Johnson: Join Me at Bakken 2.0 to Learn About the Future of North Dakota Oil

This guest post was submitted by Charley Johnson, president and CEO of the FM Convention and Visitors Bureau. For our state, rapid growth might be over, but its strength remains in agriculture, energy, unmanned systems and much more, and at the core of each industry’s success is its implementation of leading edge technology. Next week, Fargo

Kylie Oversen, Democratic candidate for tax commissioner

Podcast: Democrat Tax Commissioner Candidate Kylie Oversen Talks Campaign Ad Targeting Opponent’s DUI Arrest

Kylie Oversen, Democratic candidate for Tax Commissioner, joined me on the radio to talk about her campaign as well as in which she uses video of her opponent, incumbent Republican Ryan Rauschenberger, getting arrested for DUI last year. Oversen told me her ad was inspired by my own criticism for Rauschenberger. She also disputed claims

Print Column: What if Democratic Electioneering Is Hurting Our Ability to Get Better Trade Deals?

MINOT, N.D. — Based on Sen. Heidi Heitkamp’s campaign messaging, her challenger, Rep. Kevin Cramer, doesn’t care about farmers. This isn’t true, of course. While we can have a debate about the efficacy of the sort of agriculture policies Cramer and Republicans support, Heitkamp’s assertion of indifference is an election year lie. Our liberal friends

Podcast: Kavanaugh, the 25th Amendment, and Fargo to Chicago Rail Service

I spent a lot of time on the radio show today talking about the Kavanaugh situation and the politics around it. Also Grand Forks Herald reporter Sydney Mook joined me to talk about her recent article about the 25th amendment (much in the news of late given the belief of some Trump critics that it

Print Column: Health Department’s Fiscal Note for Recreational Marijuana Measure Is Ridiculous

MINOT, N.D.—The Legislative Management Committee in Bismarck recently considered reports on the fiscal impacts of the four ballot measures on our November ballot. This is an important step in the legislative process, allowing the various state agencies to chime in on what sort of impacts these measures might have if they’re approved by voters. For

Podcast: North Dakotans Against Legalizing Recreational Marijuana, Kevin Cramer Takes Calls

Bob Wefald, spokesman for North Dakotans Against Legalizing Recreational Marijuana, was on the show today to make his organization’s case against Measure 3. Also Congressman Kevin Cramer joined for his weekly open phones segment, taking calls. The full episode is below. If you can’t listen live, get the podcast:

NDGOP Chairman Rick Berg, pictured here in 2013 Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service

Chairman Rick Berg: The NDGOP Is Stronger Than Ever

This guest post was submitted by NDGOP Chairman Rick Berg The eyes of the nation are on North Dakota as we approach this November’s general election. Campaigns for our critically important Senate seat, open House seat, and several statewide elected offices have all drawn the interest of voters, advocacy groups, and political pundits from across

Podcast: Earl Pomeroy, Janne Myrdal, Mac Schneider

It was a busy day for guests on the radio show today. Former Congressman Earl Pomeroy joined me to talk about his on-going criticism of the lawsuit against Obamacare. Republican state Senator Janne Myrdal of District 10 joined me to talk about her difficulties in getting a meeting with Senator “work with anyone” Heitkamp. U.S.

President Donald Trump enters Scheels Arena in Fargo on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Forum file photo

Print Column: Trump’s Next Visit to North Dakota Should Be to Indian Country

MINOT, N.D. — “What have you got to lose?” That was President Donald Trump’s entreaty to North Dakota’s Native American voters during a recent visit to Fargo in support of Congressman Kevin Cramer’s campaign to unseat incumbent Senator Heidi Heitkamp. It’s an echo of a similar argument Trump has made to black voters, and as