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UPDATED North Dakota District Conventions: Districts 25 and 39 Richland, McKenzie, Golden Valley, Billings, Slope, Bowman, Dunn and Adams County Area Guide

UPDATED North Dakota District Conventions: Districts 25 and 39 Richland, McKenzie, Golden Valley, Billings, Slope, Bowman, Dunn and Adams County Area Guide

UPDATED Candidate information below in bold type This post is part of a continuing series highlighting the potential state legislative candidates from each district for their party’s nomination. For more information on this series, refer to the “SAB’s Guide To North Dakota District Conventions: A Government Of People Who Show Up” post. The Districts: 25 and 39 Click

From The Left: North Dakota Republicans Fulfill Democrat Policy Goals

As a fairly politically active Democrat in ND, it has been interesting watching all of the hand-wringing by many North Dakota Republicans regarding the exceptionally high rate of increased spending by ND’s state government. At the same time that some in the Party are pulling out their hair about this spending, they’re pointing fingers at

Remembering Harold Ramis And His Small Government Masterpiece

Harold Ramis was involved in some of my favorite movies of all time. From Groundhog Day to the Ghostbusters franchise, he was a talented writer, director and actor. He’ll be missed. I honestly don’t know anything about Ramis’ politics, or those of his co-writer Dan Akroyd, so I don’t know if he intended the Reagan-era Ghostbusters to

UPDATED North Dakota District Conventions: Districts 11, 13, 21, 27, 41, and 45 Fargo-West Fargo-Cass County Area Guide Part I

UPDATED Candidate information below in bold type This post is part of a continuing series highlighting the potential state legislative candidates from each district for their party’s nomination. For more information on this series, refer to the “SAB’s Guide To North Dakota District Conventions: A Government Of People Who Show Up” post. Due to the large number

North Dakota District Conventions: Districts 4, 20, and 28 Mountrail, Dunn, McLean, Traill, Grand Forks, Cass, Emmons, Burleigh, Logan, McIntosh and Dickey County Area Guide

This post is part of a continuing series highlighting the potential state legislative candidates from each district for their party’s nomination. For more information on this series, refer to the “SAB’s Guide To North Dakota District Conventions: A Government Of People Who Show Up” post. The Districts: 4, 20 and 28 Click on a District number above for a map of

Steve Holen Column: "Extraordinary Places" Oil Drilling Regs Sound Good, But Are Bad Policy

While the concept of Extraordinary Places may sound good in theory, in practice it takes away local control, sets a dangerous legal precedent and erodes the rights of private property owners. No one is more committed to protecting the land in oil country than the people who live there. That’s why the North Dakota Association

From The Left: There Is Still A Place For Economic Development In North Dakota

It is obvious to everybody that the state of North Dakota has a very healthy economy right now. Our unemployment is about 1/3 of the national average and we have tens of thousands of job openings.  We currently have a state that has seen the North Dakota Office of Management and Budget’s underestimate the size

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