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Who Is Actually Going to Enforce the New Age-21 Smoking Law?

Who Is Actually Going to Enforce the New Age-21 Smoking Law?

People who are 18, 19, or 20-years-old are adults. Our government can draft them into the military, train them to use powerful weapons to kill our nation’s enemies, but they can’t be trusted to make a decision about vaping? C’mon. Let’s live in the real world. But set that question aside for a moment. Let’s

Rep. Jim Grueneich, (left) a Republican currently representing District 12 (Jamestown area) in the North Dakota Legislature, is moving with his wife, Naomi, to Edgeley. He is pictured with then-Jamestown Mayor Katie Andersen and Bernie Satrom. Forum News Service file photo

Jamestown Republican’s Move to Edgeley Will Set Off Competition With Incumbent Republicans

“Ellendale is actually home to me,” he said. “That’s where I grew up. My folks still live there.” Continue reading…

North Dakota DOT’s Use of Suspended Director’s Signature to Authenticate Records Goes Before State Supreme Court

MINOT, N.D. — In February of 2019, Glenn Jackson, then the director of the North Dakota Department of Transportation’s Driver’s License Division, was placed on paid administrative leave, pending an investigation into his behavior with subordinates. The investigation revealed some behavior that, at least in the eyes of this observer, was completely inappropriate. Jackson ultimately

The NDSU Bison flag flies over Toyota Stadium once again after the NCAA FCS championship game in Frisco, Texas, on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. David Samson / The Forum

Football Isn’t What Makes a University Great

MINOT, N.D. — It’s a great thing that the North Dakota State University football team has brought home yet another championship. Though not a football fan myself, I understand why so many people are excited. It’s a remarkable achievement. Less great, though, is NDSU President Dean Bresciani’s opinion that football excellence is the proper measuring

Protest organizer Kristen Kelsch hold a sign and chants across the street from the State Capitol in Bismarck on Thursday. A line of police prevented Kelsch and others from hold the protest to the Dakota Access Pipeline on the Capitol grounds Will Kincaid, Bismarck Tribune

Environmental Extremist Groups Upset to Lose an Arcane Regulatory Process as a Weapon

We have a duty to ensure that infrastructure projects are built safely and responsibly. We do not have a duty to let factions of zealots impose their will on the rest of us by perverting a process, intended to facilitate responsible construction, so that it blocks any construction at all. Continue reading…

State Rep. Daniel Johnston (R-Kathryn)

Republican Candidate for Treasurer Has Collections Judgments on His Record

MINOT, N.D. — On Saturday, Jan. 4, I was the first to report that Republican state lawmaker Daniel Johnston, a Republican from Kathryn, would be launching a campaign for state Treasurer. Long-time Republican incumbent Kelly Schmidt has opted not to run for another term. So far, Johnston is the only announced candidate in the race.

North Dakota Supreme Court chambers. John Hageman / Forum News Service

We Can Still Put North Dakota’s Court Records Online, but We Need the Legislature to Weigh in First

Our current laws and rules may have been sufficient in an era where getting these records meant traveling to a courthouse, or at the very least, communicating with a clerk to get them mailed or emailed, but the internet has changed things. Not only can these records be accessed by anyone online, but nothing is

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