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For Some Reason Democrat Legislator Kylie Oversen Recognized By The Washington Post

For Some Reason Democrat Legislator Kylie Oversen Recognized By The Washington Post

I don’t want to be too mean to Rep. Kylie Oversen, a Democrat representing District 42 in the state House, but I had to laugh when I read that the Washington Post had named her to their Top 40 Under 40 list. The list is supposed to denote rising political stars across the nation, and apparently

North Dakota Oil Conference Draws Thousands From 48 States

The North Dakota Petroleum Council is hosting the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck this week. It’s a pretty big deal for both North Dakota and the national energy industry (Sean Hannity will be addressing the conference tomorrow). NDPC spokeswoman Tess Sandstrom was kind enough to forward me some of the attendance figures for the

Will The Senate Approve SBHE President's Re-Appointment?

According to a press release just sent out by Governor Jack Dalrymple’s office, he’s re-appointing State Board of Higher Education President Kirsten Diederich to a second four-year term and also appointing Kevin Melicher to his first term. The Diederich choice is interesting as some legislators have made noises about not approving Diederich if she is

Democrats Claim Their Polling Shows Ag Candidate Ryan Taylor Tied With Doug Goehring

For what it’s worth, North Dakota Democrats have a poll they commissioned showing Ag Commission challenger Ryan Taylor tied with Republican incumbent Doug Goehring. The full polling memo is below. The demographic breakdowns are to the right. Note that, according to this poll, Taylor dominates Goehring in western North Dakota. Given that western North Dakota

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So Much For Inclusion: ND University System Forgot To Invite Pro-Fighting Sioux Native Americans To Summit

Yesterday the North Dakota University System held a summit on relations with the state’s Native American population. This comes after some stupid “Siouxper Drunk” t-shirts worn at a City of Grand Forks event reignited the battle over the “Fighting Sioux” nicknames. Some activists want expulsion for the UND students who wore the “Siouxper Drunk” t-shirts (though