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North Dakota District Conventions: Districts 12 and 29 Jamestown and Stutsman, Foster, and LaMoure Counties

North Dakota District Conventions: Districts 12 and 29 Jamestown and Stutsman, Foster, and LaMoure Counties

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: 12 and 29 Click on a District number above for a map

We Should Allow Public Comment Before Journalists Can Exercise 1st Amendment Rights

The reliably left-wing Grand Forks Herald editorial board poo-poos the idea that “extraordinary places” regulations passed by the State Industrial Commission would place unfair delays on the development of privately owned property. The point here is not that North Dakota should zone the “extraordinary places” being considered by the Industrial Commission (and written about by two

Ag Department Changes Exit Interviews Policy After SAB Report

On Thursday I published a story citing exit interviews I obtained through an open records request which illustrated low morale and a high turnover rate at the North Dakota Department of Agriculture. The story was intended to shed light on claims made by former Ag Department employee Katie Pinke who had accused Commissioner Doug Goehring of creating a “hostile work environment.”

Deputy Ag Commissioner Defends Doug Goehring

I’ve written pretty extensively about the challenge to incumbent Ag Commissioner Doug Goehring from Farm Burea-backed candidate Judy Estenson. For what it’s worth, here’s Deputy Agriculture Commissioner Tom Bodine weighing in to NDGOP District Chairs and Farm Bureau members in defense of Goehring. Estenson has been very active at the NDGOP district conventions held to

North Dakota District Conventions: District 8 Guide for McLean and North Burleigh Counties

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 District: 8 Click on the District number above for a map

Obamacare: Number Of North Dakotans Who Lost Insurance 355% Greater Than Those Who Gained It

I have an article up at WatchDog.org today about Obamacare enrollments in North Dakota. Put simply, there just aren’t a lot of people signing up. In January, just 1,433 residents of North Dakotaselected a health insurance plan throughHealthCare.gov, according to a reportfrom the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, released Feb. 12. According to a previous HHS report, from the

North Dakota Leads States In Percentage Of Population Working

A couple of days ago Gallup released numbers showing North Dakota tops among states in that organization’s Job Creation Index. Now Gallup has another report out, this time measuring the payroll-to-population rate. “Gallup’s P2P metric tracks the percentage of the adult population aged 18 and older that is employed full time for an employer for

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