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Guest Post: What Mayor Walaker May Have Seen On His Flood Trip

Guest Post: What Mayor Walaker May Have Seen On His Flood Trip

The Mayor of Fargo recently made his celebrated annual trip south into Richland County and South Dakota to assess the snowpack and make his traditional flood prediction. He likely drove by the golf community of Oxbow, for which Dennis Walaker has promised to pay for six new designer holes to the private golf course, a

Guest Post: Paging Ron Swanson To Grand Forks

Amid the mountain of criticism for the three recent pro-life bills signed by the Governor, turns out progressive-leaning people don’t really believe in choice at all. Sure, they argue for the “choice” to kill somebody else, or who can marry who, but when it comes down to it, progressives believe in choice so far as

Guest Post: Charged With A Felony For Transporting A Legally-Owned Gun

My name is Beth Arneson Ferrizzi. I live in Moorhead, MN. I am a 29 year old stay at home mother and a military wife. I have a 6 year old daughter and am 6 months pregnant. My husband is a Master Sergeant Select who has served multiple tours in Iraq. He is currently on

Guest Post: An Idea To Bring Conservatives And Libertarians Together On Marriage

Conservatives and libertarians often fight about same-sex marriage as well as the role of the state in marriage. So I came up with a new idea that can help bring conservatives and libertarians together in their desire to help couples in their life-long journey. Some of the top family attorneys in the country have endorsed

Guest Post: Legislator Doesn't See Any Truth To Charges Of Fraud Against Shirvani

In response to the theatrics that occurred in the House committee yesterday in which charges of fraud were alleged. I found the whole thing to be unprofessional, inappropriate and without merit. Anyone who listened to the NDUS CIO and Chancellor Shirvani’s response to the allegations couldn’t possibly find any merit to the charges. There has

Guest Post: ND Legislators Used Phony Statistics To Support Bottle Rockets Ban

It is unfortunate that HB1257, which would have lifted the ban on bottle rocket sales in North Dakota, failed on the Senate floor yesterday despite all of the available data that proves bottle rockets aren’t as dangerous as opponents would like you to think. Instead, the Senate voted to punish a product rather than people

Guest Post: The Legislature Must Tame The WAWS Monster

In 2011, the North Dakota Legislature approved the creation of a water project commonly known as WAWS (the official name is Western Area Water Supply Authority). The concept behind WAWS was very well intended: create a rural water system that would provide infrastructure and water to communities in western North Dakota and pay for the

Guest Post: North Dakota's Overbuilt Hotel Industry A Separate Conversation From Permanent Housing

Recently, I read an article on SayAnythingBlog.com that was full of consternation over whether North Dakota is inflating its own “housing bubble” via the Housing Incentive Fund (HIF). The article cited a story about the number of hotels in Minot and worried that supply for all types of housing would soon outstrip demand. North Dakota

Guest Post: Why I Voted Against The Drone Bill

Technology has enhanced our lives in so many ways. As citizens we have access to volumes of information that a mere decade ago would have been unthinkable. But with our extraordinary advance in technology also come significant privacy concerns. Emergent technology in the form of drones, satellites, smartphones, etc. has made it easier for both

Guest Post: Efforts To Reform North Dakota's Pharmacy Law Seem To Have Fizzled

Over the last five years or so, the subject of North Dakota’s unique pharmacy ownership law have been debated in the Legislature as well as the public. During the 2009 and 2011 legislative sessions, bills were introduced in the state House of Representatives, which would have removed the requirement of state law that a pharmacy

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