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It’s just Twitter, you guys

It’s just Twitter, you guys

MINOT, N.D. — A simultaneously annoying and amusing reality of journalism is that what constitutes “news” tends to skew heavily toward what journalists are, themselves, experiencing. That’s why things that happen in New York City tend to be reported as national news, even if it is of little import to those of us who live

Ray Holmberg resignation spares his fellow lawmakers the pain of expelling him

MINOT, N.D. — In the first 131 years, four months, and two days of its history, North Dakota’s lawmakers had never exercised their constitutional authority to expel an elected member of the state Legislature. Then on March 4, 2021, a supermajority of House members voted to expel Rep. Luke Simons , a Republican from Dickinson, after my reporting

Sen. Ray Holmberg resigns from powerful committee, hires criminal defense attorney

MINOT, N.D. — State Sen. Ray Holmberg is stepping down as chairman of Legislative Management, a powerful committee that oversees the North Dakota Legislature’s interim work. “Recent events and discussions have made it clear to me that the interim governing body of the legislature, Legislative Management, does not need to be any part of that

Term limits campaign sics Trump lawyer involved in 2020 election lawsuits on secretary of state

MINOT, N.D. — A constitutional amendment to implement term limits was disqualified from North Dakota’s November ballot by Secretary of State Al Jaeger after he found numerous problems with the way the signatures were collected. Among the problems Jaeger said he found were forgeries, collection of signatures before the measure had been approved for circulation,