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“I Voted” stickers are ready for voters to take after they hand in their ballots at West Acres mall in south Fargo on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. Forum file photo

Poll: 68 Percent of North Dakotans Support Measure 2 Banning Non-Citizen Voting

Poll: 68 Percent of North Dakotans Support Measure 2 Banning Non-Citizen Voting

Gary Emineth, a Republican state Senate candidate from the Bismarck area, is also the organizer behind what will be Measure 2 on our general election ballots later this year. It’s the constitutional amendment to ban non-citizen voting in North Dakota (you can read it in full here). That sort of voting is already illegal by

Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) speaks at a campaign rally as President Donald Trump looks on at Scheels Arena in Fargo, N.D., June 27, 2018. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times)

Cramer Campaign Says They’ve Raised $1 Million From Trump Event Already, Mostly From North Dakotans

President Donald Trump will be visiting Fargo tomorrow for a fundraiser, but Congressman Kevin Cramer’s Senate campaign is saying they’ve already raised more than $1 million from the event. But, perhaps more interesting than that, the campaign is saying 90 percent of that total came from North Dakotans. “The Kevin Cramer for U.S. Senate Campaign

U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D. (Photo courtesy of Heitkamp's office)

Heitkamp Ranked as the Most Vulnerable Incumbent Senator

“Democrats continue to dominate the latest list of the most vulnerable Senate incumbents two months out from Election Day, with North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp moving into the top spot,” Roll Call reports today. That’s a whole lot of bad news for North Dakota Democrats, and not just because Heitkamp’s odds of re-election seem to

Gov. Doug Burgum, center, leads his first North Dakota Industrial Commission meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, with Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring, second from left, and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, right. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service

New Revenue Forecast Shows Improving Budget Numbers but Burgum Says Cuts Still Needed

North Dakota’s Office of Management and Budget has released a new forecast for North Dakota’s tax revenues, and the numbers are an improvement over previous forecasts. According to the forecast, released by Governor Doug Burgum’s office, revenues for the rest of the 2017-2019 biennium are projected to be 4.4 percent (or more than $136 million)

In this photo combination, Democrat Mac Schneider, left, and Republican Kelly Armstrong met in their second debate of North Dakota's 2018 U.S. House race on Thursday night in Bismarck, hosted by the Greater North Dakota Chamber and moderated by KFYR. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune

Poll: Kelly Armstrong Leads Mac Schneider 53 – 32 in North Dakota House Race

Back in June U.S. House candidate Kelly Armstrong’s campaign released polling they commissioned showing their candidate leading Democrat Mac Schneider 48 percent to 26 percent. Today the campaign has released another round of polling, from the same pollster, showing both candidates having come up in the polls, though Armstrong maintains a strong lead. Armstrong came

Mary Rennich, seen here in a video ad from Priorities USA, a political action committee aligned with Hillary Clinton which has been running attack ads against Senator Heidi Heitkamp's opponent Kevin Cramer this election cycle. Screen capture via Facebook

It’s Not a “Thug” Tactic to Describe a Political Operative as an Operative

Late last month Mary Rennich, a Democratic party activist and ardent Heitkamp supporter who is named in press releases from Heitkamp’s Senate office, attempted to crash a press conference Congressman Kevin Cramer and other Republicans were holding on the issue of health insurance. When Cramer’s campaign wouldn’t let her in, she cast herself as a victim. Merely a constituent wanting to

Why Be Ashamed of Depicting the Moon Landing as It Actually Happened?

I am very much looking forward to seeing First Man, which features Ryan Gosling playing iconic American astronaut Neil Armstrong during the moon landing mission. I am even looking forward to it despite the strange decision by the movie’s producers to omit the part of the moon landing where Armstrong plants an American flag on

Mac Schneider, Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, says the farm economy is one of the top issues in North Dakota this election. John M. Steiner / The Sun

North Dakota Democrats Softening Their Criticism of Trump on Trade?

I think maybe the North Dakota Democrats got some polling feedback or something which indicated that their messaging about Trump and trade – one of the few areas where incumbent Senator Heidi Heitkamp and U.S. House candidate Mac Schneider have differed with the President – hasn’t been working too well. Yesterday Senator Heitkamp, after previously

UND Provost Thomas DiLorenzo Jesse Trelstad/ Grand Forks Herald

Read It: UND Aviation School Faculty Accuses Provost of Jeopardizing Flight Safety Among Other Problems

University of North Dakota Provost Thomas DiLorenzo, a controversial figure during his years at the school, finds himself mired in controversy yet again. In 2015 the student government at UND considered a resolution calling for DiLorenzo’s resignation (along with then-UND President Robert Kelley) over rather vicious verbal attacks from supporters of the administration (it was

This Virginia Confederate battle flag was captured by Pvt. Marshall Sherman of the First Minnesota Regiment at the bloody and brutal Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. (St. Paul Pioneer Press)

Minnesota Has Been Refusing to Return a Captured Confederate Flag to Virginia for More Than a Century

Here’s a fun bit of history for a Wednesday morning that you might have been aware of but I wasn’t. Last night I stumbled across this City Pages article about the presence of Confederate flags at the Minnesota State Fair despite Minnesota a) fighting on the side of the Union in the war between the