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The campaign to bamboozle us into limiting our own voting rights

The campaign to bamboozle us into limiting our own voting rights

MINOT, N.D. — A constitutional measure that would limit North Dakota lawmakers, and the governor, to no more than eight years in office, should not be on the November ballot . Our secretary of state, our attorney general, and a district court judge all found sufficient evidence of signature collection fraud to disqualify the measure. But our

We have an acute teacher shortage, and some ND lawmakers are talking about punishing educators

Minot, N.D. — On the same day this week, in two different cities, two panels of our state government held meetings related to education. I think it is illuminating to put them in juxtaposition. First, in Grand Forks, a meeting of the legislature’s Interim Higher Education Committee advanced a bill for next year’s session that

Some in Dem-NPL are ‘furious’ and ‘disgusted’ by ousting of House candidate in favor of Cara Mund

Minot, N.D. — Over the holiday weekend, prominent members of the Democratic-NPL on social media heaped praise on Mark Haugen, who was their U.S. House candidate before he was pressured out of the race by party elites who favor the candidacy of former Miss America Cara Mund. Haugen has said that he’s notifying the Secretary of State’s

Democrat-NPL House candidate says Cara Mund’s supporters have pressured him out of the race

MINOT, N.D. — Over the last week it’s become clear that former Miss America Cara Mund, who announced an independent campaign for the U.S. House last month, has become the preferred candidate for left-of-center North Dakotans . Now Mark Haugen, a pro-life Democrat who accepted the North Dakota Democratic-NPL’s nomination for the House earlier this year, says

Legislative candidates involved in bigotry scandal play the victim instead of owning their actions

MINOT, N.D. — Two Republican legislative candidates, rather than owning their own words and actions, are busy portraying themselves as victims. According to a news release put out by NDGOP District 11 chair Susy Oliver, on behalf of her district, state House candidate Carter Eisinger is a victim of cancel culture. At issue is my reporting about

U.S. House candidate Cara Mund holding fundraiser at home of former Democratic-NPL chairman

MINOT, N.D. — Former Miss North Dakota, and former Miss America, Cara Mund has entered the state’s U.S. House race as an independent taking on Republican incumbent Kelly Armstrong. Along the way, she has specifically eschewed partisan affiliation. “I’m not a party — I’m a person,” she told political reporter Jeremy Turley earlier this month . That’s

State lawmaker demands I turn over any information on surveillance devices I may have planted on him

MINOT, N.D. — Back in May, state Sen. Jason Heitkamp, a Republican from District 26, accused me, in one of those angry-man-rants-to-Facebook-while-driving livestreams, of having bugged him . He said I had information about the settlement of a criminal theft charge against him that “nobody else would have.” “That either means that my house, my car, or

NDSU president will address bigoted messages from Republican students in video message to campus

MINOT, N.D. — Last week I reported on bigoted messages shared in a Telegram messaging group organized by the North Dakota Young Republicans, among them a student leader at North Dakota State University. Today, NDSU is responding to the controversy, saying that President David Cook will be addressing the bigoted remarks in a video statement sent to