Port: Lawmaker fighting carbon pipeline because of ‘property rights’ once tried to seize neighbor’s property


MINOT, N.D. — “I believe that if we don’t protect our property rights, we won’t be free anymore.”

So said state Sen. Jeff Magrum , a Republican from District 8 who has, as a part of his myopic feud with Gov. Doug Burgum , filed a raft of bills in Bismarck to undermine efforts to build a carbon pipeline in our state.

Magrum made that statement at a recent committee hearing for his bills.

His neighbors might be surprised to find out he feels that way.

More on that in a moment.

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