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Doug Burgum addresses the crowd after winning the office of governor Tuesday night, Nov. 8, 2016, at the Sanctuary Events Center in Fargo. Brent Sanford, at right in the photo, is the new Lt. Governor Dave Wallis / The Forum

Christopher Dodson: Governor Doug Burgum Has Yet to Support Policy Changes Restricting Use of State Funds for Abortion Referrals

Christopher Dodson: Governor Doug Burgum Has Yet to Support Policy Changes Restricting Use of State Funds for Abortion Referrals

This guest post was submitted by Christopher Dodson. He is the executive director and general counsel of the North Dakota Catholic Conference. On May 22, 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) proposed revisions to the Title X family planning program. These changes will allow North Dakota agencies to follow long-standing state law

Linda Thorson: NDSU and Planned Parenthood Teaming up to Offer Classes to Students

This guest post was submitted by Linda Thorson, the North Dakota state director for Concerned Women for America. Have you heard Planned Parenthood is offering classes for any teacher with students Kindergarten through 12th grade and that the workshop is offered for credit by North Dakota State University (NDSU)? The teacher for the course is

Mary Wakefield, who served in the Obama administration as acting deputy secretary of health and human Services, cheers on Sen. Heidi Heitkamp at Saturday's Democratic convention. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Meg Morley: “I Know That There Is No Place for Me Anymore in the Democratic Party”

This guest post was submitted by Grand Forks attorney Meg Morley. You can read her blog here. It’s clear to anyone who knows me at all that I am a complete nerd. I’m a history nerd, a comic book nerd, a grammar nerd, a law nerd, and a politics nerd. Those categories are just the

NRSC Hits “High Five Heidi” in New Radio Ad

It will be months before we know who the winner in North Dakota’s Senate race will be. Either Republican Kevin Cramer or Democratic incumbent Heidi Heitkamp will be in that Senate seat come January 2019. We can declare one winner in February of 2018: Local media. The ad buys in the race are already beginning

Connie Krapp: Catholic Priests Call for Excommunication, North Dakotans Should Ask for an Explanation

Last week, 14 Catholic US senators voted against their faith to defeat the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would protect against abortions of babies 20 weeks or older.  In this article, Father Dwight Longenecker is calling them out, and suggesting they all be excommunicated from the church. I do have to applaud the

Podcast: Congressman Cramer Says Heitkamp’s Vote Against Abortion Was “More Like North Korea Than North Dakota”

The full audio of today’s radio show is below. You can tune in weekdays from 12-2pm on WDAY 970 AM and 93.1 FM in the Fargo area or subscribe to the podcast and have the audio delivered directly to your device daily. Congressman Kevin Cramer was on today for his weekly open phones segment, taking

Pulitzer Prize Winning Politifact Now Fact Checking the Mechanics of a High Five

“A headline on a North Dakota political blog wrongly said Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., high-fived Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., following a controversial abortion vote,” the Pulitzer Prize winning Politifact website writes today. The blog in question is this one, and the post in question is this one headlined “Heitkamp High-Fives Schumer After Voting Against 20-Week

Senator Heidi Heitkamp gives a high-five to Senate Majority Leader Chuch Schumer Photo via C-SPAN

Video: Heitkamp High-Fives Schumer After Voting Against 20-Week Abortion Ban

Tonight the Senate held a vote on legislation which would ban abortions after 20 weeks of the pregnancy. The legislation was introduced by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and had bi-partisan support. Democrats Joe Manchin, Joe Donnelly, and Bob Casey voted for the bill. For what it’s worth, polling done by the Susan B. Anthony List

Macy Christianson, Miss Grand Forks, won the title of Miss North Dakota 2016 Saturday night at Williston High School.

Miss North Dakota Says She Felt “Nervous” Before Mentioning Abortion in Speech to Lawmakers

“I’ve gotten a lot of support,” Macy Christianson, Miss North Dakota 2016, told me during a radio interview today. “People have been coming up and thanking me.” She was referring to her speech yesterday before lawmakers during which she thanked them for opposing abortion. “I have immense respect for our state for having taken a

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