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Plain Talk: Lawmaker Explains Why We Need Initiated Measure Reform, Closer Look at Oil Boom Crime Stats Paints a Different Picture

Plain Talk: Lawmaker Explains Why We Need Initiated Measure Reform, Closer Look at Oil Boom Crime Stats Paints a Different Picture

On this episode of Plain Talk, state Senator David Hogue talks about his remarkable speech on the Senate floor to flip a unanimous “do not pass” committee recommendation on his resolution to reform initiated measures into a lopsided win in the floor vote. Also, a recent article about crime during the Bakken oil boom was

The End Of North Dakota's Oil Boom Is Here

I think North Dakota’s oil boom is over, and the closing of a business in Williston has convinced me that it’s true. The Williston Herald is reporting that the Bakken Club, a business that made national headlines by operating as an exclusive club (memberships as much as $25,000) in a tiny western North Dakota town, has

From The Left: Women Are Being Left Behind In North Dakota’s Prosperity

It is pretty well accepted that things are pretty good in North Dakota right now. North Dakota has led the nation in personal income growth for several consecutive quarters.  According to reports, from 2008 to 2012, North Dakotans’ per-capita income jumped 31 percent to $57,367, highest of any state in the union. This is a

Guest Post: North Dakota's Overbuilt Hotel Industry A Separate Conversation From Permanent Housing

Recently, I read an article on SayAnythingBlog.com that was full of consternation over whether North Dakota is inflating its own “housing bubble” via the Housing Incentive Fund (HIF). The article cited a story about the number of hotels in Minot and worried that supply for all types of housing would soon outstrip demand. North Dakota

Is North Dakota At Risk Of A Development Bubble?

For those of us living in or near the oil patch, watching as hotel after hotel is built has become a common sight along with development of new housing and businesses. But are we in danger of supply of housing supply – hotel rooms, apartments and homes – outstripping demand? “Minot hotel occupancy is down,”

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