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Bismarck Mayor Steve Bakken voiced his opposition to new refugee resettlements at a Burleigh County Commission meeting in Bismarck on Dec. 9, 2019. Jeremy Turley / Forum News Service

Why Were We So Scared to Have a Debate Over Refugee Resettlement?

Why Were We So Scared to Have a Debate Over Refugee Resettlement?

It’s almost as though the Trump administration, by giving locals a degree of autonomy when it comes to resettlement, has revealed that resettlement isn’t nearly as controversial as we may think. That seems like a pretty good outcome, doesn’t it? Granted, some continue to oppose resettlement quite vocally, but since not one state or local

Print Column: Burleigh County Made the Right Decision

MINOT, N.D. — Let’s start here: North Dakota is a wonderful place. That was a subtext of the refugee resettlement debate in Burleigh County this last week, though one overlooked by most. The county commissioners had before them the opportunity to exercise a veto over continued refugee resettlement. They ultimately voted to continue resettlement, though in

Activists Accusing Governor Dalrymple Of Taking Bribes File Second Grand Jury Petition

A group of activists, pushing a case for bribery charges made by a Democrat lawyer out of Grand Forks, have filed another grand jury petition in Dunn County. Under North Dakota law, citizens can empanel a grand jury to investigate criminal charges by filing a certain number of signatures based on the population of the

ND House Passes Bill Aimed At Dalrymple Grand Jury Petition

In a sad spectacle, a group of seriously misguided political activists have been trying to get North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple indicted for bribery because he accepted and disclosed perfectly legal political contributions. These activists contend that Dalrymple, who is generally favorable to oil development in the state, accepted political contributions from individuals and PAC’s

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