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North Dakota Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford speaks during an event kicking off the state's census efforts at the state Capitol Tuesday, May 7, 2019. John Hageman / Forum News Service

The New Census Could Change North Dakota’s Political Landscape Thanks to Western Population Growth

The New Census Could Change North Dakota’s Political Landscape Thanks to Western Population Growth

This week Governor Doug Burgum issued an executive order creating an initiative, called the Complete Count Task Force, aimed at ensuring an accurate census count in North Dakota. The national decennial population count is upon us, and it’s important for states like North Dakota to ensure accurate counts as the numbers will be used for

Convenient: Changes To Census Survey Will Make It Difficult Measure Impact Of Obamacare

Just in time for America to start measuring the impacts of Obamacare on the goal of insuring previously uninsured Americans, the US Census bureau has announced that they’ve changed their questioning about health insurance. The new methodology will result in fewer people being counted as uninsured. Which is convenient, no? WASHINGTON — The Census Bureau,

What The Fargo Forum Thinks Of Western North Dakotans

When you live in western North Dakota you get used to a certain level of elitism coming from the Fargo-centric media. Stories about western North Dakota coming from media outlets based in the Rid River Valley often have the tone of people who feel like they’re standing on the edge of civilization peering out into

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Heitkamp Is Right: North Dakota Needs Another Census

In April of last year I wrote that North Dakota needs to do another census. Population in western North Dakota is growing too fast for a once-a-decade count to be worth much of anything. Now Senator Heidi Heitkamp is calling for the same thing: Shirley Meyer, the western area director for Heitkamp and a former

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

Interview: Rep. Kempenich Talks About Reforms To Constitutional Measure Process

Last week I wrote about a proposed resolution to reform North Dakota’s process for putting a constitutional measure on the ballot through petition signatures. Currently petitioners need only collect a number of signatures equal to 4% of the state’s population as of the last census. Kempenich’s resolution, if approved by the legislature and the voters,

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