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James Kerian: The Party Matters

James Kerian: The Party Matters

North Dakota conservatives often complain that we don’t get much for the Republicans holding every office in Bismarck that is elected on the state wide ballot and a supermajority in both houses of the state legislature. Spending at the state level has grown astronomically. The crony capitalism of targeted sales and property tax exemptions has

Frontier's Success No Excuse For Crony Capitalism

A year ago the City of Bismarck, at the behest of the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce, put in place a $200,000 subsidy to lure Frontier Airlines to town (about six months later Frontier Airlines was able to move into Minot about 100 miles north of Bismarck, no subsidies needed). Now comes news that business has

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