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Democrat Polling Shows Plurality Want To Re-Elect Kevin Cramer, Only 23% Want Replacement

Democrat Polling Shows Plurality Want To Re-Elect Kevin Cramer, Only 23% Want Replacement

North Dakota Democrats are trumpeting new polling from DFM Research, the pollster who did a pretty good job of calling Heidi Heitkmap’s win over Rick Berg in the Senate race last year, which they claim shows that Rep. Kevin Cramer is “vulnerable.” But a close look at the numbers indicates that it’s a pretty poll

Forum Editor: Legislator Emails Should Be Open Records

Fargo Forum editor Matt Von Pinnon, last seen wishing crappy cell phone coverage on western North Dakota, continues the paper’s proud tradition of being total homers for all things NDSU with an editorial calling legislators hypocrites because open records laws don’t apply to their emails. “When a North Dakota legislator wants to dig into a

USDA Demands Magician Develop "Disaster Plan" For His Rabbit

Remember that study indicating that the expansion of federal regulation has made America 72% poorer? Here’s another data point supporting that conclusion. Marty Mahane is a magician who works in Missouri. Like a lot of magicians, he has a rabbit that is a part of his act. But lately, his rabbit has been causing him

Your Local Library Soon To Become Obamacare Enrollment Center

The Obama administration is shifting into high gear to roll out Obamacare, and the latest conscripts are your local librarians who are being tasked promoting the law, especially in conservative states where the law is acutely unpopular. The nation’s librarians will be recruited to help people get signed up for insurance under President Barack Obama’s

Christians Should Welcome Atheist Monument

In Florida, a group of atheists have put up their own monument near a public display of the 10 commandments, and they say they have plans for more monuments across the United States. I tend to be turned off by people who get militant about their religious beliefs, be they atheist or Christian or otherwise.

NDUS Chancellor Meets With Governor Dalrymple, Bresciani Gets His Lawyer In The University System Office

According to a source in the capitol, new North Dakota University System Chancellor Larry Skogen was seen going into Governor Jack Dalrymple’s office today. Skogen took over after the turbulent tenure of former Chancellor Hamid Shirvani and promised to “heal” the university system. But there’s been little of that in his first days in office

War Over Walmart To Be Settled In Minot On Monday

The 2011 flooding of the Souris river in Minot, which bisects the city from east to west, made it clear to the community that far too much of the city’s commerce is focused on the south end of town. During flooding, those living in the north part of town had few choices for stores selling

Federal Judge Tells Obama Administration Not To Enforce Obamacare Contraception Mandate

Obama administration Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has finalized Obamacare’s mandate regulations today, and while there is included an “accommodation” for non-profit religious institutions there is no similar accommodation for for-profit organizations. But that doesn’t matter for now, as a federal judge has ordered the Obama administration not to enforce contraception mandate on lawsuit plaintiff Hobby

Chris Berg: The Fargo Forum Ought Not Lecture About Journalistic Integrity

Valley News Live – KVLY/KXJB – Fargo/Grand Forks Last night Valley News Live’s Chris Berg took the Fargo Forum to the woodshed over their attacks on me for covering the NDSU email controversy, and their often all-too-cozy relationship with the state’s political and bureaucratic elite. I always get a little uncomfortable when people accuse me

Absurd Government Regulation Making Life Harder

The other day I wrote a post about a study by two economists which indicated that America is 72% poorer than we could have been thanks to overzealous government regulation. If that was a bit too esoteric, here’s a real world example of how government layering on regulation after regulation is making us poorer. A

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