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Grand Forks Democrat Claims She Stiffed Client Because She Was Depressed

Grand Forks Democrat Claims She Stiffed Client Because She Was Depressed

The North Dakota Supreme Court has reprimanded state Senator Connie Triplett (D-Grand Forks) for a second time for misconduct as an attorney in a state. This time Senator Triplett apparently didn’t return a $500 retainer paid to her by a client, claiming that she was suffering from depression: The Supreme Court says Connie Triplett must

Dalrymple Punts On Shirvani Controversy, Opposes Measure To Restructure University System Governance

Whatever your feelings are about higher education in North Dakota, it is undeniable that there is a civil war going on in the university system between Chancellor Hamid Shirvani and a group of university presidents who want him pushed out. And whatever side of that war you’re on – whether you think Shirvani is a

ND Senate Votes Down Drone Bill

The North Dakota Senate today considered and rejected a bill which would have required that law enforcement obtain a warrant before using a surveillance drone in a criminal investigation. Video is worth watching as Senator Joe Miller, when it became clear the bill would probably fail, asked that it be divided so that the portion

Video: After Democrat Storms Off Floor, ND Senate Passes Two Pro-Life Bills

Today the North Dakota Senate passed HB1305 and HB1456, both introduced by Rep. Bette Grande. HB1456, which bans abortions in instances where a heartbeat is detected, passed with no debate on a 26-17 vote. But the real fireworks were on HB1305. Democrats moved to divide the bill into two portions. Division A was the portion

Video: Debate Over Anti-Abortion Bill Gets Testy In North Dakota Senate

Yesterday SAB had a post up about the anti-abortion bills which passed in the state Senate, but I thought it would be instructive to show you readers some video of the rather testy (by the muted standards of the North Dakota state legislature) debate surrounding the measure. Senator Margaret Sitte (R-Bismarck) (who was herself targeted

The Outdoor Heritage Fund Is A Bad Idea

I have a column in today’s Grand Forks Herald (also published in the Ashley Tribune, the Barnes County Independent, the Bowman County Pioneer and the North Dakota Free Press) about the proposed Outdoor Heritage Fund which would divert a portion of the state’s oil tax revenues into a fund for conservation. An excerpt: Conservation is

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