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Democrat Legislators Wearing Art Link Pins With No Hint Of Irony

Bismarck Associated Press reporter James MacPherson posted on Twitter earlier today that Democrat legislators were wearing pins bearing the image of former North Dakota Governor Art Link (who passed away back in 2010): North Dakota Democrats have donned lapel pins with an image of Arthur Link, longtime politician known for environmental stewardship. — James MacPherson

North Dakota Senate Shoots Down Purchase Of Ski Resort, But Votes To Purchase A Marina

It was one step forward and then one step backward in the state Senate today. HB1019, the budget for the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department, was amended to remove $1.67 million in funding for the purchase of ski resort near Walhalla which had been approved in the House. While that was a positive development

Thanks To Fracking, European Manufacturers Relocating To America

When we talk about oil and gas development in the United States, we usually talk about the number of people the oil industry hires. Or maybe gas prices or “energy independence.” But what about the fact that America’s natural gas boom, which like our oil boom was brought about by the development of frackign and

Why Do Americans Like Downton Abbey?

I’ve got a confession to make: I like Downton Abbey. My wife and I have watched every new episode together since we discovered the series. We binged on the first season on Netflix, and we have a standing date to watch new episodes when they come out. As a conservative, someone who adheres closely to

Obamacare About To Screw The Young

Younger Americans are out of work, struggling with student loan debt and shackled to unpayable amounts of tax obligations to massive entitlement programs created by the generations which went before them. And now Obamacare is set to give them a nice, hard kick in the pants. State and federal officials and the health care industry

Legislature Considering Bill To Toughen Petition Fraud Penalty, Also Considering Resolution To Honor Petition Fraudsters

There is a heavy vibe of irony coming from the ND legislature this week. Yesterday I wrote about a resolution being introduced to honor the NDSU bison football team, ten members of which (including four starters) were convicted for filing fraudulent petition signatures, something that subsequently derailed two initiated measure campaigns costing organizers hundreds of

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Indian Reservation Wants Job Training Dollars From The State, But Not Oil Industry Jobs

Via Million Dollar Way, the leadership of the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation addressed the North Dakota legislature last week and asked for more funding from state tax revenues for job training and development on their reservation: The chairman of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa asked lawmakers from oil-rich North Dakota on Thursday to support

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