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Gov. Jack Dalrymple today signed House Bill 1087 into law, requiring North Dakota students pass a basic civics test for high school graduation. Joining Dalrymple were First Lady Betsy Dalrymple, legislators and other supporters of the civics bill. Special to the Forum

North Dakotans Are Fed up With the Status Quo

North Dakotans Are Fed up With the Status Quo

The headline above is not exactly breaking news, I know. Anyone who observed the results of Fargo businessman Doug Burgum’s upset, lopsided victory over Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem in the Republican gubernatorial primary earlier this years knows it’s true. Burgum’s campaign focused mostly on fiscal accountability. He accused the state’s current leadership (a “good old boys

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North Dakota Republican Governor Jack Dalrymple listens to testimonies during the Economic Development and Commerce Committee meeting at the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington,in this file photo from February 22, 2014. REUTERS / Mike Theiler

Audit Shows State Regulators Allowed Daycares to Operate Despite Evidence of Drug Use, Child Abuse

Earlier this month we saw the dismissal of criminal charges against Maggie Anderson, the director of the North Dakota Department of Human Services and member of Governor Jack Dalrymple’s cabinet. Those charges were related to an investigation into the drowning death of a young girl while in the care of a daycare facility in Velva.

Gov. Jack Dalrymple gives a speech about the continuing investment of unmanned aircrafts at the Grand Forks County Building in Grand Forks, ND on July 6, 2015. (Grand Forks herald/ Joshua Komer)
Gov. Jack Dalrymple gives a speech about the continuing investment of unmanned aircrafts at the Grand Forks County Building in Grand Forks, ND on July 6, 2015. (Grand Forks herald/ Joshua Komer)

Citing Concerns Over Public Safety and Property Damage Governor Dalrymple Declares Emergency Over Dakota Access Protests

“The State of North Dakota remains committed to protecting citizens’ rights to lawfully assemble and protest,” Governor Jack Dalrymple said in a statement his afternoon, “but the unfortunate fact remains that unlawful acts associated with the protest near Cannon Ball have led to serious public safety concerns and property damage.” The statement was announcing an

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Governor Jack Dalrymple spoke briefly to a joint session of the North Dakota legislative body on Tuesday morning at the start of a special session of the legislature. Gov. Dalrymple in his remarks in the house chamber wished the legislators in both bodies well in the effort to fix the budget revenue shortfall.
Gov. Jack Dalrymple spoke briefly to a joint session of the North Dakota legislative body on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, at the start of a special session of the Legislature. Dalrymple wished the legislators in both bodies well in the effort to fix the budget revenue shortfall. TOM STROMME / Bismarck Tribune

The Real Drama of the Legislature’s Special Session Starts Tomorrow in the House

For those of you who haven’t been following along, here’s what’s happened in North Dakota’s special legislative session so far: Two bills, one Republican and one from Democrats, to delay the construction of the new governor’s residence failed in the Delayed Bills Committee The Republican bill to fix the budget shortfall – one backed by Governor

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Governor Jack Dalrymple aknowledges the applause after he delivered his Budget Address to members of the North Dakota legislators and the public in the House chamber Wednesday morning 12-3-2014 at the state Capitol in Bismarck. Behind Dalrymple is Speaker of the House Wes Belter, left, and Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley.
Governor Jack Dalrymple aknowledges the applause after he delivered his Budget Address to members of the North Dakota legislators and the public in the House chamber Wednesday morning 12-3-2014 at the state Capitol in Bismarck. Behind Dalrymple is Speaker of the House Wes Belter, left, and Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley. MIKE McCLEARY/Bismarck Tribune

Video: Governor Jack Dalrymple Tells Special Session That “Belt Tightening Is the Order of the Day”

This morning Governor Jack Dalrymple addressed the special session of the legislature he convened to address North Dakota’s budget shortfall. “For now belt tightening is the order of the day,” he told a joint session of the state House and Senate. “I’m confident the people of North Dakota will be supportive of the adjustments you

North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple, left, announces on 7-13-2016 his decision to call for a special legislative session for Aug. 2, 2016 from Memorial Hall in the state Capitol in Bismarck, North Dakota. In the background is House Majority Leader Al Carlson, R-Fargo, left, and Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner, R-Dickinson.
North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple, left, announces on 7-13-2016 his decision to call for a special legislative session for Aug. 2, 2016 from Memorial Hall in the state Capitol in Bismarck, North Dakota. In the background is House Majority Leader Al Carlson, R-Fargo, left, and Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner, R-Dickinson. Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune

Governor Jack Dalrymple Orders Another 2.5 Percent Budget Allotment Worth $152 Million

The special session of the North Dakota legislature called last month by Governor Jack Dalrymple to address budget shortfalls begins tomorrow with an address from Dalrymple itself, but before lawmakers meet the Governor has already ordered a new 2.5 percent across-the-board spending cut for state agencies. This comes on top of the 4.05 percent budget

North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple, left, announces on 7-13-2016 his decision to call for a special legislative session for Aug. 2, 2016 from Memorial Hall in the state Capitol in Bismarck, North Dakota. In the background is House Majority Leader Al Carlson, R-Fargo, left, and Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner, R-Dickinson.
North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple, left, announces on 7-13-2016 his decision to call for a special legislative session for Aug. 2, 2016 from Memorial Hall in the state Capitol in Bismarck, North Dakota. In the background is House Majority Leader Al Carlson, R-Fargo, left, and Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner, R-Dickinson. (Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune)

Democrats May Introduce Bill to Raise Oil Tax During Special Session

On Tuesday next week North Dakota lawmakers will convene in Bismarck for a special session called earlier this month by Governor Jack Dalrymple. The proceedings will kick off with an address from Dalrymple at 9:30am, at which point he’ll apparently lay out what his specific priorities are for fixing the budget shortfall which necessitated the

ND Gov. Jack Dalrymple talks with the Grand Forks Herald editorial board recently regarding the impact of lower oil prices on the state budget. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald
ND Gov. Jack Dalrymple talks with the Grand Forks Herald editorial board recently regarding the impact of lower oil prices on the state budget. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Governor Jack Dalrymple on Why He Didn’t Call a Special Session Sooner: “Because We Didn’t Have To”

Yesterday while sitting in for Jay Thomas on WDAY AM970 I interviewed Governor Jack Dalrymple about his announcement earlier in the week calling for a special session. The full audio is below. My first question was why he didn’t call for one earlier in the year. “Well, because we didn’t have to,” he responded. “I’ve

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House Minority Leader Kenton Onstad speaks at the capitol in Bismarck as Senator Mac Schneider, right, looks on.

North Dakota Democrats Spread Wildly Inaccurate Information About Oil Tax Collections

Yesterday Governor Jack Dalrymple announced that he would be calling state lawmakers back to Bismarck for a special session to run from August 2-4. This move has prompted a lot of criticism of Republican handling of budget issues, some of it fair and some of it not so fair. One consistent talking point I’ve heard

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple (left) with his wife Betesy (center) and Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley (right) announces his intention to seek a full term as North Dakota govenor at press conference Tuesday in Grand Forks.JOHN STENNES
North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple (left) with his wife Betsy (center) and Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley (right) announces his intention to seek a full term as North Dakota govenor at press conference Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, in Grand Forks. (Photo: John Stennes, Herald staff photographer)

Read the Republican Talking Points About the Upcoming Special Legislative Session

As I write this Governor Jack Dalrymple is delivering a speech at a press conference, and in that speech he’s announcing that North Dakota will have special legislative session. As I reported yesterday, lawmakers will be called back into session starting August 2nd. Meanwhile, Republican lawmakers have been issued a list of talking points aimed

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