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Is the Legislature Pulling Funding From the Double Ditch Indian Village or Not?

Is the Legislature Pulling Funding From the Double Ditch Indian Village or Not?

Yesterday I wrote about a Bismarck Tribune article which suggested that the state House had voted to remove funding for $1.25 million worth of repairs to the Double Ditch Indian Village. As I noted in that post, this village is a rich area for historical research into an indigenous peoples, the Mandan, we really don’t

North Dakota District Conventions: Mandan and Hettinger, Grant, Morton and Sioux County Area Guide

This post is part of a continuing series highlighting the potential state legislative candidates from each district for their party’s nomination. For more information on this series, refer to the “SAB’s Guide To North Dakota District Conventions: A Government Of People Who Show Up” post. The Districts: 31 and 34 Click on a District number above for a

Guest Post: Does North Dakota Want To Be Known As The State That Taxes Water?

Last month, I  alerted you to the introduction of a bill (HB 1398) that would create an entirely new tax on water used for industrial purposes. Since that point, the bill has been heard in the House Natural Resources Committee, and the bill’s Republican prime sponsor (Rep. George Keiser of Bismarck) suggested that the bill be

Why Are North Dakota Republicans Proposing A Tax On Water?

For years, Republicans have complained and called for reform of the state’s 11.5% Gross Production and Extraction Tax on oil production in the state. In the last few years, large scale efforts to “Fix the Tax” have been launched. The oil tax is what has created North Dakota massive influx of cash, and created the