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Custodian Safet Hodzic moves a carpet shampooer through the school commons at Sheyenne High School. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Audio: Lawmaker Says Measure 2 Necessary to “Loosen up” Reserve Funds, Opponents Say Fund Will Be Raided

On my radio show yesterday I hosted a debate over Measure 2 on North Dakota’s November ballot between state Senator Tim Flakoll (R-Fargo) and Jon Martinson of the North Dakota School Boards Association. This issue is a little bit complicated – a little bit down in the weeds – but this is an important debate

Sponsor Of Guns In Schools Bill: If This Doesn't Pass Lawmakers Should Teach Kids Zig Zag Pattern

HB1195, sponsored by Rep. Dwight Kiefert  (R-Valley City), would give school districts the authority to designate an individual to carry a concealed weapon on school grounds. That person would have to meet training requirements, and coordinate response plans with local law enforcement. The bill ultimately passed on a 53-38 vote, but the highlight of the