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Minot City Manager Tom Barry stands outside City Hall Dec. 8. Jill Schramm/Minot Daily News

City Tells Citizens Who Can’t Vote in City Elections They Have to Pay Double for Building Permits

City Tells Citizens Who Can’t Vote in City Elections They Have to Pay Double for Building Permits

Extra-territorial zoning is an odd bit of North Dakota law which allows for municipal governments to extend their governance beyond city limits. Unfortunately for the people who live in those areas, they don’t get a say in city government. A particularly egregious example of this is the plight of Patti Eisenzimmer, a resident of rural Minot

Voters at Holy Family Catholic Church in Grand Forks fill out their ballots early Tuesday, June 14, 2016, for the North Dakota primary election. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service

Senator Nicole Poolman: Setting the Facts Straight About Voter ID in North Dakota

This guest post was submitted by Republican state Senator Nicole Poolman, Chair of Senate Government and Veterans Affairs Committee and cosponsor of HB 1369. After watching inaccurate national news coverage surrounding North Dakota’s voter identification law, I felt compelled to set the record straight on the legislative process and intent behind the voter ID bill. Some

Senator Nicole Poolman (R-Bismarck) speaks in favor of her resolution to study the Life Skills and Transition Center in Grafton, ND.

Video: “People With Disabilities Shouldn’t Be Seen as a Means of Economic Development”

The floor debate today in the state Senate over  was probably one of the most frustrating spectacles I’ve seen to date in the 2017 legislative session. Governor Doug Burgum campaigned on a platform of reinventing state government. Making it more efficient. Finding a way for public servants to do more with less. What the Senate

Sue Foerster, Supt. at the Life Skills and Transition Center in Grafton. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

The Road to Efficient State Government Is Pitted With Potholes of Parochialism

North Dakota has a big budget problem resulting from lawmakers building huge spending increases on top of a oil-boom-era revenue tidal wave which was never going to last. But Governor Doug Burgum, who was elected to his first term in office in a landslide last year, has charged state leaders with looking beyond the current

State Senator Nicole Poolman, a Republican from Bismarck, speaks in favor of legislation which would have given citizens living in extra-territorial zoning areas more say in the city governments regulating them.

Senate Kills Bill Which Would Have Given Representation to Citizens in Extra-Territorial Zoning Areas

Extra-territorial zoning has been a controversial area of policy in North Dakota for some time now. Essentially it’s state law which allows municipalities to regulate areas outside of their jurisdiction. Depending on the size of the community, they can implement zoning regulations up to four miles outside of their city limits. The problem? The citizens

Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Burgum, left, and his running mate Watford City Mayor Brent Sanford, right. Photo courtesy of Burgum campaign

Audio: Republican Gov Candidate Doug Burgum Says He Doesn’t Know if Trump Is a Disaster, “I Guess We’ll See on Nov 8”

I had Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Burgum on my radio show today. My first question for him was relevant to a post I wrote this morning about the Marvin Nelson campaign complaining that Burgum’s running mate wouldn’t debate. Apparently the University of Mary tried to schedule a debate between Nelson’s running mate, state Senator Joan

Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Burgum, left, with his running mate, Watford City Mayor Brent Sanford. Courtesy photo

The Honeymoon Will Be Over for Doug Burgum When He Starts Getting Specific on Policy

Doug Burgum won the NDGOP’s gubernatorial primary last week by appealing to a faction of conservative Republicans upset with free-spending state lawmakers and the perception that many of the state’s elected officials – the oft-referenced “good old boys club” – are out of touch. He turned that victory into a landslide by also appealing to

State Senator Nicole Poolman, left, said Republicans are ready to unite behind gubernatorial nominee Doug Burgum, right. Forum News Service Photos

Senator Nicole Poolman: “I’m Worried About the Legislature”

Bismarck state Senator Nicole Poolman was, until Tuesday, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem’s running mate on the gubernatorial ticket. But Stenehjem/Poolman got bested by Doug Burgum and his running mate, Watford City Mayor Brent Sanford, and Poolman says she’s ready to get behind Burgum to win. “We have a good, strong ticket at the top,” she

Senator Nicole Poolman, left, speaks to delegates at the 2016 NDGOP convention in Fargo (Rick Abbott / Forum News Service). Doug Burgum, right, talks about the walkability of areas in downtown Fargo in comparison to development along the edges of the city Wednesday morning, Oct. 28, 2015, during a 1 Million Cups event at the Stage at Island Park (Dave Wallis / The Forum).

Burgum Campaign: Stenehjem's Running Mate Voted For Investment Subsidies

Doug Burgum’s campaign against the “good old boy network” hit a reality shaped ice berg this morning when it came out that he was one of the “good old boys” using investment subsidies intended to promote economic development in North Dakota to support out of state investments. This afternoon the Burgum campaign emailed to let

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