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Illus. in: Nonpartisan Leader, April 1, 1918, cover. Institute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo

Is a Move to the Left What North Dakota Democrats Need?

Is a Move to the Left What North Dakota Democrats Need?

Yesterday on my radio show (podcast here, audio below) I interviewed Mark Haugen. Haugen is the interim chairman of the new Nonpartisan League committee. That’s the group of people who want to take over the NPL part of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL party. The two political entities merged back in the 1950’s, and the NPL hasn’t

Illus. in: Nonpartisan Leader, April 1, 1918, cover. nstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo

North Dakota Democrats Face Fraction as Upstart Progressives Want a Split

You wouldn’t think it would be possible for North Dakota’s Democratic-Nonpartisan League to become less relevant to governance. The party holds not a single state elected office, while Republicans hold roughly 85 percent of the seats in the Legislature. Yet a faction of progressives want to split the Nonpartisan League from the party and make

Senator Heidi Heitkamp (Jesse Trelstad/Grand Forks Herald)

Senator Heidi Heitkamp Apparently Heckled During Address to Party as North Dakota Democrats Fracture

Over the weekend the North Dakota Democratic-Nonpartisan League held a reorganization at which party chairwoman Kylie Oversen, a former lawmaker who lost her seat in last year’s election, won another cycle as the party’s leader. Publicly the party is painting smiley faces all over the reorganization. “The amazing participation at today’s meeting is a clear sign

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