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Governor Doug Burgum and his wife Kathryn Helgaas Burgum attend Super Bowl LII. Photo via Twitter

Here Are the Emails Between Governor Burgum’s Office and Xcel Energy Setting up His Uber Expensive Super Bowl Trip

Here Are the Emails Between Governor Burgum’s Office and Xcel Energy Setting up His Uber Expensive Super Bowl Trip

The story about Governor Doug Burgum’s Super Bowl trip just won’t go away, mostly because Burgum’s office has handled the whole thing pretty terribly. Not only should Burgum never have accepted the hospitality of Xcel Energy in the first place, but it now appears he didn’t fully disclose the entire cost of the trip. The

Tom Campbell announces his candidacy for the U.S. House during a U.S. Senate campaign rally for N.D. Rep. Kevin Cramer on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at the Ramada in Bismarck. (Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service)

After All the Announcements and Maneuvering, Here’s What North Dakota’s Federal Races Look Like This Morning

Congressman Kevin Cramer announced last week that he’s running for the U.S. Senate. That has set off a ripple of maneuvering across Republican political circles, and I thought I’d round up what everything looks like as of this morning. First, as I wrote over the weekend, we can expect current NDGOP Chairman, and Dickinson-area state

North Dakota Republican Chairman Kelly Armstrong speaks during a U.S. Senate campaign rally for N.D. Rep. Kevin Cramer on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at the Ramada in Bismarck. (Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service)

Expect NDGOP Chairman Kelly Armstrong to Be in the U.S. House Race Within a Week

Yesterday I wrote that NDGOP Chairman Kelly Armstrong was considering a run for the U.S. House now that Republican incumbent Kevin Cramer is in the Senate race. Today sources tell me that Armstrong, who is also a state Senator from Dickinson, has been making calls this weekend to line up his campaign. “He is saying

Renè Heredia Nieves, environmental scientist with the North Dakota Department of Health, uses a FLIR camera to inspect a well site north of Killdeer, N.D., on Thursday, May 5, 2016. Photo courtesy of Department of Health

Air Pollution in North Dakota, an Oil and Coal State, Is Down 25 Percent Over the Last Five Years

To hear some environmental activists put it, you’d think North Dakota were an industrial wasteland where energy industry titans are allowed to pollute the land and air with impunity. Those of us who actually live here can see that lie for what it is with our own eyes. Our state has a proud tradition, stretching

State Senator Kelly Armstrong (R-Dickinson)

NDGOP Chairman Kelly Armstrong Is Interested in U.S. House Race, Goettle Says He’s Not Making Any Decisions

Earlier today I wrote a post speculating about what the U.S. House race might look like here in North Dakota now that incumbent Republican Kevin Cramer is (all but) officially in the Senate race. For Republicans, sate Senator Tom Campbell, who had been campaigning for the U.S. Senate nomination, is on the record saying he’ll

President Donald Trump speaks Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at the Andeavor Refinery in Mandan, N.D. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service

Donald Trump’s Approval at 53 Percent in North Dakota

In November of 2016 voters in North Dakota overwhelmingly cast their ballots for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton, 62.9 percent to 27.3 percent. Just a few months later, in January of 2017, the folks at Morning Consult measured Trump’s approval/disapproval numbers in North Dakota at 56 percent/33 percent. Now, a year later in January of

Aaron and Cindy Krauter at their farm outside Regent. (Grady McGregor / The Dickinson Press)

Democrats Encouraging Former Obama Appointee Aaron Krauter to Run for the U.S. House

Back in October I wrote about Aaron Krauter, an Obama appointee and a former state lawmaker, clearly being interested in getting back into North Dakota politics. Krauter left his federal appointment to the Farm Service Agency with the election of President Donald Trump, and had a one year cool down period where he couldn’t get

Harry D. McGovern Alumni Center, North Dakota State University.

Public Meetings Held Out of State Should Be Illegal

Back in 2012 I requested from Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem’s office an opinion on open meetings law as it applied to a supposedly public meeting of North Dakota State’s Technology and Research Park which was held in Minneapolis. How in the world can a meeting be open to North Dakotans if it is held hundreds

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