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Addiction counselor Kristie Spooner and Luke Niforatos, chief of staff and senior policy adviser for the national group Smart Approaches to Marijuana, hold a sign about a new group that has formed to fight legalizing recreational marijuana in North Dakota. Spooner is chairwoman of the organization. Barry Amundson / Forum News Service

North Dakotans Vote Down Recreational Marijuana but Re-Elect Drunk Drivers

North Dakotans Vote Down Recreational Marijuana but Re-Elect Drunk Drivers

This letter to the Fargo Forum from Aaron Forde, reacting to my post yesterday about the forgiving attitude North Dakota voters seem to have for politicians who behave irresponsibly with alcohol, makes a lot of sense. Forde points out that, even as North Dakota voters cast their ballots for drunk drivers on the statewide and local

North Dakota Secretary of State, Al Jaeger, leaves the podium after his speech seeking the Republican nomination for the office he's held since 1993. Jaeger lost the nomination to Will Gardner at the party's convention earlier this year. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service

Let’s All Be Glad This Is Al Jaeger’s Last Term

Secretary of State Al Jaeger survived what was a roller coaster election and will continue in the office he’s held since the early 1990’s for four more years. He’s now saying this will definitely be his last term. “I feel so blessed,” he told Patrick Springer. “This will be my last term,” he added. Jaeger

FILE -- Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani buy cookies at Eat’n Park after his campaign event, in Moon Township, Pa., Oct. 10, 2016. (Stephen Crowley/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Kari Bitz: What President Trump’s ‘Buy American’ Order Means to My Local Business

This guest post was submitted by Kari Bitz, a North Dakota business owner and author from Bismarck. It may not make headlines in the national news, but President Trump’s “Buy American” policies have been life-changing for my family and me. As small business owners in Bismarck, my husband and I were surprised when we received

FILE -- Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Aug. 16, 2018. Heitkamp, an endangered Democrat, ran an ad criticizing her opponent for comments about sexual abuse. But it backfired, just three weeks before the midterms. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Facebook Takes Down Ads From North Dakota Democrats Telling Hunters They Might Not Want to Vote

With Facebook under constant fire for allowing false political advertising on their platform, perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised they’ve now taken down those ads from North Dakota Democrats telling hunters they might not want to vote: You can see what the ads looked like originally right here. They told hunters they should consider not voting

Frank White Bull, a Standing Rock Sioux council member, shoes his tribal identification card, complete with physical address, in North Dakota, Oct. 22, 2018. (Kristina Barker/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Left Wing Group Running Newspaper Ads in North Dakota Looking for Native Americans Struggling to Vote

A national furor has erupted over North Dakota’s voter ID laws. Specifically the requirement that to vote in our state, which doesn’t even require voters to register, you must have identification which includes a current residential address. This requirement was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year, in a 6-2 decision that included

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) holds a re-election rally on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota, Oct. 21, 2018. Under a new law, North Dakotans cannot vote without a residential address; Native Americans, who largely rely on post office boxes, are working to overcome what they see as a clear attempt at voter suppression. "If you don't vote, you will be invisible," she said here. (Kristina Barker/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

Poll: Cramer Leads Heikamp by 9 Points

There is scant publicly-available polling in North Dakota’s U.S. Senate race, despite the competition garnering national attention, and that’s been frustrating. While the polling we do have shows Cramer with a strong lead, it’s hard to hang your hat on any conclusions based on few data points. Today we got another data point. Polling from

Adrienne Wager, left, and Shannon Haldeman place flowers near the Tree of Life Congregation, a day after 11 people died at the synagogue during a shooting rampage, in Pittsburgh, Oct. 28, 2018. Authorities on Sunday identified the 11 victims of the shooting in which a man armed with an AR-15-style assault rifle and three handguns shot into a morning worship service in the deadliest attack against the Jewish community in the United States in decades. (Michael Henninger/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

The Politics of Identity Play a Role in Inspiring Violence

The first thing we Americans do these days when confronted with breaking news about some awful situation, most recently the shooting at the synagogue in Pittsburgh or the pipe bombs mailed to left-of-center political figures around the country, is try to figure out which tribe the perpetrator belongs to. Are they Muslim? Or a Trump supporter?

Podcast: James O’Keefe, Senator Ben Sasse

James O’Keefe from Project Veritas was on the radio show today to talk about undercover footage his group published showing staffers for Senator Heidi Heitkamp saying, among other things, that she’s not the moderate she’s campaigning as. Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse was also on the program to discuss the North Dakota Senate race, as well

“I Voted” stickers are ready for voters to take after they hand in their ballots at West Acres mall in south Fargo, N.D. on Tuesday, November 04, 2014. Carrie Snyder / The Forum

Why Didn’t North Dakota’s Tribes Testify Against Voter ID Legislation They Now Say Is Voter Suppression?

“Why would we ever disenfranchise a Native American veteran who only has a P.O. box that everybody knows when they walk into the polling booth, they know exactly who that person is, they know that they’re a North Dakota resident,” Senator Heidi Heitkamp told ABC News recently. “That’s why we don’t have registration in North

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