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Aerial view of Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Nov. 2nd 2016. DoD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro

At Least It Wasn’t a Nuke This Time

At Least It Wasn’t a Nuke This Time

For more than two weeks now a container of grenade rounds has been missing in western North Dakota. It fell off a vehicle from the Minot Air Force Base. There is a reward on offer for anyone finding the container, and a way to submit tips (even anonymously) if you have information. “The ammunition is

Proposed Initiated Measure Would Create Constitutional Prohibition on Non-Citizens Voting in North Dakota Elections

This afternoon Secretary of State Al Jaeger’s office sent out a press release announcing that an initiated measure had been filed. You can read the proposed measure and other documentation below, but it’s really pretty simple. Here’s the changes it would make to Article II of the North Dakota Constitution (click for a larger view):

Harold Hamm, center, and Kevin Cramer, left, visit during a fundraiser for Cramer in Bismarck in 2012. To their right is Tony La Russa, a friend of Hamm's and three-time World Series champion manager. Amy Dalrymple / The Forum

Democrats Have a Point About Kevin Cramer and Harold Hamm

North Dakota Democrats are slamming Congressman Kevin Cramer today after he said in an interview with WDAY Television that what tipped the scales on his decision to challenge Democratic incumbent Heidi Heitkamp in the U.S. Senate race was oil billionaire Harold Hamm asking him to run. (Full disclosure, I work for WDAY’s parent company Forum

Fargo City Commissioner Tony Gehrig stands along Broadway on Wednesday, May 2, in a neighborhood that had large special assessments to pay for street reconstruction. He's put forth a plan to eliminate special assessments by the city. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Tony Gehrig: The Dirty Little Secrets of Special Assessments

This guest post was submitted by Fargo City Commissioner Tony Gehrig Special assessments or “specials” have been around for a long time in Fargo. So long that people have come to accept them as an unchangeable reality. Despite being around since well before I was born, there are still some dirty little secrets that you

“The Pioneer Family” stands in front of the North Dakota State Capitol on July 14, 2016, in Bismarck. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service

In Defense of North Dakota’s Income Tax Cuts

North Dakota Democrats have decided to campaign against the income tax cuts our Republican-dominated Legislature implemented in successive sessions from 2009 onward. The individual income tax rate went from a 1.84 – 4.86 percent range to its current 1.10 – 2.90 percent. The argument from Democrats, now echoed in a recent editorial in the Grand

Podcast: Lawyer Says DOT Is Ignoring Law on Issuing Temporary Driving Permits to People in Sobriety Program

On the radio show today Fargo defense attorney Charles Sheeley joined me to discuss a situation with the Department of Transportation which runs contrary to what Governor Doug Burgum’s administration has been saying about addiction and recovery. Currently the DOT is denying some participants in the state’s 24/7 sobriety program a temporary driver’s license despite

A #NoDAPL protester stands in front of a burning structure as officials work to evacuate the Oceti Sakowin protest camp on February 22, 2017.

Pipeline Companies Shouldn’t Have to Pay for the Costs of Protests Against Them

Over in Minnesota the opponents of Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement project have promised protests akin to what we here in North Dakota saw against the Dakota Access Pipeline. If that’s true, what Minnesotans will suffer is violence and vandalism. That’s the legacy of the #NoDAPL movement. There is absolutely nothing wrong with peacefully assembling on

President Donald Trump during a news conference at the White House in Washington, April 24, 2018. Two back-to-back court developments this week indicate a possible road map for President Trump through the minefield of legal resistance he has faced as judges across the country have blocked much of his hard-line immigration agenda. Photo by Tom Brenner/ copyright 2018 The New York Times

Cramer Joins Fellow Members of Congress Nominating Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize

Should President Donald Trump win the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in bringing North and South Korea together for peace talks? My position is…maybe. I’d like to see what the outcome is before we go handing out awards. I think giving Trump the peace prize at this point is premature. Just as it was

North Dakota DOT to Begin Issuing “Real ID’s” the Legislature Opposed Back in 2007

News today is beginning May 1 the North Dakota Department of Transportation will begin issuing so-called “Real ID” cards. They’re a sort of enhanced identification the idea for which came from the 9/11 commission. Back in 2005 Congress passed the Real ID Act, which created criteria for the ID and required that the feds stop