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Is North Dakota One Of The Most Conservative States In America?

Is North Dakota One Of The Most Conservative States In America?

A new Gallup poll has North Dakota ranked as one of the most conservative in America based on how North Dakotans describe themselves: By many measures, the state is quite conservative. The presence of just one abortion clinic, just barely across the border from Minnesota in Fargo, speaks to how socially conservative the state is.

Guest Post: NDSU Planned Parenthood Funding About Politics Not Science

Jane Ahlin takes great liberties with the word “scientific” in her Fargo Forum column published January 19, 2013. In her comments regarding President Bresciani’s decision to “freeze” the $1.2 million in grant funding for a North Dakota State University (NDSU) joint venture with Planned Parenthood (PP), Ms. Ahlin takes great liberty with words and “facts”

48% Of North Dakota Welfare Spending Is On Fast Food, Eating Out, ATM's And Movie Rentals

I wrote previously about disturbing numbers from the North Dakota Department of Human Services regarding the use of TANF (welfare) funds in the state. DHS hasn’t been very forthcoming with data, and in my previous post I was only able to tell you about percentages of funds spent on certain categories with no dollar amount

North Dakotans Among The Best In The Nation At Saving

The Corporation for Enterprise Development tells us that 28% of North Dakotans aren’t saving adequately, and while that sounds like a big number, it’s worth noting that North Dakota is 3rd in the nation when it comes to saving. Here’s an excerpt from the press release. The full scorecard is here. Washington, D.C. — While

North Dakota Student Loan Debt Has Increased 125% At NDSU, UND

According to the Grand Forks Herald, student loan debt accumulation has increased dramatically over the last decade: In the 2010-2012 school year, undergraduate and graduate students at UND and North Dakota State University borrowed an average of $7,855 in a year, according to the university system report released Friday. That’s up 125 percent over the

Fargo Police Chief Calls For Assault Weapons Ban

Fargo Police Chief Keith Ternes must not have a firm grasp on what’s actually happening at the legislature in Bismarck. In blasting HB1183, introduced by Rep. Roscoe Streyle and aimed at preventing any state support for new federal gun control laws, Ternes claimed that most law enforcement in the state would oppose the bill: FARGO

Why Are North Dakota Republicans Proposing A Tax On Water?

For years, Republicans have complained and called for reform of the state’s 11.5% Gross Production and Extraction Tax on oil production in the state. In the last few years, large scale efforts to “Fix the Tax” have been launched. The oil tax is what has created North Dakota massive influx of cash, and created the

Nanny Statists Go To War To Preserve North Dakota Tanning Restrictions

Rep. Dan Ruby has proposed legislation to end North Dakota’s restrictions on tanning bed use. Per law passed six years ago, North Dakotans may not use a tanning bed more than once a day, and tanning salons are responsible for enforcing the law. But Ruby wonders what, exactly, the point of the laws is. He

Should North Dakota Name A Street After Martin Luther King?

The Fargo Forum has a story about failed efforts in the past to rename a street or bridge after civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr. The proponents of doing so, while quick to suggest that North Dakotans aren’t necessarily racist, it proves that they don’t sufficiently “identify” with King. The whole thing seems a

How Jack Dalrymple Is Helping To Implement Obamacare

The fight against Obamacare has become a war of attrition and, as George Will notes in his column today, those who would implement that awful policy are caught between a rock and a hard place because of the manner in which Supreme Court upheld the law. Obamacare requires that insurance companies accept all new customers,

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