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Young Americans Have Been Flocking to Energy Industry Opportunities in North Dakota and the Middle Part of America

Young Americans Have Been Flocking to Energy Industry Opportunities in North Dakota and the Middle Part of America

Sometimes it’s hard to describe to people how much I love North Dakota. I was born in Anchorage, Alaska, and spent the first ten years of my life in Wasilla. When my family moved here the 4th grade version of me resented it. I loved the mountains and the trees. I wasn’t sure how to

North Dakota Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford speaks during an event kicking off the state's census efforts at the state Capitol Tuesday, May 7, 2019. John Hageman / Forum News Service

The New Census Could Change North Dakota’s Political Landscape Thanks to Western Population Growth

This week Governor Doug Burgum issued an executive order creating an initiative, called the Complete Count Task Force, aimed at ensuring an accurate census count in North Dakota. The national decennial population count is upon us, and it’s important for states like North Dakota to ensure accurate counts as the numbers will be used for

North Dakota Oil Patch Saw Biggest Decline In Age In The Nation, And That Has An Impact On Crime

Before North Dakota was making headlines as the epicenter of a boom in domestic shale oil production, and one of the few persistent bright spots in our national economy, ours was a state with an aging workforce and few opportunities for younger citizens. It wasn’t low unemployment or explosive economic growth that was dominating state

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City Official: New Protections For Homosexuals Will Make Little Difference

Despite the attention the issue gets, there’s little actual data to suggest that there’s any real problem with housing or employment discrimination against homosexuals. On the issue of housing discrimination specifically, I spoke with then-Labor Commissioner Tony Weiler back in April who told me that complaints over discrimination against homosexuals were not only minimal in

72% Of Americans Think Gay Marriage Is Inevitable, Including 60% Of Those Who Oppose It

“According to the Pew Research Center’s latest poll, 72 percent of Americans say legal recognition of gay marriage is coming,” writes Scott Shackford for Reason. “It doesn’t necessarily mean they support it. Almost 60 percent of those who oppose recognition of same-sex marriages think it’s inevitable anyway.” Pew’s research goes much further, though, showing significant

"We've Never Seen A Generation This Educated Also Be This Unemployed"

The quote above from from an Atlantic article about youth unemployment in the European Union. Not, thankfully, America. But still, the picture in the EU is grim, and you have to wonder how much behind the curve America is on this front: The EU unemployment rate set a new all-time high of 12.2 percent, according

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North Dakota's Jack Dalrymple Is The 4th Most Popular Governor In America

Among the 41 states in which polling is available, Governor Jack Dalrymple ranks as the 4th most popular governor according to data compiled by the New York Times’ Nate Silver. The full ranking is below. Dalrymple has a composite 68% approval rating, and 24% disapproval, aggregated from two separate polls. His high approval numbers illustrate

Oil Patch Continues To Trump Population Numbers In North Dakota Sales Tax Collections

The annual sales tax report is out from Commissioner Cory Fong’s office (see below), and it’s got some pretty interesting numbers. Overall, in 2012 the State of North Dakota saw taxable sales grow an astonishing 28.7%, an increase of more than $5 billion from $25.29 billion to $19.6 billion. What’s interesting is that most of

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