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

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

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Heitkamp Is Right: North Dakota Needs Another Census

In April of last year I wrote that North Dakota needs to do another census. Population in western North Dakota is growing too fast for a once-a-decade count to be worth much of anything. Now Senator Heidi Heitkamp is calling for the same thing: Shirley Meyer, the western area director for Heitkamp and a former

UPDATE: Senate Passes Two Anti-Abortion Bills, Mathern Amendment Backfires

The ND State Senate passed two anti-abortion bills in floor session on Monday. SB 2368 would forbid abortions with limited exceptions after 20 weeks of gestation, which is the timeframe at which a fetus can feel pain. The bill passed 30-17. UPDATE: Votes for SB 2368 were as follows: YEAS: (R) Andrist; Armstrong; Berry; Bowman;

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