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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

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

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