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Rep. Rick Becker R-Bismarck, listens to testimony in the House Transportation Committee. (Will Kincaid, Bismarck Tribune)

Rep. Rick Becker, Interested in 2018 Senate Race, Skipped Last Day of Legislative Session for Meetings in Washington D.C.

Rep. Rick Becker, Interested in 2018 Senate Race, Skipped Last Day of Legislative Session for Meetings in Washington D.C.

North Dakota lawmakers wrapped up the last day of their 2017 session on Thursday last week. Missing from their ranks? State Rep. Rick Becker, a Republican from Bismarck’s District 7. Where was Becker? The capitol rumor mill placed him in Washington D.C. where he was attending meetings related to a potential 2018 Senate campaign. I

Rick Berg celebrates as he and his family are followed by supporters during a rally after his speech to delegates of the North Dakota state GOP convention Saturday at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. Eric Hylden / Forum Communications Co.

Former Congressman Rick Berg Not Ruling Out 2018 Campaign

In 2010 Rick Berg, a long time Republican state lawmaker from Fargo, ran for Congress and defeated 10-term incumbent Earl Pomeroy ending a decades-long stranglehold Democrats had on North Dakota’s federal delegation. But in 2012 Berg opted to leave his House seat behind and run for the Senate seat which was being vacated at that

Former U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan

Hey Byron Dorgan, if You Have to Tell Us Heidi Heitkamp Isn’t in Trouble Then She’s in Trouble

Over the weekend former North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan wrote an angry letter to the Grand Forks Herald disputing that paper’s statement in an editorial that current Senator Heidi Heitkamp may be in some political hot water heading into 2018. The Herald’s editorial position isn’t at all a stretch. Heitkamp barely won election to her current and

Assistant Attorney General Hope Hogan, from left, Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms and Pipeline Program Supervisor Kevin Connors listen to public comments during a hearing on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Williston, N.D. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service

North Dakota’s Lawmakers Need More Oversight on State Regulations

Last week the North Dakota Industrial Commission passed a raft of new rules for the state’s oil and gas industry, among them a new requirement for a six inch berm around well sites to help contain spills there. Spills contained on the well pads (which are the vast majority of the spills which occur in

Video: Byron Dorgan Tries To Explain Why Democrats Can't Win In North Dakota

North Dakota Democrats got a shellacking on election night. On the statewide ballot only Ag Commission candidate Ryan Taylor got more than 40 percent of the vote. And despite a long campaign against the Republican-controlled Legislature, complete with accusations of too much focus on abortion and denying little kids their milk, the best Democrats were

Heitkamp Votes Against Reid As Minority Leader

In what was apparently a heated closed-door caucus meeting Senator Harry Reid was re-elected to his leadership post for the incoming Demcorat minority in the Senate. But one person who didn’t support keeping Reid at the head of her caucus was Senator Heidi Heitkamp. “This was a change election,” Heitkamp told the New York Times.

Former ND Senator Byron Dorgan Joins Anti-Nuke Group

This is an interesting tid-bit about former North Daktoa Senator Byron Dorgan, courtesy of Politico: NEWSOM AND DORGAN JOIN CENTER FOR ARMS CONTROL AND NON-PROLIFERATION BOARD: California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom will join the Center’s Board of Directors and former Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) will join the Center’s National Advisory Board. “As a member of

Is Rick Berg Running For Something Again?

The short answer to the headline question is no, he’s not. I’m certain that’s what Rick would say if you asked him, and certainly that’s what the sign outside of the hospitality room he ran at the recent NDGOP convention here in Minot said. If Rick Berg was running for anything in 2014 we’d have

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