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War Over Walmart To Be Settled In Minot On Monday

War Over Walmart To Be Settled In Minot On Monday

The 2011 flooding of the Souris river in Minot, which bisects the city from east to west, made it clear to the community that far too much of the city’s commerce is focused on the south end of town. During flooding, those living in the north part of town had few choices for stores selling

Would Washington DC's Mandatory $250,000 Insurance Policy For Gun Owners Be Constitutional?

The gun grabbers know they don’t have the political horsepower to actually grab the guns. So, instead, they’re just going to make buying, possessing, carrying and using a gun so fraught with red tape and expense that nobody does it. WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — The D.C. Council is considering requiring people to purchase liability insurance before

The Keystone Pipeline Would Save Lives In North Dakota

Traffic is up in North Dakota, and more people/vehicles on the roads means more fatalities. A big chunk of the traffic increase in the state stems from trucks transporting oil. There’s not enough pipeline or rail capacity to take all the oil produced out of the state. But if the Keystone XL pipeline were built,

Feds Want Drunk Driving Level Lowered To .05 BAC

The federal government bullied the states into lowering the blood alcohol level at which point a driver is considered drunk to .08 years ago by threatening to remove federal transportation funds for state that didn’t comply. Now the feds want to go even lower, taking the legal limit down to .05 BAC. WASHINGTON — States

North Dakota Isn't The Only State Plagued With Spend-Happy Republicans

“What courage really is is, in the face of having a surplus, when you have an opportunity to spend spend spend other people’s money, that you still choose to rein in government,” said Sarah Palin in 2012 in comments directed that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Those words came to mind as I read this

Dorso Column: Give Legislature Credit For Pro-Life Bills And Other Achievements

I haven’t reviewed all of the legislation that was passed this session but I think there are some remarkable achievements legislators should get credit for. The following list is not necessarily indicative of the importance of each issue but I think they are significant. First I believe putting the abortion issue in front of the

Can North Dakota's Tax Base Support 171% Growth In Per-Capita State Spending?

North Dakota went into the just-ended legislative session with a lot of money. And they spent a lot of money. Governor Jack Dalrymple kicked the session off proposing a $4.7 billion general fund budget. The legislature tacked another $2.076 billion onto the executive budget to take the state to a whopping $6.862 billion in general

Senate Passes 324% Increase In Higher Ed Building Spending: "Enormous And Excessive"

The Senate passed SB2003 to fund the colleges. It was a massive bill, which Senator Joe Miller (R-Park River) called “enormous and excessive,” that includes a 12% increase in on-going spending on the universities and a 324% increase in building funds. Senator Ralph Kilzer objected especially to the building projects. “That really bothers me to

House Passes Tougher DUI Bill

The House today concurred with the Senate’s version of the DUI bill, sending it to Governor Jack Dalrymple for signature. Here’s what it does: For a first offense the fine goes from $250 to $500 along with mandatory addiction treatment. Unless you have over a 0.16 blood alcohol level, in which case the fine goes

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