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Rep. Ron Guggisberg delivers the Democratic response to Governor Doug Burgum's State of the State address. Via Facebook

Are North Dakota’s Democrats Even Trying Any More?

Are North Dakota’s Democrats Even Trying Any More?

Yesterday Governor Doug Burgum gave a thorough, 90-minute “state of the state” address on the campus of Minot State University. In it he spoke of his administration’s efforts and accomplishments in 2017, the first year of Burgum’s term in office, as well as his vision going forward. Here’s the full video of the event if

Rep. Ron Guggisberg (D-Fargo) speaks against legislation easing restrictions on selling homemade foods.

Video: House Passes Watered Down “Food Freedom Bill” After Feisty Debate

When Rep. Luke Simons (R-Dickinson) introduced HB1433 everyone was calling it the “raw milk bill.” Simons even posted a picture of himself on social media drinking a jar of raw milk on the House floor. But by the time the bill came up for a floor debate it had been amended so that raw milk

State Rep. Ron Guggisberg, a Democrat from Fargo, carries legislation to the floor of the House transferring handling of unclaimed property to the state Treasurer's Office.

Based on Vote Today Prognosis for Closing Down North Dakota Treasurer’s Office Doesn’t Look Good

Back in January a group of lawmakers announced an effort they would be pushing during the legislative session in Bismarck to amend our state’s constitution to remove the Treasurer’s Office. HCR3004 and HCR3005, both introduced by Rep. Mike Nathe, would, respectively, eliminate the Treasurer’s Office and study where the current duties of that office should

Video: ND Democrat Makes Political Hay On Heimdal Derailment On MSNBC

I’ve never understood why North Dakota Democrats agree to go on MSNBC. It can’t be good messaging. For one thing, how many people in North Dakota are actually watching? MSNBC gets less than 400,000 viewers per night nationally these days. Of that total, how many are in North Dakota? A couple of thousand? For another,

House Shoots Down State Rail Inspectors: "Every Derailment Threatens Our Entire Oil Industry"

Normally you wouldn’t think the budget for North Dakota’s Public Service Commission would be a likely candidate for heated and protracted debate in the Legislature, but that was the case this morning. A House committee removed language in the PSC budget – SB2008 – which would have funded two state rail inspectors and one supervisor

Democrat Legislative Candidate Kris Wallman Criticizes Opponent For Being The Wrong Gender/Skin Color

Earlier today Democrat legislative candidate Kris Wallman, who is running for the state House in District 11, posted a comment on the campaign Facebook candidate Lucas Paper who is running in District 21 (both districts are in Fargo). The comment suggested that Paper and his running mate Robbie Lauf have the wrong skin color and

UPDATED North Dakota District Conventions: Districts 11, 13, 21, 27, 41, and 45 Fargo-West Fargo-Cass County Area Guide Part I

UPDATED Candidate information below in bold type This post is part of a continuing series highlighting the potential state legislative candidates from each district for their party’s nomination. For more information on this series, refer to the “SAB’s Guide To North Dakota District Conventions: A Government Of People Who Show Up” post. Due to the large number

North Dakota Democrats Introduce Raft Of Ethics Reforms Both Good And Bad

Last year the Fargo Forum took a bribe from the George Soros-funded Center for Public Integrity to help produce a study claiming North Dakota was one of the states in the nation most at-risk for corruption. How much did the Forum take? They’re not telling, but this ridiculous study also managed to conclude that the

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