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North Dakota Lawmakers Have Racked Up Seven Alcohol-Related Traffic Violations In The Last Decade

North Dakota Lawmakers Have Racked Up Seven Alcohol-Related Traffic Violations In The Last Decade

News this morning is that Minot lawmaker Roger Brabandt, a Republican who represents District 5 in the state House, has pleaded guilty to DUI after hitting a car and a tree with his 2008 Impalla back in December. His BAC level, according to the Minot Daily News, was .195 percent. The legal limit is .08.

Attorney For Former State Lawmaker/Firefighter Says City Of Fargo Inappropriately Revealed Medical Condition

Yesterday Scot Kelsh, a Democrat who served in the state House from 199-2014, lost his appeal over his termination from the City of Fargo’s fire department at a hearing before the city’s Civil Service Commission. Kelsh says he has a condition, revealed during the hearing to be post-traumatic stress disorder, which prevents him from working

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

Citing "Legal Limbo" Fargo Democrat Scot Kelsh Latest Legislator To Retire

Rep. Scot Kelsh, a Demcorat representing Fargo’s District 11, told me this morning that he’s not running for re-election in 2014. “Not stating any reasons at this time,” he told me. “I’ll just say that it is time to move on. Some things in legal limbo.” Not sure if that last comment is a reference

Does North Dakota Need A Longer Legislative Session?

In the first half of the legislative session the North Dakota House voted down HB1262, introduced by Rep. Keith Kempenich, but the bill got a surprising number of yes votes given the subject matter. Normally bills to expand the legislative session get voted down by large margins, but there seems to be a bit more

The ND House Tackles A Batch Of Property Tax Bills

Yesterday the state House addressed a slew of property tax bills (a full summary of the bills and outcomes below), including Governor Jack Dalrymple’s supposed “property tax relief” bill, which I thought was aptly characterized in this Grand Forks Herald headline: The Governor’s property tax relief isn’t really tax relief at all. Not when spending