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A statue of Theodore Roosevelt stands on a street corner in Medora, N.D., as visitors roam the town Saturday, June 29, 2019. John Hageman / Forum News Service

Poll: North Dakotans Split on Supporting Roosevelt Library, Project Is Least Popular in Western North Dakota

Poll: North Dakotans Split on Supporting Roosevelt Library, Project Is Least Popular in Western North Dakota

Dean Mitchell of DFM Research is a friend of mine who also works as a political pollster. I’ve commissioned polling from him, and his worked for various groups and political candidates on both sides ideological spectrum. His work is well-regarded in North Dakota. Recently he shared with me some excerpts from polling he did in

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Organizer of Referendum Petition Campaigns Says They Don’t Have Enough Signatures Yet

A citizen-led organization calling themselves Audit the Swamp has begun gathering signatures to refer three pieces of legislation, passed by the Legislature earlier this year, to the statewide ballot. They want to block legislation appropriating money to the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library project in Medora, excluding lawmaker emails to state agencies from open records requests,

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Petitions Filed to Refer Laws Pertaining to State Auditor Powers, Legislative Emails, and Roosevelt Library Funding

A group of activists have filed petitions with the Secretary of State’s office to refer three pieces of legislation passed during the 2019 session to the ballot. A referendum, for the uninitiated, is distinct from your typical ballot measure. What we typically talk about are initiated measures, which are petition-driven efforts to create new laws

Theodore Roosevelt campaigning in Yonkers, N.Y., Oct 17, 1912. Library of Congress

Bill Funding Roosevelt Presidential Library Sure Seems Like It’s Unconstitutional

I support the Legislature funding the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in Medora. It’s been much derided by some who make fiscally conservative arguments against it, but I don’t buy it. The state has a role to play when it comes to preserving history. Roosevelt’s legacy is indelibly tied to our state. He doesn’t already have

Archive Photo by Dickinson State University Theodore Roosevelt Center

Guest Post: Let’s Dream Big and Build the Theodore Roosevelt Library

This guest post was submitted by Patrick Finken. He helped create the Norsk Hostfest and produced the Party of the Century that drew over 100,000 fellow North Dakotans to the state capitol mall in 1989. His company, Odney, also created the very successful Legendary brand strategy and campaign for the North Dakota Tourism Division. North

Theodore Roosevelt campaigning in Yonkers, N.Y., Oct 17, 1912. Library of Congress.

William Brotherton: Let’s Build the Teddy Roosevelt Library

This guest post was submitted by William J. Brotherton. He’s a UND graduate (1980), a member of the TR Medora Foundation, a licensed attorney in North Dakota and Texas, and the author of Burlington Northern Adventures: Railroading in the Days of the Caboose (South Platte Press, 2004). He lives in Argyle, Texas. Bravo to Governor

Archive Photo by Dickinson State University Theodore Roosevelt Center

Guest Post: Build the Theodore Roosevelt Library and It Will Be North Dakota’s Top Tourist Attraction

This guest post was submitted by Charley Johnson of the Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Julie Rygg of the Greater Grand Forks CVB, Phyllis Burckhard of the Minot CVB, Terri Thiel of the Dickinson CVB, and Suzie Kenner of the Destination Marketing Association of North Dakota. We are writing to express our support for the allocation

Archive Photo Courtesy of the Dickinson State University Theodore Roosevelt Center Theodore Roosevelt portrait with globe. 1903

Poll Shows 64 Percent of North Dakotans Support Building Teddy Roosevelt Library

When Governor Doug Burgum introduced his executive budget to lawmakers late last year it included $50 million in funding from the state’s Legacy Fund earnings for a Theodore Roosevelt presidential library to be built in Medora. It’s proven to be one of the most controversial proposals of the legislative session so far, running into the

This rendering by JLG Architects of Dickinson shows the proposed facade for the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library, originally planned for the Dickinson State University campus. A revised concept will be drawn for the library's location at Medora in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Special to The Forum / JLG Architects

Roscoe Streyle: Let’s Build the Teddy Roosevelt Library

This guest post was submitted by Minot resident Roscoe Streyle. In the debate over the proposed Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library, it’s time to recognize that Tourism is a massively important industry in North Dakota and dollars invested in promoting and expanding the tourism opportunities will return the amount invested many times over. Tourism is one

A sign indicating what was the construction site for a proposed library commemorating Theodore Roosevelt in Dickinson. The site has since been changed to Medora.

Teddy Roosevelt Library Is a Good Idea, but Please Don’t Call It Mt. Rushmore

“North Dakota’s Mount Rushmore,” is a term Governor Doug Burgum has been throwing around, touting the $50 million in interest earnings from North Dakota’s nearly $6 billion Legacy Fund to the build out of a $150 million Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in Medora. I cringed when I read that Burgum was calling the project that.

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