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State Rep. Todd Porter (R-Mandan) answers questions about an amendment to SB2140. Screen capture via legislative video feed

Video: House Bill Would Allow Law Enforcement to Seize Guns From Legal Medical Marijuana Users

Video: House Bill Would Allow Law Enforcement to Seize Guns From Legal Medical Marijuana Users

When it passed the state Senate SB2140, introduced by Senator Oley Larsen (R-Minot), would have added a section to the North Dakota Century Code allowing a person 30 days to prove to law enforcement they can lawfully carry a concealed weapon. Current law requires people carrying a weapon to produce their license immediately upon demand

Rugged terrain and hot, windy conditions kept local volunteer firefighters on scene for up to 30 hours at a time as they worked to prevent a fire in the Badlands from doing even more damage in 2017. AMY DALRYMPLE/BISMARCK TRIBUNE

Are Free License Plates a Good Way to Reward North Dakota’s Volunteer First Responders?

On the November ballot North Dakota voters will be asked to decide the fate of Measure 4 which, if passed, would allow volunteer first responders to get a special license plate for their vehicles for free. This plate would also entitle them to free entrance to state parks. Here’s the full text of the measure:

House Majority Leader Al Carlson speaks in favor of legislation stiffening penalties for rioting, a reaction to the #NoDAPL protests.

Video: It Was #NoDAPL Bill Day in the House of Representatives

During their floor session today the North Dakota House of Representatives took up a number of bills inspired by the turbulent, often unlawful #NoDAPL protests of the last several months. Here’s what they considered: HB1193, sponsored by Rep. Lawrence Klemin, a Republican from Bismarck This bill makes it a Class C Felony to purposefully cause

State Rep. Pat Heinert, a Republican from Bismarck who also serves as the Sheriff of Burleigh County, argues against legislation introduced by Rep. Rick Becker, also a Bismarck Republican, which would outlaw DUI checkpoints.

Video: ND House Almost Passes Bill Which Would Have Outlawed DUI Checkpoints

The North Dakota House of Representatives today spent more than twenty minutes of floor time debating a bill which would have outlawed DUI checkpoints. It was a remarkable debate despite the loss of the bill. Remarkable because it put on display a libertarian-minded faction of state House which has grown over the years. The lawmakers

Lobbyist and former NDGOP chairman Robert Harms is currently serving as an adviser to the Doug Burgum campaign.

Lawmaker Accuses Top Burgum Adviser Of Being Something Less Than Transparent In Lobbying Efforts

Last week the Doug Burgum campaign complained that a political consultant working for the Stenehjem campaign – Pat Finken, specifically – didn’t adequately disclose his ties to that campaign while guest hosting Scott Hennen’s talk radio show. “During this time they carried on the facade of a legitimate programing [sic] while orchestrating two hours of

Democrats Fight To Keep ND Gun Laws Complicated: "Bullets Don't Discriminate"

A bill introduced by Rep. Ben Koppelman (R-Fargo) to allow politicians to carry concealed in public buildings failed on a narrow margin earlier this morning, but another bill he introduced to simplify gun laws and expand carry rights had more success. Democrats weren’t too enthused with it, but it passed on a largely party-line vote

Video: ND House Kills Bill Discounting Hunting/Fishing Licenses For National Guard

HB1196 was introduced by Rep. Pete Silbernagle (R-Casselton), and if passed it would have added current or retired National Guard members to the list of people who get reduced fishing and fur bearer hunting permits. The bill got a “do not pass” recommendation from the House Natural Resources Committee on a 12-0 vote (1 member