MINOT, N.D. — North Dakota is going to have a special legislative session this year.

That was a given because the census numbers have been tallied and finalized, and our constitution now requires that we redraw political boundaries per those new numbers.

But the state has issues beyond redistricting that lawmakers want to address, and the question being settled right now is whether there will be two separate sessions or one longer one.

House Majority Leader Chet Pollert, and Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner, are set to discuss that question with Gov. Doug Burgum this week.

Lawmakers I’ve spoken to say they think a longer session in November is the more likely of the two outcomes.

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