North Dakota lawmakers take out oil price concerns on tax cuts, not spending

By   /  February 27, 2015  /  North Dakota  /  No Comments

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Concern over falling oil prices has been palpable in the first half of North Dakota’s 2015 legislative session, and lawmakers seem to have lost some of their zeal for cutting taxes.

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Records show pattern of alcohol and violence between ND superintendent, fiance

By   /  February 26, 2015  /  News, North Dakota  /  No Comments

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By Rob Port | North Dakota Bureau
BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Superintendent of Public Schools Kirsten Baesler was recently charged with simple assault involving her fiancee, Todd Tschosik, but the incident has focused the public’s attention on a more disturbing timeline.
It includes allegations of alcohol abuse, violence and job abandonment involving the state’s top education official and Tschosik, a […]

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North Dakota rejects law banning personal use of campaign dollars

By   /  February 24, 2015  /  News, North Dakota  /  No Comments

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“When I first ran and visiting with candidates I always asked if you had any money left in the campaign account after the campaign and one of the most fascinating responses I heard was ‘put it in your checking account, it’s yours.'”

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North Dakota Legislature should be welcoming to all religious views

By   /  February 23, 2015  /  Commentary, North Dakota  /  No Comments

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The problem was never that Koleilat was speaking on Ash Wednesday. It is that he’s Muslim.

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North Dakota House Republicans reject Ash Wednesday invocation by Muslim leader

By   /  February 20, 2015  /  National, News, North Dakota  /  No Comments

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A group of Republican lawmakers in North Dakota’s state House of Representatives were upset that a Muslim leader was chosen to deliver an invocation at the beginning of their floor session on Ash Wednesday, a Christian holy day.

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Oil boom makes North Dakota least dependent on federal dollars

By   /  February 18, 2015  /  North Dakota  /  No Comments

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A public policy group now ranks North Dakota as the state least dependent on federal funding, but that may have more to do with the state’s recent surge in local funding than a decline in federal dollars flowing into the state.

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