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SD kidnapping, robbery suspect arrested in ND
Protesters move camp to Dakota Access property, claiming it as treaty land
$32 million grant to help Grafton with flood risk reduction project
Searcher finds missing 9-year-old whose look on her face was priceless
At least 13 killed in California tour bus crash
Shopping safe haven: Curvy Divas opens in WF
Willow Tree Counseling providing mental health care
New tea store opens in West Fargo
Glacial Peak offering freezing-temperature therapy
Samsung halts Galaxy Note 7 smartphone production
Port: This is what Standing Rock Chairman David Archambault did to get himself arrested
Port: Candidate calls for permanent Native American member of the ND PSC
Port: What was the point, President Kennedy?
Cartoon by Trgyve Olson
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Community events coming up
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Wild's Dumba never wants to face being scratched again
Timberwolves to keep four point guards on roster
Parise breaks 300-goal mark, but Wild loses to Islanders
Zimmer calls loss to Wentz, Eagles 'embarrassing'
From ND to the pros, Carson Wentz wins over fans
Late summer early fall notes
'Walking Dead' star among paranormal convention-goers in Mahnomen
Mule Deer Foundation holding banquet, auction at Bonanzaville
Gardening in small spaces
Home & Garden
Red River Valley Fair
Zen and the art of hawk watching: Identifying migrating raptors always a challenge
Flight Lines: Beautiful volume worth a spot on shelf
Flight Lines: Feathers and leaves comparable
Flight Lines: Riding Mountain, the other nearby national park
Flight Lines: Rest easy birders, the future is bright
Arlene Esther Bratland
Joanne Marie Thoemke
Becky M. Fjestad
Erland "Squirrel" Wateland
Kenneth "Kenny" Allen Graveline
February 26, 2013
Legislative Report District 22: Reducing property tax one of key issues
By Pete Silbernagel We are nearing the half-way point in the 2013 Legislative Session. March 1 is the crossover date for bills and it appears that the House and Senate are on track to meet this deadline. Crossover is followed by a two-day recess which occurs on March 4-5. District...
February 26, 2013 - 1:41pm
February 19, 2013
Legislative Report District 13: Legislature grapples with several issues
By Rep. Kim Koppelman The 2013 North Dakota Legislative Session is well underway and many important issues are coming to the forefront. Some are taking shape in the House, while the Senate grapples with others. As Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, I can report that the workload...
February 19, 2013 - 1:09pm
February 12, 2013
Legislative Report District 22: Session reaching benchmark milestone regarding fiscal impact related bills
By Sen. Gary Lee The Legislature is reaching another important benchmark this coming week. All bills with money or that have a fiscal impact must be reported out of the Policy Committee’s by Monday, Feb. 11. The Committee on Appropriations will then have a very busy couple of weeks...
February 12, 2013 - 11:42am
Legislative Report District 13: Various committees send money bills to appropriations
By Sen. Judy Lee Deadlines drive our schedules in the legislature, and the date by which all bills containing money had to be sent from policy committees to the appropriations committee was February 11. The Human Services committee has had many bills with funding in them, so the members...
February 12, 2013 - 11:25am
February 5, 2013
Legislative Report: District 22 hosts legislative forums
By Rep. Wesley R. Belter District 22 Legislative Forums have been scheduled for February 16, and March 16 at the Casselton City Hall from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Senator Lee, Representative Silbernagel, and I will also participate with legislators from other districts in forums at the West...
February 5, 2013 - 1:39pm
Legislative Report District 13: Controversial issues surfacing as key legislative topics
By Rep. Alon Wieland As we approach the end of the first four weeks of the North Dakota Legislative Assembly, the controversial issues are appearing, and it looks as if there will be quite a few. Some of them will be touched on in this article, but by no means all of them. Most folks...
February 5, 2013 - 1:02pm
January 23, 2013
Legislative Report District 13: 2013 legislative session underway
The 63rd legislative session began on January 8 and will last a maximum of 80 days, which means an end date of May 1. During that time, approximately 1000 bills will be heard, studied and will have votes in the Senate or House. The Senate can introduce bills until January 28, but...
January 23, 2013 - 12:00am
October 3, 2012
Legislative Report District 13: Statistics released good news for the state
Many interesting statistics were given to the Government Services Interim Committee this week. All in all, it was very good news and where there is always some negative to go along with it, it shows that North Dakota is indeed very prosperous at this time.
October 3, 2012 - 12:00am
November 30, 2011
Legislative Report District 13: Special legislative session addresses key issues including redistricting
Although I have my phone numbers on the national "do not call" list, I recently have received several solicitation phone calls. I checked with the Attorney General's office and learned that one's numbers should remain on the list and the listing does not need to be renewed. However,...
November 30, 2011 - 12:00am
Legislative Report District 13: Legislative session transition continues at steady pace
The 62nd North Dakota Legislative Assembly is moving into the phase where most bills have been acted upon in one chamber and in committees in the other, and have been sent to the House or Senate floor for votes. As final action is taken on these bills, conference committees will be...
March 30, 2011 - 12:00am
February 16, 2011
District 22 Legislative Report: Challenging proposals to consider, hoping for sustainable budget
Crunch time is here for policy committees. All bills containing appropriation requests, or budget increases, must be out of the originating chamber and re-referred to the appropriation committee. Crossover date is Feb.
February 16, 2011 - 12:00am
District 13 Legislative Report:Inquiring about flood insurance worth considering as money-saving move
Flood threats are on everyone's mind, and although we can feel pretty safe in West Fargo, protected by Sheyenne Diversion, there is something that we all should do. It is important to contact our homeowners' insurance agents to inquire about purchasing flood insurance. Even though...
February 16, 2011 - 12:00am
September 15, 2010
Legislative Report District 13
States are currently considering a new level of cooperation in getting electric power from where it's generated to where it's used - the possibility of an Interstate Compact on Electric Transmission. This could be a key to North Dakota's energy future. It's no secret that North...
September 15, 2010 - 12:00am
June 30, 2010
Legislative Report District 13: Federal mandates for Health Care Reform Law to be implemented gradually
The new Health Care Reform law is being studied by interim legislative committees so that we can be prepared for the next legislative session. There are many federal mandates that will require state laws to be changed, and it is important to know what they are and what the timetable...
June 30, 2010 - 12:00am
May 5, 2010
Legislative Report District 13: Plans in the works to better assist those individuals in crisis
There are many topics which have been getting attention from your legislators and other stakeholders during the past few months. One of them concerns the procedures used to ensure the safety of all parties, when a law enforcement officer picks up someone who is acting in a way that...
May 5, 2010 - 12:00am