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McPhee wins new utility vehicle from 4-H Foundation raffle
School menu (Dec. 11)
Library News (Dec. 11)
The Packer Weekly: Matthew’s Voice Project sparks awareness
Local police host annual kids shopping event
Clinic Chiropractic to hold toy drive
Laney’s opens doors to marrow registry
Edward Jones takes top spot in National Survey of Financial Advisors
Escobar named nurse manager at Bethany
Area seniors focus of giving tree program
Superintendent: Business community supports and demands increased skills
Insight from the West Fargo PD: The return of heroin in the community
Huber: Snowfall causes parking problems
Insight from the West Fargo PD: Daytime burglaries hit West Fargo homes
Omdahl: Food Stamp critics deserve responses
Larson, Swedberg honored by Vikings, Midwest Dairy Council
Bowling scores (Dec. 11)
Wrestlers take first at Unruh Tournament
Boys hockey shut out in Grand Forks
Packer girls dealt first loss
Flight Lines: To feed or not to feed the birds
Flight lines: Change the land, change the inhabitants
Plentiful holiday plants available for gifts, enjoyment
Eating Well: Hot drinks warm up cold, winter days
Eating Well: Bring on the desserts this holiday season
Eastward Autumn road trip rich with fall colors
home & garden
July 31, 2013
Time to consider a one-house legislature
With the proposal by the Legislature of a constitutional amendment to replace the present eight-member Board of Higher Education with a three-member commission, North Dakota legislators apparently think that having fewer people involved in governance would result in better decisions....
opinion / Lloyd Ohmdahl
July 31, 2013 - 8:31am
April 22, 2013
District 22 Republicans hold annual dinner
The District 22 Republicans held their annual dinner last week at the Fargo Holiday with the event featuring keynote speaker Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley and a special recognition of past district chairpersons, Cleo and Ralph Thompson. Also attending was the District 22 legislative...
April 22, 2013 - 10:22am
Legislative Report District 13: Racing for the finish line important issues needing resolve
Time is running short for the 2013 North Dakota Legislative Session and the work of Conference Committees to resolve differences between House and Senate versions of bills, where possible, continues. Friday marked the Legislature's 70th day, leaving only 10 session days remaining...
April 22, 2013 - 10:21am
April 16, 2013
Legislative Report District 22: Final pieces of puzzle being put in place
By Sen. Gary A. Lee Two weeks, from the time the last bill gets out of committee is an often used rule of thumb until the Legislative session ends. Senate Appropriations has sent out its bills, conference committees are working and sending reports back for final approval. The corner...
April 16, 2013 - 2:36pm
Legislative Report District 13: Medicaid expansion among important bills approved by Senate
By Sen. Judy Lee Medicaid expansion, K-12 education funding, and DUI bills have all been approved by the Senate, all three very important issues. I will give a brief review of each of them in this and future columns. Medicaid is the program which provides health coverage for low...
April 16, 2013 - 2:05pm
April 2, 2013
Legislative Report District 22: Attention focusing on final bill action
By Rep. Wesley R. Belter The legislature’s goal is to finish the last week in April. We are allowed by law to go to May 2 which would be the 80th day. Nearly all committees have finished their scheduled bill hearing, and are now taking final action on bills. Conference committees...
news / politics
April 2, 2013 - 1:50pm
Legislative Report District 13: Bill hearings ending, final stages begin
By Rep. Kim Koppelman Hearings on bills are winding down and the North Dakota Legislature is beginning the final stages of the Legislative session, which will revolve around final action on bills heard, followed by conference committees and budgetary matters. Floor sessions are longer,...
news / politics
April 2, 2013 - 1:48pm
March 19, 2013
Legislature looking at significant penalty changes for DUI charges
One of the questions which will be answered during the legislative session in Bismarck will be whether driving under the influence penalties will change in North Dakota. House Bill 1302 and Senate Bill 2240 as currently written will make significant changes relating to both the penalty...
March 19, 2013 - 1:58pm
September 4, 2012
Minn. pays $1.9M in subsidies in legislative races
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic legislative candidates are getting more campaign subsidies this year, thanks in part to Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton's decision to forego the subsidy two years ago. The Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board said Tuesday it distributed $1.9...
September 4, 2012 - 3:37pm
September 2, 2012
Capitol Notebook: Redistricting throws voters into unknown territory
ST. PAUL – Many Minnesota voters don’t know where they are. At least, many don’t know where they live in terms of political districts after congressional, legislative and many local boundaries were redrawn earlier this year. Fewer than a quarter of Minnesotans stopping in the...
September 2, 2012 - 12:29am
August 30, 2012
Minn. panel may hold up state employee contracts
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Republican-led legislative panel may put new contracts for more than 27,000 state employees on hold at a hearing on Thursday. The Subcommittee on Employee Relations is scheduled to vote on the two-year contracts for the two largest state employee unions....
August 30, 2012 - 9:19am
August 27, 2012
Both sides of marriage amendment debate court Latino voters
By Sasha Aslanian, MPR News 91.3 FM MINNEAPOLIS — Every Sunday, hundreds of people gather for the 9 a.m. Mass at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in south Minneapolis, one of two the church holds in Spanish. A new part of the service is a marriage prayer distributed in December by...
August 27, 2012 - 11:58pm
Pioneer Editorial: Cheers and Jeers
What drives MPCA violations? In an announcement last week, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency levied penalties against the Minnesota Department of Transportation and Northstar Materials Inc., a Bemidji-based contractor, for construction stormwater violations in Koochiching County....
opinion / editorials
August 27, 2012 - 11:53pm
Court says Ritchie overstepped his authority
ST. PAUL -- Legislators have the duty to write ballot titles for proposed constitutional amendments, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled today, eliminating those that Secretary of State Mark Ritchie rewrote earlier this year. The court also ruled that a proposal to require Minnesota...
August 27, 2012 - 2:48pm
August 25, 2012
Biden: ‘I’d trade it all’ to play football; Bills supports Romney at Minnesota State Fair
By Don Davis, Forum Communications ST. PAUL — Joe Biden is ready to give up his job. Well, only if he could become a high school football player....
August 25, 2012 - 11:47pm