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Developer seeks tax break to revitalize former Moorhead armory, warehouse
Corps considering $2 million sandbar project on Missouri River for plovers, terns
McFeely: Long before Carson Wentz, Pete Retzlaff went from N.D. farm kid to Philly legend
Turnout strong for Fargo women’s march as organizers push for civic involvement; shout down pro-white provacateur
McFeely: Local Vikings fans not feeling the heat in Philly
5 questions with ... Shayne Vandivort, co-owner of Western Ranch Supply
North Dakota counties to be treated equally in extension funding
Public hearing shows mixed feelings towards proposed refinery on fringes of Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Duluth could seek $1M forgivable loan for paper mill upgrade
California company buys Macy's space in Grand Forks, finds potential tenant
Place a Business Announcement
A February without a full moon
Commentary: Commissioner Fedorchak, pump the brakes
Commentary: North Dakota does not need primary enforcement for seat belt use
Commentary: An open letter to Public Service Commissioner Julie Fedorchak
Commentary: In court arguments, State of North Dakota argues that Heitkamp’s 2012 election victory couldn’t be verified
Nursery News (12-27-17)
Alzheimer's Association to host dementia presentation in Fargo
Library to host silent reading party at Fargo bar Sunday
Salvation Army falls short of donation goal in red kettle campaign
AAUW to hold January brunch Saturday
Hellerud to give presentation at Fargo library
Interest in Fat-bike riding growing in Minnesota
Q&A with UND Athletic Director Bill Chaves
Despite injury, Carson Wentz is 'all football all the time'
Former MSUM receiver gets chance to impress on national stage
College men's hockey: Hawks' Olson set for hometown finale
Duluth flight instructor passes on her love of the sky
3 festive holiday drinks straight from a Fargo mixologist
Newlyweds find cozy comfort in smallest house in Grand Forks
New lease on life: Implant restores control for patients suffering from incontinence
FLIGHT LINES with AUDIO: Nomadic bird making a local showing
home & garden
red river valley fair
Interest in Fat-bike riding growing in Minnesota
Crappies hit early and often for group on lake near Grand Rapids
Wis. 19-year-old is quickly gaining experience and having success in his trapping
Some thoughts on the trail must be put on hold
Flight Lines: The beguiling allure of trails (with video)
Kelly B. Kringlie
Reuben G. Elshaug
Hazel L. Yokom
Margaret M. Anton
January 14, 2014
Legislative Report: Train derailment focus of legislative team
By Senator Gary Lee, Representative Wes Belter and Representative Pete Silbernagel The recent train derailment near Casselton has been the focus of the District 22 legislative team. With the event happening literally in our back yards, we recognized the need to provide our support...
January 14, 2014 - 11:03am
December 24, 2013
Legislative Report District 13: Federalism – the states and renewed interest in a limited federal government
By Rep. Kim Koppelman When our Founding Fathers created a new nation, they established a new experiment in self-government. It involved states (previously colonies) with strong and unspecified power and a limited national (federal) government with specified, limited authority....
December 24, 2013 - 10:21am
December 17, 2013
Legislative Report: Tax reform efforts underway
Governor Dalrymple recently named a task force to identify “meaningful, long-term savings” for North Dakota taxpayers. Many different stakeholders will bring good knowledge as well as good questions to the discussion. Mike Montplaisir, Cass County Auditor, is one of the membe...
December 17, 2013 - 3:40pm
December 3, 2013
Legislative Report District 22: Legislation has huge impact on townships around state
By Rep. Pete Silbernagel This past week I had the opportunity to participate in the Cass County Township Officer’s Annual Meeting by giving a brief overview of the 63rd Legislative Assembly and its impact on townships across the state. Often time’s townships receive the least...
December 3, 2013 - 11:55am
November 19, 2013
Legislative Report: The forgotten American Thanksgiving holiday has rich historical roots
By Rep. Kim Koppleman With unprecedented focus on Halloween and the Christmas shopping season following quickly on its heels, it seems that the great American holiday, Thanksgiving, is quickly being forgotten. As we approach this annual tradition, it’s important to recall the...
November 19, 2013 - 4:55pm
October 22, 2013
Legislative Report: Civility alive and well in many areas
By Rep. Kim Koppelman Most observers would conclude that civility is a commodity somewhat lacking today. That’s especially evident when watching the goings on in Washington, D.C.
October 22, 2013 - 3:33pm
District 13 legislators promote chili, conversation
Legislators from West Fargo’s District 13 are inviting their constituents to join them for a bowl of chili and friendly conversation on Thursday afternoon. “It’s a good way for folks in our community to visit with and get to know their legislators,” according to Sen. Judy...
October 22, 2013 - 3:19pm
October 15, 2013
Legislative Report: Legislative action should reduce real estate taxes
By Rep. Alon Wieland There has been a lot of local talk recently about real estate taxes. Everyone has an opinion, right or wrong, about what the reduction in the amount of real estate taxes for 2013 will be. One hears that the reductions will be anywhere from none to over 40 percent...
October 15, 2013 - 3:03pm
August 5, 2013
Critics of One-House Legislature Have Weak Case
If the one-house legislature is so good, why haven't other states followed Nebraska's example? That was a common argument raised by opponents of a one-house system for North Dakota. There is a good answer for that criticism. In half of the states, the legislature is the only means...
August 5, 2013 - 10:07am
Interim committees address energy development
With North Dakota's 63rd Legislative Session in the rear view mirror, legislators are now focusing on the execution of the legislation that was passed during the session and preparing themselves for the 64th Session. Key among the activities to accomplish both of these tasks is...
August 5, 2013 - 10:07am
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....
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.
April 16, 2013 - 2:05pm