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2008 amendment offers buffet of outdoors, arts funds

July 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — The moose population in northern Minnesota’s forests is dwindling, but a tax that voters raised in 2008 could help save the giants.

“All of us came together on this project, Minnesota Moose Collaborative, to do what we know would …continue reading on

Conservation proponents highlight new ND amendment

September 13, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Proponents of an amendment that would dedicate a small portion of North Dakota’s existing oil and gas extraction taxes for natural resources and conservation say the retooled measure is an improvement from a similar proposal that was scuttled last year because of irregularities in the petition-gathering process. Continue Reading

NDUS leaders, NDSU Student Government oppose funding formula amendments in bill

April 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK North Dakota University System leaders are calling on lawmakers to restore the state’s higher education budget in the wake of new amendments that could trim millions of dollars from what campuses will receive over the next two years. Continue Reading

Amendment would fund milk for low-income youth

March 27, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK An amendment to the K-12 education funding bill in the state Senate adds enough money to pay for daily milk or juice breaks for schoolchildren from low-income families statewide, Sen. Tim Flakoll, R-Fargo, said Wednesday. Continue Reading

NDSU officials say abortion ‘gag rule’ would limit research

March 21, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO North Dakota State University officials including President Dean Bresciani said Thursday that an amendment passed by state lawmakers could stall medical research across the state. Continue Reading

Constitutional amendment would eliminate higher ed board, create elected position

February 27, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK North Dakota’s higher education system for the last 75 years could become a thing of the past under a plan being discussed in the Legislature. Continue Reading

Gun supporters say ‘assault’ rifles are like hunting rifles

February 7, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

So-called assault weapons are nothing more than fancy hunting rifles, gun supporters told a Minnesota House committee Wednesday.
A federal ban on the guns that expired in 2004 did not work, Chris Rager of the National Rifle Association told the House public safety committee. “This firearms ban, it’s a failed policy.” Continue Reading

Voters add farmer protection to constitution

November 8, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Voters in heavily agriculture-dependent North Dakota became the first to enshrine the right to farm in their state constitution, a move that some say could have far-reaching effects on genetic modification, land use and the way animals are raised. Continue Reading

UPDATE: Vote tallies hold, Minnesotans say no to both amendments

November 7, 2012 in West Central Tribune

As of 7:12 a.m., the vote tallies continued to show that Minnesotans had rejected both the marriage and voter ID amendments.
The unofficial morning numbers from the Secretary of State’s office showed that 98.98 percent of ballots, 4,060 of 4,102 total precincts, had been counted.
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Minnesota defeats marriage amendment

November 6, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL — Minnesotans became the first state to reject a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. Continue Reading

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