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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
November 6, 2012 in West Central Tribune
ST. PAUL — A battle about whether to define marriage as only between a man and woman produced the most expensive Minnesota constitutional amendment campaign ever, but regardless of the outcome nothing will change soon. Continue Reading