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ASK YOUR GOVERNMENT: Fire departments outside oil counties need help, too

August 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A reader asks if eastern North Dakota towns can get state funds for oil impact. Lots of oil-bearing train cars pass by his town and he wonders if the town can get help improving its fire department. Continue Reading

ASK YOUR GOVERNMENT: Can we travel to Canada with our dog?

July 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Q. My husband and I would like to travel to Canada, but want to take our female dog along. What are the requirements for taking her across the border, and what papers do we need? Continue Reading

ASK YOUR GOVERNMENT: Could N.D. regulate rental rates for housing?

July 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A Dickinson, N.D., reader wonders whether North Dakota could impose rental price controls on housing in the Oil Patch. Continue Reading

ASK YOUR GOVERNMENT: Out-of-state workers pay N.D. taxes, with some exceptions

July 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Q. How does our state income tax garner taxes from individuals that live out of state, work for companies that are based out of state, but the work occurs in North Dakota? Continue Reading

ASK YOUR GOVERNMENT: Why can’t N.D. give residents a share of the oil wealth?

July 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

If North Dakota is the No. 2 producing oil state in the United States, then why don’t we do what Alaska does and give the citizen a percentage of the money from the oil that the state produces? Continue Reading

Yield signs no longer needed on interstate on-ramps

July 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The reason there are no longer yield signs on the on-ramps to the interstate is that, over the years, the interstate ramps have been lengthened to comply with federal standards. Therefore, yield signs are no longer needed. Continue Reading

ASK YOUR GOVERNMENT: Regulations govern use of state-owned vehicles

June 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A reader from Regent, N.D., wonders about the regulations for using state-owned vehicles. Continue Reading

ASK YOUR GOVERNMENT: Readers wonder about income tax, infrastructure

June 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Two North Dakota readers wonder about how much revenue a 2 percent income tax increase would raise, and how the state funds infrastructure projects. Continue Reading

ASK YOUR GOVERNMENT: Readers wonder about income tax, infrastructure

June 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Two North Dakota readers wonder how much a 2 percent income tax increase would raise for state coffers, and how the state funds infrastructure projects Continue Reading