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Heitkamp aside, ND Dems are struggling

November 10, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO He was a political underdog running against a popular office holder for the North Dakota governor’s office. Continue Reading

LLOYD OMDAHL: Schafer, Omdahl join to oppose Measure 2

May 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Because proponents of the property tax repeal have taken comments by former Gov. Ed Schafer and me out of context, we have issued a joint statement making it clear we are opposed to Measure 2. Continue Reading

Schafer, Omdahl agree N.D. voters should reject Measure 2

May 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Ed Schafer and Lloyd Omdahl might be considered a political odd couple, but both agree North Dakota voters should reject Measure 2′s proposal to eliminate property taxes. Continue Reading

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Former ND Gov., Ag Secretary Ed Schafer Honored With Portrait in Washington

April 28, 2012 in WDAZ

WASHINGTON Former North Dakota Gov. Ed Schafer, the 29th U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, was honored Friday with the unveiling of his official portrait at USDA headquarters in Washington.
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Former N.D. governor Ed Schafer honored with portrait in Washington

April 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Former North Dakota Gov. Ed Schafer, the 29th U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, was honored Friday with the unveiling of his official portrait at USDA headquarters in Washington. Schafer was sworn in as agriculture secretary Jan. 28, 2008, and served during the final year of President George W. Bush’s administration. Schafer served as North Dakota’s governor from 1992 to 2000. Continue Reading

Schafer’s portrait to be unveiled

April 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Former ND governor will be honored April 27Former North Dakota Gov. Ed Schafer, the 29th U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, will be honored at the unveiling of his official portrait on April 27, at an afternoon ceremony and invitation-only reception in the Whitten Building Patio, at the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. Continue Reading

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Former ND Governor Schafer speaks out against Measure 2

April 16, 2012 in WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) – Former North Dakota Governor Ed Schafer is speaking out against a proposal that would eliminate property taxes in the state. Continue Reading

Schafer, Goettle, Kalk to speak in Grand Forks on Thursday

March 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Former North Dakota Gov. Ed Schafer and Republican U.S. House candidates Shane Goettle and Brian Kalk will speak at a public forum in downtown Grand Forks on Thursday night. Continue Reading

Celebration set to remember N.D. entrepreneur Harold Schafer

January 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Harold Schafer founded the Gold Seal Co., launched the popular Mr. Bubble children’s bubble bath and is credited with developing Medora into a tourist attraction. He was the father of former North Dakota governor and U.S. agriculture secretary Ed Schafer.
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Ag Committee chairman: ‘Horrendous’ pressure in upcoming farm bill discussions

January 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

FARGO House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., faces a tough task of justifying and delivering an adequate farm program anything comparable to the expiring, popular 2008 farm bill in the midst of a tightening budget.
He discussed the next steps in the farm bill discussion in front of a full Fargo conference room on Thursday as business and agriculture leaders urged him to continue programs and prevent overreach from federal regulators. Continue Reading