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Minimum-wage hike finds hope in heartland; SD to vote on issue

September 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Andy Sullivan

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s push to raise the minimum wage, which has largely found success in liberal-leaning coastal states to date, could make headway in the conservative heartland in the November elections.

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Big pharmacies knock on door of oil-rich North Dakota

September 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — North Dakota’s oil boom has fueled a construction bonanza for new supermarkets, restaurants and clothing stores. But try finding a Rite Aid, Walgreens or other national pharmacy chain in the state, the fastest-growing economy in the natio…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Big pharmacies knock on door of oil-rich North Dakota

September 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — North Dakota’s oil boom has fueled a construction bonanza for new supermarkets, restaurants and clothing stores. But try finding a Rite Aid, Walgreens or other national pharmacy chain in the state, the fastest-growing economy in the natio…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Reid expects Democrats will keep Senate majority, worries about losing SD seat

August 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday he expects Democrats to maintain control of Senate in the fall elections but acknowledged things could change between now and then. “If the election were held today we’d be in the …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Omdahl: Ballot measures spice up November election

August 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

With a number of challenging and contentious measures on the November ballot, North Dakota voters may be lured to the polls in a “ho hum” nonpresidential year election.
Repeating the nature of the seven measures on the ballot is important becaus…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

U.S. Senate race one to watch as campaign season kicks into gear

August 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

Former Gov. Mike Rounds leads the polls in South Dakota’s 2014 U.S. Senate race, but he is below 50 percent. That is giving his opponents a whole lot of hope.

“I am sensing support for Mike Rounds is incredibly soft,” said Gordon Howie, a steadfas…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD Libertarians nominate Bosworth’s husband for AG

August 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The Libertarian Party in South Dakota has nominated the husband of former U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth for attorney general.

The Argus Leader reports the Libertarians nominated Chad Haber on Saturday.

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Parenting initiative will appear on November ballot

July 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – North Dakota voters will decide in November on a ballot measure that would create a law providing for equal parenting rights and decision-making responsibility in child custody cases, Secretary of State Al Jaeger said Monday.

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Rounds only candidate to support EB-5

July 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Dirk Lammers

SIOUX FALLS — Former Gov. Mike Rounds stands alone among the four candidates for U.S. Senate in South Dakota in his support of the state’s troubled EB-5 immigrant investor visa program.

Democratic candidate Rick Weiland, how…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

2 Senate candidates support minimum wage hike

June 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Two of the four candidates for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Democrat Tim Johnson support a minimum wage hike. The other two oppose a state ballot initiative looking to raise it from $7.25 per hour to $8.50.

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