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A later start: Measure 8 supporters expect little opposition to initiative pushing back ND school start date past Labor Day

September 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — Supporters of a measure to push the first day of school in North Dakota past Labor Day say they don’t anticipate much resistance.
“It’s amazing the support and amount of people you talk to who wanted this for years,” said Kel…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

A later start: Measure 8 supporters expect little opposition to initiative pushing back ND school start date past Labor Day

September 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — Supporters of a measure to push the first day of school in North Dakota past Labor Day say they don’t anticipate much resistance.
“It’s amazing the support and amount of people you talk to who wanted this for years,” said Kel…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Fairfield continues to criticize Jaeger over voter ID law

September 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Expired driver’s licenses will be acceptable forms of identification at the polls, Secretary of State Al Jaeger wrote in an email to county auditors this week.
Jaeger said he sent the email as a clarification to address confusion among c…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Hall out for Three Affiliated Tribes chairman race

September 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

NEW TOWN — The Three Affiliated Tribes will have a new leader.

Chairman Tex Hall came in fourth in a primary election held Tuesday, grabbing approximately 14.6 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results posted on the New Town News Faceb…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Taylor proposes fixed 1 percent interest rate for student loans

September 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — North Dakota agriculture commissioner candidate Ryan Taylor proposed a fixed 1 percent interest rate for student loans at a news conference Thursday.
Under the current consolidated loan program at the Bank of North Dakota, students have th…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Stark Co. to try again with 911 fee increase vote

September 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

After seeing it fail on the primary ballot in June, Stark County will try again this November to get voters to approve a measure to increase the maximum 911 fee per phone line by 50 cents, to $1.50.
Commissioners unanimously voted Tuesday to put the…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

PSC candidates introduce plan to improve Internet access

August 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Two Democratic candidates for the state Public Service Commission say they would make improving the state’s technology and Internet infrastructure a priority if elected.
Tyler Axness and Todd Reisenauer, at a news conference Tuesday, ann…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

PSC candidate stops in Belfield: Reisenauer focuses on farmer’s story

August 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

BELFIELD — Democratic Public Service Commission candidate Todd Reisenauer brought his campaign to western North Dakota on Thursday, hosting a one-on-one meeting with local farmer Kevin Kessel at the Trapper’s Keeper Restaurant in Belfield.
Despi…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Late-school backers to file petition

August 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Sponsors of a proposed ballot measure that if approved would force North Dakota school districts to start school after Labor Day say they have more than enough signatures to get the measure on the Nov. 4 ballot.
A post Tuesday on the Fa…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Jaeger touts ‘Easy as Pie’ voter education campaign: Fairfield afraid law will disenfranchise voters

July 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger said few people tried to vote in the recent primary election without the proper identification.
He credited that fact to the “Easy as Pie” voter education campaign that included television a…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com