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Hamilton up for speaker

November 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

MOUNTAIN LAKE — Now that District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton has won re-election, he has a loftier goal in mind: becoming the next speaker of the Minnesota House.

Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, who earned a commanding victory over challenger Cheryl Avene…continue reading on

Sinner, Cramer battle for House seat

October 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — George B. Sinner said he blames the gridlock in Washington on extremists in both the major parties and he wants to replace one of those extremists.
The Fargo banker and freshman state senator has repeatedly portrayed his rival for North Da…continue reading on

Sinner takes aim at loopholes benefiting big business

September 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — George B. Sinner, Democratic candidate for North Dakota’s sole U.S. House seat, said Thursday that the U.S. tax code too often favors big businesses at the expense of small businesses and farmers, and he aims to fix that.
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Bill aims to make monument declaration process more public

March 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed legislation aimed at making presidential national monument declaration decisions open to public comment, according to Rep. Kevin Cramer’s office.
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Dickinson state representative moves to Fargo

September 24, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO – Nancy Johnson, who has represented Dickinson at the North Dakota House of Representatives for almost 15 years, has moved out of the district for the last year of her term. Continue Reading

North Dakota House: different views on need for government

November 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The major-party candidates for North Dakota’s only seat in the U.S. House of Representatives present a choice between the legacy of the state’s powerful retired senator or a fixture of Republican government here. Continue Reading

Sen. Kent Conrad, viewpoint: U.S. House should act on Farm Bill

August 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

It now appears that Congress will fail to deliver a Farm Bill to support our nation’s agriculture producers, rural communities and the least fortunate among us. As the Senate passed a bill on an overwhelming bipartisan basis, the fault for inaction falls squarely at the feet of the House of Representatives. Continue Reading

Avenel-Navara enters race for District 22B

June 1, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Cheryl Avenel-Navara has filed to run for the District 22B Minnesota House of Representatives seat, which is currently held by Rod Hamilton of Mountain Lake. Continue Reading

From Hettinger to Washington, D.C.: Rick Berg wants common sense legislation

May 12, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

U.S. Rep. Rick Berg, R-N.D., used to wrestle his competition for the Black Devils in Hettinger. Now, after trading in his ’70s-style outfit for a business suit, he is wrestling representatives in Washington, D.C. Continue Reading

Supporters fish for a compromise

April 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Minnesota House of Representatives didn’t include an increase in the price of hunting and fishing licenses in the game and fish policy bill it passed last week, but a key Senate lawmaker said he remains optimistic a fee hike will pass the Legislature. Continue Reading