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Senate votes to bring back resolution on higher ed board

April 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Voters may still be able to decide whether the State Board of Higher Education should be replaced by a new full-time, three-member commission. Continue Reading

Making a list and checking it twice: How a petition gets approved (or not)

September 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The first mistake Lee Ann Oliver notices on a petition is that there aren’t enough mistakes. Every line is filled in completely. Every name is printed neatly. There are no abbreviations or illegible portions. None of the signatories is from out of state. Continue Reading

LLOYD OMDAHL: Don’t let money ruin initiated measures

August 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The initiative process has always been seen as a tool for the ordinary citizen. This idea was violated when it became known that several of the organizations proposing measures had obtained signatures through hired solicitors. While the move was relatively harmless on this occasion, it augurs ill for the initiative and referendum in the future. Continue Reading

LLOYD OMDAHL: Don’t let money ruin initiated measures

August 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

In the final analysis, the initiative process says that we are as dubious of government with representation as we are of government with kings. Continue Reading

Political vets: Challenges large for new N.D. ballot effort to save Sioux nickname

November 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Reed Soderstrom, a Minot attorney representing a Spirit Lake Sioux tribal committee, said the group plans a ballot measure putting the question of UND retaining or dropping its Fighting Sioux name and logo to a statewide vote next year. Continue Reading

N.D. secretary of state: Decision to keep pharmacy measure off November ballot stands

August 19, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Secretary of State Al Jaeger’s decision opens the way for a possible legal challenge. Supporters of the pharmacy petition can take their case directly to the North Dakota Supreme Court.
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