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PSC budget seeks staff for proposed oil pipeline, rail inspection programs

August 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Public Service Commission is requesting more than half a dozen new employees in its 2015-17 budget to monitor the state’s growing number of oil pipelines and railroad traffic that has increased with oil-by-rail shipmen…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Day County township boards vacating roads to keep anglers off flooded lands

August 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

Farmers with flooded lands are using their elected township boards to legally shut down many miles of public roads in Day County this summer.

The 66-feet wide strips are returned to the adjoining landowners to become private property.

The strat…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Minnesota DFLers plan response to Hobby Lobby ruling

July 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

DULUTH — Minnesota DFLers unveiled plans Wednesday to introduce a bill that would require most employers’ insurance plans to pick up the tab for employees’ birth control.

During a visit to Duluth on Wednesday afternoon, House Majority Leader…continue reading on dglobe.com

Minnesota DFLers plan response to Hobby Lobby ruling

July 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

DULUTH — Minnesota DFLers unveiled plans Wednesday to introduce a bill that would require most employers’ insurance plans to pick up the tab for employees’ birth control.

During a visit to Duluth on Wednesday afternoon, House Majority Leader…continue reading on dglobe.com

South Dakota official: Prison reform working

July 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Kevin Burbach

PIERRE — A state law aimed at reducing South Dakota’s prison population and save money is working, South Dakota’s general counsel said Tuesday, saying that the number of offenders in drug courts has dramatically increased, l…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Jackley to brief lawmakers on economic probe

July 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — Attorney General Marty Jackley plans to brief lawmakers Tuesday on his investigation into potential financial misconduct at the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

He’ll address the South Dakota Government Operations and A…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Pledging support

July 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

A new coalition of Minnesota food and farm groups is asking state legislative candidates to pledge their support for agriculture.

The coalition, known as A Greater Minnesota, developed its five-point Minnesota Farm and Food Pledge. The goal is rai…continue reading on dglobe.com

More than 200 new South Dakota laws taking effect

June 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Nora Hertel

PIERRE (AP) — More than 200 new laws are taking effect in South Dakota this week, including requiring the recitation of the pledge of allegiance in schools — just in time for Independence Day. The new laws range from expanding…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Letter: Dayton, others came through for Lewis & Clark

June 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Lennis “Red” Arndt, Luverne, Chairman of the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System

Lewis & Clark received its best news in five years when the Legislature approved a $22 million advance on our federal funding in the bonding bill….continue reading on dglobe.com

Dayton vetoes online gaming bill

May 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday vetoed a bill that sought to limit online lottery ticket sales.
The Minnesota State Lottery began selling online scratch-off-style games in February, but legislators questioned the authority of lotte…continue reading on dglobe.com