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Smoking ban takes effect Dec. 6

November 16, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

North Dakota voters on Nov. 6 decided 66 percent to 34 percent to ban smoking in all public places and workplaces, including bars, through Measure 4. This ban takes effect 30 days after the election, meaning that by Dec. 6 all bars must be smoke free. Continue Reading

Does Measure 4 to ban smoking protect health or go too far?

November 1, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO A ballot measure that would ban smoking in public places across North Dakota has reignited the debate about the role of government. Continue Reading

Scott Hennen, Fargo, column: Smoking ban snuffs out personal liberty

October 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

I don’t smoke. So, as far as I’m concerned, we can either ban cigarettes and other tobacco products or not. But this water torture approach to limiting personal choice borders on harassment. Continue Reading

61 percent of voters support smoking ban

October 25, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO North Dakota voters appear ready to approve Measure 4, an initiative that would ban smoking in public places across the state. Continue Reading

Justin Vega, Fargo, column: Anti-smoking measure snuffs out personal freedoms

October 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Anti-smoking activists clearly have established that equal rights mean nothing to them. Don’t people who smoke have as much of a right to commune in a bar of their choice with other smokers as nonsmokers do with other nonsmokers? Continue Reading

After Tuesday’s nickname vote, there is determination to move on

June 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The majority for dropping the nickname exceeded 70 percent in Cass, Burleigh and Grand Forks counties and topped 60 percent in most of the rest. The vote on both reservations was for the story to end. But Archie Fool Bear, nickname champion at Standing Rock, and Eunice Davidson, his counterpart at Spirit Lake, insist they will go on with their campaign for an initiated measure to engrave the nickname in the state Constitution. Continue Reading

Residents in Sioux County voted against name

June 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Residents in the North Dakota county that encompasses most of the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation finally had their say on the University of North Dakota’s Fighting Sioux nickname. Continue Reading

Grand Forks reacts to election results

June 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

As election results rolled in Tuesday night, Grand Forks residents gathered to celebrate victories and mourn losses. One of the more melancholy groups included supporters of the Fighting Sioux nickname. Those in favor of keeping the name received a blow when complete but unofficial results indicated that Measure 4, which allows the nickname to be retired, would pass. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: North Dakotans ‘rally to UND’s side’

June 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

As this editorial was going to press, the “Yes” side of Measure 4 the side that would let UND retire the nickname led in every county in which results were available. In Grand Forks County, with 27 of 27 precincts reporting, the “Yes” vote had garnered 70 percent to the “No” side’s 30 percent. Continue Reading

Measure 4 dominates draw at polls

June 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Voting stations were buzzing Tuesday as an expected record number of Grand Forks residents lined up to vote in state and local elections. More than 800 people cast their votes during the election’s early voting stage, said Debbie Nelson, the election official for Grand Forks County. Some point to Measure 4 and the fate of the Fighting Sioux nickname for the large turnout. Continue Reading