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New ND lawmaker 1 of many drafting drone measures

January 4, 2013 in Grand Forks Herald

A freshman lawmaker from North Dakota is one of numerous state legislators around the country suggesting regulations to limit the use of unmanned planes for law enforcement, an effort that’s gaining bipartisan support and fostering unlikely political alignments. Continue Reading

Dustin Gawrylow, Mandan, N.D., column: Pension thundercloud looms on N.D.’s horizon

December 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

In the past two years, North Dakota’s public pension funds have continued the downward slide that began in 2008. They now represent a $2 billion unfunded liability over the next 30-odd years. Continue Reading

ND House Democrats choose Onstad as floor leader

December 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota House Democrats, their already small ranks diminished by last month’s election, chose Kenton Onstad as minority leader Monday after Jerry Kelsh decided to stand down from the post. Continue Reading

ND Legislature getting organized this week

December 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The North Dakota Legislature is preparing this week for the start of the 2013 session in January. It’s called the “organizational session, and it starts Monday. It ends Wednesday after Gov. Jack Dalrymple gives his budget recommendations to lawmakers. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: It’s the driving, not the drunk

October 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Wisconsin’s “Road Crew” safe-ride program is a frank recognition that where drunk driving is concerned, there’s only so much the State Patrol can do. Continue Reading

ND Legislature may take up lockout benefit dispute

October 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A lawmaker says he’s expecting the North Dakota Legislature to take up the issue of whether workers who are locked out of their jobs should get unemployment benefits. Continue Reading

VIEWPOINT: Rep. Marvin E. Nelson, Rolla, N.D.L Legislature missed chance to help Spirit Lake child welfare

September 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Even though it is hopeful now that the Spirit Lake home visitation program can be started, the rejection of the grant by the Legislature cost at least a year. Not a long time for most of us, but then we are no longer children. Continue Reading

State senator recovering from farm accident

August 31, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota state Sen. Joe Miller, R-Park River, is on the road not only the campaign trail for the November election but the road to recovery from an Aug. 13 farm accident. Continue Reading

Lawmakers hear industry leaders tout more efficient oil tech

August 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Drilling rigs that can walk and hydraulic fracturing techniques that recycle water were highlighted Wednesday during a legislative tour of the Oil Patch. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: Double-check assumptions about speeding-ticket fines

August 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The news that banning cell phones does not seem to reduce car accidents should spark the curiosity of anyone interested in traffic safety. Continue Reading