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Language of ND abortion petitions approved

April 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS A group of local petitioners received the official go-ahead Friday from North Dakota’s secretary of state to begin collecting signatures to put three recently passed anti-abortion laws to a statewide vote. Continue Reading

Bill changing grand jury petitions passes in state Senate

April 4, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK More signatures may soon be required to petition a grand jury to hear allegations of wrongdoing against a public official. Continue Reading

New Dunn County petition expected to circulate

November 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A new petition will be circulated in Dunn County to seek a grand jury investigation of Gov. Jack Dalrymple after a judge dismissed a petition last week. Continue Reading

Online petition asks for North Dakota secession

November 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Residents of 22 states, including North Dakota, had filed petitions on the White House’s official petitions website seeking permission to secede from the United States, as of Monday afternoon. Continue Reading

LLOYD OMDAHL: Signature fraud rescues resource proposal

September 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

With the measure removed from the ballot, the sponsors may have dodged defeat at the polls. They now have time to strengthen their case and review provisions of their constitutional amendment that could have been fatal. Continue Reading

Petition quota may have broken state law

September 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

If paid petition circulators for a now-derailed petition drive were working under a quota, the practice may have run afoul of North Dakota law. 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

OUR OPINION: Stronger action needed at NDSU

September 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Petition fraud subverts democracy — and NDSU officials should recognize the seriousness of it. Continue Reading

Pro-nickname group’s biggest financial supporter is 1959 UND alum

February 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Norman Hoffman, a 1959 chemical engineering graduate of UND who now lives in Waconia, Minn., is the largest contributor to the campaign to put the Fighting Sioux name on the state’s primary election ballot in June, giving $10,000, according to financial disclosure reports released this week by the secretary of state’s office. Continue Reading

Oil well on trail leads to petition to prevent park from being ‘isolated island’

February 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Marc Landblom decided he had to do something when he discovered an oil well was being drilled along the celebrated Maah Daah Hey Trail. Continue Reading