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Higher education leaders to testify on lab UND bought for $9.8M: Lawmakers to scrutinize deal, building occupancy

February 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — State higher education officials will testify to a legislative committee today regarding last year’s sale of a research facility to the University of North Dakota.
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After the legislative session, it’s study time

May 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Despite grumbling from some conservative Republicans, Sen. Ray Holmberg, R-Grand Forks, said he didn’t seek the chairmanship of the Legislative Management Committee, which acts for the North Dakota Legislature between sessions, to deny the post to House Majority Leader Al Carlson. Continue Reading

N.D. HIGHER EDUCATION: Shirvani makes pitch for adding more university staff

January 15, 2013 in Grand Forks Herald

Chancellor Hamid Shirvani made an early pitch to legislators Monday to justify why the University System should expand its staff by 30 workers instead of the seven new employees included in Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s budget proposal.
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Grand Forks man ponders war that took great-great grandfather’s life

July 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Kjersti Johnson’s death at the age of 71 “came very suddenly,” the Hillsboro Banner reported in 1933. Ray Holmberg of Grand Forks, a state senator and retired high school guidance counselor, has heard stories about Kjersti recently from an elderly aunt in Colorado. As he learned about her, he thought about the tragic clash between Dakota Indians and white settlers 150 years ago and how the wound has festered. Continue Reading

ASK YOUR GOVERNMENT No easy answer to college funding question

May 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Senate Appropriations Chairman Ray Holmberg, R-Grand Forks, said about alleged disparities in funding between UND nad NDSU: “The simple answer is the statement can be either true or false, depending upon your agenda. Selective research allows anyone to persuasively argue either way. Misleading without lying. Continue Reading

Legislative redistricting plan would ‘condense’ northeastern N.D.’s representation

October 13, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Proposed map would remove District 16, call for special elections to narrow down too many regional incumbents Redrawing the boundaries of North Dakota’s 47 legislative districts could remove a northeastern district entirely and pit local incumbent representatives and senators against each other in the 2012 elections. Continue Reading

N.D. legislative district cost: $1.2 million for 10 years

July 21, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A legislative committee is drafting proposals for new boundaries for North Dakota’s legislative districts. Now, there are 47 districts and 141 lawmakers. Each district has one senator and two House members. Continue Reading

N.D. Legislature: Med school legislation a thorny issue

January 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

If circumstances were different, North Dakota’s public health advocates would have loved to support a bill going before the Legislature that would fund more health care workers for the state.t Continue Reading

N.D. Legislature: Med school legislation a thorny issue

January 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

If circumstances were different, North Dakota’s public health advocates would have loved to support a bill going before the Legislature that would fund more health care workers for the state.t Continue Reading