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‘People have a right to expect lower property taxes’
By Don Davis The future of state aid that many local Minnesota governments depend on may be at stake in the next few weeks as property taxes appeared to be headed up. By mid-December, city, county and...
11/25/13 at 9:07 AM Issues Sjodin case raised need answers a decade later 11/18/13 at 5:09 PM
Students set goal of 6 new laws 11/13/13 at 9:45 AM
NDUS/UND Information Technologies Building opens on UND campus
New building to serve as home of the information technology partnership between the North Dakota University System and the University of North...
11/22/13 at 2:03 PM Architect and building planning committee announced for University of North Dakota School of Law building project 8/16/13 at 8:25 AM
Site recommendation and building committees named for new UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences 6/14/13 at 1:20 PM
Special Election Preparation
By Fargo Public Schools Business Manager Broc Lietz Preparations are underway currently for a special election which will be held on March 11, 2014. This election will be for the sole purpose of deter...
10/29/13 at 4:14 PM Making Sense of the Dollars & Cents 9/17/13 at 3:29 PM
2013 Legislative session wraps up 5/9/13 at 11:10 AM
80 days every other year...
I was reading the final issue of The NDPEA Advocate today and I found a supposition in Executive Director Stuart Savelkoul's commentary that humored me enough that I wanted to share it here. For those...
8/15/13 at 8:24 PM Common sense delivered by Dr. Thomas Jacobsen... 5/5/13 at 6:16 PM
North Dakota Legislators - WWJD? 5/3/13 at 6:45 PM
Watford City to house new judge
BISMARCK -- Watford City will be home to a new judgeship aimed at addressing the increase in court filings in growing Oil Patch communities, the North Dakota Supreme Court decided Tuesday. State legis...
6/4/13 at 6:41 PM Money requested from Legislature to study Killdeer Mountain 2/7/13 at 8:59 PM
Bill seeks to raise bar for citizen-initiated grand juries 2/3/13 at 12:48 AM
HBA urges N.D. Senate to reconsider actions on HB 1020 concerning F-M Area Diversion Project funding, asks Fargo citizens to mobilize
April 17, 2013 - Yesterday, the North Dakota Senate approved an amendment to House Bill 1020 (by a 24 23 vote) that requires the federal government to appropriate its $800 million in funding before t...
4/17/13 at 11:03 AM
The people's business, done behind closed doors
Perhaps the most important piece of legislation to come before the South Dakota Legislature received a hearing Monday. It was the first, and likely last, public discussion of SB 235,a plan empowering...
3/4/13 at 3:12 PM Teen texting ban may pass yet? 2/27/13 at 8:47 PM
Remembering Dick Kneip 1/7/13 at 4:31 PM
Proposed new N.D. Outdoor Heritage Fund initiated measure to get hearing Thursday
The North Dakota Wildlife Federation and other conservation advocates in the state are asking people who care about the states natural resources and the wild places that remain to get behind a new pro...
3/1/13 at 3:47 PM Bill would raise N.D. hunting license fees 1/16/13 at 4:38 PM
Price of Minnesota hunting and fishing licenses to go up in March 2013 5/4/12 at 9:03 AM
Duluth-area leaders bring a message of thanks to Capitol
ST. PAUL Previous years visits to the state Capitol by Northeastern Minnesota community leaders included requests to fund projects such as an airport terminal, a hockey arena, an intermodal transpo...
2/14/13 at 12:00 AM
Tool to find your voting precinct and MATBUS gives free rides to vote
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11/6/12 at 10:40 AM Minneapolis finds that as bicycle use climbs, rate of crashes with vehicles falls 2/10/11 at 12:39 PM
North Dakota can show the way 11/1/10 at 7:35 PM
FORUM FACT-CHECK: Democrats' super PAC slams Berg on Social Security
FARGO A Democratic super PAC claims Republican Rep. Rick Berg is a threat to senior citizens retirement programs in a new ad released this week. Majority PAC's attack against Berg is part of a $1.6 ...
8/25/12 at 7:00 AM Gulleson's road from country to congressional candidate 9/23/11 at 11:10 PM
Influential 'Club for Growth' attacks Berg's fiscal conservatism 4/29/11 at 6:30 AM
DIVERSION DISCUSSION: Legislative debate looming in 2013 over F-M diversion funding
FARGO Fargo-Moorhead diversion officials plan to make another pitch in 2013 for more state funding for the Red River diversion project, but the effort might not be as easy as local officials would ho...
8/19/12 at 8:15 AM UPDATED: N.D. lawmakers hear about F-M diversion plans, concerns 4/19/12 at 3:10 PM
NOTEBOOK: Other updates from Thursday's Authority meeting 4/12/12 at 4:58 PM
Legislators prepare for 2013 session
BISMARCK North Dakota legislative leaders agreed Tuesday to move forward with a video project that they see as an opportunity to improve public access to the Legislature. In previous sessions, the p...
6/19/12 at 4:45 PM Deadline nears for school bullying policies 6/9/12 at 12:07 PM
Financial impact of Measure 2 debated 4/2/12 at 1:28 PM
State Farm Insurance Building
Call me corn-fed, but I've always thought of the North Dakota Capitol building in Bismarck as cool, especially when you consider it was built in the 1930's during the Great Depression. Working in Bism...
4/20/12 at 9:44 AM George Longmire 3/30/12 at 1:05 PM
Areavoices Digest #67 - More than just Marilyn Hagerty
That title you see above is my cheap ploy to get you to click on my blog. I'm not beneath trickery. But the fact is: Marilyn Hagerty is hot. Stories about her and now her Areavoices blog are generatin...
3/14/12 at 3:39 PM Areavoices Digest #30 - Let's Talk Movies, Golf and More! 5/4/11 at 2:35 PM
Areavoices Digest #20 - From Scottish chemists to Minnesota politicians 2/23/11 at 11:28 AM