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Do voter identification laws present a voting barrier?

House Democrats introduced a bill that would reform the electoral process and remove barriers to voting. House Republicans say the bill could limit the power of states to conduct elections. There are 35 states that require some form of voter identification. North Dakota has a strict non-photo ID law and Minnesota has no voter ID law.

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North Dakota House Bill 1298 aims to ban transgender athletes in North Dakota from playing on sports teams that align with their gender identity. This bill would prevent a female to compete on male athletic team if there is no female option available to them. While every high school may have…

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Seat belts save lives. It’s a fact that we have all heard at one time or another. Vision Zero has one goal – to end traffic fatalities and serious injuries on North Dakota roads. Every 11 days, one unbelted vehicle occupant died in a motor vehicle crash in North Dakota in 2019. While zero ma…

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Americans are uniformly appalled by the wanton killing, injuries and damage to our nation’s Capitol. President Trump could have stepped out of his tent and told the rioters (who came from the rally he organized and paid for), to cease and desist. He didn’t. Rioters mercilessly beat and even …

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North Dakota House Bill 1298 is a bill to create and enact a new section to chapter 14-02.4 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to participation in athletic events exclusively for males or females. Representative Ben Koppelman, District 16 West Fargo, building contractor, introduced t…

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Is impeachment the best tool? To impeach a president is unusual and to impeach twice even more so. Both Democrats and some Republicans are concerned Donald Trump will run for election again which is driving this process. The desired outcome for them is that a conviction can be used to preven…

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North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum last week announced that starting on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 the statewide mask mandate would be lifted. He also mentioned that many cities in North Dakota had issued their own mask mandates which are, and will remain in effect, until further notice.

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In the new issue of North Dakota Water, December 2020, Richland County Commissioner Nathan Berseth is quoted: “We believe this agreement gives us the local control over the the impacts in Richland County.” He believes the impacts “from the diversion project will be adequately addressed.”

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Let’s call 2020 the year of the brave. In every home and business, we’ve had to make hard sacrifices and adapt to new normals. While there’s hope on the horizon with the coming vaccines, our fight is not quite over. 

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On behalf of hospitals, we wish to thank Governor Burgum for supporting our health care staff as they continue the fight against COVID-19. By requiring masks, reducing restaurant and bar capacity and limiting hours, and temporarily pausing high school sports, we can slow the spread of the vi…

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In November of 1620, the passengers aboard the Mayflower penned a revolutionary agreement now known as the Mayflower Compact.  This band of refugees had fled their homeland and immigrated to America, bringing with them very little except their determination to make a better life for themselv…

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