STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Senate DFL not on board with surcharge
By Don Davis and Danielle Killey
Senate Democrats do not want to place an income tax surcharge on the richest of the rich, but they are looking into expanding a new tax the governor wants on the to... Posted on 3/20/13 at 7:22 PM
STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS WITH BRAD DOKKEN East Grand Forks MDHA chapter offers annual ‘10-gun raffle’
The Min-Dak Border Chapter of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association is holding its 10-gun raffle again this fall, selling 750 tickets at $10 each. The raffle is a secondary fundraiser, and all of the... Posted on 9/14/12 at 7:00 AM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, Guns and Hoses... Posted on 8/30/12 at 6:49 AM
MODERN-DAY JANE It's not the heat, it's the humidity.
We've been in hiding the last few days. It's really horrible, I know, but with this hot & steamy weather, it just makes me want to stay in the lovely blessing of air conditioning. We've left for j... Posted on 7/19/11 at 9:11 PM
THE NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS AND BEYOND gun safety
Firearms are involved in 0.5% of accidental deaths nationally, compared to motor vehicles (37%), poisoning (22%), falls (17%), suffocation (5%), drowning (2.9%), fires (2.5%), medical mistakes (1.7%),... Posted on 11/15/10 at 9:37 PM
Gun control forces are targeting Sens. Kelly Ayotte, Max Baucus and others as they struggle to persuade five senators to switch their votes and revive the rejected effort to expand background checks to more firearms buyers.
People who have serious chronic illnesses such as cancer or multiple sclerosis could legally use marijuana to manage symptoms under a bill proposed in the Minnesota Legislature, a proposal even its supporters say will not see the light of day until next year.
Using expensive and misleading ads, “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” condemns Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., for her recent vote on gun control. The group would have us believe that Heitkamp and Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., are sympathetic toward those who commit violence with firearms.
Both of North Dakota’s U.S. senators recently voted to block legislation that would have expanded the use of background checks and made it more difficult for criminals and severely mentally-ill individuals to buy firearms.
One day after the demise of gun control legislation, Senate supporters of the measure vowed to try again, while a leading opponent accused President Barack Obama of taking the "low road" when he harshly criticized lawmakers who voted against key provisions.
Senate Republicans, backed by a small band of rural-state Democrats, turned away legislation Wednesday to tighten restrictions on the sale of firearms, rejecting repeated appeals from President Barack Obama and personal pleas by families of the victims of last winter's mass elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
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