John Hageman covers North Dakota politics from the Forum News Service bureau in Bismarck. He attended the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities, where he studied journalism and political science, and he previously worked at the Grand Forks Herald and Bemidji Pioneer.
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A new barber kiosk has opened in East Grand Forks. Patrick O'Rourke has been working out of the standalone barber station at the Riverwalk Centre for about five weeks. Business...
Helix Wine and Bites has closed its downtown Grand Forks location ahead of its move to the city's south side. The wine bar, which first opened in a small North...
A boutique cycling studio will open Monday in downtown Grand Forks. Sarah Newgard, a personal trainer, is opening SoulSpin in the basement of the St. John's Block building at the corner of DeMers Avenue and Third Street. She's been spinning, which includes an instructor leading a group of people working out on stationary bikes, for 15 years. "I love spinning," Newgard said. "I really want to create our own community down at the studio (with a) healthy, positive vibe." Newgard described SoulSpin's atmosphere as "intimate," with 10 bikes in the studio.
Included in Scott Meyer's to-do list after winning election to the North Dakota Senate is finding a place to live in Bismarck during the legislative session next year. "My list is getting bigger," he said.
Less than a week before he lost his election bid to a North Dakota statewide office, Roland Riemers went before the state Supreme Court to argue his case. At issue was a $38,763 check agribusiness giant CHS Inc. said it had mistakenly sent to Riemers in March 2015. Riemers, unsure of why the check was sent, deposited it into his bank account "after about a week of pondering" and let it sit. "So after waiting for over a month and not having heard from CHS, I finally spent the funds to pay off various bills," he wrote in an affidavit.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — The House race in Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District was close late Tuesday, Nov. 8, but Democrat Collin Peterson pulled away to victory after all precincts were...
Supporters and candidates gathered Tuesday night in Grand Forks to watch election results roll in. The Republicans held a watch party at the Hilton Garden Inn on the UND campus, while the Democrats held an event at the Ramada. Just after polls closed in North Dakota, party officials and candidates for local legislative races said they were cautiously optimistic about their chances.
Your voter identification requirements today will depend on which side of the Red River you live on. In North Dakota, valid forms of identification for in-person voting are a current driver's license or non-driver's identification card, a tribal-government issued identification or a long-term care certificate provided by a North Dakota facility. The identification must include the voter's name, current residential street address and date of birth, according to the North Dakota Secretary of State's Office.
After a year of advertising, debates and on-the-ground campaigning, the race for North Dakota governor will be over Tuesday. Doug Burgum already registered an upset in June, when he earned the Republican nomination in the primary election over Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. Observers expect the well-financed Burgum to win Tuesday's election as well, in part because of North Dakota's electoral history. A Democrat hasn't been elected governor here in almost three decades.
Heidi Heitkamp isn't up for re-election this year, but that doesn't mean she's staying off the campaign trail. The Democratic U.S. senator from North Dakota has made campaign appearances with candidates looking to unseat Republican incumbents in Missouri, Kentucky and Arkansas in recent weeks, as Democrats look to win back control of the Senate Tuesday.