John Hageman covers local business and North Dakota politics. He attended the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities, where he studied journalism and political science, and he previously worked at the Bemidji Pioneer.
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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.
A Grand Forks design firm is moving in next to Simonson Lumber and Hardware on South Columbia Road. Phillips Custom Home Design will be located at the multi-tenant building at...
This week’s news that Cirrus Aircraft received Federal Aviation Administration certification for its new Vision Jet is welcome news for the plane manufacturer’s Grand Forks plant. Ben Kowalski, the Duluth-based...
The rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn on the UND campus are getting a makeover. The hotel, at 4301 James Ray Drive near the intersection of DeMers Avenue and Interstate...
Previous votes on changing North Dakota's oil tax have provided fodder for both sides of state legislative races in Grand Forks days ahead of the Nov. 8 election. State Republican Party mailers circulating in District 18 attacked Democratic Rep. Corey Mock for voting against an oil extraction tax overhaul passed in the 2015 session, a move the flier argued would have cost the state more than $300 million a year. A similar claim was made in District 42 mailers against Democratic incumbents.
You may not want to hear this, but I'm going to say it anyway. As a journalist, I value transparency. It's a central principle that guides my day-to-day life. That's why I must confess this sin to you, dear readers, no matter how much harm it might bring to me professionally or personally. I am a Gopher. A golden one, to be exact.
UND student leaders are trying to get the word out to their classmates about North Dakota's voter identification requirements, which have changed several times over the past few years with legislative revisions and a more recent legal challenge. "There has been confusion," UND Student Body President Brandon Beyer said. Beyer sent out an email to UND students last week with information from the Secretary of State's office in an effort to alert students about what they need to do in order to vote.
Doug Burgum, the Republican candidate for North Dakota governor, said Tuesday he may be open to reauthorizing the state's Medicaid expansion, a key provision of the Affordable Care Act. The North Dakota Legislature passed a Medicaid expansion bill in 2013. The program is available to people between the ages of 19 and 65 years old with household incomes up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level, according to the North Dakota Department of Human Services.