BISMARCK -- North Dakota's 64th Legislative Assembly is finishing crossover, a legislative halftime of sorts that marks the midpoint of our state's 80-day session. Far from a game of Democrats versus Republicans, legislators of both parties are on the same team. Our shared goal should be to run up the score against North Dakota's challenges and take advantage of our state's unlimited opportunity. But as we enter the second half, we think the team can benefit from a chalk talk about what has worked and how we can improve. Take the issue of oil impacts in western North Dakota.