Yesterday the state Senate passed a House bill allowing North Dakotans who are not otherwise prohibited by law to carry concealed weapons without a permit. Because the Senate did not make any amendments to the bill, it now goes to Governor Doug Burgum’s office. But will he sign it?
You really have to admire the scope of hypocrisy on display in the anti-oil/anti-pipeline movement. These people call themselves environmentalists, but that was hard to tell from the millions of pounds hauled of the #NoDAPL protest camps. Now that those camps are closed, these political extremists have taken to physical attacks on the pipeline itself. Click here to continue reading the post.
The late, great Robin Williams once said: "Some men are born great, some achieve greatness, and some get it as a graduation gift." Others get it, or at least the appearance of it, because their sister just happens to be a U.S. Senator. "Gathered behind closed doors in a Denver hotel, 30 conservative Democrats plotted a potential path forward for their party — an effort to devise a strategy that might help them avoid total annihilation in red states across America," McClatchy reported earlier this month.
Yesterday I wrote a post about the Minnesota Sheriff’s Association ripping Governor Mark Dayton in a letter over his handling of EMAC requests from the State of North Dakota for assistance in dealing with the #NoDAPL protests.
President Donald Trump’s proposed budget is causing quite a stir in political circles. Locally one cut the President proposes has our state’s congressional delegation seeing red. Click here to continue reading the post.
During the heights of the #NoDAPL protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline here in North Dakota our law enforcement officials were faced with an extremely dangerous situation. They were confronted with thousands of political extremists who embraced, as a tactic, violence and unlawful activity to advance their agenda.
According to some in the North Dakota Legislature, a bill to repeal blue laws was a plot by atheists to undermine religion and destroy the family.
A letter write to the Fargo Forum today asks a question that’s probably going through the minds of a lot of North Dakotans. As lawmakers engage in a painful budgeting process to finish out this year’s session, why aren’t they tapping into more of the state’s prodigious reserve funds? The Legacy Fund, specifically, which was created in the state constitution by a Legislative resolution in the 2009 session and approved by voters on the statewide ballot in 2010.
As of March 6 the cost of the #NoDAPL protests to North Dakota’s state and local governments was over $38 million. According to the Associated Press, state officials “appear poised to go after the U.S. government” to recoup that costs. The the AP notes that, at one point, Energy Transfer Partners (the company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline project) had offered to pay for at least some of the expenses.
From time to time during their session lawmakers have people stop by to address the House or Senate floor. Today Macy Christianson, who is Miss North Dakota for 2016, spoke to the state Senate and got a little political with her remarks.