POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: GF candidates for Legislature to speak about senior issues
Local candidates for the North Dakota Legislature will meet Monday in Grand Forks to speak about issues that pertain to seniors. The event is part of the Grand Forks Senior Center's "Mind-Full Mondays" lineup for October that will bring candidate...
Local candidates for the North Dakota Legislature will meet Monday in Grand Forks to speak about issues that pertain to seniors.
The event is part of the Grand Forks Senior Center's "Mind-Full Mondays" lineup for October that will bring candidates from various races together to discuss the issues.
The center is at 620 Fourth Ave., and these events are open to the public. All candidate discussions are scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Mondays throughout the month.
- Monday: Candidates for the state Legislature from District 43, which includes most of southwestern Grand Forks. Democratic-NPL candidates include House candidate Don Vangsnes and two incumbents, Rep. Lois Delmore and Sen. JoNell Bakke. Republican candidates include Curt Kreun and Don Dietrich for the House and Lonnie Laffen for the Senate.
- Oct. 18: Candidates for the North Dakota Legislature from District 17, which includes southern Grand Forks and Brenna Township. Republican candidates include incumbent Sen. Ray Holmberg and House candidates Mark Owens and Mark Sanford. Democratic-NPL candidates include Senate challenger Thomas Petros and House candidates Bernell Bachmeier and incumbent Rep. Louise "Weezie" Potter.
- Oct. 25: Mike Flannery and Bob Rost, candidates for Grand Forks County Sheriff.
N.D. tea party members to hold statewide rally
Tea party members in North Dakota will hold a statewide rally Saturday.
The event is scheduledfor 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the State Capitol steps in Bismarck.
Speakers include Robert Harms, state president of Citizens for Responsible Government and director of the North Dakota Taxpayers Association; Terry Bjerke, Grand Forks City Council member and leader of the Grand Forks Citizens for Responsible Government; Eugene Graner, commodities adviser and owner of Bismarck's Heartland Investor Services; Ryan Schumacher, conservative activist; Duane Sand, co-founder of the North Dakota Taxpayers Association; Mike Motschenbacher of the Bismarck Citizens for Responsible Government; and Gary Emineth, former chairman of the North Dakota Republican Party.
N.D. insurance officials to visit GF
North Dakota Insurance Department officials will be in Grand Forks on Thursday as they tour the state to meet with local insurance agents.
Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm and four other department staff members will visit seven cities this week to talk to agents about upcoming 2011 legislation, health care reform, life and health insurance issues, agent ethics and property and casualty insurance issues.
They're scheduled to be at Grand Forks' Hilton Garden Inn from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday. For more information, call the Insurance Department at (800) 247-0560.
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