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Judge upholds House subpoena demanding years of Trump's financial records
Cohen told legislators Trump lawyer told him to falsely claim Moscow project ended in early 2016
Pelosi's leadership team strikes rebellious tone, presses her to begin impeachment inquiry
Grand Forks City Council approves south-end commercial project by Discovery Elementary
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James Holzhauer is the face of 'Jeopardy!' He's also the new face of sports betting
'I'm just glad the idiot didn't interrupt my Snapchat,' Schwarzenegger says after a guy drop-kicks him
L’Amour tour showcases Jamestown years
The battle of Britney Spears
Grumpy Cat has died. The Internet-famous feline with the perpetually miserable mug was 7
Saturday marks 40th anniversary of one of the first times a missing child made national news
In Moab you pick your pursuit, and your volume
Veeder: Not on days like today
Hauser: Connect with Christ and a church family
Swift: When introverts are friends, long distance might be better than face to face
MONDAY'S LOCAL SCOREBOARD
Twins' C.J. Cron tracking his younger brother's success
Former Pro Bowler John Carney reached out to Vikings about kicking-coach job
Gophers win NCAA softball regional, will host LSU starting Friday
Minnesota United's Kevin Molino looking like his old self after return from injury
W. Scott Sayer
Duane Frederick Hart
Irene E. Lindemoen
John Ernest Love
North Dakota student archers place at national Archery in the Schools tournament
In Moab you pick your pursuit, and your volume
Brad Dokken column: DNR increases elk permits in effort to reduce growing Kittson County herd
Always in Season/ Mike Jacobs: Thrushes blow by as spring picks up speed
Glamping app offers quirky, quaint camping: Hipcamp.com encourages landowners to open space for camping
Port: The hiring process for Mark Kennedy cost North Dakotans nearly $50,000 for each year he actually worked
Shaw: Our delegation needs to stand up for our democracy
Letter: Will U.S. be fooled again in 2020 election?
Letter: An idea to afford Green New Deal
Letter: Rolling the dice at chaotic intersection
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From the family of Kay Sullivan
Doug & Sue Abentroths 50th Wedding
February 12, 2019
North Dakota House defeats bill for pilot project on hedging oil tax revenue
BISMARCK — By a slim margin, members of the North Dakota House defeated a bill on Tuesday, Feb. 12, for a pilot project on hedging oil and...
February 12, 2019 - 5:10pm
February 6, 2019
State, tribal leaders voice support for oil tax compromise
BISMARCK -- State and tribal leaders moved closer Wednesday, Feb. 6, to reaching a compromise for sharing tax revenue from oil produced at Fort...
February 6, 2019 - 7:13pm
December 15, 2015
State, tribal leaders fails to reach deal on oil taxes
BISMARCK – State officials and leaders of the Three Affiliated Tribes left a two-hour meeting Tuesday without reaching agreement on updates...
December 15, 2015 - 9:15pm
North Dakota Native Americans hint at exiting state oil tax deal
A leading official on a Native American reservation where roughly a third of North Dakota's oil is extracted has voiced his strongest threat...
July 15, 2015 - 4:20pm
May 5, 2015
MIKE JACOBS: Oil anxiety becomes theme of N.D. session
The legislative session that ended last week made history. Every legislative session does. Journalists like to claim that our work is the first rough draft of history, so here goes: Probably the overarching theme of this session was "oil anxiety." Worry was widespread about...
May 5, 2015 - 4:40am
March 18, 2015
Oil tax revenue forecast drops another $1 billion
BISMARCK – North Dakota’s oil tax revenues took another nearly $1 billion hit in the latest revenue forecast released Wednesday,...
March 18, 2015 - 7:14pm
February 23, 2015
Proposed oil tax formula cuts Grand Forks, others from funding list
BISMARCK – House budget writers on Monday significantly scaled back a proposal to boost the share of oil tax revenue going to oil-producing counties, while also removing Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks, West Fargo and Jamestown from the list of cities that would share in funding based...
February 23, 2015 - 1:18pm
January 16, 2015
LETTER: GOP framed 2013 bill as tax relief for oil companies
According to Sen. Lonnie Laffen, R-Grand Forks, North Dakota's oil tax structure needs to be changed, and Democrats are to blame for the failure to do this in the past ("Let's not play politics with oil taxes," column, Page A4, Jan. 8). Laffen needs to be schooled up on the political...
January 16, 2015 - 4:45am
January 11, 2015
MAC SCHNEIDER: Laffen’s letter lacks a lot of facts on SB 2336
I have enjoyed debating the oil extraction tax issue with my colleague, Senator Lonnie Laffen (R-Grand Forks) over the last several months. Given his decision to rehash the issue in a recent letter to the editor, Laffen must enjoy the debate as well. I also recognize that just because...
January 11, 2015 - 8:23pm
January 8, 2015
Their View: Let’s Not Play Politics with Oil Taxes
The North Dakota Legislature will grapple with many challenging issues during the upcoming session. Issues of infrastructure, tax relief, and...
January 8, 2015 - 5:00am
September 17, 2012
LLOYD OMDAHL: N.D. must budget oil money with foresight
The removal of the natural resources initiative from the ballot due to fraudulent signatures not only will give the sponsors a chance to build...
September 17, 2012 - 12:05am
March 29, 2012
Measure 2 foes say it could end oil tax, other revenue
Besides eliminating property taxes in North Dakota, Measure 2 could also take away hundreds of millions in other payments to the state, say its opponents, who include representatives of businesses that might stand to benefit. They say it could open the door to oil companies and...
March 29, 2012 - 11:28pm
March 23, 2011
OUR OPINION: Next time, evaluate oil tax cut claims
Study first. Hold hearings. Then act. That's the way the Legislature should approach the issue of an oil-tax cut the next time around. Don't count on self-interested arguments from the oil industry to persuade the public to cut taxes. Don't count on self-interested arguments from...
March 23, 2011 - 12:05am
March 16, 2011
Ed Schafer, Fargo, letter: Tax policy influences oil production
FARGO -- There have been several letters-to-the editor regarding the Invest in North Dakota program to Fix the Tax, which is an effort to simplify and reduce our oil production taxes. Those taxes are the highest in the lower 48 states. While some Democratic leaders and activists...
March 16, 2011 - 12:05am
March 13, 2011
Jerry Waletzko, Grand Forks, column: Beware of naked oil tax raiders
By Jerry Waletzko GRAND FORKS -- Oil tax raiders are sneaking around the North Dakota Capitol, trying to slip a fast one past legislators who already have said no. You haven't seen them? Well, that's because they snuck into the state camouflaged as a nonprofit group in a bus they...
March 13, 2011 - 12:05am