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This ruling "increases the odds that you're going to see carbon capture on some of our projects," says Jason Bohrer, president of the North Dakota Lignite Energy Council.
Mark Haugen, the Democratic-NPL candidate for North Dakota's at-large U.S. House seat, feels it's important to remember that pro-life Democrats are a part of the party. "Are we the minority? Absolutely. But that's democracy," he said. "I have to work hard at explaining my position."
"I expect to be announcing that decision in a matter ... of hours not days," he said, adding that he doesn't expect to make the announcement today, but it's coming soon.
North Dakota Senator Kevin Cramer speaks about recent controversies about his comments about red flag laws, the gun control debate in general, what we can do about high gas prices, and the on-going Jan. 6 committee hearings.

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The people voted. Who won? Who lost? Former NDGOP vice chairman Jim Poolman joins this episode of Plain Talk, as does long-time political operative Pat Finken, to talk it over.
Shannon Roers Jones talks about conflicts of interests, civility in government, and media bias.
Dr. David Flynn, an economist from the University of North Dakota, joins this episode of Plain Talk to discuss the deeply complicated issue of inflation.
Rep. Karla Rose Hanson, a Democrat from Fargo, joins this episode of Plain Talk to discuss guns and gun control. Also on this episode, Wednesday co-host Chad Oban and I talk about out predictions for the upcoming June primaries.
There is "a lot of misinformation out there," secretary of state candidate Michael Howe said on this episode of Plain Talk, and the way to combat it is to be "open and transparent."
On this episode of Plain Talk, North Dakota Congressman Kelly Armstrong answers questions about gun rights and gun control, and Bakken Energy CEO Mike Hopkins talks about his company's progress toward building a hydrogen hub that will use North Dakota natural gas.

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Chad Oban and I discuss the controversy around spending in North Dakota's legislative races, and Cody Schuler from the ACLU of North Dakota joins to chat about his new job and what his organization will be prioritizing going forward.
Scott Davis, who worked under three North Dakota governors as the commissioner of Indian affairs, earned the honor from the Atlanta Braves.
On this episode of Plain Talk we discuss the tragedy in Texas, and discuss proposal from a Republican legislative primary candidate to cut North Dakota property taxes by 50 percent.

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