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FNS Photo by Michael Vosburg Ryan Taylor accepts the North Dakota Democratic-NPL endorsement for agriculture commissioner during the state convention Friday at the Civic Center in Fargo.

‘Not a rubber stamp:' Taylor promises to be a voice for North Dakota farmers at Democratic convention


FARGO — Ryan Taylor promised Friday to be a voice for farmers and other North Dakotans instead of a “rubber stamp” for runaway energy development as he accepted the Democratic endorsement for agriculture commissioner.

Taylor, sounding a theme repeated by other candidates and speakers at the Democratic-NPL Party Convention in Fargo, said North Dakota needs state government that is more balanced and that doesn’t shirk its responsibility to punish industrial violators.

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Patrick Springer
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