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North Dakota adds capacity as farmers decide to sell or store crops amid low commodity prices
Planners of Grand Forks fertilizer plant acknowledge financial hurdles
FBI silent on missing woman's connection to Spirit Lake death
5 arrested after pipeline protests continue
Stenehjem gives Dakota Access 30 days to explain land purchase
crime and courts
nation and world
RockPile gets bought out, expands
Sunoco, behind protested Dakota Access pipeline, tops U.S. crude spill charts
Tribal official urges respect in pipeline debate
Brady Wind farms south of Dickinson to be completed by December
Port: Burgum says Obama blocking Dakota Access Pipeline could spark recession
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Engagement: Schank and Hofland
Engagement: VanDoorne and Johnson
DSU to showcase artwork by Donna Watts
How to prevent childhood obesity
Titans volleyball rolling in early part of Region 7 schedule
Pressure has increased on Ryder Cup captains
Ryder Cup neighborhood gets no-pedestrian zone in Chaska
Palmer's last course he had under construction in Minnesota
Blue Hawks golf in 6th at NSAA meet
Port: One of these idiots its going to be president
Veeder: Connecting with grandma's memory over a slice of apple pie
Our View: Feds should pay for Dakota Access protest costs
Port: Marsy's Law campaign has been bizarre, insulting, inaccurate
Other Views: Mask comes off of Voter ID laws
good bad and ugly
Roderick "Rick" Wilhelm
Regina M. Bruha
Medora gears up for visitors
New tellings of old museum stories
Beach vibe in the Bakken
Sax remodels downtown building into custom and detailing center
Business steady as Platinum Motorsports becomes certified
November 5, 2014
North Dakotans support real estate tax measure in early results
FARGO — North Dakota voters appeared in incomplete and unofficial results Tuesday in favor of a measure that would prevent state and local governments from imposing taxes on real estate transactions. With 401 of 427 precincts reporting, 76 percent of voters supported Measure 2,...
November 5, 2014 - 1:36am
October 23, 2014
Letter: Meaure 2 good for seniors
In November, North Dakotans will vote on Measure 2 — a constitutional measure that would prohibit the state or any political subdivision in the state from imposing transfer taxes on the mortgage or transfer of real property. A transfer tax is point-of-sale tax imposed by states,...
October 23, 2014 - 11:52pm
October 22, 2014
Letters: Measure 2 will keep farmers, ranchers from paying transfer taxes
As a Realtor and Burleigh County commissioner, I’m writing to urge people to vote yes on Measure 2. Measure 2 would prohibit the state and any political subdivision from implementing a transfer tax — a tax on the sale or transfer of property. Many North Dakotans may be unfamiliar...
October 22, 2014 - 6:17pm
October 20, 2014
Realtor’s group spends $900K on advertisements urging voters to ‘Vote yes on Measure 2’
FARGO – Although there is no organized opposition to a measure that would prevent local and state governments from imposing a tax on real estate transactions, the North Dakota Association of Realtors has used nearly $900,000 in Realtor donations for advertisements urging voters...
October 20, 2014 - 6:56pm
October 7, 2014
Our View: Measure 3: ‘No’ on change for higher ed
A measure on the North Dakota ballot that would radically change governance of the university system is an overreaction to a recent rough patch for the State Board of Higher Education. Measure 3, which would professionalize and politicize higher education, should be turned back. The...
October 7, 2014 - 9:45pm
September 9, 2014
Omdahl: Mortgage tax measure unnecessary but harmless
Measure 2 on North Dakota’s November election ballot is a constitutional amendment proposed by the Legislature to prohibit the state or any political subdivision from imposing a tax on mortgages. Here’s an example of how a mortgage tax works. If a person bought a house for $200,000...
September 9, 2014 - 6:05pm
August 14, 2014
ND Realtors group supports yes vote on Measure 2 tax issue
FARGO — The North Dakota Association of Realtors is urging a yes vote Nov. 4 on Measure 2, a constitutional amendment that would ban transfer taxes on real estate transactions. North Dakota currently does not have transfer or mortgage taxes, but as the state works to lower property...
August 14, 2014 - 11:28pm
May 10, 2013
Measure 2 backers appeal to high court
BISMARCK -- Proponents of last year's failed Measure 2 felt wronged after a district court judge ordered them to pay attorney fees and issue a retraction over their claims that public officials acted corruptly when speaking out against the measure. The group, Empower the Taxpayers,...
May 10, 2013 - 12:00am
May 9, 2013
Legislature's tax relief package generates mixed reaction
BISMARCK -- North Dakota lawmakers delivered more than $1 billion in tax relief, but a backer of last year's Measure 2 says the Legislature failed to provide adequate relief or reform. Charlene Nelson, chairwoman of Empower the Taxpayer, the nonprofit coalition that pushed Measure...
May 9, 2013 - 12:00am
September 8, 2012
With Measure 2 defeated, voters still looking for property tax relief
Leading up to the primaries this summer, Measure 2, the provision to abolish property taxes in North Dakota, garnered a lot of vocalization, both for and against. The voters of North Dakota voted down the measure, but will still be looking for property tax relief in the next biennium,...
September 8, 2012 - 12:00am
September 1, 2012
Measure 2 supporters ordered to write apology, pay legal fees
FARGO -- Supporters of a failed measure to ban North Dakota property taxes who unsuccessfully sued government officials who opposed the ban have been ordered to pay back attorney fees and write public apology letters. The group, Empower the Taxpayer, filed a suit against public...
September 1, 2012 - 12:00am
Letter: North Dakota property taxpayers need protection
With the failure of Measure 2, what will it take to see real property tax relief? Do property taxpayers even have enough to make a majority vote on the local level or the state level? Are homeowners who pay property tax now a minority? Has government outgrown our right to have a...
July 1, 2012 - 12:00am
June 17, 2012
Cash-flush North Dakota sure to see property tax relief, but how?
FARGO -- The tax North Dakota homeowners love to loathe is about to get another whack. North Dakota voters spurned a chance last week to abolish the property tax in the primary, but the state Capitol is brimming with ideas to provide more tax relief and better fairness. "It's going...
June 17, 2012 - 12:00am
June 14, 2012
Lawmakers mull property tax reforms; Ideas include more tax credits
GRAND FORKS -- A constitutional measure that would have made North Dakota the first state in the nation to abolish property taxes went down...
June 14, 2012 - 12:00am
June 13, 2012
Measure 2 fails: North Dakotans vote to keep property taxes
FARGO -- North Dakota's property tax revolt appeared to fizzle at the polls in early primary election returns Tuesday night. As of 11:23 p.m.,...
June 13, 2012 - 12:30am