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Deputy, 29, and suspect fatally shot after shootout in ND’s Rolette County, 3 other deputies on leave
Kalk to resign from PSC after accepting new job
Residents asked to evacuate after fiberglass plant fire in Warren, MN
Trump formally announces Perdue as nominee for agriculture
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MDU enters power purchase agreement for Thunder Spirit Wind project near Hettinger
U.S. oil rig count recovers to end 2016 near year-ago levels
New state regulations will affect repairs of pipeline
ND oil production up 7 percent, returns above 1 million barrels a day
Oil pipeline spill near Belfield estimated at 176,000 gallons
Counting on Student Loan Forgiveness? Better Check Your Eligibility Status Again
Magic, murder and mayhem; Foundation sponsors mystery dinner theater
Lauren Alaina to entertain at the Mardi Gras
Saving homeless pets; Oreo's Animal Rescue plans fundraiser
Trinity to present 'Into the Woods'
Weber State-UND game could be the best of the season at The Betty
Grand Forks Central grad Casey Johnson emerging on UND's blue line
Team goals clear for Blue Hawk track and field
Pudge highlights three elected to baseball Hall of Fame
For Minn.-Duluth, mental preparation is key with North Dakota looming
Port: Universities will consider rule change making it easier to fire tenured faculty, protests expected
McFeely: Ancient, out-of-touch white man in N.D. gives worst MLK Day speech in history
World of Wine: Nebbiolo -- the wine grape behind some of the best wines
Port: Gov. Doug Burgum has broken his pledges on tax and fee hikes
Welle: 15 things I want my children to know about me
Catherine (Kessel) Steinke
Susie A. Fettig
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 9, 2016
Voters reject Measure 4, an attempt to raise ND’s tobacco tax, in blowout
FARGO -- Voters on Tuesday, Nov. 8, rejected the first increase to North Dakota’s tobacco tax since 1993. Measure 4 aimed to raise taxes from...
November 9, 2016 - 8:37am
November 5, 2016
LETTER: Vote No on Measure 4
I feel that I must speak out in opposition to Measure 4, the initiated measure that would quintuple the tobacco tax in North Dakota. It is a noble goal to see smoking reduced in our state, but this isn't the way to do it. It may get a small percentage of the populace to give up...
November 5, 2016 - 9:26pm
October 25, 2016
North Dakota veterans address complaints from Measure 4 opponents
FARGO — Campaigns surrounding Measure 4, the proposed tobacco tax increase on the state's ballot, are heating up in the final two weeks...
October 25, 2016 - 6:39pm
October 24, 2016
Measure 4 aims to decrease smoking rates, but opponents fear $70 million annual 'blank check'
FARGO—A proposed increase in the state's tobacco tax could bring in $70 million each year, but that isn't why proponents put it on the...
October 24, 2016 - 6:15pm
October 22, 2016
Other Views: Lawless, bullying 'Keep It in the Ground' tactics fail
GRAND FORKS—No, the Dakota Access Pipeline is not going to cross sacred ground, as the presence of an existing pipeline in the previously dug-up corridor proves. Yes, the Standing Rock tribe had lots of chances to influence the pipeline's route during the two-year-long permitting...
October 22, 2016 - 9:40pm
Letter: Measure 4 doesn't have enough specifics
There are many things about Measure 4 that concern me. One of them is that the spending programs, which are very vaguely described, are locked in for seven years. So what happens if there are problems? What if there is actual fraud or abuse or waste?
October 22, 2016 - 9:39pm
October 19, 2016
Our View: A mixed bag on ND measures
Regarding the five measures on the North Dakota statewide ballot on Nov. 8: Constitutional Measure 1 requires members of the Legislature to live in the district they represent. This is little more than common sense. Vote "yes."
October 19, 2016 - 12:00am
October 17, 2016
Letter: Government needs to get out of 'sin tax' business
It is my intention in writing this editorial so that all citizens can read this in all North Dakota newspapers. Citizens, please vote "no" on Measure 4 in the upcoming state measure voting. Slam the door shut to government control! It is nothing but a scam. But more importantly, a...
October 17, 2016 - 4:42pm
August 25, 2016
Government regulation, public health at issue in tobacco tax debate
BISMARCK—Public health costs and veterans' needs were pitted against the correct level of government regulation of business during a debate...
August 25, 2016 - 6:03pm
August 19, 2016
Debate lighting up over tobacco tax hike
FARGO — Tobacco firms have cracked open their checkbooks to prepare to snuff out an attempt to pass an initiated measure that would bring...
August 19, 2016 - 7:21pm
November 5, 2014
North Dakota voters reject banning future spending measures
BISMARCK — A ballot measure brought by Republican lawmakers that would ban future attempts by North Dakota voters to inject spending mandates into the state constitution was being decided at the polls Tuesday. Measure 4 also would require that initiated measures estimated to have...
November 5, 2014 - 1:46am
November 4, 2014
N.D. decide on changes to initiated measure process
BISMARCK – A ballot measure brought by Republican lawmakers that would ban future attempts by North Dakota voters to inject spending mandates into the state constitution was being decided at the polls Tuesday. Measure 4 also would require that initiated measures estimated to...
November 4, 2014 - 4:50pm
October 24, 2014
Letter: Trusting ND citizens: ‘No’ on 4, ‘Yes’ on 5
On this year’s state ballot, there’s no shortage of initiated questions demanding rejection, but none as richly deserving of a resounding “No” as Measure 4. In no uncertain terms, the arrogant legislators pushing Measure 4 are asking us: Are you voters too stupid and irresponsible...
October 24, 2014 - 6:10pm
October 21, 2014
Measure 4 aims to limit initiated ballot measures
BISMARCK – If someone wants to know why North Dakota Republican lawmakers put Measure 4 on the November ballot, Sen. David Hogue tells them to look no further than Measure 5. Measure 5 is the constitutional amendment that would direct 5 percent of the state’s oil extraction...
October 21, 2014 - 3:04pm
September 20, 2014
Omdahl: Legislature questions intelligence of voters
Measure 4 on the November ballot is the latest attempt by the Legislature to restrict citizen use of the initiative process by which voters can propose measures for a vote of the people. If passed, it would prohibit the secretary of state from putting on the ballot any citizen proposal...
September 20, 2014 - 11:40pm