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Arid West encroaches on humid East, slowly changing the region’s farming
Stark County sheriff-elect ready to hit the ground running
Pollert selected new House majority leader
Gov. Burgum's ND higher ed task force favors three-board model
Fargo woman admits stealing over $50,000 from former employer
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Holistic management: Brown’s Ranch finds success in being different
Frozen out of China, American farmers refuse to sell their soybeans
Ag economist says farm income is normal, not low
Environmental groups appeal order on refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Fargo, Grand Forks among top 20 U.S. job markets
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North Dakota regulators weigh input on oil conditioning rules
Strategic Petroleum Reserve could be next Trump weapon on oil prices
Bakken reserves hold 30 to 40 billion barrels of recoverable oil, industry executive says
North Dakota oil, gas production returns to record levels
Proposed N.D. Land Board rules could cause delays for energy, agriculture sectors
Creamy wild rice soup is a great way to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey
Chocolatiers need more cocoa, and they want millennials to help
Seasonal depression, 'winter blues' and SAD
Charity Ball -- an evening of elegance
New government guidelines say you can get your exercise in small doses
Defending Stanley Cup champs hand Wild first home loss
Captain walkons: Steidl, Jordheim make the most of their five years at NDSU
UND basketball faces No. 10 Kentucky in iconic Rupp Arena
Two DSU volleyball players pick up postseason awards
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Port: Heitkamps feel they’re entitled to power, and that’s exactly why they shouldn’t have it
McFeely: Saying farewell to radio
Port: My daily radio show ends this week
Port: North Dakota voters are very forgiving of politicians who struggle with alcohol
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New Methodist church honors past, anticipates future
Dairy farming is not only a job, but a lifestyle
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September 12, 2018
Missing data muddies property tax estimate
While property tax rates in the Dickinson Public School District are expected to increase, they will not be increasing as dramatically as some...
September 12, 2018 - 12:19pm
January 3, 2018
LETTER: Abolish Property Tax
Former President Ronald Reagan once said: “the worst words you can ever hope to hear are, I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” This has no better been dramatized than in our 2017 property tax bills.
January 3, 2018 - 11:54am
May 5, 2014
Task force proposal would require revisiting voter-approved levies every 10 years
BISMARCK – North Dakota residents would get to revisit voter-approved property tax levies 10 years after they take effect, under a proposal working its way through the governor’s Task Force on Property Tax Reform. The change would give county and city residents an automatic...
May 5, 2014 - 5:06pm
February 26, 2014
Letter: Farm Bureau proves need to abolish property tax
Well, well, well! It looks like the chickens have finally come home to roost. I’m referring to a recent news article stating that the North Dakota Farm Bureau has scrapped its plan to propose an initiated measure to reform property taxes. I was a delegate to the annual Farm Bureau...
February 26, 2014 - 7:24pm
February 6, 2014
Going head to head on taxes: Property tax emerges as key issue as tax commissioner hopefuls kick off campaigns
BISMARCK — Property taxes are handled at the local level, but they quickly emerged Wednesday as a major issue in the statewide race for North...
February 6, 2014 - 1:08am
January 23, 2014
Other Views: Proposed measures insult North Dakota
Two quixotic campaigns to put tax/budget measures on the North Dakota ballot are reminders of one of President Ronald Reagan’s signature lines: “Well, there you go again …” Well, there they go again. Two separate efforts are underway. One would eliminate the property tax...
January 23, 2014 - 10:09pm
December 6, 2013
Task force on property tax reform digs into local levies
BISMARCK – Meeting for the first time Friday, members of Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s newly formed Task Force on Property Tax Reform wasted little time before digging into the state’s plethora of local property taxes, trying to separate them into groups that should be scrapped, bundled,...
December 6, 2013 - 5:25pm
December 4, 2013
New line item on tax forms detail property tax relief
On the heels of the unveiling of Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s new Task Force on Property Tax Reform, North Dakota’s deputy tax commissioner said Wednesday a new line item on citizens’ property tax bills will shed more light on how much of the tab the state is picking up. During a...
December 4, 2013 - 7:59pm
November 20, 2013
Lawmaker says 3 years for tax assessors to get certified ‘doesn’t seem right’
BISMARCK — Giving county tax directors and top city assessors three years to get fully trained and certified while they continue to put values on people’s property for tax purposes “doesn’t seem right,” a member of a legislative committee said Wednesday. Sen. Dwight Cook,...
November 20, 2013 - 6:13pm
November 16, 2013
Omdahl: Communities need more doctors
In 1948, the people of North Dakota voted to levy a 1 mill statewide property tax to help fund the University of North Dakota Medical Center. They did it because they wanted doctors. Even though the levy was no longer necessary, they voted against repealing it in the 1980 primary...
November 16, 2013 - 12:02pm
May 12, 2013
State aid rises, but Grand Forks schools still feel poor
GRAND FORKS -- A big change in North Dakota's education funding system aims to leave more money in taxpayer pockets, but fast-growing school districts such as Grand Forks Public Schools may feel a financial squeeze. House Bill 1013's new funding formula approved last week by the...
May 12, 2013 - 12:00am
May 10, 2013
Dickinson Public Schools to levy fewer mills: Assistant Superintendent: 'Valuation will probably eat up a lot of that savings'
Dickinson Public Schools will be obligated to levy fewer mills in the upcoming tax year, meaning a smaller share of citizen tax bills will be going to DPS, but it also means the district will have a tighter budget than it originally planned for the 2013-14 school year. The Budget...
May 10, 2013 - 12:00am
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
May 3, 2013
Legislators near late-night compromise for property tax relief, K-12 funding
BISMARCK - Legislators were close to reaching a compromise after 11 p.m. Friday on their final day of the session to fund North Dakota's K-12 schools and provide property tax relief. The issues hung in limbo throughout the day after House lawmakers defeated a bill early Friday, reversing...
May 3, 2013 - 11:30pm