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January 31, 2018
North Dakota candidates, from left, Rep. Pamela Anderson, House,  Paula Thomas, Senate, and Bradon Medenwald, House, announce their campaigns Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, at Simply Made Apps, Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
Medenwald chooses ND House run rather than petition drive to change state's Sunday 'blue law'
January 31, 2018 - 8:27pm
March 15, 2017
Logo for the North Dakota Open Sundays group started by Fargo businessman Brandon Medenwald. Graphic via Facebook
Port: Fargo businessman says he'll put ND Blue Laws repeal on statewide ballot
March 15, 2017 - 2:58pm
March 14, 2017
State Senator Dick Dever (R-Bismarck) suggests during floor debate that a bill repealing the state's blue laws might be an atheist button
Port: Senate votes down blue laws repeal amid bizarre rant about atheists
March 14, 2017 - 7:00pm
February 20, 2017
The North Dakota Senate will vote on whether to repeal the Sunday closing law in the coming weeks after the House voted to overturn the rule in January. Photo by Ellie Potter/The Dickinson Press
Dickinson talks blue law: Local businesses give thoughts on potential change in Sunday hours law
February 20, 2017 - 8:01pm
January 30, 2017
State Rep. Sebastian Ertlet urges his fellow lawmakers to defeat a repeal of state blue laws telling them to "support the 3rd commandment."play button
Port: N.D. House shoots down bill ending blue laws in 'tent revival' floor debate
January 30, 2017 - 3:35pm
January 28, 2017
 Gary and Beck Rivard look for a washer and dryer set with the help of salesman Rod Byeon Friday morning at Dakota TV & Appliance, January 27, 2017 in Grand Forks, N.D.  (Jesse Trelstad/Forum News Service)
Opinions divided on all-day Sunday shopping in ND
January 28, 2017 - 6:18pm
May 21, 2016
Rob Port
Port: The rule of law matters more than bathroom ‘rights’
May 21, 2016 - 9:26pm
September 1, 2012
Customers line up outside the doors of Walmart in Dickinson shortly before noon Sunday. The business, which is generally open 24 hours, closes between midnight and noon Sundays in North Dakota because of the state's Blue Laws.
Blue Laws slow Sunday shopping: Lawmaker: Requesting change to aging legislation controversial
September 1, 2012 - 12:00am
January 23, 2011
Blue laws: 20 years after repeal
January 23, 2011 - 12:00am