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WILLISTON, N.D. Williston is the fastest-growing small city in America, and two among the thousands of new residents want to be the towns mayor.
Entrepreneur Marcus Jundt, who moved to Williston to ... Posted on 4/15/14 at 12:17 AM
THE PERIPHERY Election in East Africa
Ever since I got to my village in Tanzania, there has been campaign buzz regarding a recently-vacated seat of parliament due to the untimely passing of this areas representative.
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THE NEW FORTY EWWWWW!!
Prior to today, I knew nothing about Louisiana's former Governor Edwin Edwards. Alas, now I know more than I want to know. Now I wish I could un-know what I know.
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RED RIVER ORTHODOX Western Liberalism: The Water in Which We Swim
We are honored today to post a thoughtful reflection on "liberalism." Personally, I like his essay on it better than mine! ;-)
Western Liberalism: The Water in Which We Swim
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Kathleen Parker (The Forum, April 10) wants you to believe that the Koch brothers are not demons but simply good American citizens who are advocating free-market principles. She is right when she says that “the vast majority of Americans probably have no idea who the Kochs are.” This is no accident. Charles and David Koch prefer to remain anonymous while providing massive funding to organizations that attack public education, social programs, worker salaries, business regulations, the environment and government in general.
WILLISTON, N.D. – Williston is the fastest-growing small city in America, and two among the thousands of new residents want to be the town’s mayor.
Entrepreneur Marcus Jundt, who moved to Williston to open restaurants, and archaeologist Jim Purkey, whose family moved to North Dakota after job layoffs, are challenging city commissioner and lifelong Williston resident Howard Klug for mayor.
Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service
, April 20, 2014
BISMARCK – U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer has more than $500,000 in his campaign coffers to try to fend off a challenge from Democratic state Sen. George B. Sinner in November, according to disclosure reports.
Mike Nowatzki, Forum News Service
, April 15, 2014
BISMARCK – The Democratic candidate for state agriculture commissioner said Friday he is seeking an attorney general’s opinion on whether the North Dakota Industrial Commission has violated the state’s open records laws by taking more than a month to provide public records requested by one of his campaign volunteers.
Mike Nowatzki, Forum News Service
, April 11, 2014
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. - Republicans from the 8th Congressional District will meet Saturday morning in Park Rapids to endorse Stewart Mills as the candidate to take on U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan in this fall’s election.
After years of urging students to go to college for four years, Minnesota’s education leaders are rethinking that push for a bachelor’s degree.
More vocational education, they say, just might be the ticket for the state’s workforce.
Alex Friedrich, MPR News, 90.3 FM
, April 07, 2014
MINOT, N.D. – North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring survived a hard-fought challenge from Warwick nurse and rancher Judy Estenson for the Republican Party’s endorsement on Sunday at the GOP State Convention in Minot.
WASHINGTON - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie fell to ninth place from his top spot among favored U.S. politicians after a scandal over traffic lane closures on the George Washington Bridge, according to a Quinnipiac University ranking released on Thursday.
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