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2014: The intrigue, the feud and the damage done
As Tom Daschle and Harry Reid take up arms against each other over South Dakota's US Senate seat, let's all take a breath and remember two things: Brendan Johnson has not yet said that Brendan John...
5/21/13 at 6:24 PM Smart move, Stephanie 5/13/13 at 8:40 AM
Checking out the R and D rosters 4/4/13 at 11:22 PM
Statement from Dem-NPL legislators on failure of HB 1319
(BISMARCK, N.D.) - Following the defeat of HB 1319 46 to 46 by North Dakota Republicans on Day 80 of the 63rd Legislative Session, Dem-NPL leaders Senator Mac Schneider, D-Grand Forks, and Representat...
5/3/13 at 9:21 AM Dem-NPL legislators: GOP oil tax cut a "thoughtless, unnecessary shortchanging of North Dakota's future" 5/1/13 at 11:49 AM
Dem-NPL: 11th hour resurrection of extraction tax cut by GOP a "thoughtless" shortchanging of North Dakota's future 4/30/13 at 5:18 PM
Senate Bill 2326...don't drink the Kool-Aid!
It is a good thing I don't live in Bismarck. Heaven only knows how much time I would spend at the Capitol frothing at the mouth while trying to convey to legislators the idiocy of some of the things t...
2/17/13 at 12:22 PM I speak out... 2/16/13 at 10:00 PM
Hoffarth re-appointed to second term on the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education
The North Dakota University System Staff Senate has re-appointed Janice Hoffarth, an administrative assistant in the University of North Dakota Department of Music, to serve as staff advisor to the ...
1/18/13 at 5:38 PM UND Honors Program hosts Undergraduate Research Conference Thursday 4/25/12 at 1:24 PM
UND Staff Senate to deliver flood relief supplies to Minot State on Oct. 19 10/14/11 at 9:00 AM
Legislative & political notebook: News story clouds university budget
By Don Davis The University of Minnesota prepares to ask legislators to approve a $1.8 billion budget as some lawmakers question a Wall Street Journal story that showed the school has an excessive ...
1/11/13 at 6:49 PM Senate committee chairmen a mix of urban, suburban and rural 11/15/12 at 10:49 AM
Final Senate debate proves there are big differences 11/4/12 at 10:24 PM
What’s Wrong Wednesday: Senate kills disabilities treaty
On Tuesday, December 4, 2012, the US Senate vote failed to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (yes 61, no 38; needed 66 to pass). The 38 who voted against ...
12/4/12 at 2:40 PM
Tool to find your voting precinct and MATBUS gives free rides to vote
Wondering where your voting precinct is? Click this link, enter your house number and zip code, then click on your address. Polling Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Go vote, ride with us, MATBUS! ...
11/6/12 at 11:40 AM
‘Fight for our rights’: Student Senate urges students to vote
With the election coming up on Nov. 6, students are urged to make their voices heard and hit the polls. The Student Senate is actively campaigning for students to take action, and has already success...
9/6/12 at 8:00 AM Student senate elects president, VP 4/26/12 at 5:44 AM
Sportsmen commend Senate passing of Farm Bill
The version of the Farm Bill passed today by the U.S. Senate is drawing praise from conservation groups. In a news release, Steve Kline, director of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnerships C...
6/21/12 at 2:46 PM
Gulleson delays U.S. Senate race decision; today's flood updates
BISMARCK--Former state Rep. Pam Gulleson, D-Rutland, said today that she will not make an announcement about whether she will seek the seat of retiring Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., until after flooding i...
6/29/11 at 5:49 PM Rick Berg likely to announce Senate intentions next week 5/11/11 at 11:21 AM
N.D. Dems call on Pam Gulleson to run for U.S. Senate 5/11/11 at 9:02 AM
And the results are in!
This past week I've been very vocal about my concern regarding the priorities of Minnesota Republicans dragging out the tired old gay marriage issue in what would appear to be a red herring tactic to ...
5/13/11 at 8:08 AM
Write Letters about Senate File 958
Write letters about Senate File 958, the Senate version that protects crime victims from service funding, the House version cuts the MN Office of Justice Programs by 17.5% but any cuts to domestic vio...
4/15/11 at 6:39 PM Forty Seven Physicans Are Running For The U.S. Senate 11/1/10 at 7:04 PM
School District May Lose State Money 4/29/10 at 1:05 PM
NDSU provides legislative bill tracking service
The NDSU Information Technology Division has launched an updated version of its web-based system for monitoring bills that are being addressed by the North Dakota Legislature. The Legislative Bill Tr...
12/23/10 at 9:42 AM Faculty votes for creation of NDSU Faculty Senate 6/3/10 at 4:22 AM
NDSU Staff Senate Approves Smoking Ban 11/9/09 at 5:25 AM
Q&A on the Food Safety Bill
Sen. Al Franken's office has released a Q&A regarding some of the specifics in the Senate's version of the Food Safety Act, which was approved on Tuesday. The information follows: S. 510: Frequen...
12/1/10 at 2:47 PM
Identical twin brothers run for Minnesota State Legislature
Jay and Jeff Backer, identical twin brothers from Browns Valley and Graceville, are running for seats in the Minnesota State Legislature. Read the story at: www.inforum.com/event/article/id/280990/...
6/7/10 at 6:00 AM