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Democrats leave session with issues they still want to do
By Don Davis and Danielle Killey There is little doubt the 2013 Minnesota Legislature will be remembered for its historic vote to allow gay marriage and a $2 billion tax increase. Democrats say the s...
5/22/13 at 1:01 PM Legislative notebook: Voters to decide if council should set lawmaker pay 5/22/13 at 12:57 PM
Capitol, floods, veterans, disaster bills end 2013 legislative session 5/21/13 at 1:16 AM
2013 Legislative session wraps up
By Business Manager Broc Lietz At approximately 4:30 a.m., Saturday, May 4, the 2013 legislative session drew to a close. The North Dakota Legislature meets for a maximum of 80 days every other year,...
5/9/13 at 12:10 PM Legislative Update 5/2/13 at 1:32 PM
2013-15 Legislative Agenda 1/18/13 at 9:18 AM
Common sense delivered by Dr. Thomas Jacobsen...
Today I want to utilize my blog to both applaud a good citizen and to further spread his thoughtful words. I know my blog readers extend far beyond my local area and beyond North Dakota. I also recogn...
5/5/13 at 7:16 PM North Dakota Legislators - WWJD? 5/3/13 at 7:45 PM
My light bulb is at 150 watts today... 3/26/13 at 7:30 AM
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
HBA urges N.D. Senate to reconsider actions on HB 1020 concerning F-M Area Diversion Project funding, asks Fargo citizens to mobilize
April 17, 2013 - Yesterday, the North Dakota Senate approved an amendment to House Bill 1020 (by a 24 23 vote) that requires the federal government to appropriate its $800 million in funding before t...
4/17/13 at 12:03 PM
The people's business, done behind closed doors
Perhaps the most important piece of legislation to come before the South Dakota Legislature received a hearing Monday. It was the first, and likely last, public discussion of SB 235,a plan empowering...
3/4/13 at 4:12 PM Teen texting ban may pass yet? 2/27/13 at 9:47 PM
Remembering Dick Kneip 1/7/13 at 5:31 PM
Proposed new N.D. Outdoor Heritage Fund initiated measure to get hearing Thursday
The North Dakota Wildlife Federation and other conservation advocates in the state are asking people who care about the states natural resources and the wild places that remain to get behind a new pro...
3/1/13 at 4:47 PM Bill would raise N.D. hunting license fees 1/16/13 at 5:38 PM
Price of Minnesota hunting and fishing licenses to go up in March 2013 5/4/12 at 10:03 AM
Duluth-area leaders bring a message of thanks to Capitol
ST. PAUL Previous years visits to the state Capitol by Northeastern Minnesota community leaders included requests to fund projects such as an airport terminal, a hockey arena, an intermodal transpo...
2/14/13 at 1:00 AM
Money requested from Legislature to study Killdeer Mountain
BISMARCK A proposal in the state Senate seeks to provide $250,000 to do an archaeological study within the Battle of Killdeer Mountain study area, in part due to the encroachment of oil development. ...
2/7/13 at 9:59 PM Bill seeks to raise bar for citizen-initiated grand juries 2/3/13 at 1:48 AM
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 Minneapolis finds that as bicycle use climbs, rate of crashes with vehicles falls 2/10/11 at 1:39 PM
North Dakota can show the way 11/1/10 at 8:35 PM
DIVERSION DISCUSSION: Legislative debate looming in 2013 over F-M diversion funding
FARGO Fargo-Moorhead diversion officials plan to make another pitch in 2013 for more state funding for the Red River diversion project, but the effort might not be as easy as local officials would ho...
8/19/12 at 9:15 AM UPDATED: N.D. lawmakers hear about F-M diversion plans, concerns 4/19/12 at 4:10 PM
NOTEBOOK: Other updates from Thursday's Authority meeting 4/12/12 at 5:58 PM
Legislators prepare for 2013 session
BISMARCK North Dakota legislative leaders agreed Tuesday to move forward with a video project that they see as an opportunity to improve public access to the Legislature. In previous sessions, the p...
6/19/12 at 5:45 PM Deadline nears for school bullying policies 6/9/12 at 1:07 PM
Financial impact of Measure 2 debated 4/2/12 at 2:28 PM
State Farm Insurance Building
Call me corn-fed, but I've always thought of the North Dakota Capitol building in Bismarck as cool, especially when you consider it was built in the 1930's during the Great Depression. Working in Bism...
4/20/12 at 10:44 AM George Longmire 3/30/12 at 2:05 PM
Areavoices Digest #67 - More than just Marilyn Hagerty
That title you see above is my cheap ploy to get you to click on my blog. I'm not beneath trickery. But the fact is: Marilyn Hagerty is hot. Stories about her and now her Areavoices blog are generatin...
3/14/12 at 4:39 PM Areavoices Digest #30 - Let's Talk Movies, Golf and More! 5/4/11 at 3:35 PM
Areavoices Digest #20 - From Scottish chemists to Minnesota politicians 2/23/11 at 12:28 PM
More Regarding Twitter and the TCPA
In myprevious blog, I highlighted what is, in my opinion, a frivolous lawsuit filed against Twitter for an alleged violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). With this blog, I hope to ...
5/4/11 at 8:30 AM Twitter, the TCPA, and Ridiculous Lawsuits 4/30/11 at 8:38 AM