STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Minnesota already working on shorter voter lines
By Don Davis
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NIE ROCKS! Election Day Resource
Tuesday, November 5 is Election Day. It isn't a presidential election year, but there are still items to be voted on.
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REPUBLIC INSIDER Tim Johnson's secret to success
It's not difficult to get things done, according to an old saying, if you don't care who gets the credit.
That may be a fitting tribute to Tim Johnson, one of three South Dakota Democrats who served ... Posted on 3/27/13 at 1:19 AM
THE NEW FORTY Tuesday cannot come soon enough.
Is it just me or has this campaign season been the most unbearable campaign season of all time? I think it has been decidedly more unbearable because of Facebook.Facebook has become a more powerful de... Posted on 11/4/12 at 12:46 PM
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and triumphing despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions.
FARGO – Democrat Heidi Heitkamp said Monday that Congress ought to be discussing ways to reduce health care costs while emphasizing personal wellness, instead of continuing to politicize controversial reforms.
WEST FARGO – A former board member and two incumbents won the three spots up for election Tuesday to the West Fargo School Board, according to complete but unofficial results from the secretary of state’s office.
BISMARCK - Keep It Local North Dakota raised more than half a million dollars this year to oppose a measure that would abolish property taxes in the state.
The group received about $600,000 in donations compared with the $21,760 raised by Empower the Taxpayer to support the measure, according to campaign finance reports.
FARGO – Voters in Cass County don’t have to wait until June 12 to cast their ballots for this year’s statewide primary and municipal elections.
The Cass County Auditor’s Office is once again offering early voting throughout the county.
FARGO – Six months out from the general election, a Republican seems poised to win North Dakota’s U.S. House seat this year, but a significant proportion of likely Republican voters are undecided as to who that contender should be.
Democrats, Heitkamp’s campaign: Poll ‘deeply flawed’
FARGO – National and state Democrats quickly sought to discredit a Forum Communications Co. poll Thursday that showed Republican Rep. Rick Berg with a slim lead over Democrat Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota’s hotly contested U.S. Senate race.
Many voters would discontinue nickname so it wouldn’t hurt UND athletics
GRAND FORKS – A month before the electoral showdown over the University of North Dakota’s Fighting Sioux nickname, a new statewide poll shows likely voters inclined toward allowing the university to retire the historic name and logo.
By Chuck Haga, Forum Communications Co.
, May 15, 2012
Supporter says lack of support shows need for education
FARGO – North Dakota voters’ seeming reluctance to eliminate their property taxes is explained one of two ways as the proposal on the June 12 primary approaches its test at the ballot box.
FARGO – With less than a week until the filing deadline for Fargo and West Fargo school board elections, candidates are relatively sparse.
The Fargo School Board has four of its nine positions up for election in June, while the West Fargo School Board has three of its seven spots to fill.
North Dakota candidates stake out views on health care law
FARGO – Two years ago, President Barack Obama signed his controversial health care reform act into law, but it remains as divisive as ever.
The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments next week about the measure – including a legal challenge to requiring Americans to buy health insurance by 2014 or pay a penalty.
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