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BISMARCK—It's unclear how policymakers can address out-of-state money flowing into North Dakota ballot measure campaigns, two members of a commission studying the state's petition process said Tuesday, Sept. 26. The Initiated and Referred Measures Study Commission met for the second time Tuesday at the state Capitol, where the discussion turned from the minutiae of ballot measure laws to the financing of recent campaigns. That included last year's passage of a medical marijuana measure and Marsy's Law, which enshrined crime victims' rights into the state constitution.
BISMARCK -- Gov. Doug Burgum appointed a Grand Forks judge to fill an impending vacancy on the North Dakota Supreme Court Wednesday, July 12. Burgum chose Jon Jensen, a judge in the Northeast Central Judicial District, to succeed Justice Carol Kapsner, who announced her resignation in April with three years left on her term. Her resignation is effective at the end of the month, marking more than 18 years on the court.
BISMARCK -- Gov. Doug Burgum signed a bill into law allowing qualified people to carry a concealed firearm without a permit, his office announced late Thursday night. The Republican governor signed the so-called “constitutional carry” bill, which allows those who are not otherwise prevented from having a Class 2 concealed weapons permit and have had a state Department of Transportation-issued ID for a year to carry a concealed firearm.
BISMARCK— Almost 140,000 ballots were cast in the North Dakota primary election Tuesday. The North Dakota Secretary of State's website showed 138,685 ballots cast, or 24.3 percent of the state's...
BISMARCK—North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is anticipating filing a legal challenge to the Obama administration's directive on transgender bathroom policy next week. Stenehjem, a Republican who is also running for governor, announced efforts last week to form a coalition with other attorneys general to file a lawsuit. He anticipated at the time he would file the suit this week, but as of late morning Friday, Stenehjem told the Grand Forks Herald it had not been submitted.
WARREN, Minn. – Ever since Jose Paz Pruneda Jr. was born, he's divided his school year between Mexico, North Dakota and Minnesota.
GRAND FORKS – In some ways, Wayne Stenehjem's campaign for North Dakota governor began long before he officially launched it last November in a Grand Forks coffee shop. More than two decades before Stenehjem was sworn in to his current job as the state's attorney general, he was elected to his first public office as a legislator from Grand Forks. A relative unknown then, Stenehjem is now relying on his decades of experience and name recognition to help win the most high-profile election of his career.
GRAND FORKS—The gubernatorial campaign for Fargo businessman Doug Burgum raised criticisms Monday over radio interviews conducted by a paid consultant for the campaign of his opponent, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. A statement from Burgum campaign surrogate Robert Harms argues that Pat Finken, president of the media firm Odney, failed to disclose during a stint as guest host on the "What's On Your Mind" show Monday morning that he is working for the Stenehjem campaign.
GRAND FORKS – A candidate for North Dakota superintendent of public instruction wrote about the Holocaust and suggested President Barack Obama produced "forged paperwork" related to his birth in social media posts last year.
GRAND FORKS – Natural Grocers will add a store here this year, an executive for the Colorado-based company confirmed Thursday, April 21. Kemper Isely, Natural Grocers' co-president and board chairman, told the Herald the chain would open a store around late August in what is now the Lumber Mart building at 1901 32nd Ave. S. Lumber Mart is moving its office, retail and showroom space next door to a building at 3551 South 20th St.