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BRENT SANFORD

The war in Ukraine has precipitated some review of Russia-exposed investments, but to use that as the only impetus for reviewing our investments suggests that we only care about the brutality of regimes like Putin's when it crosses international boundaries and we can't ignore it anymore.
North Dakota has more than $44 million in investments with ties to Russia, the governor's office announced on Monday.
Incumbent Tax Commissioner Ryan Raushcenberger's resignation is effective January 3. By that date, Governor Doug Burgum will have to choose a replacement.
Hennen protests the Biden administration's attempt to take control of monoclonal antibody therapy distribution.

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Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon said devising and implementing innovative technology is the best way energy companies can attract investment amid growing concern for the environment.
The $1.22 billion pipeline will transport water from the Missouri River near Washburn, N.D., to the Sheyenne River, which meanders through the eastern part of the state and eventually flows into the Red River north of Fargo. Supporters say the project would help meet the supplemental water needs of nearly half of North Dakota’s population, including water consumers in Fargo and Grand Forks, but the pipeline’s completion is years away.
Back when GRE first announced plans to close coal creek, the plan was to use the transmission line to feed North Dakota-based wind power into the Minnesota market. Coal power was to be replaced by wind power. The cooperative would "retire the 1,151-megawatt (MW) Coal Creek Station in the second half of 2022" and then "add 1,100 MW of wind energy purchases by the end of 2023," per their statement at the time. Something changed. I suspect reality set in.
North Dakota Lt. Governor Brent Sanford joins Plain Talk Live with Rob Port.
The stirrings of the 2022 election cycle have begun, and it's time we got the lay of the land, at least as far as what the incumbents in North Dakota's statewide offices are going to do.
Join the live stream and chat with Rob Port and Chad Oban at 2 p.m.

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Leading the recall charge is Michael Coachman, an ultra-conservative former gubernatorial candidate who lost to Burgum in the Republican primary last year by an 80-point margin. Burgum and Sanford went on to beat Democratic-NPL nominees Shelley Lenz and Ben Vig by a 40-point margin in November.
Michael Coachman, an ardent Trump supporter and frequent fringe candidate for statewide office, is chairing an effort to recall Governor Doug Burgum as well as Lt. Governor Brent Sanford.
The North Dakota Legislature made a total investment of $30 million into the realm of unmanned aircraft systems, with Vantis receiving $20 million.

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