Following an abrupt reversal by the North Dakota Farmers Union (NDFU) on HB 1371 (the euphemistically named Freedom to Farm bill) after it had offered amendments to the bill, I was reminded of the philosophical dilemma of pragmatism v. principle as was illustrated by an old Calvin and Hobbs cartoon. I had always admired the […]
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About Tyler Axness
Tyler Axness is the creator of NDx and the radio talk show host of Afternoons Live on KFGO in Fargo weekdays 2-5PM.
Mandatory minimum sentences, a term used to describe a set minimum amount of time that a judge must impose for a particular crime, have been a topic of much debate and criticism in recent years. Despite the growing body of research proving the inefficacy of mandatory penalties, North Dakota’s Attorney General, Drew Wrigley, remains committed […]
About ND xPlains
ND xPlains is about transparency and accountability for all sides in the arena of North Dakota politics. It is a place to come for the rest of the story. The narrative created by a void of an independent perspective will be challenged. If you’re tired of having the same thinly stretched slant thrown at you and are looking for other voices, you’ve come to the right place.
Created and written by Tyler Axness, a former North Dakota State Senator, he is able to provide a unique perspective on current topics and breaking news, dive into the back-room conversations taking place by decision makers, and elevate your voice on the plains. Through collaboration with trusted colleagues in-state and other sources nationally, he provides up-to-date content you can trust, enjoy, and share.
Let’s talk North Dakota politics, plain and simple.