Yesterday, November 30th, it was revealed Congressman Kevin Cramer would have a seat on the House Steering Committee. No doubt, this is an important committee to serve on especially from a “small state” like North Dakota. In expressing his excitement, Congressman Cramer said, “This will give me a greater voice in shaping the legislative agenda in the next […]
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About Tyler Axness
Tyler Axness is the creator of NDx and a radio talk show host on KFGO in Fargo. Axness is a former North Dakota State Senator who is experienced, trusted, and followed. Axness lays out the landscape of politics on the plains of North Dakota and the impact of national politics on the region.
There is no shortage of coverage on what is taking place near Standing Rock. The pipeline protest entering its fifth month has been top of mind in our region. As the Army Corps of Engineers issued a date for protesters to leave the site, we hold our breath for a peaceful resolution for both sides. At times it has […]
The biggest winner is House Majority Leader Al Carlson. Carlson already carried a big stick leaving many in his party trembling at the mere thought of disagreeing with him. Cross Carlson in the House and you’ll be removed from whatever committee you’re on and placed in another less desirable one. Ask former Rep. Kathy Hawken who was […]
Earlier this year I decided I wanted to bring the North Dakota Capitol to life. To do so I’d communicate about what was going on in committee rooms, on the respective chamber floors, and behind the brass rails where a lot of the decisions are actually made. I wanted to share with you what it […]
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.