Author Archive for: Tessa Gould
About Tessa Gould
Tessa Gould grew up in Jamestown, ND and attended college there. Rumor is that’s where her love of the color orange began. She has served four Members of Congress, two U.S. Senators and worked on countless campaigns in flyover country. Her professional work has focused on rural economies, health care delivery and tribal sovereignty. After serving as Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s Chief of Staff, she has joined her One Country Project as Executive Director. She is also a partner at Forbes Tate Partners in Washington DC. where she lives with her two bulldogs, Finley and Sully and attends a lot of Nationals games while wearing a Yankees hat.
During times of crisis, it’s not uncommon for America to rally around its president and show the rest of the world why the United States is one of the strongest and most united countries in the world. From the first Gulf War to 9/11, most presidents have experienced a bump in their approval ratings as […]
As a young kid, I remember watching my grandmother delicately whisk her finger around the inside shell of an egg to ensure every speck made it into the bowl. I was fascinated. I had never seen anyone do that before. She told me about her experiences growing up after the Great Depression and Dust Bowl. […]
Exercising the right to vote is perhaps one of the best, and most important, things about being an American. Participating in democracy and having a say in who our country’s officials are is not something to be taken for granted. This Tuesday, March 10, thousands of North Dakotans will vote in our firehouse caucus, rallying […]
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.
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