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Not all lobbyists lost in this election. Just the groups and councils who have secretly pulled some levers in North Dakota government and wanted desperately to keep their special level of coziness. The North Dakota Petroleum Council spent $60,000, the ...

  Welcome to episode 2 of ND xPlains. In this part, we begin to look at who is in the “good old boys network” candidate Doug Burgum hinted at and campaigned against in the 2016 election. People involved in North ...

A truly symbolic moment took place in the North Dakota State Capitol today. It encompassed the Legislature’s approach to government and showed their priorities. At approximately 10 a.m. the Health Services Committee veered from its agenda and took a recess. ...

We’ve already been bombarded by political advertisements for the midterm election. There really is little a person can do to avoid them. The thing is, we know the saturated airwaves will get worse the closer we get to November. Candidates ...

An unusual situation is unfolding in Bismarck’s legislative district 47. Candidates have filed police reports against each other over political campaign claims. The whole scenario leaves me scratching my head. It also highlights a potential law change needed in the ...

In his first campaign advertisement of the year, Kevin Cramer followed the lead of Mitch McConnell and set a negative tone. Typically, a candidate would want to set a positive tone and shine a good light on themselves. Instead, Cramer ...

Here is a rundown of what you might have missed in North Dakota politics this week sprinkled with a dash of sarcasm. Consider it a cheat sheet for tonight’s happy hour discussion. Cheers to the weekend. If you’d like to submit ...

Advertising circles in North Dakota are abuzz with rumors that Pat Finken, President of Odney Advertising, may be considering a leave of absence from the firm to run Kevin Cramer’s Senate campaign against Heidi Heitkamp. Sources with advertising firms in ...

Current Democratic-NPL Chairwoman and former Representative Kylie Oversen is set to seek her Party’s nomination for Tax Commissioner. The official announcement will come today at events scheduled in Bismarck and Grand Forks according to a press release. Should Oversen earn ...

House Majority Leader Al Carlson is officially running for reelection. The announcement first appeared in an article written by John Hageman of Forum Communications. Arguably the most powerful politician in the state, Carlson is also one of the most divisive. ...