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LETTER: Rest of the story on corporate farming law

Did you get a postcard like I did attacking Sen Jerry Klein and Rep Robin Weisz over the corporate farming law? Please give me a minute of your time to tell you the "Rest of the Story".First of all, the dairy industry came to some of the legislators and ASKED if the law could be changed to ...

10-8 Letters to the Tribune

Stop the raid on K-12's education savings accountMeasure 2 will raid the K-12 education savings account (Foundation Aid Stabilization Fund), a constitutional fund established by the citizens of North Dakota in 1994 to be used exclusively for K-12 education. Its purpose is to offset any ...

10-1 Letters to the Tribune

Trump not fit for presidencyI attended my first political convention in 1954 and served in public office from 1961 to 2000. I've seen a lot of interesting things happen in government and politics over all these years - some good and some bad. What I see now, however, is something entirely ...

LETTER: Vote Bolinske

Dear North Dakotans,I am a candidate for a seat on the North Dakota Supreme Court. The election is November 8, 2016. I encourage you to vote (preferably vote for me). You can examine my qualifications and resume on my website at BolinskeSrLaw.com.The purpose of this letter is to let you know ...

8-27 Letters to the Tribune

What it means to love NDWho really loves North Dakota?Both love and North Dakota need to be defined in order to honestly answer that question. North Dakota is an idea about geography, demography, economics, governance, history, and predominate values. It is an idea about schools and churches, ...

Candidates’ thoughts on special session

Mark Nelson (Dist. 14 Rep.):I was in Bismarck for the special session. It wasn't that special.The session was Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The Democrats came in with a well crafted budget bill that would have addressed our woes. I asked a senator on the appropriations committee if Al ...

Letter: About that “special” session

"Special Session" seems to be the buzz word around North Dakota the past few weeks. It is obvious that the ND Legislature is not called back into a special session very often, so when this happens it is a signal that there are some serious issues that must be addressed, immediately. This ...

7-30 Letters to the Tribune

Salvation Army sends thanksThe Pierce County Salvation Army would like to give special thanks to the Rugby Eagles Club and the pastors in our community. Due to the increased needs in our county, we found ourselves running out of funds with four months left to go in our fiscal year. These ...

LETTER: Clarifying why a special session’s on

By now we have all heard that Governor Dalrymple has called the ND Legislature back into special session on August 2 through August 4. I would like to address the reason for this decision.When the legislature adjourned in early May of 2015, we did so leaving an ending fund balance of over ...

LETTER: Congratulations to the people of North Dakota

In the primary election, the people voted against Wayne "status quo" Stenehjem. They did not want Stenehjem in the governor's office or his replacement in the attorney general's office, because this would ensure that the cozy relationship of the Industrial Commission and the oil industry in ...