Now Just Hold On A Minute Here, Al . . .

The five most dangerous words in the English language are “I’m not a lawyer, but . . .” More about that in a minute. Yesterday I wrote that Secretary of State Al Jaeger said it’s okay to vote for a dead Republican Legislative candidate, and if that dead candidate gets more votes than two other … Continue reading Now Just Hold On A Minute Here, Al . . .

Dear District 8 Republicans: Please Vote For The Dead Guy

As if this election year isn’t crazy enough already, in one of the most maudlin election tactics I’ve ever seen, North Dakota Republicans are urging voters to cast their ballots for a dead man. This bizarre recommendation comes from North Dakota Republican Party Chairman Rick Berg (not to be confused with Rick Becker, a real … Continue reading Dear District 8 Republicans: Please Vote For The Dead Guy

The Critters Are Benefiting From The Oil Patch Slowdown

Let me tell you who really appreciated it when the Bakken Boom went bust—at least temporarily—in 2020. The critters. Whether it’s sharptails nesting, bighorn sheep lambing, mule deer fawning, elk calving, or foxes denning, they all appreciate being left alone at critical times of the year. The clanging of pipe on the drilling rigs, the … Continue reading The Critters Are Benefiting From The Oil Patch Slowdown

Well, Then, Welcome To North Dakota, Mr. Jones

Earlier this week the North Dakota Supreme Court asked Fargo judge Frank Racek to hold an Evidentiary Hearing to help them determine whether North Dakota Rep. Terry B. Jones is a legal resident of North Dakota and can have his name remain on the District 4 ballot for re-election in November, after North Dakota Democrats … Continue reading Well, Then, Welcome To North Dakota, Mr. Jones

Look At Those Supreme Court Justices Go!

The strange case of Wyoming’s delegate to the North Dakota Legislature has the North Dakota court system moving at the speed of light, something we’re not used to seeing.             I wrote last week about Terry B. Jones, the fellow who carries the title State Representative from District 4 in the North Dakota Legislature, but … Continue reading Look At Those Supreme Court Justices Go!

Keeping up with the Joneses

I wrote here the other day about this fellow Terry B. Jones, a North Dakota Legislator who says he's from New Town, ND, but actually lives in Wyoming. He's been serving as Wyoming's Representative to the North Dakota Legislature since 2017. As I was finishing up that story, the North Dakota Democrats were figuring out … Continue reading Keeping up with the Joneses

US DOT to Billings County: Go Find Money For Your Bridge Somewhere Else

Score one for the Little Missouri State Scenic River. When U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced the recipients of a billion dollars worth of discretionary grants for infrastructure projects all over the United States this morning, including one in North Dakota, a $12.3 million grant to build a new bridge over the Little Missouri wasn’t … Continue reading US DOT to Billings County: Go Find Money For Your Bridge Somewhere Else

Knock A Republican Candidate Off the Ballot? Not Likely.

The North Dakota Supreme Court might get one more chance to knock a candidate off the November General Election ballot. But don’t bet on them doing it. Because the candidate in question is a Republican this time, and the North Dakota Supreme Court likes Republicans.    Let me introduce you to the strange case of … Continue reading Knock A Republican Candidate Off the Ballot? Not Likely.

The North Dakota Supreme Court: Dancing With Those That Brung You

Three times in less than a month, the North Dakota Republican Party has flexed its muscles and gone to the North Dakota Supreme Court and asked the state’s top five judges to keep something off the November 2020 General Election ballot. Three times they have succeeded. The result is that: A.  A measure to bring … Continue reading The North Dakota Supreme Court: Dancing With Those That Brung You