Who’s Got Money, Who Doesn’t? And Who Didn’t File A Report?

AND THE WINNER IS . . . . . . . . . . Ryan Rauschenberger! North Dakota’s election laws require all candidates for statewide and Legislative offices to file campaign finance disclosure statements three times a year—before the Primary Election, before the General Election, and at the end of the year. All contributions greater … Continue reading Who’s Got Money, Who Doesn’t? And Who Didn’t File A Report?

Here I Come To Save The Day

President Donald Trump’s propensity to just make stuff up and spit it out to the media, or via Twitter, is contagious. I’m afraid Al Jaeger has caught the bug. C’mon, Al, you’re better than this. Dang. Background: At the State Republican Convention a month or so ago, convention delegates, disregarding Secretary of State Al Jaeger’s … Continue reading Here I Come To Save The Day

Monday Morning Update On Will Gardner

Although Peeping Will Gardner has said he will “withdraw from the election of Secretary of State,” because it’s “the best decision for my family and me,” (you can read more about that in yesterday's post) the ballot for the June 12 Primary Election is already printed, and his name is on it. So on June … Continue reading Monday Morning Update On Will Gardner

“If there’s anything you ever did in your life you don’t want to see on the front page of the paper . . .”

From time to time over the years I’ve received phone calls from aspiring politicians seeking advice on whether or not to run for some public office. Generally, it’s something like “Hey, Jim, I’m thinking about running for dogcatcher. I’m wondering what you think about that. You got any advice for me?” My first response is … Continue reading “If there’s anything you ever did in your life you don’t want to see on the front page of the paper . . .”

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom

My Mom, Phyllis Maxine (Boehmer) Fuglie was born October 10, 1924, at the farm home of her parents, Peter and Sophia (Aaberg) Boehmer, near Edmore, ND. Her family moved to Saskatchewan, Canada for a short time during the Great Depression, where my Grandpa Pete took work as a farmhand to support his growing family, but … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day, Mom

Old Dog, New Blog

Welcome to my new blog website, theprairieblog.com. If you've been reading the words I write at my old site, theprairieblog.areavoices.com, you'll discover it has gone away. Thanks, and good riddance. It wasn't easy for this old dog to create a new website, but my tech support person, Lillian, made it happen. Thanks to Lillian. You … Continue reading Old Dog, New Blog