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The Trump administration has released an outline for agricultural legislation that focuses on food stamps, regulatory cuts and limiting subsidies to farmers. The current farm bill in previous years has had a cost over $100 billion, which authorizes programs…

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Party, Politics and a Promise

Politics in Congress brought the federal government to a three-day shutdown, starting last Friday at midnight after the Senate failed to pass a temporary spending measure. The weeks leading up to the shutdown were filled with tense negotiations between…

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Voter Affidavits Under Spotlight

This week the state of North Dakota asked a federal judge to lift an injunction, enacted in August 2016, that prevented the state from enacting its voter identification law that did not include the affidavit option, a previous option…

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New Pipeline for Bakken

A 900-mile natural gas pipeline is proposed to accommodate the Bakken Formation and the Williston Basin in efforts to assist with the increasing production of North Dakota natural gas and working to reduce flaring and venting, wherein gas is…

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Future Hazy for ND Marijuana

On Thursday, Jan. 4, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced his decision to rescind Obama-era policies at the Department of Justice that discouraged federal prosecutors from pursuing marijuana cases in states where the substance is legal, whether the purpose…

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Rapid West Fargo Student Growth

A West Fargo School District task force, known as the Long Range Facility Planning Task Force, is considering options and alternatives regarding student growth and crowding in schools. This task force is the third of its kind since 2010…

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The End of an Era

On Tuesday, Nov. 21, Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai announced a plan to remove net neutrality rules established during the Obama administration. In 2015, the FCC adopted rules that classified the internet as a “utility” service, similar to…

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Alternatives to Flood Management

Alternatives to the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion are being considered, as the $2.2 billion project was rejected by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) regulators last year. Five alternatives are being considered, including putting ring dikes around the F-M area….

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Understanding the GOP Tax Plan

House Republicans released a bill on Nov. 2 that would make major changes to the tax code. There are a few key takeaways from the plan so far, including sweeping tax cuts with little loopholes eliminated, substantial tax cuts…

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How To Kill A Bat

  On October 31, an animal rights watchdog group filed a federal complaint against North Dakota State for the deaths of an entire bat colony — all 22 of them. The animal rights group, Stop Animal Exploitation Now  cited…