Ryan Taylor asks for Attorney General’s Opinion on Whether Industrial Commission has Violated Open Records Law

(BISMARCK, ND – APRIL 11) – Agriculture Commissioner candidate Ryan Taylor announced today that he is asking Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem for an opinion on whether the Industrial Commission has violated North Dakota’s Open Records and Meeting Law (N.D. Century Code, Chapter 44-04).

The request arises out of an open records request sent to the Industrial Commission on March 5, 2014 by former Valley City State University President Dr. Ellen Chaffee, who is a volunteer for Taylor’s campaign. She requested copies of the minutes of the …

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One-Party Republican Rule Content to Put Party Before People

N.D. Democratic-NPL Party Chairman Bob Valeu releases statement ahead of Republican State Convention

(BISMARCK, ND – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – APRIL 4, 2014) – North Dakota Republicans’ state convention theme, “Rising to the Top,” confirms that Republicans will hold to their pattern of claiming credit for the oil boom and budget surpluses this weekend, while refusing to address the challenges that confront our state.

“Today’s Republican Party is not your parents’ Republican Party,” says North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party Chairman Bob Valeu. “North Dakotans saw this in the …

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District 47 Democrats endorse Brad Bergstad for N.D. Senate

(BISMARCK, ND) – District 47 Democrats have endorsed Brad Bergstad for the North Dakota State Senate.

Bergstad is a contract coordinator for Basin Electric’s Dakota Gasification Company. He’s been with the company for 17 years. Bergstad earned a degree in Power Plant Technology from Bismarck State College. He lives in Bismarck with his wife, Renee Stromme, and their four children. Bergstad released the following statement:

“I believe the Legislature has lost touch with reality. District 47 is changing. We have many young families concerned about childcare and …

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Mary Schneider endorsed to run for N.D. House in District 21

(FARGO, ND) — Mary Schneider was endorsed by District 21 Democrats Tuesday to run for
the North Dakota House of Representatives. Schneider, a longtime Fargo resident and attorney, is seeking to fill the seat formerly held by retiring Representative Steve Zaiser. Schneider joins Senator Carolyn Nelson and Representative Kathy Hogan who are seeking re-election in the District.

“It will be an honor to serve the ‘Heart of Fargo’ which I’ve loved for almost 35 years, Schneider said. “It’s a unique area with so much to be proud …

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