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North Dakota FFA elects officers at state convention

North Dakota FFA, officers, 2016

FARGO — The North Dakota FFA concluded its 87th annual state convention Friday at North Dakota State University. The FFA is an organization dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. North Dakota has 84 chapters around the state. The weeklong state ...

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Local GOP takes satisfaction in small gain


They used to say that the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees rivalry really wasn’t one. Can there be a rivalry between the hammer and the nail? Local Republicans know the feeling, the one where that mallet (local Democrats) keeps smashing that spike (local Republicans). The GOP here last had real power before 1932, 82 years, too many ...

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The top 5 Bakken stories of the week


Rig count: 193 1. U.S. oil CEO Hamm goes out on a limb, scraps hedges Harold Hamm, the chief executive of North Dakota oil producer Continental Resources Inc <CLR.N>, has stunned a bearish crude market by scrapping all of the company’s hedges – a bold bet that prices will recover soon after sliding some 25 percent. In so doing, Hamm, ...

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Voters narrowly rejecting pot tax

Pueblo voters were narrowly turning down a 4.3 percent sales tax on recreational marijuana products Tuesday as well as an 8 percent excise tax on growing pot, making pot products or testing it. Question 2A had received 15,215 votes at press time but 16,582 had voted against it. Councilman Chris Nicoll said he considered the vote a referendum on whether ...

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A look at results in Colorado’s statewide races

DENVER — In addition to governor and lieutenant governor, three statewide offices were up for grabs in Colorado. The offices — attorney general, secretary of state and treasurer — can be stepping stones to higher office. ATTORNEY GENERAL Colorado voters picked Republican Cynthia Coffman to succeed her boss, John Suthers, as state attorney general. She beat out former Adams County ...

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City voters reject public safety tax

Pueblo city voters solidly rejected a half-cent sales tax increase Tuesday that was intended to give police and firefighters new equipment and additional staff over five years. Question 200 had 23,584 votes against it and just 8,216 for it at press time. The ballot question was drafted and put on the ballot by the police and fire unions. Their spokesman ...

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Weld prosecutor Ken Buck elected to Congress

GREELEY, Colo. — Weld County Republican Ken Buck has won the open race in Colorado’s 4th Congressional District. Buck defeated Democrat Vic Meyers. The 4th district includes the Eastern Plains and runs the length of the state from Wyoming to New Mexico. Buck will succeed Republican Rep. Cory Gardner of Yuma, who withdrew to challenge Democratic Sen. Mark Udall. Buck’s ...

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Sinner says Republican wave too much to overcome


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Democratic candidate for North Dakota’s lone U.S. House seat said his loss to Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer by 30,000 votes shows that the outcome was “meant to be.” George Sinner says he believed the race would be closer, but his campaign was outspent as the election drew near and Cramer rode the Republican wave to ...

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North Dakota to decide most measures in 2 decades

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Armies of volunteers knocked on doors, held rallies and made telephone calls Monday ahead of Election Day, hoping to energize their supporters to decide the most crowded North Dakota ballot in two decades. The lineup Tuesday includes eight measures, the most on a ballot since there were nine in North Dakota’s 1996 June election. Drawing intense ...

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