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Taylor pushes ND to be “As good as Norway”

In a 2011 New York Times article, Michael E. Webber, associate director for the Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy at the University of Texas, offered a grim perspective of North Dakota’s gas flaring habit: “North Dakota is not as bad as Kazakhstan, but this is not what you would expect a civilized, efficient society to do: to flare ...

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GOP’s Goehring wins ND ag commissioner race

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring (GOHR’-ing) has won his second campaign for the post, beating Democratic challenger Ryan Taylor. North Dakota’s contest for agriculture commissioner once focused largely on which candidate was more of a farmer. But as the state’s energy-driven prosperity grows, the job increasingly has become more about harvesting oil. That’s because the ...

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Democrats Seem To Have Nearly $100,000 In Campaign Finance Errors In Reports

North Dakota Democrats have almost completely outsourced their campaign donation mechanism to a left-wing, Massachussets-based organization called ActBlue. In fact, when you donate to one of the Democrat candidates for office here in North Dakota you really aren’t making a direct contribution to that campaign. You’re actually making a contribution to the Act Blue committee which then supposedly makes the ...

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Shale Plays Exclusive: Interview with ND Republican Party Executive Director Jason Flohrs

As November 4th approaches, both Democrats and Republicans are scrambling to reach constituents about the importance of voting in the midterm elections. Historically, midterm elections procure a lower turnout, but this November, getting out to vote is more important than ever before. Voters are faced with big decisions on the ballot that could drastically affect not only the oil and ...

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Voting guide for North Dakota general election

Ryan Taylor and Doug Goehring

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota residents will decide on its lone seat in the U.S. House and wade through a plethora of ballot measures in this election, including widely debated questions on whether the state constitution should define life beginning at conception and whether to spend Bakken oil money on conservation effort. Here’s a look what can be found ...

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Goehring wants to help landowners with pipeline woes

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Doug Goehring, North Dakota’s Agricultural Commissioner, stated on Thursday that he is going to try to get funding for two pipeline inspectors for the state. Forum News Service reported that Goehring hopes to help landowners who are unhappy with their property that was supposed to have been restored following a pipeline installation.  The commissioner claims that he receives a handful of ...

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ND ag commissioner candidate unveils landowner ‘bill of rights’

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By Mike Nowatzki / Forum News Service  BISMARCK – The Democratic candidate for state agriculture commissioner unveiled a five-piece “landowner’s bill of rights” Tuesday that he says will help balance the interests of North Dakota farmers and ranchers with those of the state’s thriving oil and gas industry. Four of the five pieces have roots in bills that either failed to ...

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Taylor raises $90K for ag commissioner race: Goehring trails cattle rancher in campaign funds

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By Mike Nowatzki The Dickinson Press BISMARCK — In the race for North Dakota agriculture commissioner, Democrat Ryan Taylor collected more than $90,000 in campaign contributions after entering the race in March but was still outraised by Republican incumbent Doug Goehring during the first four months of 2014. Candidates for statewide, legislative and judicial offices were required to file their pre-primary disclosure ...

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Coulda, woulda, shoulda

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By: Rob Port, Bakken.com Contributer There’s a lot of “coulda, woulda, shoulda” going on in North Dakota politics right now. That’s to be expected in an election year in a state with a political party – the Democrats – that is desperate to find a bath out of the political woods and back into relevance. Relieved by North Dakota voters ...

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Keystone delay hits ND Dems

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Rob Port | Bakken.com contributor Last week came news of yet another delay in the Obama administration’s interminable regulatory dithering on the Keystone XL pipeline project. This latest punt will, conveniently, take the decision date for the pipeline beyond the 2014 midterm elections. Republicans were quick to point to the news as yet more evidence of President Obama abusing his ...

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