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State regulators should bow to calls for audits

Rep. Kenton Onstad, a Democrat representing the Parshall area in North Dakota’s state House, has introduced a bill which would mandate an audit for the North Dakota Health Department as well as the Oil and Gas Division of the Industrial Commission. With the legislation Onstad is seeking to force an audit of the two state departments with the most oversight ...

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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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Letter: Clean Water, Wildlife ­and Parks provides options for landowners


By Al Geisen from Bismarck The Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks Amendment could provide farmers and ranchers with more options and flexibility in conservation programs than they are getting currently through federally sponsored programs. An example would be a CRP-type program where landowners would receive an annual payment at current rates for continuing to keep grass on their land, but they ...

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