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ND voters reject measure for conservation projects


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota voters have rejected a proposed measure that would have funneled more oil taxes into water, wildlife and parks projects. The measure would direct 5 percent of the state’s oil extraction taxes into the state’s conservation fund, which is currently capped at $30 million during the state’s two-year budget cycle. Opponents have said the measure ...

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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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N. Dakota might change rules on state-owned photos

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota might change its policy on state-owned videos and photos after some images were used in political advertising. Supporters of spending a bigger portion of North Dakota’s oil tax revenues on conservation projects are using video from the state Tourism Department in TV ads. State Tourism Director Sara Otte Coleman says images are available to ...

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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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Measure 5 verbal firefight persists with vote less than 3 weeks away

On Tuesday, a heated forum took place at NDSU’s Memorial Union over the Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks Amendment (CWWP) between two panels of three speakers. The two-hour forum covered all the boiling topics surrounding the amendment from outside funding to the economic planning of the potential amendment. The amendment, which will be Measure 5 on next month’s ballot, has ...

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EDITORIAL: A “no” on measure 5


Everybody likes parks, clean water and wildlife. But let’s stop and think. What’s really the best way to fund conservation efforts in North Dakota? Measure 5 would affect not only the oil and gas industry in North Dakota, but citizens statewide. It would collect five percent from the oil extraction tax, amounting to $150 million per year, and set it ...

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Gov. Dalrymple reveals $80 million conservation retort to measure 5 momentum

As the message of measure 5, the Clean Water Wildlife and Parks amendment, spreads throughout North Dakota, Gov. Jack Dalrymple has proposed an $80.4 million dollar package to support statewide conservation. The Bismarck Tribune reported that Darymple presented a budget proposal Monday that would nearly triple the state’s current spending on conservation efforts. The governor joined other state officials at ...

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Conservation measure would be a setback to ND

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“The new conservation fund created if Measure 5 passes would be the sixth highest-funded agency in the state, based on General Fund Appropriations for the 2013-15 Biennium,” read a press release sent out by North Dakotans for Common Sense Conservation. That group is a coalition of business, energy, and agriculture groups which have come together to oppose a constitutional amendment ...

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Clean Water, Wildlife & Parks kicks off tour to urge a yes vote on 5

Zachary Toliver | Shale Plays Media On Tuesday, supporters of North Dakotans for Clean Water, Wildlife & Parks amendment appeared in Fargo and Grand Forks to kick off their statewide campaigning tour ahead of the November election. “This is a very exciting day,” announced Steve Adair, Director of Operations for Ducks Unlimited of the Great Plains Region and chairman of ...

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