STAFF BLOG JAMESTOWN PLUS 50 Weights and measures in 1903 North Dakota
This column ran in the June 9 edition of the Prairie Post.
The 1903 Blue Book of North Dakota includes a wealth of information about the rules of the state from that era. It is available ... Posted on 6/10/09 at 3:26 AM
Proponents of last year’s failed Measure 2 felt wronged after a district court judge ordered them to pay attorney fees and issue a retraction over their claims that public officials acted corruptly when speaking out against the measure.
North Dakota voters on Nov. 6 decided 66 percent to 34 percent to ban smoking in all public places and workplaces, including bars, through Measure 4. This ban takes effect 30 days after the election, meaning that by Dec. 6 all bars must be smoke free.
By Katherine Grandstrand , Forum Communications
, November 17, 2012
Voters in heavily agriculture-dependent North Dakota became the first to enshrine the right to farm in their state constitution, a move that some say could have far-reaching effects on genetic modification, land use and the way animals are raised.
By Blake Nicholson, Associated Press
, November 09, 2012
Voters in eastern North Dakota’s Griggs County have defeated a $2 million bond issue to build a new courthouse.
The Grand Forks Herald reported that the measure on Tuesday’s ballot got support from only 49 percent of voters when 60 percent approval was required.
Two sections of the North Dakota Constitution were held under the microscope Tuesday, as voters had the opportunity to repeal Section 6 of Article X in Measure 1 and add the executive branch to Section 4 of Article XI with Measure 2.
By Chris Murphy , Forum Communications
, November 07, 2012
Measure 3 — the North Dakota “right to farm” constitutional amendment measure — had 66 percent of the vote as of 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, with 71 percent of precincts counted. The measure was spearheaded over an entire year by the North Dakota Farm Bureau.
By Mikkel Pates, Forum Communications
, November 07, 2012
People have asked for my opinion as a veterinarian on Measure 5.
Two groups seek your support: one, North Dakotans for Responsible Animal Care, composed of the North Dakota Veterinary Medical Association, North Dakota Stockmen’s Association, North Dakota Farm Bureau, North Dakota Farmers Union, North Dakota Board of Animal Health and the Department of Agriculture; two, North Dakotans to Stop Animal Cruelty, initially started by several North Dakota individuals who have supported previous legislation against animal cruelty.
A ballot measure that would ban smoking in public places across North Dakota has reignited the debate about the role of government.
Measure 4, which is on Tuesday’s ballot, would ban smoking in all indoor workplaces where state law now allows for it, including bars, tobacco shops, taxis and more.
By Sam Benshoof , Forum Communciations
, November 02, 2012
I am urging everyone to vote “no” on Measure 5.
Measure 5 concerns extreme cruelty to dogs, cats and horses. This sounds good, but there is more to this initiated measure than just the good of dogs, cats and horses.
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