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BISMARCK—In their final debate before Tuesday's primary election, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem on Friday attacked Fargo businessman Doug Burgum's claim that he is pro-life, accusing him of asking Gov. Jack Dalrymple to veto an anti-abortion bill, which Burgum denied doing. Conservative talk show host Scott Hennen moderated the hour-long debate on AM 1100 The Flag, taking listeners' questions for the two candidates, one of whom will advance to the November election as the Republican nominee for governor.
BISMARCK—Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has transferred $145,000 from his attorney general's campaign fund to his gubernatorial war chest as he tries to withstand a challenge from Fargo businessman Doug Burgum for the Republican nomination. Voters will decide Tuesday which Republican candidate to send to the November election to face Democrat Marvin Nelson of Rolla and Libertarian candidate Marty Riske of Fargo in the governor's race. Bismarck oilfield consultant Paul Sorum also is seeking the GOP nomination.
BISMARCK — Bernie Sanders won big across North Dakota in the state's Democratic-NPL presidential preference caucus Tuesday, earning more delegates than self-declared nominee Hillary Clinton in 42 of 47 districts, party figures show. The Vermont senator's dominance is likely to embolden his supporters to put even more pressure on the state's five unpledged superdelegates to back him at the Democratic National Convention next month in Philadelphia.
BISMARCK – Bernie Sanders won big across the North Dakota landscape in Tuesday’s presidential preference caucus, capturing more delegates than self-declared nominee Hillary Clinton in all but five of the...
BREAKOUT Where they go from here Delegates and alternates elected Tuesday in the North Dakota Democratic-NPL presidential preference caucus are eligible to attend the party's State Delegate Selection Meeting on June 18 in Bismarck. There, they will elect 18 delegates who will attend the Democratic National Convention, along with five superdelegates who have already been selected. The 18 delegates will consist of: -- Twelve pledged district-level delegates and two alternates who must come from the pool elected Tuesday and be an equal split of men and women;
BISMARCK — Former North Dakota Gov. Ed Schafer says Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem would make "a fine governor" — just not right now. Schafer explained his endorsement of Fargo businessman Doug Burgum in an interview Monday, just hours before the Burgum campaign released an ad with Schafer endorsing him as "the conservative business leader we need." "The best person to improve our budget and our economy is someone from outside the political system, just like I was," Schafer says in the video.
BISMARCK — People sentenced for property and drug crimes present the greatest opportunity for North Dakota to slow the revolving door at the state's prisons, researchers told the group guiding the state's Justice Reinvestment Initiative on Tuesday. Katie Mosehauer, project manager for the Council of State Governments Justice Center, said supervision failures and the lowest-level property and drug offenses "are creating an immense amount of pressure" on the state's prison system.
BISMARCK — After saying last month he would stay until June 2017, the president of Williston State College announced Monday his resignation is effective immediately, saying he doesn't want to wait another year to join his wife and children in Seattle. Raymond Nadolny, who became the college's third president in April 2009, announced his resignation on May 16, saying he would stay until his contract expired on June 30, 2017.
BISMARCK—Entrepreneur versus career politician. Job creator versus regulator. Visionary versus the status quo. Fargo businessman Doug Burgum's campaign for governor has criticized Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem on many fronts, but none as consistently as Stenehjem's 40 years in elected office. Burgum's latest video, released last week, was arguably his harshest attack yet on his rival for the Republican nomination in the June 14 primary, knocking Stenehjem as a "career politician" first elected in 1976.
BISMARCK—The head of the world's 23rd-biggest public company believes his former boss is fit to lead the nation's 39th state. With billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates already contributing nearly $107,000 to Fargo entrepreneur Doug Burgum's gubernatorial campaign, the company's chief executive officer now also has endorsed Burgum, calling him "an enlightened business leader" who can be an effective governor of North Dakota. "He's been a real inspiration for me," CEO Satya Nadella said Friday in an interview with Forum News Service.