BISMARCK – A bill that would make it a graduation requirement for North Dakota high school students to pass the same civics exam given to people applying for U.S. citizenship cleared its first legislative hurdle with flying colors Wednesday. The House Education Committee heard passionate testimony in favor of House Bill 1087.
BISMARCK – The Bank of North Dakota posted its 10th consecutive year of record profits in 2013, finishing the year with $94.2 million in net income. The state-owned bank saw a 15 percent increase over the $81.6 million in profits in 2012. Last year’s total also marked a $60 million increase over the bank’s profits in 2004.
MINOT, N.D. – After bypassing the convention process two years ago, U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer received the North Dakota Republican Party’s unanimous endorsement at the GOP State Convention on Saturday in Minot. Cramer faces a challenge from Democratic state Sen. George B. Sinner of Fargo, a longtime banker and the son of former North Dakota Gov. George “Bud” Sinner. “I can tell you we’re going to outwork them for sure with your help,” Cramer said.