Let's not forget who it was that thought it a good idea for the school board to open this front in the culture war. Serving on a school board is not a license to indulge in personal political vendettas.
Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies to fly the US and North Dakota flags at half-staff in honor of U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski of Indiana. She died in a head-on crash on Wednesday with two of her staff members.
The disaster declaration includes the northeastern North Dakota counties of Pembina, Walsh, Grand Forks, Traill, Cavalier, Ramsey, Nelson, Steele and Griggs, which saw river and overland flooding during the series of storms.
OMB Director Joe Morrissette will step down from his leading role on Aug. 31, but he will continue to serve as director in a part-time role through next year's legislative session, according to the North Dakota governor's office.
"If granted, a presidential declaration would unlock FEMA public assistance to help cities, counties and townships pay for the costs of repairing roads and other infrastructure," North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum's office said in a statement.
Gov. Doug Burgum, who spoke during the Thursday afternoon ceremony in Grand Forks, said the operations center is an example of how North Dakota invests in technology to “create opportunities for citizens and businesses and diversify our economy.”
Chad Oban and I discuss the controversy around spending in North Dakota's legislative races, and Cody Schuler from the ACLU of North Dakota joins to chat about his new job and what his organization will be prioritizing going forward.