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DOUG BURGUM

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 threat of Chinese spying is very real. It's not some red scare fever dream.
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.

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It will be "something different from what you usually see from our administration," Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford said on this issue of Plain Talk.
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.”
The people voted. Who won? Who lost? Former NDGOP vice chairman Jim Poolman joins this episode of Plain Talk, as does long-time political operative Pat Finken, to talk it over.
Instead of dumping mailers on voters, why not try talking to them?

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Has Gov. Doug Burgum helped promote his preferred candidates? Or just created headlines that obscured their campaigns?
The 2022 Governor’s Summit on Innovative Education in Dickinson featured a collection of notable speakers and emphasized the importance of equipping students with the essential skills.
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.

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