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Kim Fundingsland

Minot Lawmaker Escorted from Airport

A planned anniversary trip for a Minot man and his wife was grounded at the Minot International Airport earlier this week. Rep. Jeff Hoverson, R-Dis. 3, Minot, was pulled out of the passenger screening line where he and his wife intended to board an Allegiant Airlines flight to Phoenix, Arizona.…
October 29, 2021

Fatal Disease Strikes North Dakota Deer

Whitetail Deaths Widespread It is a sad sight that has become all too common throughout western North Dakota, even spreading east of U.S. Highway 83 and the Missouri River. Dead deer. Lots of them. Most are found lying in water where, in the final stages of life, they were trying…
October 27, 2021

Minot Public Schools Realignment Project

Bond election set for December 7 “It will be very serviceable and a very nice building,” said Mark Vollmer, Minot Public Schools Superintendent, in response to a citizen’s question about renovation plans for the Cognizant Building on Minot’s northwest edge. The building, which Vollmer called a $14 million structure, was…
October 27, 2021

Heating Prices to Soar

Big increases coming for propane and natural gas This one hurts, standing out at a time when inflation is striking from all directions. Add this to the increased cost of gasoline, groceries, automobiles, and just about anything money can buy. A big hike in heating prices, natural gas and propane,…
October 26, 2021

Fun in the Field

Hometown Heroes Outdoors With a broad and friendly smile on his face, the big Marine extended a long arm and, with a firm handshake, summed up what the morning was all about. “Semper fi, buddy,” said Don Rowell, Anoka, Minnesota, while shaking the hand of Larry Verraneault, Minot. The two…
October 24, 2021

Legislative Leader on Redistricting

Expectations for upcoming session MINOT – North Dakota’s 47 legislative districts are about to get a new look, a realignment made necessary following the latest census. The state’s districts are required to have reasonably equal populations to ensure that all state citizens are equally represented at the capitol. A special…
October 24, 2021

Vanishing Districts

Three voting districts in North Dakota are about to disappear. That is, if proposed redistricting that reconfigures voting alignments meets with the approval of legislators. The matter will be taken up when the state’s legislators return to Bismarck November 8 for a maximum four-day session. Can entire voting districts really…
October 24, 2021

The Way I See It

A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Second Amendment, U.S. Constitution Gun control. Get rid of the second amendment. After all, it’s so outdated anyway. Really? Change the Bill of…
October 24, 2021

Redistricting Plan Heads to Upcoming Session

ND lawmakers express concerns It has happened before, a reconfiguring of North Dakota’s legislative districts, but there’s always something about shifting political boundaries that draws the ire of legislators on both sides of the isle. The upcoming reconvened session of the ND Legislature, with redistricting foremost on the agenda, is…
October 24, 2021

From Farm to Front Lines

A Korean veteran's story The stars and stripes fly proudly in his farmyard. His nights are still occasionally interrupted by vivid dreams, flashbacks of his most harrowing moments of military service. He was a member of the Color Guard for funerals of 300 fellow veterans. The proud U.S. Army veteran…
October 24, 2021
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