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Lydia Hoverson

Legislators Address Drag Shows

Bill Passes North Dakota House  lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com   BISMARCK – The North Dakota State House passed Thursday restrictions on cabaret performances, which includes drag shows.  House Bill 1333 prohibits adult cabaret performances on public property and in the line of vision of a minor. The bill creates a class A misdemeanor for…
January 27, 2023

Cigar Lounges Pass North Dakota House  

Receives Majority Approval  lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com   BISMARCK – The North Dakota State House passed a bill that would allow businesses to have cigar bars and lounges.  A cigar bar, a place where people go to smoke cigars, is defined in the bill as a bar that generates two percent or more of…
January 26, 2023

House Defeats Senior Tax Relief 

North Dakota Property Tax Debate  lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com   BISMARCK – The North Dakota State House defeated a bill Tuesday that would exempt those 65 years old and older from paying property tax.  House Bill 1380, which would eliminate property tax for homeowners 65 years old and older, failed in the House by…
January 25, 2023

North Dakota Hearings on Vaccine Bills 

Lengthy Committee Debate  BISMARCK – The North Dakota House and Human Services committee heard much testimony Monday on bills relating to vaccine transparency and mandates.  House Bill 1207 would require the Department of Health and Human Services to publish vaccine adverse events on its website.  The sponsor of the bill,…
January 24, 2023

House Passes Thanksgiving Alcohol Sales 

Narrow Vote in North Dakota Capitol  BISMARCK – North Dakota citizens might be allowed to buy and sell alcohol on Thanksgiving Day after the narrow House vote Friday.   Though on-premise sales are currently allowed, House Bill 1335 would change the North Dakota Century Code to allow off-sale transactions of alcohol.…
January 23, 2023

Working in the Place He Loves 

Minot’s Public Works Director  lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com   MINOT – Public works is not an easy job, but Minot’s director has it down after 16 years of working in that department.  Dan Jonasson, originally from Milton in northeast North Dakota, has lived in Minot since September of 2006, when he was first employed…
January 22, 2023

In-Home Therapy for Families in the Area 

The Village Part Two  PIX—village logo  lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com   MINOT – Though The Village provides out-patient and school-based therapy, it also has many other services that go with those, such as in-home therapy.  Mallary Schaefer, regional program supervisor for The Village in Minot and Bismarck, described in-home therapy as therapists going into…
January 21, 2023

Curling Sweeps Through Senate

Proposed as official state sport lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com   BISMARCK – The North Dakota State Senate passed a bill to make curling the official state sport Friday, filling the chambers with sports jokes and laughter.  Senate Bill 2229, which would make curling the state’s official sport, passed by a vote of 30 to…
January 20, 2023

Term Limits Study Bill Sparks Discussion  

Senate Vote Unanimous BISMARCK – A bill to study the effects of term limits started a discussion in the North Dakota State Senate Thursday.  Citizens of North Dakota collected enough signatures to put term limits on last November's ballot, where it passed by a wide margin. The measure limits a…
January 20, 2023

Hearing on the Pledge of Allegiance 

North Dakota State House Committee  lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com   BISMARCK – Two bills on the Pledge of Allegiance were heard before a North Dakota State House committee Thursday.  The House Government and Veterans Affairs committee heard House Bill 1172, which would prohibit any executive officer or employee from altering the language of the…
January 19, 2023
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