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Lydia Hoverson

Prison Product Bill Defeated 

Personal Use Sales Fail in North Dakota State House  lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com   BISMARCK – The sales of products built by state prison inmates sold to government agencies attempted to expand Thursday.  Currently, products made in the prison industry may be sold to government agencies. House Bill 1065 added state employees to the…
January 13, 2023

Sports Betting Resolution Passes North Dakota House 

Minot Representatives’ Mixed Speeches  lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com   BISMARCK – Sports betting may be a measure on the November 2024 ballot for citizens of North Dakota.  The House narrowly passed House Concurrent Resolution 3002 by a vote of 49 to 44. The resolution would put sports betting on the general election ballot as…
January 12, 2023

Property Tax Notice Reform Struck Down 

Fails in North Dakota House lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com   BISMARCK – The North Dakota State House struck down a Minot legislator’s version of property tax reform Wednesday.  Representative Larry Bellew, Dis. R-38, Minot and sponsor of House Bill 1126, described it as a reduction of the amount of assessment increase required to notify…
January 12, 2023

Committee Hearing on Flat Tax Rate 

Governor's Income Tax Plan Debated  BISMARCK – Not all were in agreement with Republican Governor Doug Burgum’s flat rate income tax plan Wednesday when it was heard in committee.  Burgum presented the plan, House Bill 1158, which is a one and a half percent flat tax rate, to the House…
January 11, 2023

University of Mary Sings at Minot Assisted Living 

Cappella at The View   lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com   MINOT – Residents at The View Assisted Living watched quite the show Tuesday when Cappella from the University of Mary in Bismarck, sang for them.  Director Doctor Rebecca Raber, described the choir as a special program, using college athletics as a model.  “I travel around,…
January 10, 2023

North Dakota Legislators' Goals

Lawmakers Share Their Thoughts lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com  BISMARCK – Lawmakers have over a week of legislative work under their belts, but still many more to go. A few legislators shared their goals for this session. Representative Matt Heilman, R-Dis. 7, Bismarck, is one of the many new members this session and only…
January 9, 2023

An Experience with Prayer

Minoter Shares Her Story MINOT – To many people in Minot, prayer is meaningful. Donna Dahl grew up in Ozark, Alabama and moved to Minot in 2018. With a Bachelor of Arts degree, Dahl has experience in multimedia graphic designing. She has worked as a government contractor for the past…
January 8, 2023

Therapy for those in Need 

Outpatient and School-Based  lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com   MINOT – The Village provides therapy services for all people in the area, young or old.  Mallary Schaefer, regional program supervisor for The Village in Minot and Bismarck, said there are several offices across the state as well as some in Minnesota.   “Truly our main office…
January 7, 2023

$55 Million Sought for Supreme Court 

Judiciary Would Move Out of Capitol Building  lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com   BISMARCK – To the tune of $55 million, the judiciary branch plans to move out of the Capitol building if its proposed bill passes this session.  The plan is to move the Supreme Court into the old Liberty Memorial Building on Capitol…
January 7, 2023

Council Approves Cell Seven 

lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com   MINOT – An addition to the city’s landfill is underway after the City Council approved plans and specifications for a seventh cell Tuesday.  The new cell is projected to cost $2,359,187. It was budgeted at $3 million.  Though cells four, five and six still have capacity, they have reached…
January 5, 2023
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