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'>Free Legal Advice: Don't Hire Ron Fischer

Okay, so maybe the title is a smidge strong. Given an infinite amount of space for a title I might have called it: If The Government Comes To Euthanize You, Don’t Hire Ron Fischer As Your Lawyer; He Can’t Think' class="readmore"> [...]

August 26, 2014 NorthDecoder

North Dakota Christian Group Continues Its Assault on the Eighth Commandment

For North Dakotans who actually practice their Christian religion — particularly Catholics and Lutherans — the 8th Commandment is pretty clear. It says “Thou shalt not bear false witness…” Exodus 20:16. Folks familiar with the Bible recognize this as being [...]

August 8, 2014 NorthDecoder
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News Updates from mid-July 2014

There’s been a glut of news coming out lately about North Dakota, nationally. We don’t see a lot of it locally, but it’s important stuff we all should know about. I’ve had about fifteen web browser windows open on my [...]

July 23, 2014 NorthDecoder
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A Loophole Big Enough To Drive A Fracking Truck Through

(Cross-posted, with permission, from The Prairie Blog.) I’m working on an article for a magazine I write for about the North Dakota Industrial Commission’s new policy for siting oil wells, and I thought I might share some of what I [...]

July 17, 2014 NorthDecoder

You Can’t Mitigate Greed

(Cross-posted, with permission, from The Prairie Blog.) Mitigation. There’s a word that draws mixed reaction. Most dictionaries generally define mitigation as “the act of making a condition or consequence less severe, the process of becoming milder or gentler.” It’s a [...]

June 30, 2014 NorthDecoder

Where The Hell Is Kevin Cramer?

Seriously. Where is North Dakota’s missing freshman congressman, Kevin Cramer? It appears Cramer has closed his office in the Federal Building here in North Dakota’s capitol city. Here’s a photo of what his office door has looked like for a [...]

June 27, 2014 NorthDecoder
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'>The Saga of the Elkhorn Continues: What's a FONSI?

(Cross-posted, with permission, from The Prairie Blog.) About ten years ago, Ken and Norma Eberts decided to sell their Bad Lands ranch and retire. The ranch is directly across the river from the Elkhorn Ranch Site, home to our 26th' class="readmore"> [...]

June 12, 2014 NorthDecoder
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'>Obama's ND Reservation Visit: North Dakota Context

If I were a newspaper reporter, I would call the Governor’s Office today. i would get anybody on the phone that would talk to me. I would talk to the Governor or Lt. Governor. I’d talk to a press person' class="readmore"> [...]

June 11, 2014 NorthDecoder
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'>Finally, A Tax I Don't Like

(Cross-posted, with permission, from The Prairie Blog.) I’m an old liberal who, my conservative friends say, “never met a tax he didn’t like.” Well, they’re pretty much right. Taxes generally do good things for people, especially those at the local' class="readmore"> [...]

June 4, 2014 NorthDecoder
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'>Finally, A Tax I Don't Like

(Cross-posted, with permission, from The Prairie Blog.) I’m an old liberal who, my conservative friends say, “never met a tax he didn’t like.” Well, they’re pretty much right. Taxes generally do good things for people, especially those at the local' class="readmore"> [...]

June 4, 2014 NorthDecoder