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Cartoon Corner by Jim Morin

Published with permission from Jim Morin, Miami Herald.

Landowners Say State Government Needs to Correct Pipeline Company Tactics

BISMARCK—Some landowners in the Oil Patch say the State of North Dakota must stop ignoring major problems with current pipeline development while it promotes more oil pipelines as called for by the recent Governor’s pipeline summit.

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Hypocritical Actions on Restoration of Mined Farmland

Dear Editor:

North Dakota has the strongest law in the United States on restoration of mined farmland, but the state Supreme Court’s recent Coal Lake ruling threatens to make it a dead letter.

The court upheld the Public Service Commission’s decision that recreation was a “higher and better” use for 86 acres of mined land than raising crops.

The coal companies think up these alternatives and so far the PSC has given its blessing to all of them – golf courses, dirt bike tracks, shooting ranges, waste disposal pits. Adding these to what’s considered a “higher and better” use exempts the coal company from meeting farm productivity standards. Continue reading

Obama’s Spending Record: More Conservative than Reagan’s

By Andrew Sullivan, Blogger for The Dish

This is the kind of reality that makes Sean Hannity’s head explodes. So far, the GOP candidates have been running against a fictional president with a fictional record. Obama didn’t campaign to increase government spending, but inherit­ing what was in the final quarter of 2008 an an­nualized contraction of 9 percent of GDP, he opted for a stimulus. That ac­counts for much of the spending.

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League of Women Voters to Hold Mandan School Board Candidate Forum

Bismarck, N.D. — The League of Women Voters of Bismarck-Mandan and Dakota Media Access are holding forums for candidates running for election on June 12.  The first of the upcoming forums for Mandan School Board candidates will be held Thursday, May 10 in the Bosh Froehlich Room in Mandan City Hall beginning at 7:00 p.m.  The public is invited to attend.

The forums will be carried LIVE on Government Access, channel 2 and online at www.freetv.org.  The forums will be replayed and available for online viewing up until the June 12 election.

Questions for Mandan School Board candidates may be submitted by audience members in attendance or by viewers watching from home.  Viewers may call in questions during the forum to 701-667-3237.

The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization that promotes the informed participation of all citizens in their government.  The League does not endorse or oppose candidates or political parties.Dakota Media Access works to foster free speech and public dialog by making access to the electronic media available to all citizens through media training, access to media tools and transmission paths on a non-discriminatory basis.