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North Dakota Secretary of State Approves Format For Legal Weed Petition

The group will need to collect about 27,000 signatures by February to get it on the June 2020 ballot

BISMARCK, ND — The format of a petition to make cannabis legal in North Dakota has been approved by the secretary of state. The group behind the effort initially withdrew the petition to make some clarifications. The constitutional initiated measure would allow a person to grow, process and possess up to 12 cannabis plants. It would also license and regulate…

Petition Proposes Merging North Dakota and South Dakota Into “MegaKota”

Thousands of people have already signed the petition

There’s North Dakota and South Dakota, but what about the idea of combining the two into a state called “Megakota”? A petition is making its way around the internet asking President Trump to merge North and South Dakota into one state. It was created by a user named Dillan Stewart. He says his reasoning for starting it is he thinks…

Legalizing Marijuana Will Be on Ballot In November

Supporters needed to submit about 13,500 valid signatures. They had more than 14,600.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ Supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana in North Dakota have succeeded in bringing the matter to a public vote later this year. Secretary of State Al Jaeger says proponents submitted more than enough valid petition signatures to get a measure on the November general election ballot. Supporters needed to submit about 13,500 valid signatures. They had more…

Petition Approved to Create Ethics Commission

A group is trying to establish an ethics commission in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — A petition effort has been approved for a group trying to establish an ethics commission in North Dakota. The commission would adopt rules for corruption, elections and lobbying and for reporting alleged violations. Secretary of State Al Jaeger says the group must collect nearly 27,000 valid signatures by July 9. If they do, the constitutional initiated measure…

Petition to Provide Special License Plates to Volunteer First Responders Approved

The petition requires over 13,000 signatures by July 9

BISMARCK, N.D. — Supporters of providing specialized vehicle license plates at no charge for volunteer firefighters and other emergency responders can begin circulating petitions to try to bring the issue to voters. Secretary of State Al Jaeger just approved the format of the petition. Supporters need to gather and submit at least 13,452 valid signatures by July 9 to get…

Petition To Change Sunday Shopping Laws In North Dakota Comes Up Short

Group Changes Tactics And Will Push For Legislation To Remove Blue Laws

FARGO, ND — A petition drive to change North Dakota’s Sunday shopping laws has come up very short. The man behind the petition, Fargo businessman and now political candidate Brandon Medenwald, says only about 5-thousand of the more than 13-thousand signatures needed were collected. Medenwald will now focus on pushing for reintroduction of a bill next year to remove the…

Will Recreational Marijuana Soon Be Legal in North Dakota?

Secretary of State, Al Jaeger, approved the petition for circulation on Friday and says about 13,500 qualified signatures are needed to put it to a statewide vote next year

NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota may see a future with legal recreational marijuana if supporters can get enough signatures. Secretary of State, Al Jaeger, approved the petition for circulation on Friday and says about 13,500 qualified signatures are needed to put it to a statewide vote next year. According to sponsors the petition is looking to make it legal to…

Recreational Marijuana Petition Under Review

North Dakota's Secretary of State is reviewing a draft petition

BISMARCK, N.D. — The Secretary of State is reviewing a draft petition to legalize recreational marijuana in North Dakota. Al Jaeger says if the petition is approved, supporters would need to gather and submit more than 13,000 valid signatures to get a proposed measure on the ballot. Petition sponsor Dave Owen of Grand Forks says the petition seeks to make…

Petition Asking to Drop Charges Against DAPL Protesters Presented to Prosecutors

The assistant state's attorney confirmed getting the petition, but declined to comment

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — Prosecutors have been given a petition asking that all charges be dropped against remaining defendants in the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. The petition containing about 55,000 signatures was presented by representatives of the Lakota People’s Law Project to the Morton County State’s Attorney’s Office. The assistant state’s attorney confirmed getting the petition, but declined to…

Fergus Falls Target Supporters Plan Day of Shopping in Attempt to Save Store

They're trying to rally as many people as they can to shop at Target this Saturday to show the business a profitable day

  FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — A group of shoppers in Fergus Falls collected more than 10,000 signatures to keep their Target location. The store is set to close permanently on February 3rd, but many people in the area are fighting to keep its doors open. They’re trying to rally as many people as they can to shop at Target this…