Hearing set for bill that keeps part of redistricting process secret

FARGO (KVRR) – A bill that would exempt drafts of legislative redistricting maps from North Dakota’s open records laws will be discussed by state lawmakers this week. The Senate Political Subdivisions Committee will hold a hearing Friday at 8:30 a.m. “Unfortunately, the bill allows legislators to hide their draft maps from the public by exempting them from open records laws”…

Iowa Couple Celebrates Nearly Eight Decades of Marriage

Their secret? Luck.

HR09_131608817172670000 HR09_131608817186340000 HR09_131608817223010000 HR09_131608817238680000 VINTON, Iowa — It must have worked because this Iowa couple has been hitched for 79 years. “I said, ‘I’d like to go back and see that girl again’ so that’s where it all started with just trying to vaccinate some pigs,” Keith Elwick said on how he met his future wife at a vet’s office….

The Biz: Retirement, Airlines, Contraception App Oops and Ordering Off of the Harry Potter Secret Menu at Starbucks

You have to know the magic and order them that way

NATIONAL — If you’re looking to retire in 2018 then you may not have to go far to find the best place to live. According to a new report from, one of the top five states in the U.S. to retire this year is South Dakota. The report states the findings are based on affordability, quality of life and…

Senator Heitkamp Working to Crack Down on Secret Campaign Spending

It's already illegal for foreign nationals or governments to contribute to campaigns in the U.S., and this bill would help make sure those laws are followed

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A group of U.S. Senators is going after secret campaign spending. Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota helped reintroduce the DISCLOSE Act. It would require tax-exempt groups and super PACs that spend money on elections to disclose their spending as well as their major individual sources of funding over $10,000. It’s already illegal for foreign nationals or…