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Yes on 5 Commercials Began Airing this Week

September 17, 2014Press ReleaseNorth Dakotans for Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks Promote North Dakota’s Beauty and Prosperity with First TV Spot

BISMARCK – The committee supporting the Clean Water, Wildlife & Parks Measure began airing spots this week to help North Dakotans understand why Yes on 5 is important to the state’s future. The commercials for measure 5 highlight the state’s great natural beauty and how lucky we are to have the prosperity brought by the state’s oil boom.

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Supporters for Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks amendment pitch benefits in Grand Forks stop

September 16, 2014News Clip

GRAND FORKS – Using the backdrop of the Red River and the obelisk marking the record flood of 1997, leaders of a ballot initiative that would create an outdoor heritage fund with North Dakota oil tax revenue said the measure would provide, among other benefits, increased flood protection and more outdoor recreation opportunities.

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Backers of ND conservation amendment announce broad coalition of support

September 16, 2014News Clip

FARGO – Backers of the Clean Water, Wildlife & Parks Amendment announced Tuesday that a broad coalition of 225 individuals, businesses and organizations have endorsed Measure 5 on the November ballot.

 “That’s a broad range of North Dakotans, teachers, agricultural producers, business owners and others,” said Steve Adair, chairman of the campaign for the conservation amendment.

“It’s really grown into a broad, grass-roots effort across the state,” said Adair, an executive with Ducks Unlimited in Bismarck.

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Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks Amendment Qualifies for November Ballot

September 5, 2014Press ReleaseNorth Dakotans Will Have Opportunity to Vote on Historic Measure

BISMARCK, N.D. - Today, Secretary of State Al Jaeger announced that the Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks measure has qualified for the November ballot. More than 41,000 North Dakotans signed the petition to place the measure on the ballot. Now, North Dakotans will have the opportunity to vote for Measure 5 in November.

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Forum editorial: Sentiment on parks changing

August 30, 2014News Clip

‘Does North Dakota need more parks?” the headline asked. (Forum, Aug. 26.)

The accompanying article by the The Forum News Service’s Mike Nowatzki had the answer: A resounding “yes!”

As good as North Dakota’s state park system is, there is no getting around the reality that the state has done very little of substance to either expand or improve parks for 30 years. Three decades passed as demands on parks increased. Three decades during which the Legislature in its wisdom shortchanged one of the most attractive amenities the state has to offer.

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