BISMARCK, N.D. - With 16 candidates seeking nine offices, competition for party endorsement was stiff over the weekend at the North Dakota Republican Convention in Bismarck.
There were 1,940 delegates from the stateâ€™s 47 congressional districts registered for the convention, which is a 26 percent increase since 2010. However, as nominations began on Saturday, 1,666 delegates were present to vote by 1:47 p.m., but that number edged up to 1,717 by 1:33 p.m. Sunday according to the credentials committee.
Itâ€™s unusual for a business to celebrate its 100th birthday while simultaneously planning a retirement party, but manager Mike Schwehr and his crew at C.H. Carpenter Lumber company are doing just that.
â€śItâ€™s a little hard because youâ€™ve put so much into it,â€ť Schwehr said of the closing. â€śItâ€™s tough. Theyâ€™ve been good to us around here, the communityâ€™s supported us well. Weâ€™ve been thanking everybody for everything theyâ€™ve done over the years.â€ť