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 stateâs 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.
Itâs 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.
âItâs a little hard because youâve put so much into it,â Schwehr said of the closing. âItâs tough. Theyâve been good to us around here, the communityâs supported us well. Weâve been thanking everybody for everything theyâve done over the years.â