BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ An assessment of North Dakota's political and economic situation by Gov. Jack Dalyrmple highlights Tuesday's opening of the 2013 Legislative session.
The North Dakota Constitution limits the Legislature to 80 days of meetings every two years, and the current session is expected to go to about May 1.
In addition to Dalyrmple's speech about 90 minutes after the session is gaveled to order at midday, Chief Justice Gerald VandeWalle (VAN'-duh-wall) will brief members of the House and Senate Wednesday on issues affecting North Dakota's judicial system.
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Chairman Richard McCloud on Thursday is slated to give a speech about the relationship between North Dakota's American Indian tribal governments and the state government.