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North Dakota Watchdog year in review: Accountability for government

By   /  December 31, 2015  /  Accountability, News, North Dakota, State Government  /  No Comments

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North Dakota Watchdog broke several stories in 2015 bringing accountability to the state government.

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North Dakota Watchdog year in review: Protecting free speech

By   /  December 30, 2015  /  First Amendment, Free Speech, News, North Dakota  /  No Comments

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In 2015 North Dakota Watchdog covered several stories protecting free speech.

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Watchdog’s Scariest People of 2015: No. 20

By   /  December 29, 2015  /  North Dakota  /  No Comments

NO RIGHT TO SPEAK: In North Dakota a Valley City man wanted to address his city commission about possibly firing the local police chief, but city officials say he can't be allowed to speak because of what he might say.

Part 6 of 25 in the series Watchdog’s Scariest People of 2015 Now that Christmas is over and the New Year beckons, it’s time for’s annual parade of malfeasance and miscreants. The Scariest People of 2015 is a frightening list indeed, filled with bureaucrats and functionaries who, shall we say, do not share an […]

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West Fargo school assigned students to support raising taxes

By   /  December 15, 2015  /  News, North Dakota  /  No Comments

Photo via West Fargo Public Schools

A public school in West Fargo made tax hikes an assignment for a group of high school students, telling them to write letters to local lawmakers.

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Amid low oil prices, North Dakota tax revenue $152 million short

By   /  December 15, 2015  /  News, North Dakota  /  No Comments


North Dakota general fund tax revenues have come up $152 million short so far in the 2015-2017 biennium amid low oil prices.

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Audit: Unfunded liabilities in public workers pension grow to over $680 million

By   /  December 14, 2015  /  News, North Dakota  /  No Comments


The unfunded liabilities in North Dakota’s largest public worker’s pension have grew to over $680 million in 2015.

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