University of North Dakota will continue debit card partnership despite ‘unconscionable’ activities

By   /  July 22, 2014  /  News, North Dakota  /  No Comments

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By Rob Port | Watchdog.org North Dakota Bureau
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — In 2009 the University of North Dakota decided, over protests from students, to partner with HigherOne to distribute excess financial aid dollars to students on debit cards.
Now a $15-million settlement of class=action lawsuit has one student leader saying “told you so” even as the school’s [...]

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Fargo limits juice for day-care kids to six ounces per day

By   /  July 17, 2014  /  News, North Dakota  /  No Comments

JUICE SQUEEZE: A new ordinance passed unanimously by the Fargo City Commission limits juice consumption by children in the city's daycares to no more than six ounces today, and limits the sort of juice to be served to only 100 percent juice.

The city of Fargo is cracking down on juice consumption by daycare kids.

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North Dakota crime rate steady over past 15 years

By   /  July 17, 2014  /  North Dakota  /  No Comments

NO COMMENT: North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem's office isn't releasing any information about an incident where Bureau of Criminal Investigation officers allegedly seized a citizen's cell phone and deleted pictures she had been taking of a raid.

In recent years crime in North Dakota is up, but over the past 15 years the state’s crime rate has remained remarkably steady despite an oil boom and rapidly shifting demographics.

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North Dakota officials not aware of any illegal immigrant placements

By   /  July 14, 2014  /  Immigration, National, News, North Dakota  /  No Comments

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By Rob Port | Watchdog.org North Dakota Bureau
BISMARCK, N.D. — Illegal immigrants may be flooding the nation’s southern border, b ut thus far none have been placed in North Dakota.
At the request of state Rep. Roscoe Streyle, a Republican from Minot, Legislative Council inquired about any placements of illegal immigrants in the state.
“We contacted representatives [...]

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ND rail shipments peak; pipelines set to take over oil load

By   /  July 14, 2014  /  News, North Dakota  /  No Comments

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Rail shipments from the booming oil fields in North Dakota have sparked national headlines and a debate over safety, after several high-profile derailments.

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North Dakota housing boom sets new record as rents soar

By   /  July 9, 2014  /  News, North Dakota  /  No Comments

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In North Dakota housing is booming, and it couldn’t come at a better time.

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