ND lawmakers prohibit academic funds for athletic scholarships after Watchdog report

By   /  April 23, 2015  /  News, North Dakota  /  No Comments

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After a Watchdog report in February exposed nearly $250,000 in matching public grants intended for academics going to athletic scholarships new legislation signed into law this week prohibits the practice in the coming biennium.

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Fargo mayor to businesses: Your vote on flood diversion project will be public

By   /  April 21, 2015  /  News, North Dakota  /  No Comments

VOTE YES: Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney took over for former Mayor Dennis Walaker in December when Walaker passed away. He is currently campaigning in a special election to keep the position.

By Rob Port | Watchdog.org North Dakota Bureau
FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney wants prominent businesses in his community to vote in favor of a special tax assessment to pay for a flood diversion project and he’s making sure they know their decisions will be public record.
At least one business owner, who shared his letter […]

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North Dakota lawmakers should fix oil tax before trigger costs billions

By   /  April 20, 2015  /  Commentary, North Dakota  /  No Comments

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By Rob Port | Watchdog.org North Dakota Bureau
BISMARCK, N.D. — On the 70th day of the state’s 80 legislative session, Republican leaders in the House and Senate have proposed a major reform to oil tax policy.
It’s already been met with met anger from partisan Democrats hoping to inflame the public’s hatred for “big oil,” but it’s […]

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ND state trooper says he resigned over quota policy

By   /  April 17, 2015  /  News, North Dakota  /  No Comments

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An attorney for a North Dakota Highway Patrol trooper who resigned earlier this week amid accusations he was faking tickets says an arrest and ticket quota policy is to blame, but the law enforcement agency says that policy doesn’t exist.

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Former North Dakota University System attorney alleges cover-up, intimidation

By   /  April 16, 2015  /  News, North Dakota  /  No Comments

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A former attorney for the North Dakota University System is accusing some of the system’s top officials of improper conduct, including cover-up of an email scandal and intimidation.

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ND lawmakers want to leave rail safety to the feds

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

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A relatively small appropriation for state rail inspectors created heated debate in the state House on Tuesday.

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