AG rules for Watchdog.org in open records complaint

By   /  July 29, 2014  /  North Dakota  /  No Comments

OPEN THE BOOKS: North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has sided with Watchdog in a complaint over the North Dakota State University Development Foundation denying a request for records pertaining to funds raised by NDSU President Dean Bresciani.

Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has ruled in favor of Watchdog in an open records complaint filed against the North Dakota State University Development Foundation, prompting the organization to open its expenditure records to public scrutiny.

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ND Republican raises campaign funds, even when he’s not on the ballot

By   /  July 24, 2014  /  News, North Dakota  /  No Comments

QUESTIONABLE FUNDRAISING: Since 2010 frequent North Dakota federal candidate Duane Sand has used direct mail fundraising company Base Connect to bring money into his campaigns even when he hasn't actually been a candidate.

Republican Duane Sand has a recognizable name in North Dakota because he’s been on the state ballot four times since 2000.

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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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