‘I was unfaithful:’ North Dakota lieutenant governor and 2016 hopeful Drew Wrigley acknowledges affair

By   /  September 1, 2015  /  News, North Dakota  /  No Comments


North Dakota Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley has acknowledged an extra-marital affair in an exclusive interview with Watchdog.

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‘Neanderthal’ North Dakota has cleaner air than Minnesota

By   /  August 31, 2015  /  Commentary, North Dakota  /  No Comments

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Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton calls North Dakota’s approach to climate change “neanderthal” despite the state having better air quality than his own.

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Are taxpayers picking up tab for North Dakota housing fund?

By   /  August 28, 2015  /  News, North Dakota  /  No Comments

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A North Dakota Housing Incentive Fund supposedly funded by private interests may actually be funded by the taxpayers thanks to tax credits.

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North Dakota State University announces payments to athletes, even as student costs increase

By   /  August 27, 2015  /  News, North Dakota  /  No Comments

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North Dakota State University has announced that it will be paying some student athletes even as the cost of athletics to students and taxpayers increases.

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Four ways North Dakota could improve its open records laws

By   /  August 26, 2015  /  News, North Dakota, Transparency  /  No Comments

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North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has formed a task force to improve his state’s open records laws, and Watchdog reporter Rob Port who is serving on it has some ideas.

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North Dakota looks to address teacher shortage by cutting through red tape

By   /  August 10, 2015  /  Commentary, North Dakota  /  No Comments

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A rule allowing “community experts” without teaching degrees has been proposed to address a teacher shortage in North Dakota.

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