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Cass County Prosecutor Won’t Pursue Criminal Charges Over ND School of Science Audit

Cass County Prosecutor Won’t Pursue Criminal Charges Over ND School of Science Audit

Earlier this year Auditor Josh Gallion’s office flagged a situation at the North Dakota State School of Science wherein a VP at the school, Tony Grindberg, was involved in negotiating a contract between the university and his wife’s public relations firm. NDSCS President John Richman has claimed that Grindberg’s connection to the firm, Flint Group,

Audio: Cass County States Attorney Says Marsy’s Law the Idea of a “Rather Eccentric Billionaire”

Cass County States Attorney Birch Burdick joined me on my radio show today to talk about Marsy’s Law, also known as Measure 3 on your November ballot. I had intended this segment to be a debate between the two sides of the issue, but the Marsy’s Law proponents declined to participate. I’m told they’ve been

Prosecutor Removes His Government Email Address From Campaign Database

Valley News Live has a follow-up to their story yesterday (piggybacking on my story from earlier this week) regarding the use of state-issued email addresses for political campaigns. I had found 18 candidates for the Legislature – both Republicans and Democrats – who were using their state-issued emails in contact information for their campaigns. Valley

Irony: Prosecutor Investigating Water Tower Projection Used State Resources In His Own Campaign

Valley News Live – KVLY/KXJB – Fargo/Grand Forks In Fargo, City Council candidate John Strand is now undergoing a police investigation because he used a digital projector to cast a campaign message onto a public water tower. The prosecutor leading the charge is Birch Burdick. I noted in a post about the matter yesterday that

Attorney General Won't Address Criminal Allegations Against NDSU President Dean Bresciani

North Dakota Legislative Council has requested a legal opinion from Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem regarding whether or not North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani broke open records laws, and possibly some criminal statues, when complying (or not complying, depending on your view) with a request for emails. A letter sent to LC Attorney John

Video: "Two Resisting Arrest Charges? I'm Done With Football"

A revealing, and at times poignant, video of NDSU football star Travis Beck in the back of a squad car following his altercation with another man at a Fargo bar. A visibly drunk Beck discusses the fight (“I asked him if he wanted to go outside”), the repercussions for his college career (“No parent is