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Law enforcement officers carry a protester advocating against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Photo submitted by Morton County

Dakota Access Pipeline Protests Have Cost State/Local Authorities Over $2.2 Million So Far

Dakota Access Pipeline Protests Have Cost State/Local Authorities Over $2.2 Million So Far

“In all, the state has accumulated about $1.8 million in costs, including overtime for Department of Emergency Services personnel and payments to reimburse costs incurred by partnering law enforcement agencies,” a press release from Governor Jack Dalrymple’s office yesterday stated (see below). “Morton County officials have reported incurring costs of about $100,000 a week for

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Governor: State of North Dakota Will Try to Recoup Some Expenses for Dakota Access Pipeline Protest

Last month I wondered if some of the groups organizing the (often unlawful and sometimes violent) Dakota Access Pipeline protests should be on the hook for the state’s expenses in responding to them. This isn’t an unprecedented sort of thing.  Earlier this year bombastic presidential candidate Donald Trump visited North Dakota, addressing a conference in

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Gov. Jack Dalrymple gives his Budget Address to members of the North Dakota legislators and the public in the House chamber Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at the state Capitol in Bismarck. Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune

UPDATED: Governor Jack Dalrymple Calls on National Guard to Assist With Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

UPDATE: Stream of the press conference is below. Since the protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline began there has been rumor mongering in political circles about Governor Jack Dalrymple calling out the North Dakota National Guard to deal with demonstrators who have turned violent at times. Last night those rumors got substance. I have been told

North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple and his wife Betsy greet the crowd Tuesday night, November 06, 2012, in Bismarck after his opponent Ryan Taylor conceded the election. Dave Wallis / The Forum
North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple and his wife Betsy greet the crowd Tuesday night, November 6, 2012, in Bismarck after his opponent Ryan Taylor conceded the election. Dave Wallis / The Forum

Governor’s Response to Scandalous DHS Child Care Audit Is More Than a Little Lame

“The response from Gov. Jack Dalrymple and the North Dakota Department of Human Services to a scathing audit of the department’s child care licensing failures misses the mark by a country mile,” the Fargo Forum editorial board wrote yesterday. “It’s little more than an attempt to muddle the message by shooting the messenger.” I agree. “The

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Gov. Jack Dalrymple today signed House Bill 1087 into law, requiring North Dakota students pass a basic civics test for high school graduation. Joining Dalrymple were First Lady Betsy Dalrymple, legislators and other supporters of the civics bill. Special to the Forum

North Dakotans Are Fed up With the Status Quo

The headline above is not exactly breaking news, I know. Anyone who observed the results of Fargo businessman Doug Burgum’s upset, lopsided victory over Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem in the Republican gubernatorial primary earlier this years knows it’s true. Burgum’s campaign focused mostly on fiscal accountability. He accused the state’s current leadership (a “good old boys

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North Dakota Republican Governor Jack Dalrymple listens to testimonies during the Economic Development and Commerce Committee meeting at the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington,in this file photo from February 22, 2014. REUTERS / Mike Theiler

Audit Shows State Regulators Allowed Daycares to Operate Despite Evidence of Drug Use, Child Abuse

Earlier this month we saw the dismissal of criminal charges against Maggie Anderson, the director of the North Dakota Department of Human Services and member of Governor Jack Dalrymple’s cabinet. Those charges were related to an investigation into the drowning death of a young girl while in the care of a daycare facility in Velva.

Gov. Jack Dalrymple gives a speech about the continuing investment of unmanned aircrafts at the Grand Forks County Building in Grand Forks, ND on July 6, 2015. (Grand Forks herald/ Joshua Komer)
Gov. Jack Dalrymple gives a speech about the continuing investment of unmanned aircrafts at the Grand Forks County Building in Grand Forks, ND on July 6, 2015. (Grand Forks herald/ Joshua Komer)

Citing Concerns Over Public Safety and Property Damage Governor Dalrymple Declares Emergency Over Dakota Access Protests

“The State of North Dakota remains committed to protecting citizens’ rights to lawfully assemble and protest,” Governor Jack Dalrymple said in a statement his afternoon, “but the unfortunate fact remains that unlawful acts associated with the protest near Cannon Ball have led to serious public safety concerns and property damage.” The statement was announcing an

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Governor Jack Dalrymple spoke briefly to a joint session of the North Dakota legislative body on Tuesday morning at the start of a special session of the legislature. Gov. Dalrymple in his remarks in the house chamber wished the legislators in both bodies well in the effort to fix the budget revenue shortfall.
Gov. Jack Dalrymple spoke briefly to a joint session of the North Dakota legislative body on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, at the start of a special session of the Legislature. Dalrymple wished the legislators in both bodies well in the effort to fix the budget revenue shortfall. TOM STROMME / Bismarck Tribune

The Real Drama of the Legislature’s Special Session Starts Tomorrow in the House

For those of you who haven’t been following along, here’s what’s happened in North Dakota’s special legislative session so far: Two bills, one Republican and one from Democrats, to delay the construction of the new governor’s residence failed in the Delayed Bills Committee The Republican bill to fix the budget shortfall – one backed by Governor

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Governor Jack Dalrymple aknowledges the applause after he delivered his Budget Address to members of the North Dakota legislators and the public in the House chamber Wednesday morning 12-3-2014 at the state Capitol in Bismarck. Behind Dalrymple is Speaker of the House Wes Belter, left, and Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley.
Governor Jack Dalrymple aknowledges the applause after he delivered his Budget Address to members of the North Dakota legislators and the public in the House chamber Wednesday morning 12-3-2014 at the state Capitol in Bismarck. Behind Dalrymple is Speaker of the House Wes Belter, left, and Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley. MIKE McCLEARY/Bismarck Tribune

Video: Governor Jack Dalrymple Tells Special Session That “Belt Tightening Is the Order of the Day”

This morning Governor Jack Dalrymple addressed the special session of the legislature he convened to address North Dakota’s budget shortfall. “For now belt tightening is the order of the day,” he told a joint session of the state House and Senate. “I’m confident the people of North Dakota will be supportive of the adjustments you

North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple, left, announces on 7-13-2016 his decision to call for a special legislative session for Aug. 2, 2016 from Memorial Hall in the state Capitol in Bismarck, North Dakota. In the background is House Majority Leader Al Carlson, R-Fargo, left, and Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner, R-Dickinson.
North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple, left, announces on 7-13-2016 his decision to call for a special legislative session for Aug. 2, 2016 from Memorial Hall in the state Capitol in Bismarck, North Dakota. In the background is House Majority Leader Al Carlson, R-Fargo, left, and Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner, R-Dickinson. Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune

Governor Jack Dalrymple Orders Another 2.5 Percent Budget Allotment Worth $152 Million

The special session of the North Dakota legislature called last month by Governor Jack Dalrymple to address budget shortfalls begins tomorrow with an address from Dalrymple itself, but before lawmakers meet the Governor has already ordered a new 2.5 percent across-the-board spending cut for state agencies. This comes on top of the 4.05 percent budget

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