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North Dakota Attorney General Asks for Law Enforcement Investigation Into Commerce Department Audit Findings

North Dakota Attorney General Asks for Law Enforcement Investigation Into Commerce Department Audit Findings

In September, Auditor Josh Gallion’s office released the report of an audit of the North Dakota Commerce Department. You can read the full report at the link above, but this is a summary of the findings: In a response included in the audit report, the Commerce Department agreed that funds were not used in the

Dakota Access Pipeline opponents sing prayer songs Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, as they vacate the Oceti Sakowin camp near Cannon Ball, N.D., ahead of the evacuation deadline. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune

North Dakota’s Assistance Program for #NoDAPL Protesters Closed Down After Hotel Room Was Trashed

Earlier this week the State of North Dakota was operating an assistance program for #NoDAPL protesters willing to leave the area peacefully. Those participating received a bus ticket, a hotel room voucher, and supplies. But the program didn’t last long. Cecily Fong, spokeswoman for the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services, has confirmed to me

Forum Communications Reporter to Join Governor-Elect Doug Burgum’s Administration

Big news today from Governor-elect Doug Burgum. Forum News Service reporter Mike Nowatzki will be joining his team as communications director according to a press release which just went out. Full disclosure, I also work for the Forum News Service and Nowatzki is a colleague of mine. “With a deep understanding of North Dakota’s challenges

North Dakotans Aren't Asking The Right Questions About Supposed Property Tax Relief

I was happy to see this headline run in the Fargo Forum today. It’s gratifying to see skepticism of the state buy-downs of local spending we’ve been calling “property tax relief.” There are a lot of reasons to be skeptical. Heck, there are a lot of reasons to believe it isn’t really tax relief at

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