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Trump Invites Bison Football Team to the White House

Trump Invites Bison Football Team to the White House

This per a press release just out from Senator Hoeven’s office. The full release is below. Here’s a video statement from Hoeven: “The NDSU Bison have won seven of the last eight FCS national football titles,” Hoeven is quoted as saying in the statement. “After a meeting with the President, I spoke with him about

Attorney General Finds NDSU Broke Open Records Law In Responding To Petition Fraud Request

Back in October, as officials at North Dakota State University refused to make public what discipline a group of Bison football players would face from either the university or the athletics department after they forged thousands of signatures on two petitions, I filed an open records request for the information. Today Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem

Legislature Considering Bill To Toughen Petition Fraud Penalty, Also Considering Resolution To Honor Petition Fraudsters

There is a heavy vibe of irony coming from the ND legislature this week. Yesterday I wrote about a resolution being introduced to honor the NDSU bison football team, ten members of which (including four starters) were convicted for filing fraudulent petition signatures, something that subsequently derailed two initiated measure campaigns costing organizers hundreds of

Fargo-Area Legislators Introduce Resolution Commending NDSU Bison Football Criminals

A group of Fargo-area legislators have introduced HCR3025 commending the NDSU Bison football team, as well as head coach Craig Bohl and NDSU President Dean Bresciani, “for achieving a rare level of dominance in NCAA Division I football.” I’ve never really liked these sort of resolution. These sort of symbolic pats-on-the-head are a waste of

If Only The ND Media Put As Much Effort Into Covering Government As They Put Into Covering Football Games

Considering this a bit of an addendum to my post yesterday about pay for public officials versus pay for football and hockey coaches. Today my social media feeds are full of dispatches from North Dakota reporters and media types extolling their coverage of the NDSU Bison championship game in Texas which, apparently, the Bison won.

Something Is Wrong With Our Priorities When University Sports Coaches Make More Than Governors

Earlier today I wrote about proposed increases in pay for North Dakota’s executive branch elected officials. Per Governor Jack Dalrymple’s proposed budget, the officials (including the governor himself) would get an 11.4% increase in pay by 2015 over their 2012 levels. People tend to get pretty wound up about how much public officials make, but

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