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Ward County Sheriff Steve Kukowski looks over plans for a jail expansion March 14 in his office in Minot. Photo by Mike Nowatzki / Forum News Service

Governor Burgum Needs to Put a Halt to Absurd Removal of the Ward County Sheriff

Governor Burgum Needs to Put a Halt to Absurd Removal of the Ward County Sheriff

Back in October of 2014 a man named Dustin Irwin, who as a prisoner at the Ward County Jail here in Minot, died during a prison exchange with Burleigh County. As a result county Sheriff Steve Kukowski was charged with three Class A Misdemeanors including “public servant refusing to perform duty” and two counts of

The City Of Minot Should Welcome An Outside Review

Over the holiday weekend news broke of yet another defection from the City of Minot’s government. Top planning official Carter Thompson resigned her position and accused city leadership of ethical issues. That came just weeks after Minot airport manager Andy Solsvig abruptly resigned to “pursue other career opportunities,” and also after a former city attorney

Two More Public Officials Charged With Crimes, This Time Related To A Prisoner Death In Ward County

Earlier this week we got news about five members of the Department of Human Services – including department director Maggie Anderson, appointed to her position by Governor Jack Dalrymple – getting charged criminally for allegedly obstructing an investigation into the death of a child at a pool in Velva, southeast of Minot. Today comes news that

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