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Ag Department Changes Exit Interviews Policy After SAB Report

Ag Department Changes Exit Interviews Policy After SAB Report

On Thursday I published a story citing exit interviews I obtained through an open records request which illustrated low morale and a high turnover rate at the North Dakota Department of Agriculture. The story was intended to shed light on claims made by former Ag Department employee Katie Pinke who had accused Commissioner Doug Goehring of creating a “hostile work environment.”

Deputy Ag Commissioner Defends Doug Goehring

I’ve written pretty extensively about the challenge to incumbent Ag Commissioner Doug Goehring from Farm Burea-backed candidate Judy Estenson. For what it’s worth, here’s Deputy Agriculture Commissioner Tom Bodine weighing in to NDGOP District Chairs and Farm Bureau members in defense of Goehring. Estenson has been very active at the NDGOP district conventions held to

Allegedly Harrassed Ag Department Employee Said She Wasn't Uncomfortable Around Commissioner

An incident involving two females of the North Dakota’s Department of Agriculture and state Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring came to light earlier this week when a Republican primary challenger to Goehring stepped forward. Goehring admitted in an email to North Dakota Farm Bureau members (the group is backing primary challenger Judy Estenson) to inappropriate conduct

Summer Trips For North Dakota Politicians: Legitimate Official Business, Or Expenses-Paid Vacations?

It’s summer time, and for most American families that means vacation time. The weather is warm, the kids are out of school, and it’s time for some travel. Even for our political leaders, it seems, who have taken a number of trips to exotic locations with the tab picked up by the taxpayer and/or special