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Forum Editor: Legislator Emails Should Be Open Records

Forum Editor: Legislator Emails Should Be Open Records

Fargo Forum editor Matt Von Pinnon, last seen wishing crappy cell phone coverage on western North Dakota, continues the paper’s proud tradition of being total homers for all things NDSU with an editorial calling legislators hypocrites because open records laws don’t apply to their emails. “When a North Dakota legislator wants to dig into a

Uh Oh: Forum Communications Confirms Missing Emails From Bresciani's Inbox

The timing of the deletion of emails from NDSU President Dean Bresciani’s inbox has always been interesting. It appears as though the mass-deletion of tens of thousands of emails took place between the time when an open records request from Forum Communicatinos was fulfilled and when an open records request from Legislative Council was received.

NDUS Chancellor Meets With Governor Dalrymple, Bresciani Gets His Lawyer In The University System Office

According to a source in the capitol, new North Dakota University System Chancellor Larry Skogen was seen going into Governor Jack Dalrymple’s office today. Skogen took over after the turbulent tenure of former Chancellor Hamid Shirvani and promised to “heal” the university system. But there’s been little of that in his first days in office

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Bresciani Emails Found, University System Apparently Getting A House Cleaning

Some very interesting developments in the email scandal at North Dakota State University today that make me think back to a line that President Dean Bresciani wrote about former Chancellor Hamid Shirvani in an email obtained by Forum Communications: “start getting bids from movers.” But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. I’m told by multiple

Fargo Forum: "Real Journalism" Means Shooting The Messenger

In an editorial today, the Fargo Forum takes pot shots (not by name, naturally) at myself and my good friend Jay Thomas (of the Jay Thomas Show on WDAY AM970 in Fargo) for our focus on the email controversy at North Dakota State University. “Credible answers have been elusive,” writes the Forum, “but traditional in-the-trenches

On TV: NDSU President Not Doing Himself Any Favors With Arrogant Tone

I was on NBC affiliate Valley News Live’s 6:30 Point of View show last night with Chris Berg talking about the email controversy at North Dakota State University. One interesting point Berg made in his opening monologue, and which he asked me about during my segment, was the tone of a letter President Dean Bresciani

University System Looking At President's Emails Is "Chilling" Says Legislator Who Works For Said President

Valley News Live – KVLY/KXJB – Fargo/Grand Forks In a Valley News Live report about the controversy over NDSU President Dean Bresciani’s deleted emails, state Senator Tim Flakoll suggests that the real controversy is the fact that the North Dakota University System office was accessing those emails. Bresciani states in the letter several times that

NDSU President Accuses North Dakota University System Of Hacking His Email Account

NDSU President Dean Bresciani is facing allegations that he deleted over 45,000 emails the same day he received a records request for emails from the state legislature, a breech of public record laws that could be as serious as a felony. Yesterday, a spokeswoman told the Fargo Forum that those emails weren’t deleted by Bresciani

Attorney General Finds University System Foundation Violated Open Records Laws

Way back in January I requested information pertaining to the revenues and expenditures of the North Dakota University System Foundation. The NDUS denied my request, saying that the foundation is a private entity. I filed an open records complaint with Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, and today he issued an opinion finding that because the foundation

NDSU President Dean Besciani Denies Deleting Emails To Avoid Open Records Request

The Fargo-area media is catching up to a story we broke here on SAB this weekend which has Legislative Council questioning whether or not NDSU President Dean Bresciani broke open records law by deleting over 45,000 emails from his account the day a request for them was made. If he did, he is potentially guilty

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