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Here's What The Problem With That UND/Forum Communications Polling Was

Here's What The Problem With That UND/Forum Communications Polling Was

By now the public polling done in North Dakota’s election races – results released by SayAnythingBlog.com/Valley News Life/DFM Research and Forum Communications/University of North Dakota – is old news. But one lingering issue is how far off the Forum/UND polling seemed to be. That polling was widely derided by political observers – including this one

On Television: Oil Tax Revenues Belong To All Of North Dakota

We discussed oil tax revenues and funding for oil patch needs on Chris Berg’s show on Valley News Live last night (video above). During the discussion Berg asked me about an oft-made argument about oil tax revenues, which is the idea that because they’re produced in western counties they belong in western counties. This is

On Television: Accreditor Calls Universities "Insular" And Lacking "Self Awareness"

On Chris Berg’s 6:30 Point of View program last night – my first since coming back from vacation! – we discussed higher education. Specifically, the Higher Learning Commission report about the North Dakota University System which I wrote about yesterday. University system officials were all over the media yesterday claiming this report exonerates their governance

On Television: North Dakota University System Has A Trust Problem

I was on Chris Berg’s Valley News Live show last night for my regular weekly segment, and perhaps not surprisingly we discussed my big story about the State Board of Higher Education making some candid remarks they thought were off the record in a non-public meeting. Before the show, Chris asked me what I thought

North Dakota Campus Police Chief: Investigating Student Death "Not A High Priority Item"

I’ve often accused the North Dakota universities of not putting students at the top of their list of priorities, but this is ridiculous: The autopsy of Andrew Sadek was supposed to be finished by now but officials say it’s pushed back until at least next week. Sadek’s body was found in the Red River near Wahpeton

On Television: Illegal Immigration And A Full-Time Legislature

I participated in the 6:30 Point of View roundtable tonight with Chris Berg, Cindy Gomez-Schemp of the People’s Press Project, and John Trandem who is the Chairman of District 45 for the NDGOP. Our topics were illegal immigration and the possibility of a full-time Legislature. On the first topic, I tend to think that three

On Television: The Solution For Higher Education Is…Spend More Money?

Here’s the video from my appearance yesterday on 6:30 Point of View’s Friday roundtable discussion. My fellow guests were Former staffer for Senator Byron Dorgan Nathan Berseth and High Plains Reader columnist Ed Raymond. We discussed pipelines and the Supreme Court’s ruling on requiring a search warrant before cops can thumb through your phone (and