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Faculty feud with MnSCU chancellor heats up

June 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s state university faculty union sent a harsh critique of Chancellor Steven Rosenstone’s performance to the MnSCU governing board as it gears up to evaluate him.

The union and Rosenstone have had a tense relationship. Si…continue reading on dglobe.com

Library issue pulled from ballot

June 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — In unanimous agreement Tuesday morning, Nobles County commissioners voted to ask the city of Worthington not to include a referendum on November’s ballot seeking the public’s support to use Worthington’s former pool site for pot…continue reading on dglobe.com

Sanford expected to stay at MCMC

April 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

SLAYTON — The Murray County Medical Center (MCMC) Hospital board discussed the possibility of ending the hospital’s management agreement with Sanford Health and switching to Avera Medical Clinic during a special strategic meeting Wednesday at the…continue reading on dglobe.com

4-in-10 governor appointments are women

December 15, 2013 in Uncategorized

Gov. Jack Dalrymple prompted cries of sexism when he named just one woman to a new 14-member task force on property tax reform this month.
But a review of Dalrymple’s full track record of appointments to North Dakota’s various commissions and co…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

4-in-10 governor appointments are women

December 15, 2013 in Uncategorized

Gov. Jack Dalrymple prompted cries of sexism when he named just one woman to a new 14-member task force on property tax reform this month.
But a review of Dalrymple’s full track record of appointments to North Dakota’s various commissions and co…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Longtime Lake County Commissioner dies

July 25, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

Paul Bergman’s nameplate and empty chair sat unattended at the far right side of the table in the Lake County Board’s chambers as fellow commissioners honored him with a moment of silence at Tuesday’s regular board meeting. Continue Reading

Higher ed board torn over Shirvani criticisms

May 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO The day after she was grilled at a legislative committee hearing about perceived efforts to discredit North Dakota’s higher education chancellor, a member of the board overseeing the system sent an email critical of how her board and staff responded. Continue Reading

Higher ed measure would give power to legislators, board member says

May 9, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Although a resolution to replace the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education with a three-member commission might appear to be prompted by recent controversy, board member Grant Shaft said there has been similar legislation every session. Continue Reading

Behind the silence: Emails show ND university, college presidents have bristled at Shirvani’s leadership

April 27, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Minot State University President David Fuller had some tough talk for presidents of North Dakota’s 11 public colleges and universities after the March 7 meeting of the board that oversees the system. Continue Reading

Lawmakers hope for 1 last vote on higher ed structure

April 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK A proposal to eliminate the State Board of Higher Education was shot down twice Thursday, with lawmakers hoping it comes back up today. Continue Reading