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ND Teacher of the Year released after hearing in sex case

September 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — The 2014 North Dakota Teacher of the Year accused of having a sexual relationship with a student made his first court appearance Friday in Fargo.
Aaron Knodel was charged Aug. 22 in Cass County District Court with five counts of felony cor…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Pressler ‘American Hustle’ ad to air during Oscars

February 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Dirk Lammers

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — As “American Hustle” vies for a best picture Oscar Sunday night, former U.S. Sen. Larry Pressler will pop into the Academy Awards broadcast a couple of times to remind South Dakota residents that he was the l…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

New SDSM&T president under microscope for excessive payments

June 11, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The Energy Department’s inspector general says former U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson collected $450,000 in questionable payments from the nation’s federally funded nuclear labs after she left office.
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Report: Teamsters plotted bogus benefit for fake baby

November 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The manager of the Teamsters bar and gaming facility in Fargo was fired in 2011 after she objected to a supervisor’s suggestion that the bar host a phony charity event for a nonexistent sick infant to boost business. That is one of the allegations in a report issued by the Independent Review Board, which details suspected corruption by high-ranking officials with the Teamsters Local 120, based in Blaine, Minn.
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OPINION: SD’s pay-to-play culture must end

October 17, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Republicans in Pierre depend on using our tax dollars for their campaign treasury. And that’s why they are pulling out all the stops to support Referred Law 14.
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Gant gets money from firms he hired

October 16, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Technology contractors route contributions to secretary of state through his PAC.
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GUEBERT: Oversight of checkoff programs severely lacking

April 12, 2012 in The Daily Republic

More and more, the federally-mandated, nonrefundable commodity checkoffs resemble something out of a Charles Dickens novel. Continue Reading

Study: Statehouses at high risk for corruption; SD graded ‘F’

March 19, 2012 in The Daily Republic

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) State governments lack transparency and accountability to citizens, and remain at high risk for corruption, according to a new study of all 50 statehouses.
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Crow Creek official charged with bribery; trial set

January 11, 2012 in The Daily Republic

FORT THOMPSON A Crow Creek tribal council and school board member pleaded not guilty Jan. 4 to a December indictment for misprision of a felony and making a false statement. Continue Reading

OUR VIEW: Blagojevich gets what he deserves

December 8, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Rod Blagojevich is headed to prison in a judicial decision that is right as rain. Continue Reading