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Column: Internal watchdogs keep government services accountable

August 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

QUESTION: What are Inspectors General?

ANSWER: Congressional oversight is a primary means for the legislative branch to strengthen our system of checks and balances. In addition to exercising power of the purse and conducting oversight hearings an…continue reading on

100 lawyers in a room: Target case draws the suits to St. Paul

May 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — The Target data breach is now the subject of a massive court case, and Wednesday, nearly 100 lawyers from across the country crowded into a St. Paul courtroom as the legal jockeying began.

More than 140 lawsuits — filed against Targ…continue reading on

Legislators: Bill limiting availability of information on crash reports passed as a compromise

July 4, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO North Dakota legislators say a bill aimed at closing off information contained in North Dakota crash reports available to the public ultimately passed as a compromise. Continue Reading

You are here!

April 16, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Soon enough, people will be biking, running and walking along the Central Lakes Trail, which runs through the heart of Osakis.
There are nice spots along the trail to take a break and rest a spell and now, there’s an opportunity to learn a little, too.
Osakis is one of 10 communities along the trail that has been staked with new “You Are Here” signage. Continue Reading

Kandiyohi County, Minn., Sheriff’s Office seeking assistance, info on daytime burglaries

November 29, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance and information on recent daytime home burglaries occurring in the county. Continue Reading

Meeker Co., Minn., sheriff seeking information on portable meth lab

October 24, 2012 in West Central Tribune

GROVE CITY The Meeker County Sheriff is seeking information from citizens about an apparent portable methamphetamine lab found Tuesday just east of Grove City. Continue Reading

Website aimed at growing area oil ‘Patch’ launched

March 12, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Forum Communications Co. Monday unveiled, the multimedia company’s newest information website in its collection of sites that serve the Upper Midwest and beyond. Continue Reading

State sells drivers’ info for a total of $70,000

October 14, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Think your name, address and title information is kept private when you register a vehicle? Think again.
The South Dakota Division of Motor Vehicles sells information it collects from residents to three vehicle data collection companies. The data is delivered to the firms every month.

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Prairie appreciation

October 11, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

Brandenburg unveils information kiosk at Touch the Sky Prairie
LUVERNE Standing in front of the newly unveiled information kiosk at the Touch the Sky Prairie Unit of the Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge on Tuesday, renowned photographer Jim Brandenburg told a group of students he felt like a 10-year-old boy. Continue Reading

Hawaii governor seeks to reveal Obama birth info

December 28, 2010 in West Central Tribune

HONOLULU Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie says he wants to find a way to release more information about President Barack Obama’s birth and dispel conspiracy theories that he was born elsewhere.
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