February 12, 2014 in Uncategorized
BISMARCK â Lawmakers Wednesday questioned University of North Dakota and state higher education officials on the universityâs purchase of a research facility from a university-affiliated foundation last fall.
UND purchased the struggling 5-year-…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com
November 14, 2013 in Uncategorized
FARGO â North Dakota State University student leaders had the ears of several local lawmakers during a luncheon Thursday.
NDSU student government hosts âHigher Education Dayâ to give students an opportunity to sit shoulder-to-shoulder with pol…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com
August 21, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
Saying state legislators have not done enough to ease the strain on western North Dakotans brought on by the oil boom, some community members let two politicians know their feelings during a roundtable discussion Wednesday in Dickinson. Continue Reading
August 15, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
BISMARCK Rep. Bob Skarphol, the state lawmaker who called a hearing this spring to highlight what he called an “effort to discredit” then-Chancellor Hamid Shirvani, is responsible for at least some of the anonymously made open records requests for North Dakota university and college presidents’ emails. Continue Reading
May 9, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press
The public often sees lawmakers fight, debate and disagree. But new Minnesota legislators say people might not be getting the whole picture. Continue Reading
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
March 27, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
BISMARCK A North Dakota University System staff member says Chancellor Hamid Shirvani presented misleading information to legislators to make two college presidents look bad. Continue Reading
January 15, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press
State legislators who represent Douglas County plan to be watchdogs for taxes and agriculture in the new session that began last Tuesday.
“It’s a humbling experience to walk into that chamber, raise my right hand, and to realize that I am here because my fellow citizens sent me here to represent them,” said District 12 Senator Torrey Westrom, R- Elbow Lake. Continue Reading
January 15, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
BISMARCK Tioga Rep. Bob Skarphol is tired of seeing the same out-of-state license plates on vehicles driven by new western North Dakota workers. Continue Reading
January 10, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press
Legislators who represent part of Douglas County vowed to work with the other party to accomplish goals that will benefit all Minnesotans.
State Representative Jay McNamar, DFL-Elbow Lake for District 12A, began his first term in the Minnesota House, serving the counties of Grant, Wilkin, Big Stone, Stevens, Traverse, and part of Douglas and Pope. Continue Reading