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N.D. University System seeks Legislature’s approval to block open records

December 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

The North Dakota University System is moving to exempt internal draft audits and presidential evaluations from the open records and public meetings law.
During the State Board of Higher Education’s meeting on Nov. 20, interim chancellor Larry Skog…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

N.D. University System seeks Legislature’s approval to block open records

December 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

The North Dakota University System is moving to exempt internal draft audits and presidential evaluations from the open records and public meetings law.
During the State Board of Higher Education’s meeting on Nov. 20, interim chancellor Larry Skog…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Bill would require N.D. students to pass citizenship test to graduate

December 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – A bipartisan bill being introduced in the North Dakota Legislature would require high school students to pass the same civics test as new Americans seeking citizenship before they could graduate.

State Superintendent of Public Instruc…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Bill would require N.D. students to pass citizenship test to graduate

December 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – A bipartisan bill being introduced in the North Dakota Legislature would require high school students to pass the same civics test as new Americans seeking citizenship before they could graduate.

State Superintendent of Public Instruc…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Hamilton loses speaker bid; new GOP leaders put priority on Greater Minnesota

November 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — The state House’s two leaders promise to give Greater Minnesota a greater say in state government once a new Legislature is seated on Jan. 6.
“Our goal is to represent all of the people of Minnesota,” state Rep. Joyce Peppin, R-Ro…continue reading on dglobe.com

Capitol Café to reopen after $1.1M overhaul

October 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Come Monday, at least one area of North Dakota state government will see a marked improvement in efficiency: the cafeteria.
The Capitol Café reopens next week after a $1.1 million face-lift — the first since it moved to its present l…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Column: Time to prioritize state roads and bridges

October 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

By  District 16B State Rep. Paul Torkelson

HANSKA — No one can argue that funding our transportation needs is one of state government’s top priorities. There’s not a person among us who doesn’t use and benefit from reliable roads and …continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: Time to prioritize state roads and bridges

October 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

By  District 16B State Rep. Paul Torkelson

HANSKA — No one can argue that funding our transportation needs is one of state government’s top priorities. There’s not a person among us who doesn’t use and benefit from reliable roads and …continue reading on dglobe.com

Lawmakers hear details of NDSU phishing scam

September 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — North Dakota State University covered about $20,600 in lost wages for employees who fell victim to an email scam in August, according to a report presented to state lawmakers Wednesday that included previously unreleased details about th…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

GOP lawmakers pitch 60/40 split of oil production tax revenue to address local needs

September 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – Western North Dakota counties struggling to keep pace with oil and gas development would more than double their current take of oil tax revenue under a revised formula pitched by Republican lawmakers Wednesday.

“This will help them …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com