The North Dakota University System has had to review thousands of documents for what they think are politically motivated open records requests. North Dakota open records law states public entities, such as the University System, must provide copies of any kept records, such as emails, meeting minutes and financial data, to anyone who requests it. The time-consuming part lies in redacting information that isn't legal to distribute, such as bank information, social security numbers and other sensitive personal information. At an Oct.
GRAND FORKS -- People are opposed to changing the structure of higher education governance in the state, but the debate continues as the November vote on the issue draws closer. Measure 3 would amend the state constitution and replace the existing eight-member State Board of Higher Education with a three-member, full-time commission. That commission would be appointed by a group of state officials and a representative of an educational interest group. A poll, commissioned by Forum Communications Co.