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BISMARCK -- Gov. Jack Dalrymple on Tuesday reappointed Microsoft executive Don Morton of Fargo to a second four-year term on the state Board of Higher Education. The governor also picked North Dakota State University senior Nick Evans for a one-year term as the board's student member. Evans will replace University of North Dakota student Brett Johnson, whose term on the eight-member board expires June 30. Both appointments are effective July 1. Morton, the site leader at Microsoft's Fargo campus, has done "an outstanding job," Dalrymple said in a statement.
BISMARCK -- The Ward County Commission on Tuesday appointed a temporary replacement for Sheriff Steven Kukowski, whose suspension by Gov. Jack Dalrymple last week was delayed after county officials raised questions about the process. "The things that were in question were taken of, we believe," chairman John Fjeldahl said by phone after the meeting in Minot. Kukowski will serve his suspension with pay until misdemeanor charges against him related to the death of an inmate and management of the Ward County Jail are resolved, commissioners decided Tuesday.
BISMARCK – North Dakota Democrats have selected 13 delegates for Bernie Sanders and five delegates for Hillary Clinton to attend the party’s presidential nominating convention next month. The 18 pledged...
BISMARCK -- Gov. Jack Dalrymple has suspended Ward County Sheriff Steven Kukowski until a criminal case against him involving the death of an inmate is resolved, but Kukowski is exploring his options, his attorney said Thursday. Special Prosecutor Seymour Jordan charged Kukowski in February with two misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment and one misdemeanor count of refusing to perform his public duty related to management of the Ward County Jail.
WASHBURN, N.D. -- Organizers secured land Friday for the proposed Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum at Dickinson State University. Now they just need the money. The state Board of Higher Education unanimously approved a 99-year lease in which the library's foundation agrees to pay the state $1 a year for 27.6 acres now occupied by the DSU rodeo grounds, which are being relocated to south of Dickinson.
WASHBURN, N.D. -- State Board of Higher Education members postponed action Friday on contracts and raises for campus presidents to give themselves more time to digest a dismal report on the state's tax revenues and budget situation and to work on a new policy for evaluating presidents.
BISMARCK—In their final debate before Tuesday's primary election, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem on Friday attacked Fargo businessman Doug Burgum's claim that he is pro-life, accusing him of asking Gov. Jack Dalrymple to veto an anti-abortion bill, which Burgum denied doing. Conservative talk show host Scott Hennen moderated the hour-long debate on AM 1100 The Flag, taking listeners' questions for the two candidates, one of whom will advance to the November election as the Republican nominee for governor.
BISMARCK—Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has transferred $145,000 from his attorney general's campaign fund to his gubernatorial war chest as he tries to withstand a challenge from Fargo businessman Doug Burgum for the Republican nomination. Voters will decide Tuesday which Republican candidate to send to the November election to face Democrat Marvin Nelson of Rolla and Libertarian candidate Marty Riske of Fargo in the governor's race. Bismarck oilfield consultant Paul Sorum also is seeking the GOP nomination.
BISMARCK — Bernie Sanders won big across North Dakota in the state's Democratic-NPL presidential preference caucus Tuesday, earning more delegates than self-declared nominee Hillary Clinton in 42 of 47 districts, party figures show. The Vermont senator's dominance is likely to embolden his supporters to put even more pressure on the state's five unpledged superdelegates to back him at the Democratic National Convention next month in Philadelphia.
BISMARCK – Bernie Sanders won big across the North Dakota landscape in Tuesday’s presidential preference caucus, capturing more delegates than self-declared nominee Hillary Clinton in all but five of the...