FARGO — Federal lawyers concede that thousands of dollars of campaign donations from coal-mining interests to members of the North Dakota Public Service Commission “risk creating an appearance of impropriety.”
BISMARCK — It’s usually one of the last statewide contests listed on the ballot, and often the last on voters’ minds. But few elections are more heated this year than the race for the North Dakota Public Service Commission.
BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota’s Public Service Commission is asking to participate in a federal lawsuit, filed by two environmental groups, that accuses Commissioners Kevin Cramer and Brian Kalk of accepting improper campaign contributions from the coal industry.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Public Service Commission is asking to participate in a federal lawsuit, filed by two environmental groups, that accuses Commissioners Kevin Cramer and Brian Kalk of accepting improper campaign contributions from the coal industry.
BISMARCK (AP) — Two Republican public service commissioners are “flouting the spirit” of North Dakota’s anti-bribery law by accepting campaign contributions from industries they regulate, a Democratic candidate for the board claims.
GRAND FORKS - With 397 of 426 precincts reporting by 10:53 p.m. Tuesday, Kevin Cramer was leading Brian Kalk 54 to 45 percent in the North Dakota primary to clinch the Republican nomination to run for the U.S. House in November.
FARGO — Six months out from the general election, a Republican seems poised to win North Dakota’s U.S. House seat this year, but a significant proportion of likely Republican voters are undecided as to who that contender should be.
BISMARCK — Two North Dakota organizations are threatening to sue if Public Service Commissioners Kevin Cramer and Brian Kalk don’t remove themselves from making decisions about the South Heart Coal mining permit application.
Kalk said the notice of intent to file a lawsuit “has no basis in fact and is nothing more than a political attack.”
Public Service commissioners Brian Kalk and Kevin Cramer should recuse themselves from decisions regarding a South Heart coal mine project because of campaign contributions they received, four organizations said in letters hand delivered to the two Friday.
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