Dunbar Hall is a chemistry lab building on the North Dakota State University campus. It’s also in embarrassingly bad condition, and has been for some time. Back in 2014 the Associated Press was reporting that people who work in the building had to lug water because the pipes didn’t work .
"To us it's very clear." That's what state Auditor Josh Gallion said on this episode of Plain Talk when asked about the insinuation, made by North Dakota State School of Science President John Richman
MINOT, N.D. — Once upon a time I thought Mark Kennedy was going to be a good leader for the University of North Dakota. I cheered when he made tough decisions like closing down the women’s hockey program which bled money because, despite vocal support from some, few showed up to watch the games or support the team. My opinion on the man has changed.
A Michigan woman by the name of Alison Taylor, fed up with getting parking tickets, decided to make a federal case out of it. Literally .
Williston Herald editor Jamie Kelly said he didn't believe the stories about students in his local school district attending class in what were once closets.
One way or another, UND President Mark Kennedy is gone. “You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here,” is a phrase I’m sure you’re familiar with if you’ve ever stayed until closing time at a bar. That’s pretty much where Kennedy is at. He may or may not get a new job in Colorado – he’s now seems to have the state’s governor as an opponent – but it’s pretty clear he can’t stay in North Dakota.
MINOT, N.D. -- You probably read some headlines this week about a congressional hearing, hosted on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, at which North Dakota’s voter ID laws were characterized as a calculated effort to suppress Native American voters. In truth the field hearing was a sham. A partisan stunt choreographed to produce the very headlines you read.
"Every one of them is already public knowledge." That's what Congressman Kelly Armstrong said on this episode of Plain Talk.
I support the Legislature funding the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in Medora. It’s been much derided by some who make fiscally conservative arguments against it, but I don’t buy it. The state has a role to play when it comes to preserving history. Roosevelt’s legacy is indelibly tied to our state. He doesn’t already have a library. There is a real opportunity to add a crowd pleasing yet still academically important facility to the tourism jewel that is Medora.
On this episode of Plain Talk, Republican state Senator David Hogue describes the tricky process of implementing with statute the constitutional amendment voters approved last year with Measure 1.