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Video: On Fox News

Video: On Fox News

So this happened today while I was wrapping up guest hosting the Jay Thomas Show on WDAY AM970: I’ll try to find a longer clip (thanks to Daryn who sent the clip above to me), but apparently Greg Gutfeld and The Five were discussing fracking and North Dakota, and they even linked my recent post


Legislator: Lack Of NDSU Cooperation On IT Security Contributed To Payroll Breach

Yesterday I broke the news that the North Dakota University System has seen another IT security breach. This time it involved a phishing scam that saw the payroll deposits of university system employees diverted. Tu-Uyen Tran has more details: It happened during the most recent payroll cycle when the employees fell victim to what’s known


North Dakota University System Sees Another Data Breach

Earlier this year the North Dakota University System reported a massive security breach which exposed hundreds of thousands of student and faculty records. The breach was on-going for months before the university system detected it. Last month three NDUS employees were let go over the issue. Now it appears as though there’s been a second


The Most Amazing Graph Of North Dakota Incomes You’ll See All Day

A colleague at shared the graph below with me, which was created from Bureau of Economic Analysis data by Jason Sorens, a lecturer at Dartmouth College and an economic policy expert at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center. It shows the percentage increase in personal incomes in ever state from 2008 to 2012. And, uh,


Legislative Republicans Announce $800 Million In “Surge” Funding For Oil Patch

Earlier this year Democrats were making a stink about needing a special legislative session to address needs in western North Dakota. That part of the state is dealing with explosive growth in industry, commerce and population. Democrats argued that a special session was needed to appropriate funds to those needs. Ultimately that idea was rejected


Long-Time Democrat Tribal Ally Accused Of Financial Shenanigans

Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman Tex Hall is a lame duck now thanks to a primary vote on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. Hall came in fourth out of six candidates, with the top two candidates going on to the general election to decide the next chairman. Hall’s loss comes after a report detailing alleged financial


Largest Insurer In Minnesota’s Obamacare Exchange Is Pulling Out

Turns out, Obamacare isn’t good for business. PreferredOne Health Insurance — which had the lowest costs and most customers of all the insurance companies in MNsure’s first year  — says it won’t participate in the state’s health care exchange next year. A spokesman for PreferredOne, which is based in Golden Valley, told KSTP news that


Facts Are Inconvenient For University System’s Measure 3 Spin

Over the weekend Forum Communications reporter Anna Burleson had an in-depth look at Measure 3, which will be on the November ballot. For the uninitiated, Measure 3 is a constitutional amendment reforming the way the North Dakota University System is governed. It would, among other changes, replace the existing part-time Board of Higher Education with