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NDSU Professor Who Pulled Rail Delays Study Works As Consultant For BNSF

NDSU Professor Who Pulled Rail Delays Study Works As Consultant For BNSF

The mystery of the pulled NDSU study into the economic impacts of rail delays on agriculture persists. Last week we learned that North Dakota State University had pulled study detailing revenue losses to farmers because of rail delays just “days” after it was issued. Yet, despite the study being pulled, politicians such as Senator Heidi


ND Governor Jack Dalrymple: Common Core Is Opposed By “The Far Right And The Far Left”

North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple seemed to send a shot across the bow of lawmakers thinking about taking on the controversial Common Core standards at a meeting of state education leaders. “There are detractors out there, mostly from the far right and the far left, who are trying to turn this into a ‘bogeyman,” said

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp

Why Didn’t NDSU Let Heidi Heitkamp Know The Study She’d Requested Was Withdrawn?

Earlier today I wrote about North Dakota State University withdrawing a study concerning the economic impacts of rail delays on the agriculture industry which had been requested by Senator Heidi Heitkamp. It just hit the news today, but according to this update from Grand Forks Herald reporter Brandi Jewett NDSU pulled the study “in May


North Dakota Republicans Deeply Divided Over Tax Relief

KXNet.com – Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND Last week Rep. Scott Louser, a Republican from Minot, announced here on SAB that he would be introducing legislation to take the personal income tax rate for all state tax brackets down to zero. “North Dakota revenue projections have been cautious in recent history and just this week, projections in oil revenue

Rauschenberger Tax Commissioner

Ryan Rauschenberger Has Missed 5 Of 14 Committee Meetings Since Appointment

North Dakota Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger has taken a leave of absence since I reported that he had been struggling with alcohol addiction, but since being appointed he’s actually had a pretty good attendance record at committee meetings. One of the things Rauschenberger told me when he admitted to struggling with alcohol was that he’d been


What Happens If Ryan Rauschenberger Resigns?

Earlier today I broke the news that Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger has been struggling with alcohol addiction causing him to miss work. The news broke after Rauschenberger loaned his car to a man he was “hanging out with” yesterday afternoon only to see that man – 22-year-old Jesse Larson – get arrested for DUI after


Tax Commissioner Rauschenberger Admits To Seeking Treatment For Alcohol Addiction

Yesterday I broke the news about Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger’s Chevy Tahoe being involved in a rollover on the strip in Mandan. Today I have more details to add. I also wrote about it at Watchdog today. First, the driver of the Tahoe was a man named Jesse Larson who has been arrested for alleged


North Dakota Seems Headed For Worst Of All Possible Outcomes On Property Taxes

Remember when North Dakotans shot down a ballot measure to abolish property taxes in 2012, buying into the “keep it local” argument put forward by a well-funded coalition of special interest groups and local government lobbyists operating under the banner of Keep It Local ND? Citizens were afraid of replacing local property tax revenues with

A crude oil train moves past the loading rack at the Eighty-Eight Oil LLC's transloading facility in Ft. Laramie

The Question Of Bakken Crude’s Volatility Must Be Settled

There is a sharp disagreement between the oil industry and the federal government over the volatility of Bakken crude oil. This matters because, while more than 99 percent of hazardous rail shipments arrive at their destinations without incident, there have been high-profile derailments in places like Quebec and Casselton, North Dakota, that have resulted in


Kudos To Dalrymple For Being The Adult In Fargo Flood Diversion Fight

“North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple should speak up forcefully against Minnesota’s opposition to the Fargo-Moorhead diversion,” reads a Forum News Service editorial from earlier this week. “His reason for not using his authority and credibility — that the matter is in litigation — makes no sense in light of an attempt by an agency of