STATE AUDITOR JOSH GALLION

Gwinner Fire Protection District used public funds to buy booze, groceries, golf outings

GWINNER, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Auditor’s Office says the Gwinner Rural Fire Protection District used public funds to purchase alcohol and groceries for its staff and volunteers. From 2015 until 2020, $28,080 was spent on alcohol, groceries, and golf outings. The audit also found that the fire district had no documentation for 12 expenditures, totaling $26,416. “This is an…

Criminal Review of North Dakota Agency Finds No Wrongdoing

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP)–An investigation has found no wrongdoing of an agency that allegedly violated state law. North Dakota Auditor Joshua Gallion released a report last year that said the Department of Commerce violated the law on bidding uncompetitive contracts for the state’s “Be Legendary” logo and associated “rebranding” effort for the state. The agency promotes tourism and economic development. The…

Audit Shows Lapse in PSC Bonding Protection

State Auditor Josh Gallion says state law requires agencies to maintain a bond that essentially acts as insurance.

BISMARCK, N.D.–A state audit shows the North Dakota Public Service Commission had a 17-month bonding lapse, which left the agency vulnerable to potential theft. State Auditor Josh Gallion says state law requires agencies to maintain a bond that essentially acts as insurance should an employee embezzle or commit theft, while the legal case against the worker makes its way through…

Josh Gallion to Seek Second Term as North Dakota Auditor

Gallion will make a formal re-election announcement on Thursday in Bismarck and Fargo.

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota Auditor Joshua Gallion says he will seek re-election. Gallion says he will make a formal announcement on Thursday at Republican Party headquarters in Bismarck and Fargo. The state auditor’s office inspects the books of government agencies and North Dakota’s university system. Gallion was elected in 2016 and has carried out performance audits that have uncovered waste and…

NDSCS President Disputes Audit, Says College Followed Policies And State Law

A report from the state auditor's office found that the college in Wahpeton has engaged in inappropriate activities

WAHPETON, ND — NDSCS President John Richman says he wasn’t given an opportunity to respond to many of an audit’s findings prior to its release and he disagrees with many of its conclusions. A report from the state auditor’s office found that the college in Wahpeton has engaged in inappropriate activities surrounding its Career Workforce Academy. The performance audit also found…