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Minnesotans Helped Pay For Super Bowl Special Broadcast Of “The Tonight Show”

Information obtained through a public records request shows the state paid the show $267,000

ST. PAUL, MN — Minnesota taxpayers helped foot the bill for that Jimmy Fallon broadcast of “The Tonight Show” from Minneapolis last year as part of Super Bowl festivities. Information obtained through a public records request shows the state paid the show $267,000. The state’s Snowbate program is aimed at luring productions and fostering local industry talent. Talk shows are…

Dickinson Electrician Begins Petitions Against Three Bills, Including Teddy Roosevelt Library Funding

Riley Kuntz says a $50 million endowment to operate the library is not a good use of taxpayer money

BISMARCK, ND — A Dickinson electrician is heading an effort to overturn three bills recently passed by the North Dakota Legislature, including funding for the proposed Theodore Roosevelt presidential library. Riley Kuntz says a $50 million endowment to operate the library is not a good use of taxpayer money. He also submitted referral petitions to stop new restrictions on the state…

North Dakota Legislature Suing Governor Burgum Over Veto Powers

Legislators contend the governor violated his veto powers by deleting words or phrases that would have changed the intent

  BISMARCK, ND — The North Dakota Legislature will challenge Gov. Burgum over his veto powers. The bipartisan Legislative Management Committee has voted to pursue the litigation in the state Supreme Court, after meeting behind closed doors to talk about strategy. The Republican-led Legislature adjourned on April 27, and Burgum used his line-item veto during the following week to change…

DAPL Protests Costing Local N.D. Taxpayers, State $33 Million

Nine states have provided support to law enforcement

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — Authorities have spent 188 days at the protest camps at an estimated cost to state and local taxpayers of nearly $33 million. That cost has been broken down to $25 million for personnel needs such as paying salaries and other staff, $3.6 million for travel, per diem and housing and $4.3 million for supplies and…

Price of DAPL Protests Expected to Cost North Dakota and Taxpayers $22 Million

The Morton County Sheriff's Office has released the cost and the number of resources that have been used to combat illegal activity while protesters have been fighting the building of the Dakota Access pipeline

The Morton County Sheriff’s Office has released what they call a “by the numbers” look at what resources have been used since August 10, 2016 to stop illegal activity at the protest sites of the Dakota Access pipeline. They say in the 153 days they have been responding to the protests, the state and taxpayer costs are now at $22.3 million….