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Omdahl: Study claims ND flunks corruption test


Questions of conflicts of interest are continuing to haunt the North Dakota policymakers involved in the burgeoning oil industry. 

Inquiries into the issue have been spawned by the governor’s ownership of oil stocks and the previous industry connections of Lynn Helms, director of the State Department of Mineral Resources.

As stated in a previous column, the advent of the multi-billion dollar oil industry has thrust the state into the big league of high stakes politics.

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Lloyd Omdahl
Omdahl is former North Dakota lieutenant governor and a retired University of North Dakota political science teacher.