BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ A petition filed in Dunn County seeking a
grand jury investigation into whether oil industry campaign
contributions to Gov. Jack Dalrymple amount to bribery has been
thrown out by a judge.
South Central District Court Judge William Herauf ruled Wednesday that
there weren't enough qualified Dunn County signatures for the
The petition calls for a grand jury investigation into
approximately $81,600 in oil industry contributions made to the
Dalrymple campaign between Jan. 1, 2011, and May 23 of this year.
Amanda Godfread, communications director for Dalrymple's
campaign, has called petition is politically motivated and
The petition was turned in by Nikki McAlpin of Grassy Butte, a
former volunteer for independent gubernatorial candidate Paul