- Associated Press - Thursday, January 30, 2014

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota Board of Higher Education leaders say they’ve become gun-shy about sharing information among board members because of recent violations of the state’s open meetings law.

The discussion came up at Thursday’s monthly board meeting in Devils Lake when board member Grant Shaft complained that he should have received information on a University of North Dakota building and a high-level personnel change.

Board member Kathleen Neset says doesn’t feel she’s “informed adequately” on some issues.

Board president Kirsten Diederich says she has been hesitant to contact board members because of the open meetings scrutiny.

Diederich and Interim Chancellor Larry Skogen agreed to have Skogen keep the board apprised of major developments. Skogen told board members to accept the emails as information only and “please do not respond.”

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