- Associated Press - Friday, October 9, 2015

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - The state attorney general’s office says North Dakota State University police did not illegally divert money collected from fines and fees to the city of Fargo.

The issue was raised when two Fargo attorneys complained that the fines collected by NDSU police should go to the state’s common schools trust fund because campus police are state employees. State Rep. Al Carlson asked for Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem’s opinion on the matter.

KFGO radio reported that Carslon received a letter this week from Chief Deputy Attorney General Thomas Trenbeath stating that fines for municipal ordinance violations go to cities and “there is no indication that fines were improperly routed.”

Stenehjem’s spokeswoman, Liz Brocker, says there won’t be a formal opinion by Stenehjem and Trenbeath’s letter is “the extent of the issue.”

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