Montana Investigators to lead probe into late North Dakota Attorney General cost overruns

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Bismarck, ND) -- Montana state investigators are set to lead a probe into construction cost overruns that happened under North Dakota's late attorney general.

North Dakota lawmakers directed the current attorney general's office to appoint an independent agency to look into the matter. State auditor Josh Gallion presented a critical investigative report to lawmakers last month that raised questions of trust and double-billing.

Late Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem's office leased the Stealth Properties building in south Bismarck to house its numerous divisions.

The project was plagued with delays, overages, and change orders.