Too much power? Too much money?

GRAND FORKS — State Sen. Ray Holmberg remembers when the relationship between the North Dakota University System and the Legislature was more tenuous.


Holmberg, R-Grand Forks, a longtime member of the Legislature and leader of the Senate Appropriations Committee, says that around 2013, the relationship was especially fractured.


“The relationship was, shall we say, somewhat rocky,” Holmberg recently told Forum News Service. “And it had to do with the perception that they were spending too much money and they weren’t doing a good job.”