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John Adams, vice president of finance, center, answers questions from the State Board of Higher Education Budget, Audit and Finance Committee as he sits between North Dakota State University President Joseph Chapman, left, and NDSU Foundation Executive Director Jim Miller during a meeting Friday in Fargo. Dave Wallis / The Forum

Many share blame: NDSU officials say several factors caused president's house overruns

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Many share blame for unauthorized cost overruns with the North Dakota State University president's house, officials said Friday, but there were no intentional abuses that drove the cost up.


A committee of the North Dakota Board of Higher Education met Friday at NDSU to investigate why the house that was authorized to cost $900,000 in private dollars escalated to more than $2 million.

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