The director of North Dakota’s Commerce Department called it an “honest mistake.”
Michelle Kommer talked to the Legislative Audit and Fiscal Review Committee about a state audit finding that $854,000 in spending was improperly charged to the 2017-2019 biennium budget. The money was part of a grant to Grand Sky, the Grand Forks-based home for unmanned aerial vehicles. The money was to go to construction at the Grand Sky site. But because of bad weather, construction was delayed – and the money didn’t go out until July of 2019.