Evaluation of North Dakota city websites

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Below is a chart evaluating the transparency efforts of North Dakota city websites.

Reading the chart

In the chart below:

600px-Yes check.png means that information is included on the government website
600px-Red x.png means that the information was not provided on the government website
P
Partial.png
means that information was partially provided

Check the page about each city for more detailed information about what information is available on the city website, along with recommendations users have made for positive changes.

Conclusions chart

2012

This chart encompasses the 5 largest cities in North Dakota: Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Minot, and West Fargo. These cities averaged a "C+" website transparency grade.

Budget? Meetings? Elected officials? Admin. Officials? Permits/
Zoning
?
Audits? Contracts? Lobbying? Public records? Taxes?
Y
600px-Yes check.png
5 5 4 3 5 5 0 0 0 5
P
Partial.png
0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0 2 0
N
600px-Red x.png
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 3 0

Comparison chart


" City Grades Budget Meetings Elected Officials Admin.
Officials
Permits/
Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Bismarck, North Dakota B- Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
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P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
P
Partial.png
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Fargo, North Dakota B-
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N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
Grand Forks, North Dakota B-
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P
Partial.png
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
P
Partial.png
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Minot, North Dakota B-
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P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
West Fargo, North Dakota C-
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{{{1}}}
P
Partial.png
P
Partial.png
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}

All cities


" City Grades Budget Meetings Elected Officials Admin.
Officials
Permits/
Zoning
Audits Contracts Lobbying Public records Taxes
Bismarck, North Dakota B- Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
Y
600px-Yes check.png
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
P
Partial.png
{{{1}}}
Fargo, North Dakota B-
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}
Grand Forks, North Dakota B-
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
P
Partial.png
{{{1}}}
{{{1}}}
P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
P
Partial.png
{{{1}}}
Minot, North Dakota B-
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P
Partial.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
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{{{1}}}
West Fargo, North Dakota C-
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P
Partial.png
P
Partial.png
{{{1}}}
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N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
N
600px-Red x.png
{{{1}}}

Correcting errors

If you discover an error in this chart or on one of the articles about a North Dakota city, you can report the error by emailing us.