State Auditor Finds Gaps in Capitol Security

(Bismarck, ND) -- North Dakota's state auditor is investigating a gap in the state Capitol's security.  

An audit shows the Highway Patrol which is charge of security hasn't been adequately monitoring key card access to the building. The audit shows some key cards issued to contractors had an error rate of over 50-percent that would allow some to be good for as long as 78 years.

Nearly 30 former contractors and almost 15 terminated state employees still had their access cards. The audit covered a two-year period ending June 30th, 2020.