Author Archives: Rob Port

Port: Let’s make the cop cars pink

Port: Let’s make the cop cars pink

MINOT, N.D. — North Dakota’s law enforcement vehicles keep getting darker, and I think it’s because the cops just want to look cool. I arrive at that conclusion because their other explanations for this trend are as nonsensical as they are contradictory. According to a recent report , “the North Dakota Highway Patrol is rolling out

Plain Talk: Secretary of state candidates debate election integrity, voting, transparency, and more

MINOT, N.D. — Election integrity is a hot-button issue. Rancor continues around the outcome of the 2020 election, with many claiming that, at least nationally, former President Donald Trump was cheated out of another term in the White House by fraud. North Dakota election officials have been flooded with open records requests from people seeking information to

Port: North Dakota Republicans increasingly getting burned by Trumpy loons

MINOT, N.D. — There are two recent anecdotes that may illustrate some buyer’s remorse North Dakotan Republicans have when it comes to Trumpism. The first is the assault on North Dakota’s Secretary of State’s Office coming from the disciples of pillow salesman Mike Lindell. These mouth breathers, out to find evidence of an election conspiracy they’ve already

Cayler Ellingson deserves better than to be an avatar for cheap political talking points

MINOT, N.D. — Law enforcement officials investigating the death of 18-year-old Cayler Ellingson are saying they’ve found no evidence of political motivation in the killing. What worries me now is that law enforcement will be harassed by the political demagogues — people emotionally invested in the idea that this death has its roots in President Joe Biden’s divisive rhetoric

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