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Marcus Larson: Fargo Forum Insults MN Gov. Mark Dayton

Marcus Larson: Fargo Forum Insults MN Gov. Mark Dayton

In yet another goading Fargo Forum editorial, the Fool’em didn’t miss a chance to be discourteous and denigrate Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton with overtones and direct insults against Minnesota Representatives and state agencies. Here is the editorial with commentary:   Forum editorial: Dayton should get here Posted on Aug 20, 2014 at 11:43 p.m. If

Roscoe Streyle: University System Politics Threatens Information Security

The State of North Dakota Information Technology Department (ITD) has successfully protected the states many agencies from hackers for years by using state-of-the-art Intrusion Prevention and Intrusion Detection Systems (IPS/IDS). These types of systems monitor all traffic coming in and out of the state’s network and alert staff if certain security events occur in real-time.

David Flynn: Housing "Affordability" Not Necessarily a Sign of a Housing Problem

Housing remains a frequent topic of discussion for people in North Dakota. Most of the discussion falls under the heading of “affordability”, a suitably vague term essentially guaranteeing little to no progress on the issue, if it is a problem at all. What is the affordability issue? My suspicion is that people are thinking of

Governor Dalrymple Got It Right on Fargo Diversion

Governor Jack Dalrymple got it right when he said “we will match state dollars with federal and local cost shares.” The governor was speaking of what the state was willing to do to support the proposed Fargo Diversion project. Dalrymple was pulled into the most recent fray between the Diversion Authority (DA) and the State

Guest Post: Fargo Child Care Ordinance is Overreach

In May, I warned that the city was planning on wedging itself between you, your child, and your daycare provider. On June 23rd, the Fargo City Commission did just that using the consent agenda to pass the “Ordinance Relating to Child Care Centers”. No second reading, no public debate, not even Commissioner comments. Five commissioners,

Fargo Forum Won't Print List Of Businesses Donating To Abortion Rally

The Fargo Forum picked up on a SAB guest post from Concerned Women for America director Janne Myrdal concerning a fundraiser for North Dakota’s only abortion clinic was sponsored, according to the organizers, by a number of Fargo-area businesses. The angle Forum reporter Patrick Springer chose for his piece suggests that the boycott Myrdal and

Guest Post: The State Board Of Higher Education Should Apologize To Shirvani

When I read the Minot Daily News June 19th editorial “Shirvani Must Quit Right Now” and other newspaper editorials I find myself “laughing out loud” for the clear message it sends to any chancellor with a vision and an agenda different from the presidents. I suppose I shouldn’t be too surprised with the location of

Guest Post: Fargo Judge Hearing Abortion Cases Cannot Be Trusted

Last Wednesday, East Central North Dakota Judge Wickham Corwin allowed a request from the New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights, on behalf of the Fargo abortion provider Red River Women’s Clinic, to combine two separate challenges to abortion laws under the same complaint. The move is just the latest in a series of questionable actions

Guest Post: Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Project Is A Disaster

Having experienced many of the various cultures here in the United States, there is one aspect of North Dakota and the mid-West that I am incredibly fond of – one that sets itself apart from many other parts of the country – the sense of community. The unconditional friendliness towards one’s neighbor is something that

Guest Post: Fargo Businesses Hold Pro-Abortion Fundraiser

While most North Dakotans were finally enjoying some summer weather and precious time with family and friends, the Red River Abortion Facility held a fundraiser in downtown Fargo. A fundraiser for abortion? Really? Who on earth would support a fundraiser for a business that kills children and hurts women? Apparently some local businesses did. After

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