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A protester pours gasoline on a fire blocking North Dakota Hwy. 1806 on Oct. 27, 2016, north of Cannon Ball. Protesters to the Dakota Access Pipeline were attempting to keep law enforcement officers from pushing them off the road and out of their camp. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

IRS Complaint Filed Against Group Which Raised Millions During #NoDAPL Protests

IRS Complaint Filed Against Group Which Raised Millions During #NoDAPL Protests

MINOT, N.D. — Various anti-pipeline groups raised tens of millions of dollars during the violent protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline in southcentral North Dakota. One of the groups which raised millions of that total is called the Freshet Collective. They told donors the money given would be used to pay the legal expenses of

Bernie Sanders during a campaign stop in Grand Forks in 2016. Forum News Service file photo

Poll Shows Biden More Competitive Against Trump Than Sanders in North Dakota as Democrats Prepare to Vote

MINOT, N.D. — New polling out from my friend Dean Mitchell at DFM Research, who was kind enough to share them with me, show that if North Dakota Democrats want their top-of-the-ticket candidate to be competitive against incumbent President Donald Trump in 2020, Joe Biden may be their best bet. Of course, “competitive” is a

North Dakota Republican Rep. Jeff Delzer chairs a meeting of the House Appropriations Committee at the state Capitol Thursday, March 14, 2019. John Hageman / Forum News Service

North Dakota Rep. Jeff Delzer Surprised to Be Polled With Questions About How Terrible Rep. Jeff Delzer Is

MINOT, N.D. — A messaging poll, or what a lot of people refer to as a “push poll,” is a survey usually aimed at choosing which line of political attack in a given campaign might work best. Those surveyed are asked for their feelings about a series of criticisms of a candidate. The criticisms which

Former U.S. Rep. Rick Berg, R-N.D., talks about his life after leaving office during an interview Friday, May 10, 2013, in Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

NDGOP Executive Committee Recommends Not to Let Delegates Vote on Superintendent Race

MINOT, N.D. — The executive committee of the North Dakota Republican Party has voted 10 -2 to delay their endorsement in North Dakota’s race for superintendent of schools until after the June primary. But that’s not a final decision. NDGOP Chairman Rick Berg tells me the executive committee’s decision will need to be approved by

Dozens of demonstrators raising awareness about a man they believe is serving a life sentence for murder took the stage on Sunday, March 1, 2020, preventing Amy Klobuchar from rallying with supporters in St. Louis Park, Minn. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service

What Black Lives Matters Protesters Did to Amy Klobuchar Was Indefensible

MINOT, N.D. — There is a growing belief in American politics that the ends justify the means. That some causes are so just, so pure of intent, that it does not matter what its supporters get up to in pursuit of it. The latest example of this, from the world of protest activism, came over

Kirsten Baesler, North Dakota superintendant of public instruction, speaks Thursday, June 14, 2018, at the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee meeting in Moorhead. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Let’s Not Forget That the Superintendent Is Also a Human Being

MINOT, N.D. — Late last night, news broke about the arrest of Kirsten Baesler, North Dakota’s superintendent of public instruction, on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. Baesler is innocent until proven guilty, of course, but she’s already issued something of an admission of wrong-doing in a statement given to the press. “I

Teen activists Tokata Iron Eyes (left) and Greta Thunberg prepare to speak at a forum on climate change on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Standing Rock High School in Fort Yates, N.D. Thunberg called the Standing Rock Sioux Nation "a symbolic place of resistance." Jeremy Turley / Forum News Service

Greta Thunberg Mural Fight Has Devolved Into Olympics-Level Pettiness

The folderol around this mural of Thunberg, a trite and superficial figure who will be a little more than a footnote in history soon enough, has been embarrassing for just about everybody involved. Continue reading…