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High school friends Lars Brinkema, 15, Reece Walton, 15, Piper Sorock, 15 and Beatrice Tassoni, 15, all of Minneapolis, protested President Donald Trump's rally in downtown Minneapolis on Thursday, Oct. 10. Sarah Mearhoff / Forum News Service

If You Support Refugee Resettlement You Should Support Trump’s Push to Give States and Cities a Say in It

If You Support Refugee Resettlement You Should Support Trump’s Push to Give States and Cities a Say in It

At a rally in Minneapolis President Donald Trump touted a change in federal policy giving states and cities a level of veto power over refugee resettlement in their jurisdictions. Not surprisingly, given Trump’s polarizing nature, this change was met with no small amount of blowback. “Trump’s executive order requires state and local governments to consent

Republican state Auditor Josh Gallion

Josh Gallion Represents a Real Conundrum for North Dakota Republicans

Auditor Josh Gallion is in Bismarck announcing his re-election campaign even as I type these words. He’ll be making a follow-up announcement in Fargo later today, weather permitting. You can read his full press release below. Despite being young, by political standards, and just finishing up his first term, there was some hesitation on the

Crew members of the movie, "Tankhouse, film south of Fargo. The movie brought about 40 cast and crew members, who bought lodging, catering, supplies and set materials that likely injected several hundred thousand dollars into the local economy. Jim Manney / The Forum

What if North Dakota Gives Hollywood Incentives and They Treat Us Like They Did Georgia?

In an editorial over the weekend, the Fargo Forum made a case for North Dakota offering film incentives. This was occasioned by the recent work in Fargo on a film based there called “Tankhouse.” The company which owns the Forum (and which also employs me) is an investor in that film. “North Dakota has the means and

President Donald Trump speaks with Gov. Doug Burgum and his wife, Kathryn Helgaas on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at the Fargo Air National Guard Base ahead of his rally at Scheels Arena in Fargo. Erin Bormett / The Forum

Amid Scandal and a Push for Impeachment North Dakota’s Top Elected Officials Join Trump’s Re-Election Campaign

There were some headlines earlier this week about incumbent President Donald Trump losing some popularity in North Dakota ahead of the 2020 election year. That was according to one poll, anyway, and I’m dubious of its findings for several reasons. Still, scandal has enveloped the Trump administration, and there is an ardent for impeachment in

President Donald Trump enters Scheels Arena in Fargo on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. David Samson / The Forum

I’m Not Buying That President Trump’s Approval Rating Is “Barely Above Water” in North Dakota

Recently some members of North Dakota’s left-wing media – notably radio station KFGO, managed by the brother of former Democratic U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, and former KFGO employee Mike McFeely – have been giddily touting a Morning Consult poll which shows President Donald Trump with some discouraging approval numbers among North Dakotans. Discouraging, that is,

North Dakota Should End Cash Bail Requirements

Bail, as I’m sure you all know, is money or valuable property put into a bond so that someone charged with a crime can be released from jail pending resolution of the charges. On paper, it’s not a terrible system. It frees up jail space. It allows the accused to better participate in defending themselves

Red Trail Energy LLC of Richardton, N.D. Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service

There Is No “Demand for Ethanol” if the Government Has to Make People Use It

This quote, from a news story about the woes the ethanol industry is facing, has to be one of the least self-aware comments I’ve read in a while: “The demand for ethanol is there. If you look at the RFS, the demand for ethanol is supposed to be 15 million gallons of corn-based ethanol. That’s

President Donald Trump speaks during a 2018 rally in Duluth, Minn. Forum News Service file photo

As Democrats Pursue Impeachment They Should Promise to Let Trump Run for Re-Election

I don’t think the House of Representatives is actually going to impeach President Trump. I could be wrong, but as we approach another election year, I suspect certain political realities are going to set in. Impeachment isn’t nearly as popular with the broader electorate as it is among Democrats even amid the revelations about Trump’s

Twamley hall at the University of North Dakota. Jesse Trelstad/ Grand Forks Herald

University of North Dakota Professor Says Campus Is “Dying” Due to Legislature’s “Austerity”

Sheila Liming is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at the University of North Dakota. Per her university biography, she once earned a bagpiping scholarship and plays the accordion. Which sounds, honestly, kind of awesome. Who knew there was a scholarship for bagpiping out there in the world? Also, accordions are fantastic. Anyway, Liming

President Donald Trump speaks with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison during a news conference in the East Room at the White House on Friday, Sept. 20. Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford

Democrats Would Have More Credibility on Impeachment if They Hadn’t Been Crying Wolf Since Trump’s Inauguration

The Trump administration today released a transcript of a call between the President and the leader of Ukraine. A whistleblower had previously suggested that Trump tried to hustle a quid pro quo deal with Ukraine, with the quid being U.S. foreign aid and the quo being a Ukranian investigation into alleged corruption perpetrated by Hunter

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