Friday Mailbag: Readers Ask About Wind Power, Kommer vs. Gallion, Burgum’s Handling of the Pandemic, OPEC, and Tax Revenues


MINOT, N.D. — We made it to another mailbag Friday, my friends.

How are you holding up? Are you getting the quarantine blues? Is your hair starting to look as weird as mine for want of professional attention? One thing I’ve learned from the pandemic is that balding, middle-aged men should not have long hair.

Also, a tragic misadventure while trimming has resulted in me shaving off my beard entirely. It’s coming back, but suffice it to say that I’m glad I’m not going outside much these days.

I got some excellent feedback from you readers this week.

Remember, if you’d like to participate, send your emails to There has been a significant response to this column, and I can’t get to every message, but I’m reading them. I promise. Keep trying.

The messages may be edited for brevity and clarity.

Now, to the questions!

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