Hey Democrats, Coal Communities Don’t Want Training Programs, They Want You to Quit Destroying Their Jobs


MINOT, N.D. — I like Sen. Merrill Piepkorn, D-Fargo.

I really do.

Every interaction I’ve had with him has been pleasant.

But his recent letter to the editor, headlined “The future of coal is dim,” was so blithely condescending toward North Dakota’s coal workers and their families it borders on parody.

It reads like the sort of words a right-wing satirist might put in the mouth of a Democrat.

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