Mailbag: Readers Ask About the Schools Still Open, a ‘Rent Vacation’ for Businesses and What Snowbirds Should Do

The Boiler Room at 210 Roberts Alley in downtown Fargo decided the evening of Wednesday, March 18, to close for indoor dining. Business has been upturned for local restaurants due to the coronavirus. David Samson / The Forum

MINOT, N.D. — Hello readers, and welcome to the second edition of this mailbag column wherein I respond to your praise and criticism and questions.

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Now, to the questions!

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Rob Port is the editor of, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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