Port: Fargo City Commissioner mocks Native Americans, tells homeless people to ‘get a job’


MINOT, N.D. — Dave Piepkorn, who was just re-elected to another term on Fargo’s city commission earlier this year, is a crude sort of bully.

This isn’t news to anyone who has paid attention to Fargo city politics. The editorial board at The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead even kinda sort endorsed him for it.

“Piepkorn has become the commission’s most unflinchingly outspoken member,” the paper wrote by way of explaining their decision to favor the incumbent for another term. “Whether you agree or disagree, Piepkorn makes clear what he supports and what he doesn’t.”

Unfortunately, at last night’s meeting of the city commission, Piepkorn was “unflinching” in his use of coarse stereotypes, complaining about “intoxicated Native Americans” during a public safety debate.

He was “clear” when he told the people who use Fargo’s downtown Engagement Center, people who are afflicted with mental health challenges and addictions and homelessness, to “get a job.”

There were 14 other candidates for city commission .

Was this brash, braying boob really the best Fargo’s voters could do?

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