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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?

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

This Forum Communications Report On Cecil The Lion's Hunter Is Ridiculous

I don’t think I need to tell you folks that the coverage of Cecil the Lion being hunted and killed has long since got out of hand. The man who killed the lion, Minneapolis dentist Walter Palmer, has been targeted for social media outrage including people calling for his physical harm and publishing his private

Uh Oh: Forum Communications Confirms Missing Emails From Bresciani's Inbox

The timing of the deletion of emails from NDSU President Dean Bresciani’s inbox has always been interesting. It appears as though the mass-deletion of tens of thousands of emails took place between the time when an open records request from Forum Communicatinos was fulfilled and when an open records request from Legislative Council was received.

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Bresciani Emails Found, University System Apparently Getting A House Cleaning

Some very interesting developments in the email scandal at North Dakota State University today that make me think back to a line that President Dean Bresciani wrote about former Chancellor Hamid Shirvani in an email obtained by Forum Communications: “start getting bids from movers.” But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. I’m told by multiple

NDSU President Dean Besciani Denies Deleting Emails To Avoid Open Records Request

The Fargo-area media is catching up to a story we broke here on SAB this weekend which has Legislative Council questioning whether or not NDSU President Dean Bresciani broke open records law by deleting over 45,000 emails from his account the day a request for them was made. If he did, he is potentially guilty

Chancellor Shirvani Scores Some Victories In Latest SBHE Meeting

Embattled Chancellor Hamid Shirvani seemed to have a majority of the State Board of Higher Education behind him on at least a couple of issues. First, the board voted 7-1 to scale back previously-approved tuition increases to something more on par with what Shirvani had requested (only board member Kari Reichert voted no): North Dakota’s

Some Claim Pro-Life Demonstration At State Capitol Is Against Policy

Over the Memorial Day weekend, pro-life demonstrators plan to plant 66,000 flags on the mall at the state capitol in Bismack to represent the number of abortions which have taken place in the state since Roe vs. Wade. “Women are coming out more and more in droves and are talking about their experience and how

North Dakota's Higher Ed Problems Don't End With Hamid Shirvani

The Fargo Forum editorial board has called on embattled Chancellor Hamid Shirvani to resign. Today the Grand Forks Herald says Shirvani ought to apologize for his management style to date. Shirvani can certainly be polarizing. He is blunt and not always very politically savvy (which is an odd criticism of him coming as it does

North Dakota Woman Charged With Threatening Pro-Life Legislator

The last couple of weeks, as North Dakota as debated abortion issues, social media including Twitter and Facebook has sort of made me sad for humanity. The anger and hostility, the threats and verbal attacks, have been nothing short of nauseating. My email inbox has been even worse than normal as people opposed to my

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