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Grand Forks City Councilman Terry Bjerke Announces Campaign For Mayor

Grand Forks City Councilman Terry Bjerke Announces Campaign For Mayor

Terry Bjerke, a Republican, is a long-time member of the Grand Forks City Council. In fact, he’s long been the lone conservative voice in city government in what is perhaps one of the most left-leaning parts of the state. Bjerke has become somewhat legendary for being the lone “no” vote on one city issue after

Grand Forks City Leader Trying To Walk Back Opposition To Free Speech

In today’s Grand Forks Herald city councilor and University of North Dakota professor Bret Weber tries to walk back comments he made about inhibiting free speech in his community. Weber, you might remember, organized a meeting of city leaders last week in an effort aimed at prohibiting or at least inhibiting future speeches in the

Grand Forks Councilman Summons Theater Owners To A Meeting Over Controversial Anti-Islam Speaker

UPDATE: Per KNOX radio host Ryan Cunningham, “No one from the Empire Arts Center will attend today’s meeting.” He adds that “The EAC has invited Bret Weber to their noon meeting next Wednesday to speak his piece, and that meeting will be open to the media.” At the University of Jamestown earlier this week campus officials

Social Media Justice Is No Justice At All

There is no question in my mind that the democratization of the media brought about by blogs, and the enhancements to communications brought by platforms like Facebook and Twitter, have been a net benefit to society. But there is an element to social media, in particular, that’s grown disturbing. Specifically, the rise of online mob

Something Stinks About Grand Forks Police Shooting

UPDATE: The Grand Forks Herald has more details from a press conference this afternoon. Law enforcement is claiming that there were suicide concerns regarding Mr. Elliot and that he tried to ram a squad car which resulted in his shooting. But if the explanation is as simple as that, what’s with the delay in releasing the story?

Grand Forks Bans Beer Pong

UPDATE: It looks like the WDAZ article quoted below was inaccurate. Grand Forks has merely moved these ordinance changes forward. They’ve yet to become law, per the Grand Forks Herald. Here in America we have a problem with alcohol abuse among college-aged people. The City of Grand Forks, home to the University of North Dakota, is no different