Tag Archives: john strand

A Kid in Fargo Thinks Climate Change Might Kill Him Before He’s 50, How Did We Get to This Point?

A Kid in Fargo Thinks Climate Change Might Kill Him Before He’s 50, How Did We Get to This Point?

In Fargo this week, there was a climate change town hall organized by Fargo City Commissioner John Strand. It was well-attended, featuring dozens of speakers with different ideas for how Fargo, as a community, could address the issue. Remember, for many of these people, we are beyond the point of debating whether or not some

Tony Gehrig: Plastic Bag Ban Isn’t Needed in Fargo

After reading The Forum’s opinion, one would think Fargo is awash in plastic bags with garbage lining the streets. Every reasonable person can see through the hyperbole and identify the endgame is a ban on plastic bags. Such bans originated mostly in west coast cities. These bans result in higher taxes and higher cost of

Fargo Leaders Are Absolutely in the Wrong to Question #NoDAPL Law Enforcement Costs

News this evening is that a group of Fargo and Cass County leaders are beginning to question the use of county/municipal law enforcement personnel and resources in the response to the #NoDAPL protests. Fargo City Commissioner John Strand (who visited the #NoDAPL protest camps to support them earlier this year), with an assist from fellow

On Television: Distrusting The Government, Except When They're Reading Our Email

I was on television last night on Chris Berg’s 6:30 Point of View Program on Valley News Live alongside John Strand from the High Plains Reader (which publishs my column every week if you’re interested) and Scott Hennen. As always, it was a great discussion. We talked about the Waters of the U.S. rule and

Prosecutor Removes His Government Email Address From Campaign Database

Valley News Live has a follow-up to their story yesterday (piggybacking on my story from earlier this week) regarding the use of state-issued email addresses for political campaigns. I had found 18 candidates for the Legislature – both Republicans and Democrats – who were using their state-issued emails in contact information for their campaigns. Valley

Irony: Prosecutor Investigating Water Tower Projection Used State Resources In His Own Campaign

Valley News Live – KVLY/KXJB – Fargo/Grand Forks In Fargo, City Council candidate John Strand is now undergoing a police investigation because he used a digital projector to cast a campaign message onto a public water tower. The prosecutor leading the charge is Birch Burdick. I noted in a post about the matter yesterday that

Eighteen North Dakota Legislative Candidates Are Using Government Emails For Their Campaigns

Fargo City Commission candidate John Strand (full disclosure: John and I are friendly and have appeared on television together in the past) is now under police investigation for the “crime” of using a digital projector to cast a campaign message on a city water tower. It’s a pretty innovative idea (I got a laugh when I

SAB On Television: School Choice And Higher Ed

Chris Berg was kind enough to invite me on to his 6:30 POV program again last night opposite John Strand of the High Plains Reader. It was a fun discussion covering higher education issues and school choice bills. Valley News Live – KVLY/KXJB – Fargo/Grand Forks Strand said my complaints about the anti-Catholic religious bigotry