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The former church in Nome, N.D., purchased by white supremacist Craig Cobb was on fire Wednesday, March 22. Special to The Forum

The Solution for Hatred Is Not More Hatred

The Solution for Hatred Is Not More Hatred

One phenomena I’ve been thinking and writing about consistently over the last year or so is our society’s increasing acceptance of ill treatment for those we disagree with. Left wing activists thought it was ok to break windows because Donald Trump got elected. Environmental activists thought it was ok to set construction equipment on fire

Fardoso Mohamed talks Monday, March 20, 2017, in Moorhead about how another customer harassed her and shouted at her to remove her hijab when she went grocery shopping Saturday. Forum file photo.

It’s Not a Crime to Be a Jerk

UPDATE: The original headline to this post used a profane word I felt accurately described this man’s behavior. I’ve changed it to something less apt, but also less profane, at the request of my bosses at Forum Communications. There was an ugly incident alleged in Moorhead recently which saw a man at a grocery store

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton meets with reporters Friday, Dec. 18, 2015. Don Davis / Forum News Service

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton Calls Criticism Over #NoDAPL Protests Response “Inaccurate and Offensive”

Yesterday I wrote a post about the Minnesota Sheriff’s Association ripping Governor Mark Dayton in a letter over his handling of EMAC requests from the State of North Dakota for assistance in dealing with the #NoDAPL protests. At times those protests involved thousands of activists who blocked roads, attacked law enforcement officers, and vandalized millions

Video: Miss North Dakota Thanks Lawmakers for Opposing Abortion, Says State Isn’t “Against Women”

From time to time during their session lawmakers have people stop by to address the House or Senate floor. Today Macy Christianson, who is Miss North Dakota for 2016, spoke to the state Senate and got a little political with her remarks. “One aspect that I love in particular about being a title holder is

House Majority Leader Al Carlson (R-Fargo) Tom Stromme/Bismarck Tribune

North Dakota Casino Bill Gets Proposed Amendments From Two Different Lawmakers

UPDATE: The Judiciary Committee today voted down both of these proposed amendments and voted 13-2 to give the amendment a “do not pass” recommendation. House Majority Leader Al Carlson caused quite a stir when he filed a proposed constitutional amendment allowing up to six state-operated casinos. That legislation seemed unlikely to pass in its original form,

Audio: Fargo Businessman Says He’ll Put North Dakota Blue Laws Repeal on the Statewide Ballot

Yesterday the state Senate, amid a lot of talk about religion, shot down a bill repealing the state’s blue laws. Today the Senate could have reconsidered the vote – anyone on the prevailing side, or who was absent for the vote, can call for a reconsideration on the next legislative date – but it didn’t

John Bluemle, of Bismarck, surveys the erosion along the Missouri River at Double Ditch on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Bluemle is a former North Dakota state geologist. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune

Lawmakers Should Restore Spending for the Double Ditch Village

UPDATE: The post below was based on the linked article from the Bismarck Tribune, but lawmakers are telling me that report is inaccurate. “Despite what the news media has reported, the House Appropriations Committee did not cut any financial assistance to the Double Ditch Village,” Rep. Jim Schmidt (R-Huff) told me this afternoon. “The financial assistance

Gov.Doug Burgum opened North Dakota's 65th legislative assembly in front of a joint session of the Legislature where he delivered the State of the State address. Photo by Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune

UND Economics Professor Says He’d Flunk North Dakota’s Revenue Forecasters

Revenue forecasts in North Dakota are extremely important. That’s because our Legislature doesn’t meet very often (nor do most citizens want it to meet often, I think). So every odd-numbered year our lawmakers are tasked with making at two-year budget based on what professional forecasters think the state will collect in tax revenues based on


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