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Left Wing North Dakota Talkers Joel Heitkamp, Mike McFeely Lost Big Ratings In Latest Arbitrons

Left Wing North Dakota Talkers Joel Heitkamp, Mike McFeely Lost Big Ratings In Latest Arbitrons

Readers in the Fargo area tell me they’ve noticed a drop off in the number of callers to left-wing talk shows hosted by Joel Heitkamp (brother to US Senator Heidi Heitkmap) and Mike McFeely. They were wondering if those shows had seen a drop off in the ratings. While I’m a frequent guest on talk

Fargo Forum: "Real Journalism" Means Shooting The Messenger

In an editorial today, the Fargo Forum takes pot shots (not by name, naturally) at myself and my good friend Jay Thomas (of the Jay Thomas Show on WDAY AM970 in Fargo) for our focus on the email controversy at North Dakota State University. “Credible answers have been elusive,” writes the Forum, “but traditional in-the-trenches

Shirvani The Scapegoat Is Gone, North Dakota University System's Hostility To Transparency Remains

“So Shirvani is gone now, and lo and behold in Friday’s edition of The Press ran the headline, ‘Another illegal meeting for state higher ed board?’” writes Klark Byrd for the Dickinson Press, noting that the former chancellor who had quickly become a scapegoat for all the ills in North Dakota’s university system isn’t around

Ed Schultz Now Hawking Gold As A "Lifeboat" In America's Sinking Economy

Just in case you needed any more evidence to prove that Ed Schultz is a hack who will pretty much say whatever he’s told to say, consider this recent ad in which Schultz shills for gold, a product usually pushed by the likes of Mark Levin, Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity. Via Mediate: Normally Schultz

Two North Dakotans Named Best State-Based Political Reporters By The Washington Post

The Washington Post has selected the best state-based political reporters in the country, and two names got picked from North Dakota. The first is long-time Associated Press reporter Dale Wetzel who last year joined a new media venture at the Great Plains Examiner in addition to hosting a radio show. The other is, uh, me.

ABC News Reporter: "Strong Sense" Someone In The White House Authorized IRS Targeting

“I’ve worked in this town for over 20 years – I’ve worked in the White House and on Capitol Hill – and I can say with a very strong sense of certainty that there are people very close to this president that not only knew what the IRS were doing but authorized it,” ABC News’

Let's Face It, Measure 2 Is Coming Back

Last year North Dakota debated Measure 2, which would have abolished property taxes in the state if passed. It was defeated after a coalition of special interest groups (lead by the North Dakota Chamber of Commerce) launched a group called “Keep It Local ND” to oppose it. Their primary argument, obviously, was that by eliminating

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The Fargo Media Has Done The Flood Diversion Debate A Real Disservice

There are a lot of excellent reasons to be skeptical of building the Fargo flood diversion project. The fact that it’s not quite the “magic bullet” to prevent flooding some make it out to be is one good reason. That the motivation for building seems to be at least as much about Fargo-area developers being

SAB's Top Posts From The Last Week, Open Thread

Here are SAB’s top posts from the week that was. Joel Heitkamp/KFGO “Expansion” Plans Not Exactly Popular With Fargo Sports Fans – Liberal talk radio host Joel Heitkamp caused quite a stir this week when he tried to spin his impending loss of western radio affiliates KFYR and KCJB by announcing an “expansion” plan…to a

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