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Fargo City Commissioner Tony Gehrig stands along Broadway on Wednesday, May 2. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Tony Gehrig: Fargo’s Longest TIF District Extended Indefinitely

Tony Gehrig: Fargo’s Longest TIF District Extended Indefinitely

This guest post was submitted by Fargo City Commissioner Tony Gehrig. With the vote at Monday night’s meeting, the Fargo City Commission over turned a decision that we made over a year ago to keep a 38 year incentive in place indefinitely. We did this because we like that the property tax revenue comes back

Podcast: Heitkamp Uses Trump Supporter in Ad, Tony Gehrig Talks Fargo City Hall Costs, Earl Pomeroy Calls Out Attorney General Stenehjem

On today’s radio show we talked about Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s new campaign ad in which she uses a man who claims to have voted for Donald Trump to defend her record on border security. Fargo City Commissioner Tony Gehrig talks about the city hall project going roughly 33 percent over budget. Former Congressman Earl Pomeroy

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-S.D.) during a Senate hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 12, 2018. Heitkamp is one of three Democrats who are up for reelection in states President Donald Trump carried and voted to confirm Justice Neil Gorsuch. (Tom Brenner/The New York Times)

Senator Heitkamp Finally Agrees to Interview on My Radio Show, Just Not When I’m Hosting

I’ve long been a critic of incumbent Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s resistance to accessibility, be it with the media or the public. The Senator doesn’t like to put herself in situations where she might get tough questions. Especially not in a setting where she might be asked to candidly react to comments or questions from the

ND Secretary of State Al Jaeger leaves the podium after his speech seeking the Republican nomination for the office he's held since 1993. Jaeger lost the nomination to Will Gardner at Saturday's convention. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service

Podcast: Jaeger Talks About Re-Entering Secretary of State Race After Gardner Campaign Implodes

“When that news broke it changed everything.” That’s what incumbent Secretary of State Al Jaeger told me on my radio show today. He was referring to news that erstwhile Republican Secretary of State candidate Will Gardner, who had defeated Jaeger for the NDGOP’s endorsement earlier this month, was stopping his campaign amid scandal. Jaeger said

Podcast: Responding to McFeely, Special Assessments, North Dakota Secession

I took some time on the radio show today to respond to criticism Mike McFeely has thrown at me for writing too often, and too critically, of his preferred candidate for the U.S Senate. I also spoke to Fargo City commission candidate Tim Flakoll about his plan for special assessments. Current Commissioner Tony Gehrig, who

Fargo City Commissioner Tony Gehrig stands along Broadway on Wednesday, May 2, in a neighborhood that had large special assessments to pay for street reconstruction. He's put forth a plan to eliminate special assessments by the city. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Tony Gehrig: The Dirty Little Secrets of Special Assessments

This guest post was submitted by Fargo City Commissioner Tony Gehrig Special assessments or “specials” have been around for a long time in Fargo. So long that people have come to accept them as an unchangeable reality. Despite being around since well before I was born, there are still some dirty little secrets that you

Fargo, N.D., City Commissioner Tony Gehrig listens to Commissioner Dave Piepkorn speak about Gehrig's plan to cut the city's property taxes by 20-percent during a city commissioner's meeting at the Civic Center on Monday, July 20, 2015. Nick Wagner / The Forum

Fargo City Commissioner Tony Gehrig Claims Someone Is Impersonating Him in Negative Reviews of Local Businesses

In a Facebook post put up last night Fargo City Commissioner Tony Gehrig claims someone is impersonating him on the internet. “So someone has created an account named ‘T Gehrig’ here in Fargo giving some 60 or so local businesses and charities 1 star reviews,” he wrote. “I’m sure it has nothing to do with

Video: HBO’s John Oliver Mocks Fargo’s Decision to Give Economic Incentives to FedEx

The City of Fargo made a big mistake when they agreed to FedEx $660,000 in tax incentives to move a facility to their community from Grand Forks. Not only was this a problematic move given that Fargo was essentially using economic development largess to poach a company from another North Dakota city (yes, that’s exactly