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Print Column: Something Seems Fishy in Wahpeton

Print Column: Something Seems Fishy in Wahpeton

MINOT, N.D. — North Dakota State College of Science President John Richman has long been desirous of further expanding his campus from Wahpeton, where it is mandated by the state constitution to reside, into Fargo. Many, including this observer, feel the hiring of former state lawmaker and current Fargo City Commission member Tony Grindberg to

The Fargo City Commission discussed and approved a $660,000 property tax exemption for FedEx on July 18, 2016.

Fargo City Commission Needs to Reconsider FedEx Tax Deal

In an editorial published today the Fargo Forum admits that it was wrong for the City of Fargo to hand out a tax exemption to FedEx after the company told the city commission that they’d move even without it. But the paper also claims that there was no intention to use the incentive to lure FedEx

The Fargo City Commission discussed and approved a $660,000 property tax exemption for FedEx on July 18, 2016.

Fargo and FedEx Are Between a Rock and a Hard Place on Property Tax Exemption

Earlier this week I wrote about the City of Fargo giving FedEx a $660,000 property tax exemption (here’s a summary) for a new facility they’re building at the airport there. The commission approved the exemption despite a representative for the company telling city commissioners that the company would build the facility without it. It seems

The Fargo City Commission discussed and approved a $660,000 property tax abatement for FedEx on July 18, 2016.

The Fargo City Commission Just Gave Away $660,000 in Tax Incentives for No Good Reason at All

Last night the Fargo City Commission met and voted to approve a property tax exemption worth $660,000 over ten years for FedEx which is building a facility in the city after announcing that they’d be leaving Grand Forks. The move was already somewhat controversial – Grand Forks city leaders are wondering if this was an

Fargo City Commission candidate John Strand embraces Jenni Carriveau during an election watch party at Würst Bier Hall on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Tony Gehrig: Fargo Doesn’t Need Changes to Local Election System

The Forum has been pushing this narrative for a year now. They demand that we go back to the already voted out runoff system. Why? Because “we” don’t want commissioners to win with 22.3% of the vote, “we” want a majority! Doesn’t sound bad. Problem is, the runoff system doesn’t fix that or any other

UPDATED North Dakota District Conventions: Districts 11, 13, 21, 27, 41, and 45 Fargo-West Fargo-Cass County Area Guide Part I

UPDATED Candidate information below in bold type This post is part of a continuing series highlighting the potential state legislative candidates from each district for their party’s nomination. For more information on this series, refer to the “SAB’s Guide To North Dakota District Conventions: A Government Of People Who Show Up” post. Due to the large number

Citing "Legal Limbo" Fargo Democrat Scot Kelsh Latest Legislator To Retire

Rep. Scot Kelsh, a Demcorat representing Fargo’s District 11, told me this morning that he’s not running for re-election in 2014. “Not stating any reasons at this time,” he told me. “I’ll just say that it is time to move on. Some things in legal limbo.” Not sure if that last comment is a reference

Two Fargo Republican Legislators Announce They Won't Be Running For Re-Election

Two Fargo-area Republican legislators – Senator Tony Grindberg and Rep. Joe Heilman – have announced that they won’t be running for re-election in 2014. Grindberg is the double-dipping former NDSU employee and, it could be said, leader of the “Bison Caucus” in the legislature. An interesting bit of trivia that’s apropos of nothing: Both Grindberg

Open Record NDSU Spinoff Tried To Hide Was $28,800 Contract With Republican State Senator

In pre-Christmas news dump, North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued an opinion finding that an North Dakota State University spin-off corporation – NDSU Research Park Ventures, LLC – had violated open records laws when they denied a request from a SAB reader regarding a contract discussion. The AG’s office ordered the contract released, and

"A Billion Dollars In Tax Cuts May Not Result In Much Savings For You"

“We’re sending back more money than we’ve ever sent to political subdivisions and the taxes aren’t going down,” said House Majority Leader Al Carlson of the alleged property tax relief passed by the legislature in recent years. “If they don’t think the people are going to figure this out, they’re kidding themselves.” Rep. Carlson said

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