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Man Yassin, 47, of Moorhead, Minnesota, protests outside of the Valley News Live offices in Fargo, North Dakota, on Sunday, May 22, 2016. Yassin is a refugee from Iraq who disagrees with Valley News Live's May 16 report which targeted refugees for being a health danger to locals living nearby. "This is our country, too. They've (Valley News Live) no right to say we brought disease," Yassin said. Nick Wagner / The Forum

That Breitbart Report About Fargo Refugees With Tuberculosis Is Old News

That Breitbart Report About Fargo Refugees With Tuberculosis Is Old News

Over the weekend a number of you readers sent me this link to a Breitbart article which seemed to indicate that Lutheran Social Services, the organization responsible for federal refugee resettlement in our state, had been something less than forthcoming about refugees with tuberculosis. You’ll all remember that this was something of a big issue

The KVLY television station in Fargo. Photo via Google

Are We Certain That A Protest Isn't Exactly What Valley News Live Wants?

A group of people offended by Valley News Live’s recent reporting about the supposed public health threat of refugees is planning to protest the television news station this weekend. That’s understandable. The report was offensive. Something created not to inform but to incite. I’d accuse the people responsible for it of nativism, but I’m not convinced

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Video: Chancellor Won't Say If He'd Renew NDSU President Dean Bresciani's Contract

Last night North Dakota University System Chancellor Mark Hagerott appeared on Chris Berg’s show on Valley News Live, and as is often the case when it comes to public officials and touchy situations what he didn’t say spoke volumes. And what Hagerott didn’t say is that he’d renew North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani’s contract.

Of Course Whites Commit Most Of The Crime In Fargo, You Idiots

It’s time for another fantastically stupid “exclusive” news story from the folks at Fargo-based television news station Valley News Live. Their big revelation? White people commit most of the crime in Fargo. A city where, according to the U.S. Census, the population is 90.2 percent white. Shocking, I know. Here’s an excerpt from VNL’s breathless

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Fargo Area Media Slap Fight Is Everything That's Wrong With How We Talk About Islamic Extremism

Back on December 17 Fargo-based television news station Valley News Live committed a blatant and irresponsible act of tabloid journalism. In covering an alleged sexual assault in the bathroom of a Mapleton truck stop the station put in their headline the allegation that the man accused of the attack, apparently a Muslim, uttered “Allahu Akbar” during the attack.

UPDATED: Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley Did Offer Valley News Live An Interview

I have an update to the kerfuffle over a news report claiming that Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley was dodging reporters looking to ask questions about his affair, and it turns out that Wrigley did offer an interview though not necessarily in the medium requested. Last night TV news station Valley News Live ran a story claiming

Former Governor Ed Schafer Accuses TV News Station Of "Blatantly False" Report On Wrigley Affair

UPDATE: Valley News Live news director Ike Walker has responded to Schafer’s criticism and acknowledged that Wrigley did offer a phone interview. Earlier this evening I wrote a post about a news report from Valley News Live which claimed that Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley was dodging questions about an extramarital affair. Tonight in response to that

UPDATED: Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley Dodges Media Looking To Ask Questions About Affair

UPDATE: Per his comments below, former Governor Ed Schafer is accusing Valley News Live of “blatantly false” reporting. Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley hasn’t spoken to the media about the extramarital affair the confessed to earlier this month since the news broke, but he’s still making public appearances. He made one today in Fargo at the Big

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