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​Doug Burgum’s Climate Crisis Plan: Will It Help? Is It Going To Work?

June 18th, 2022

By Madeline Luke

madelineluke@ymail.com

Sonja Kaye, of CLEAN in Fargo gave the third of four talks on climate change issues specific to North Dakota for the “What in the World Series,” in Valley City on April 5.

While the topic of the event was Project Tundra, a carbon sequestration project proposed to operate at the Milton Young Coal Station, Sonja’s information introduced the audience to the science, finances, and possible limitations of this technology which is the cornerstone of…

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Fargo Mayoral Candidates: Michael Borgie

June 5th, 2022

By Melissa Van Der Stad

m.forfargo@gmail.com

Michael Borgie was unable to be reached for comment on a tight timeline, so the following information has been taken verbatim from his campaign website.

“I live in the Prairiewood Golf Course neighborhood, but I also work in far south Fargo and downtown Fargo by Block 9. I have season tickets to the RedHawks so I’m up there 50 times a summer. I also have a pass for all the Fargo Parks golf courses as well, so you’ll see me all over in…

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Fargo Mayoral Candidates: Tim Mahoney

June 3rd, 2022

By Melissa Van Der Stad 

m.forfargo@gmail.com

Tim has been the mayor for seven years and the deputy mayor for six.

He is from south Fargo, and he's enjoyed seeing it grow in his many years in the neighborhood. He spends a lot of his free time in our local parks and attends many of the different public events throughout the city. In particular, he enjoys visiting Broadway…

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Fargo Mayoral Candidates, a Series: Shannon Roers Jones

May 28th, 2022

Shannon took my call while doing some grocery shopping during a busy weekday evening.

“I’m usually pretty busy, there’s always things going on, but at the same time there’s always time for talking to people.”

Shannon lives in South Fargo in the Maple Valley neighborhood. She chose to raise her kids here because it is close to her family. She spends a lot of time supporting her talented kids as they pursue a variety of after school activities, including swimming and theater.

When…

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Fargo Mayoral Candidates: Hukun Dabar

May 20th, 2022

Hukun provided his responses via email. “I live in downtown Fargo. Downtown living makes everything accessible and convenient! I love taking my kids to Lindenwood, and enjoy the food at Rugsan on 13th Avenue. I also like shopping at West Acres.” He has deep ties to the Fargo community, and he plans to use his talents to serve the citizens of Fargo from the mayoral office.

He has been positively affecting the Fargo community for years. The strong relationships he has built within the…

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Fargo Mayor Candidates: Arlette Preston

May 18th, 2022

Arlette Preston

She’s lived in Fargo for 45 years, and currently resides in Downtown Fargo with her husband.

“We don’t eat at home much and because the restaurants are so accessible here, we can walk to them easily. So we spend a lot of our time out on the sidewalk talking to people and you know, that’s the other thing about being Downtown is you get to know your neighbors, it’s kind of amazing. Because you see them all the time. It really feels like a neighborhood here. It’s…

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​Profiles in Cowardice Confront ‘Liberty, Equality, Sorority!’

May 18th, 2022

By Charlie Barber

CMCBARB@msn.com

“Let’s you and him fight!”  - The Coward’s Credo

“Liberty resides in no particular form of government, but in a free man’s own heart. He carries it with him wherever he goes…I laugh at those degraded people who, letting conspirators incite them to rise in arms, dare to speak of liberty, without having even a notion of what it is; who, with hearts a prey to all the vices of slaves, imagine that to be free they need only be rebels.”  – J.J.…

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​Carrying on the Tradition of the Nonpartisan League

April 21st, 2022

By Curt Stofferahn 

https://drcinfo.org

Recent news about proposed economic development strategies in North Dakota had me thinking that the founders of the Nonpartisan League must be turning in their graves.

The League grew out of North Dakota farmers’ feelings of exploitation at the hands of out-of-state corporations. When the League gained control of the legislature, it created institutions…

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​Great First Step but We Need To Do More!

March 16th, 2022

By Sen. Tim Mathern 

tmathern@nd.gov

On March 3, 2022 the North Dakota State Investment Board rightly voted to divest itself of investments in Russian entities or securities issued by Russian entities.

Unfortunately, much of the meeting was conducted behind closed doors where the press and citizens were not able to see and hear the board members in action. The room chosen for the meeting was also small and not…

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​Vlad Putin’s and the GOP’s Sclerosis of the Imagination

March 16th, 2022

By Charlie Barber

“Imagine there's no countries; It isn't hard to do; Nothing to kill or die for;… You may say I'm a dreamer; But I'm not the only one…”

- John Lennon

“(Generalissimo) Franco’s triumph (in the Spanish Civil War, 1939) shook Roosevelt the hardest, for his own policies had helped shape the outcome. It was clear to him that the embargo (against arms for anti-Fascist forces) had been a grave mistake.” - James MacGregor Burns, Roosevelt: The Lion and the Fox,…

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