Last Word

​An Open Letter to Evangelical and Fundamentalist Christians.

November 17th, 2022

By Waylon Hedegaard

retiringwithcats@gmail.com

For all those who still decry my departure from the Evangelical/Fundamentalist Christian faith, understand that I will never return. I see the examples you set and want no part of them.

For I know you. I used to be you, and I never want to be that again.

I have heard you preach against lies, then lie about others. You fabricate new truths when the old no longer suit. You twist events into unrecognizable shapes, then use them as weapons to…

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​Feudin’ a-fussin’ and a-fightin

September 14th, 2022

By Andrew Alexis Varvel

mr.a.alexis.varvel@gmail.com

Will our congressperson be Cara Mund or Kelly Armstrong?

Back 75 years ago in 1947, American radio stations played the hit song “Feudin' and Fightin'.” Its refrain went, “Feudin' a fussin' and a-fightin'. Sometimes it gets to be excitin'.”

That sounds increasingly like North Dakota politics this year!

North Dakota's races for US House and US Senate have been tumultuous, as weird as they are exciting, and with momentous …

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​Woodstock and The Age of Aquarius

August 17th, 2022

By Stewart Rogers 

Stewart_Rogers2001@yahoo.com

On August 15, 1969, a half million long-haired freaky people gathered in the mud for the Woodstock Music Festival in Upstate New York. For some, the event symbolized the worst of American youth – dirty, drug-crazed dropouts, listening to the devil’s music, obsessed with free love, unwilling to take personal responsibility, spitting in the faces of hardworking…

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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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