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The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead
December 12, 2017
Fargo and West Fargo school districts should merge
Now is the time for Fargo and West Fargo public school districts – and the elected board members who lead those districts – to seriously consider merging. Yes, one large school district for Fargo and West Fargo rather than the two separate districts we have today. We’d urge...
December 12, 2017 - 6:46am
November 21, 2017
The timeless lessons of Herman Stern
By now many North Dakotans are familiar with at least the outlines of the impressive life of Herman Stern. Stern immigrated to the state at the age of 16 from Germany. He became successful in the men’s clothing business, ultimately owning a chain of Strauss Men’s Clothing stores...
November 21, 2017 - 6:54am
October 17, 2017
Adoption lawsuit is frivolous
James and Tahnee Young sound like a couple who someday will make fine adoptive parents. It's commendable that they want to adopt a teenager who has been "overlooked by the system." But the Fargo couple is way off base in filing a lawsuit against Catholic Charities of North Dakota—seeking...
October 17, 2017 - 6:56am
May 2, 2017
Fargo needs airport parking ramp
It’s encouraging to see Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney is making an effort to bring fresh blood to the Airport Authority board. He named Tammy Linn to replace Ken Pawluk, a former Cass County commissioner. It’s the latest sign of his determination to seriously pursue a sorely needed...
May 2, 2017 - 6:54am
January 3, 2017
A mixed review of 2016
The extremes of angst and anger among Americans are reflections of a partisan/social/economic divide that expressed itself in the 2016 presidential election, and could deepen in 2017. Angst and anger either drove Americans to the polls in November or kept them away.
January 3, 2017 - 7:11am
December 15, 2016
Dalrymple legacy exemplary
When North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple ends his tenure this week, he will leave the Capitol with the satisfaction that the state is in better condition to weather a fickle economy than it was when he took office six years ago. Dalrymple's steady hand and unflappable public demeanor...
December 15, 2016 - 7:09am
December 12, 2016
A double payback for Fargo
Reimbursement of nearly $450,000 to the Fargo Police Department for its officers' service at the Dakota Access Pipeline protest is more than payback for the city's expenditures. The department under Chief David Todd also is the beneficiary of the goodwill that accrues for helping...
December 12, 2016 - 7:38am
October 7, 2016
VP debate genial, but not timid
The common wisdom is that debates between candidates for vice president don't move the polls, but rather reveal previously unknown information about the people in the second slot on the ballot. In that purpose, the debate between Republican Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Democratic Virginia...
October 7, 2016 - 7:22am
January 22, 2016
Schafer puts logo flap to rest
The unreconstructed fans of the retired University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux nickname still don’t get it, they should pay attention to the unambiguous words of interim UND President Ed Schafer. Responding to a request from old nickname mossbacks, the former governor said without...
January 22, 2016 - 11:49am
October 21, 2015
More N.D. children in poverty
North Dakota politicians and policy makers, proud of the state’s economic success, might not be so proud if they examined the latest child poverty statistics from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The children’s welfare foundation reported last month that North Dakota had the third-highest...
October 21, 2015 - 7:25am
July 23, 2015
Tax cut scheme unwise
Smarter heads prevailed Monday when the Fargo City Commission turned down an ill-conceived property tax cut proposal that was more political and ideological fluff than substantive tax policy. Commissioner Tony Gehrig, making good on his pledge to advance his 20 percent cut (which,...
July 23, 2015 - 7:19am