The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead
Doug Burgum, the Fargo entrepreneur who beat the tar out of the Republican-endorsed candidate for North Dakota governor last month, tried to smoke a metaphorical peace pipe last week among Bismarck Republicans. By superficial accounts, he got a warm welcome at the monthly GOP chairman's luncheon, which rarely draws more than 20 people, but clocked in more than 80 because the unlikely nominee for governor was the speaker.
The U.S. Supreme Court's 5-3 ruling Monday striking down Texas laws that required abortion clinic doctors to have admitting privileges at a local hospital is consistent with the court's rulings on abortion since the landmark Roe v. Wade case more than 40 years ago. The latest decision is in line with a 1992 decision that affirmed a woman's right to have the procedure. Then, as on Monday, Justice Anthony Kennedy was pivotal in upholding the core tenets of Roe v. Wade.
Reviews of Ed Schafer's brief tenure as University of North Dakota interim president will be mixed, but he gets high marks for his handling of the volatile nickname and logo transition. Knowing that final selections for the university's symbols would not be universally applauded, he resisted calls to reopen the nickname debate and he moved ahead speedily with final selection of the new Fighting Hawks logo.
The states' rights crowd, often the same folks who are Second Amendment absolutists, should be pleased with this week's U.S. Supreme Court decision on state gun laws. The court declined without comment to hear appeals to strict gun control laws in New York and Connecticut, signalling at least two sentiments among the justices. One, they are reluctant to get into the simmering national debate on gun control, or they are tilting as they have in recent rulings toward states' rights.
It’s an historic turn of events. In the November presidential election, American voters will choose between two of the most disliked, most reviled candidates in modern history. Tuesday’s round of...
University of North Dakota President Ed Schafer stumbled when he endorsed a candidate in the hotly contested Republican primary contest for governor. With only a few weeks to go at...
It's a big day Thursday at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck. Donald Trump, the New York trickster, will tell the assembled back-slapping oil and gas execs, climate change deniers, fawning politicians and assorted hangers-on just what they want to hear. EPA bad, drill-baby-drill good. Environmentalists bad, oil companies good. Alternative energy bad, fossil fuels good.
FARGO — A Fargo woman appeared in Cass County District Court on Tuesday on charges that she took more than $450,000 from her elderly mother. Caroline M. Conrad, 55, faces...
It's not that confirmation was needed, but the most recent pronouncement from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources underscores, repeats and, yes, confirms, what every other credible source has concluded: The Fargo-Moorhead Diversion is the only project that can guarantee permanent protection for the metro from a catastrophic flood. The DNR's 500-page executive summary of its environmental impact statement includes this: "... screening of ... alternatives and variants did not result in the identification any additional reasonable alternatives to the Project."
We extend a friendly Fargo welcome to Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. Sanders is in town Friday, May 13, to pump up his fans at a morning rally at the Ramada Plaza & Suites in south Fargo. By all indications, he'll attract a standing-room-only crowd of admirers and the politically curious.