Patrick Springer first joined the reporting staff of The Forum in 1985. He can be reached by calling 701-241-5522.
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FARGO—Democratic-NPL candidates for the North Dakota Legislature called upon top Republicans to withdraw their support of Donald Trump as the party's presidential candidate in light of his boasts that he made unwanted sexual advances against women. The Democrats said North Dakota Republicans have been virtually silent about Trump's conduct and statements, days after the recorded comments prompted some Republicans to withdraw their support.
FARGO—Student senators at North Dakota State University gave embattled President Dean Bresciani a vote in support of extending his contract. The vote was 27 in support of a resolution supporting Bresciani, with no opposing votes but two senators abstaining. The vote was taken Sunday night, Oct. 16, and announced Monday.
FARGO—Leaders at North Dakota State University are pleading with students to stop cheering at Bison football games with a traditional—but derogatory—chant dating back to its rivalry with the University of North Dakota. Although UND retired its former Fighting Sioux nickname in 2012 and renamed it sports teams the Fighting Hawks last year, some NDSU students persist in shouting a recurring chant that has been condemned as "hateful." When NDSU makes a first down, the students say "Sioux suck," ending the three-word phrase with an expletive.
FARGO—Doug Burgum isn't backing away from saying North Dakota should consider legal action against the federal government so state and local officials can have a role in refugee resettlement, but the GOP gubernatorial candidate said the issue is not one of his priorities.
FARGO—Sanford in Fargo is adjusting the size of many of its units and streamlining the way it handles inpatients to gain efficiencies in order to admit more hospital patients until its new medical center opens next year. The steps, which began in July and will continue through the end of the year, are intended as a bridge to handle an increased patient load until the new center opens in July 2017, said Ellen Cooke, Sanford's vice president for operations. "We just have to do things differently, more efficiently," she said.
BUFFALO, N.D.—Residents who oppose the Rolling Green Family Farms are heading to court to block the planned $15 million factory farm that can house up to 9,000 hogs and piglets. Liane Stout, one of the residents and a member of Concerned Citizens of Buffalo, about 40 miles west of Fargo, said they will file a lawsuit in Burleigh County District Court in Bismarck by Friday, Sept. 2, seeking to block the hog farm. The suit seeks to overturn a water quality permit issued by state health officials.
FARGO—Enrollment appears steady at local college campuses as students return amid signs that a long dip in student numbers could be approaching its bottom before beginning a gradual rise. At North Dakota State University, preliminary figures indicate enrollment appears to be between 14,200 and 14,300, or about the same as last year, according to Provost Beth Ingram. "I don't see anything unusual in the number," she said.
HANKINSON, N.D.—Dean Brandenburger was driving to church on a Saturday evening when a pinkish flat stone embedded in the gravel road that skirted his farmstead caught his eye. After returning from the service, Brandenburger grabbed a crowbar from his machine shed and returned to the stone, which had been freshly exposed by a road grader. He carefully dug around the edges of the square.
MOORHEAD, Minn. – The floor of the Concordia College Memorial Auditorium will blossom into a 100-chair dental clinic to treat needy patients from a wide radius of both Minnesota and...
FARGO—Communities and rural water systems that want to tap a planned pipeline to carry Missouri River water to the east soon will have to pledge financial support and predict future water demand. The Lake Agassiz Water Authority, a consortium of local governments in the Red River Valley that joined to supplement water supplies during droughts, has set an Oct. 1 deadline for participating communities and rural water systems.