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Mike McFeely is a columnist for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. He began working for The Forum in the 1980s while he was a student studying journalism at Minnesota State University Moorhead. He's been with The Forum full time since 1990, minus a six-year hiatus when he hosted a local radio talk-show.

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Popular Lund boats made in New York Mills factory will be common on Minnesota lakes on fishing opener Saturday, May 14.
If not for the efforts of The Nature Conservancy and the Minnesota Prairie Chicken Society, there might not be prairie chickens left in the state. Their numbers dwindled to a concerning level by the mid-1980s, their habitat ruined by the plow. They are now confined to remnant and restored grasslands in a few counties. One of those is Clay County, close enough to Fargo-Moorhead that before the sun rises over the prairie the lights of the metro glow brightly in the west.
Game and Fish Department and more than a dozen partners spearhead program to preserve, re-establish vital native prairie
Cramer and Hoeven voted against $13.6 billion in emergency aid to Ukraine a week ago, decrying "the process" of the Senate vote. Wednesday, they gave Ukrainian president Zelenskyy a standing ovation.
Former Bison quarterback will move to third NFL team in three years after being shown door in Indianapolis
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They are among six corporate sponsors of the Fargo South graduate, whose win was seen by millions of TV viewers
Fargo South High School graduate outduels Jordan Spieth to win at iconic Pebble Beach Golf Links
Bowman County sheriff opposes Biden administration conservation plan, says federal government 'stealing land'
That a college coach is not the highest-paid person on the state payroll is unusual. In 40 of the 50 states, a football coach is highest-paid public employee. Alabama coach Nick Saban tops the list with a salary of $9.5 million in 2021, according to a USA Today database.
UND's hockey program, with a three-person staff, has highest average salary among Division I coaches in North Dakota