I rarely, if ever, respond to letters to the editor that are critical of The Forum.
There are several reasons for this.
Today marks the six-month anniversary of our SheSays section.
On Friday afternoon, reporter Wendy Reuer and photographer Carrie Snyder ran out to a three-vehicle accident that was snarling traffic on the westbound lanes of Interstate 94 in Fargo.
We learned last week that North Dakota government expects to have $1.5 billion in surplus and reserves by the middle of next year.
No matter which side of the issue you’re on, this debate is about values. But, in this particular case, it’s also a great lesson in how government works. Every government and social studies teacher in North Dakota should be using the Sioux ordeal as a real-time lesson in civics.
It’s so bad that many drivers I’ve spoken with avoid downtown Moorhead, afraid a passing parallel train might add several precious minutes to their commute.
Meet the seven new members of The Forum’s Readers Board.
Last weekend, on this very page, we ran a letter critical of our reporting on the criminal case of Dr. Jon Norberg.
Much like Time magazine’s annual Person of the Year, The Forum’s selection is not intended to glorify or demonize anyone or any position. It is simply marking a moment in time by designating a person who most exemplifies that period or its happenings.
North Dakota should buy the Minnesota Vikings, or at least loan its eastern neighbor the cash needed to build a $1 billion stadium that would keep the team in the region.
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