THE GAY AGENDA That's Debatable
Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend a debate discussing legalizing same gender marriage. Former Fargo Mayor and retired economics professor Jon Lindgren discussed the topic with Ryan T Anderson,... Posted on 2/12/14 at 8:23 AM
NORTH DAKOTA DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS Capitol Letters - Week 16
Governor Bill Guy: 1919 - 2013
As we were putting the final touches on this weeks Capitol Letters, we received the sad news of Governor Bill Guys passing. Much will rightly be said about this giant of... Posted on 4/26/13 at 3:04 PM
REAL OILFIELD WIVES Snail Mail: Send A Little Love
The summer before my sophomore year of high school, my family and I moved from northern New Jersey, to Indiana. Even though I grew up moving a lot, this was the first move that was really hard on me.... Posted on 4/17/13 at 8:09 AM
MIDDLE AGED PLAGUE What Does It Take to Be an Expert?
I have no letters after my name.
Okay, officially I have a B.A., which in today's climate stands less for Bachelor of Arts as it does for Buy Additional -- credits, tuition, college time -- leading t... Posted on 4/5/12 at 1:19 PM
For the past 25 years, I have had the great pleasure of calling North Dakota home. I have always been proud of my roots and am so glad that I chose to stay and build a life here. However, our state has come to a crossroads, a place where we have big decisions to make that will shape the future of our landscape for coming generations.
Recently The Forum published a letter from a supporter of the proposed constitutional measure that is being promoted by some groups, and alleges that the measure is in the “public interest.” What a bunch of hog wash. Our Outdoor Heritage Fund already spends $15 million a year on conservation and environmental issues, and now these folks want $150 million. How much is enough for these people?
In response to The Forum article written by Chris Murphy:
I’m writing this letter on behalf of my good friend and colleague, John Barlund, physical education teacher and wrestling coach at Frazee High School.
I cannot remain silent on a North Dakota conversation of utmost importance – the special places initiative proposal led by Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. The attorney general should be applauded for his courage and forward-thinking leadership.
In January, Bruce Hicks, the assistant director of the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division, spoke at the Bakken-Three Forks Shale Oil Innovation & Expo in Grand Forks. He said there are about 10,000 operating wells in North Dakota, of which 6,627 are in the Bakken formation. To fully produce the Bakken, 40,000 new wells will be drilled in the next 15 years.
During these 40 days before Easter, many of us will gather at tables for shared meals – in homes, churches, communities. People of my faith tradition often begin such meals by praying: “Come Lord Jesus, be our guest, and let these gifts to us be blessed.”
Is there a slow death of religious liberty? In America, race, color, national origin, choice of religion, disability and familial status are categorized as protected classes. For what reason must one’s chosen religion, which is already protected, need additional protection against an unprotected category such as gays and lesbians?
Some doctors conveniently claim (Minnesota doctors’ views on medical marijuana differ, Mar. 10, Forum) they “don’t know the true risks,” regarding cannabis (marijuana), however, there is a number of irrefutable facts to lead a rational person to accept the medical use of the God-given plant.
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