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Trygve Olson cartoon: Staffing issues

While many industries struggle to fill open positions, scam artists are thriving, InForum cartoonist Trygve Olson says.

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Cartoon by Trygve Olson
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In today's cartoon, Trygve Olson addresses the Fufeng project in Grand Forks and the recent Chinese spy balloon.

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Opinion by Trygve Olson
Since 1984, Trygve Olson has provided illustrations and editorial cartoons to The Forum. He is a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead and the Sons of Norway in Fargo, where he's one of the instructors in the Norwegian language. Contact him via email at trygvekolson@gmail.com.
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