Casey Overby letter: Columnist's words divisive for Fargo
In response to James Ferragut's May 29 column in The Forum: When I was in high school only two years ago, we would mock the north side about this and that because it was our rival. Yet being just two years into college and going to school in sout...
In response to James Ferragut's May 29 column in The Forum:
When I was in high school only two years ago, we would mock the north side about this and that because it was our rival. Yet being just two years into college and going to school in southern California, I've learned to appreciate Fargo not as the south side or north side but as one town.
I find it highly hypocritical of Ferragut to isolate fellow Fargoans (the ones from the south end of town). I remember about four years ago during the state boys basketball tournament when he was upset about the Fargo South parents and fans cheering for Bismarck instead of his fellow North Spartans. He was pretty much calling for town unity and he writes this article pretty much bashing the south end of town. Maybe he should've gone to the state boys hockey tournament a few years before that and saw where some of that opposition to North came from when their parents were cheering for Red River to beat South in the championship.
I can't even begin to comprehend how immature he is at making fun of things on the south end of town. While the rest of the state is declining in population, Fargo is the only town going up in population and that end is south Fargo not north Fargo. South Fargo has to accommodate for that by building apartments and condominiums for the largely growing population, and the businesses are coming there because that is where most of the population is.
I won't lower myself by firing back at north Fargo because I'd prefer to think of Fargo as one town, not two.