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Our Opinion: ND Senate ‘no’ voters win weed

LEAFY SPURGE: To Sen. Tyler Axness, D-Fargo, for being the lone vote among Fargo and Cass County state senators against confirmation of Fargo's Kevin Melicher to the N.D. Board of Higher Education. That made it nine Fargo and Cass County district...

LEAFY SPURGE: To Sen. Tyler Axness, D-Fargo, for being the lone vote among Fargo and Cass County state senators against confirmation of Fargo’s Kevin Melicher to the N.D. Board of Higher Education. That made it nine Fargo and Cass County district senators to confirm, and one to not confirm. No matter how Axness spins his vote, it won’t fly. Melicher is highly qualified and properly motivated to serve on the board. The attempt to use his confirmation as a way to send a message to the University System for perceived past missteps is a backwards and destructive strategy. Melicher is looking forward, and the senators who voted against his confirmation should be doing the same.

PRAIRIE ROSES: To all those involved now, and who have been involved for years, with the annual Kiwanis Pancake Karnival, that was held Saturday in Fargo. It is one of the most anticipated events of the winter. Thousands show up, not only to enjoy a meal of pancakes, sausage and coffee, but also to contribute to the causes championed by Kiwanians. The event also has become a venue for honoring people who have made lasting contributions to the service club, or have been involved in the event for many years. It’s a big deal, and Saturday’s event was a huge success. The folks who make it happen deserve high praise.

Forum editorials represent the opinion of Forum management and the newspaper’s Editorial Board.

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