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Miller writes, "There must be conservative voices out there who actually practice common sense and critical thinking. I wish The Forum could find some."
People like Sen. Jason Heitkamp aren't fit to call themselves conservatives. More than that, they aren't fit to hold elected office.
I know that at some point I will have to quit my resistance to indoor exercise routines, but so far,  I’ve managed to come up with some ways to help keep me physically active outdoors. 
If there's one thing North Dakotans won't work together on, it's COVID-19, InForum cartoonist Steve Stark says.
Are stress tests available?
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"The sheer incompetence, cowardice, and corruption in our response to COVID-19 are proof that we as a country went down the wrong rabbit hole," InForum columnist Ross Nelson writes.
The anti-vaccine movement is literally killing his people.
Grande writes, "Many of the baby boomers in the Democratic Party were the flower children of the 60s and 70s, anti-establishment, fight the man, and all that. But today a majority wants government to call out the National Guard against their neighbors and believe social media should be used to track and quiet any who question or disagree. Let that sink in."
"Because of the inflammatory rhetoric, UND was blindsided and put on the defensive," writes InForum columnist Jane Ahlin. "Grand Forks mayor Brandon Bochenski had a highly-publicized knee-jerk reaction, which he later retracted. Most importantly, Grand Forks Republican state legislators rushed into the fray, all but promising to rewrite laws to mollify the Catholic Conference."
Making policy in a knee-jerk response to trending media topics is as unwise as making it based on anecdotes.
North Dakota is an outlier in hot sauce fandom. A reader accuses me of being obsessed with Rick Becker. People are still buying the stolen election lie. Also, can we change how we use mugshots? If you'd like to send correspondence for this column, send it to rport@forumcomm.com.

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Burgum writes, "A great number of people, not only in Fargo, but North Dakota and the country, appreciate and thank President Bresciani for his wonderful leadership and dedication to NDSU."
"Praying can be intimidating, and our history of making prayer obligatory and reverent hasn’t been particularly helpful, in my view. ... I would encourage us to view prayer as simply a conversation with God, or Jesus if that is more comfortable. You can pray to the Holy Spirit too, or Mother Earth, for that matter."
Omdahl writes, "Election fraud is a disguise for our bigotry, but every legislator knows what the goal of restrictive legislation is all about. Let’s quit lying to ourselves about the legitimacy of laws intentionally limiting the vote."

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