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BRANDON BOCHENSKI

The bridge would connect Grand Forks and East Grand Forks at the end of 32nd Avenue South.
Grand Forks Mayor Brandon Bochenski joins this episode of Plain Talk to discuss the Fufeng project debate which has roiled his community so much that one person tried to make a citizen's arrest of the city council at a recent meeting.
"This is what is talked about as a citizen's arrest by a private person," right-wing activist Michael Coachman told the council after a testy back-and-forth with Mayor Brandon Bochenski. Coachman said he could make the arrest on the authority of state law and "god the father and the holy spirit."
The communists in China have made it clear they will use their country's economic clout to promote their interests. They have that clout in no small part because we give it to them.

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"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.
Also on this episode of Plain Talk, a pollster talks about a new survey showing very strong support in North Dakota for coal mining, coal power, and carbon capture.
So, for now, Grand Forks gets to stay in the same “metro” category as bigger cities, like Fargo, Sioux Falls, Boise and even Los Angeles and New York — giving them a little extra prestige, and more importantly, the same kind of access to federal funding.
Mayor Brandon Bochenski says he plans to do it again next year.
Ruling goes against a complaint made last year by the Grand Forks Herald.

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A teenage restaurant owner has had enough. He's taking his diner across the Red River, fed up with the Gov. Walz administration, the shutdowns and the penalties.
The Jay Thomas Show from Friday, Nov. 13th 2020.
The Jay Thomas Show from Tuesday, Nov. 10th 2020. Cory Klocek, a MN deer hunter got a rude awakening out hunting when he not only bagged his deer but an Alligator as well, ND Lt. gov. Brent Sanford talks about the current status of the battle against Covid, Shawn Kessel from ND Dept. of Commerce talks about grants and money available to small businesses to stay afloat during the Pandemic, Grand Forks Mayor, Brandon Bochenski talks about a Mask Mandate penalty that affects Grand Forks County, plus your calls and emails. Listen to the Jay Thomas Show weekday afternoons from 2 pm to 5 on 970 WDAY AM and 93.1 FM.

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