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DAVE PIEPKORN

Who put out the political hit job on the Fargo city commissioner? Candidates could include Jim Roers and his daughter Shannon, Gov. Doug Burgum, former state representative Al Carlson or even fellow commissioner Tony Gehrig.
A mailer sent by Bismarck-based Brighter Future Alliance attacked Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn, calling attention to an incident in which Piepkorn 'apparently showed his middle finger' to another commissioner. Piepkorn called the flier "dirty politics" and said it's a sign he's winning.
Should people with business before the Fargo City Commission have to worry about their personal politics inviting attacks from the city's elected leaders?
When Jim Roers complains that a rear-end chewing he received from the Fargo City Commission over a stalled development near North Dakota State University is politically motivated because his daughter is running for mayor, well, it's best to not be too sympathetic.

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"Your credibility here is zero. Got it?" Commissioner Dave Piepkorn said in impassioned speech. The commission voted to have the city attorney meet with Roers' legal team before moving ahead on the issue.
Amid calls for his immediate firing, David Zibolski is responding to an improvement plan the city will soon put him under.
You might want to sit down before reading the rest of this column. I sat down to write it, shortly after picking myself up off the floor when I came to the realization of what needed to be written.
Members of the city's Tax Exempt Review Committee praised the redevelopment plan by West Fargo-based Enclave, which includes a mix of low-income senior housing, retail outlets and restaurants.
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Gehrig blames the incident on "a select group of people who are trying to embarrass me."
Stark comments on a recent interaction between Commissioners Dave Piepkorn and Tony Gehrig.
Commissioner Dave Piepkorn apparently showed his middle finger to fellow commissioner Tony Gehrig during an exchange.

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