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In this week's column, Jim Shaw shares some recent positive and negative feedback he's received from readers.
Tony Gehrig's new show will air Thursdays from 11 a.m. to noon.
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.
Dueker writes, "The reason our city commission works well is because it is a system which fits the needs of our entire city as compared to a portion of the city. We, the voters, are privileged now in being able to elect one or two people who, we believe, can best run Fargo; not just represent a local agenda or pet project to enrich a region in our city."
Krieger writes, "In the past I have defended Facebook's code of conduct because I felt it protected actual people. I found that to be false. Facebook's algorithm does not understand context and fake accounts have found ways around these rules. Social media could be something beautiful, but instead it's used as weapon for those who want to hurt others."
Garcia writes, "It was when I reviewed his (Branden Krieger) Facebook and Twitter accounts that I uncovered alarming behavior that included profanity, verbally abusive language, and insults directed at the very people he wished to serve as a Fargo city commissioner."

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The program will examine Fargo's Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District and Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) programs to determine how they compare to other cities' programs.
Stark comments on the behavior of Fargo city commissioners.
Zaleski weighs in on the behavior of Fargo city commissioners.

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