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Report Of Homophobic Beating At UND Fraternity Is Starting To Sound Like Bunk

Report Of Homophobic Beating At UND Fraternity Is Starting To Sound Like Bunk

University of North Dakota leaders, and some members of the media, may have egg on their faces after a rush to judgment in an alleged beating of a homosexual man at the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity there. Because it’s sure starting to look like the alleged victim’s version of events isn’t standing up to scrutiny. Student


Taxpayer Funded NDSU Institute Honors Former Director Who Stole From The Taxpayers

The top two award recipients at a banquet on the North Dakota State University campus Thursday night both previously left their state jobs in disgrace after admitting to taking money to which they were not entitled. Gene Griffin claimed thousands in bogus expense reimbursements while Gary Ness pled guilty in 2008 to stealing over $1,700 from a


Rep. Kevin Cramer Backs Legislation To Address Refugee Resettlement

“America has always been a beacon for immigrants and refugees escaping tyranny and oppression,” Rep. Kevin Cramer said in a statement released today, announcing that he’s co-sponsoring the Refugee Resettlement Oversight and Security Act.  “Americans are right to question if these refugees will be a threat to our national security.” Refugee resettlement here in North Dakota has


Former Bismarck Mayor Sends Letter To UND President Demanding “North Dakota” Be Added To Nickname Vote

The voting requirements and dates are set for the selection of a new nickname for the University of North Dakota, but a former mayor of Bismarck is saying UND President Robert Kelley still has time to make “North Dakota” an option. Kelley previously removed the “North Dakota” option, despite multiple polls showing it to be the


If We Want To Really Address Mass Shootings We Need To Stop Talking About Gun Control

We got horrible news out of Oregon yesterday where another group of people were shot down by a murderer who ignored the prohibitions of a “gun free zone.” Like clockwork President Barack Obama addressed the nation about the incident, and despite knowing almost nothing about the specifics of this incident, demanded more gun control. “What is


Obamacare Has Been Bad For North Dakotans, But Good For Insurance Company Profits

The CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota – by far the state’s largest health insurer – visited the Fargo Forum editorial board recently to explain that his company is financially strong. That people go the idea they might not be doing so well, financially, is easy to understand. Not only did the company’s


How North Dakota’s Unemployment Benefits Doubled Even As The Unemployment Rate Stayed The Same

Earlier today I wrote about a Bureau of Economic Analysis report showing that the amount of unemployment benefits paid out in North Dakota had more than doubled in the last quarter. Yet, even as that’s happening, the state hasn’t seen a spike in the unemployment rate. In fact, according to the September jobs report from