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Clay County neighbors of Bloomington dentist Walter Palmer say they have had issues with him - INFORUM

This Forum Communications Report On Cecil The Lion’s Hunter Is Ridiculous

This Forum Communications Report On Cecil The Lion’s Hunter Is Ridiculous

I don’t think I need to tell you folks that the coverage of Cecil the Lion being hunted and killed has long since got out of hand. The man who killed the lion, Minneapolis dentist Walter Palmer, has been targeted for social media outrage including people calling for his physical harm and publishing his private


The Shallow Politics Of Digital Populism

What do you do when the masses threaten to turn on a high-profile and very controversial diplomatic deal? Placate them with celebrities, it seems. “Morgan Freeman, Jack Black and a host of other celebrities star in a video backing Americas’ nuclear deal with Iran, wise-cracking their way through an often surreal mixture of Hollywood, politics

May 10, 2014 - Syracuse, New York, U.S. - A student from the Syracuse University School of Architecture wears the words 'HIRE ME' on his graduation cap during the commencement ceremony for the School of Architecture at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. (Credit Image: © Nicolaus Czarnecki/

“A good education and skills for the workforce are not synonymous”

Over at Watchdog today I have an article up about a study linking fracking to high school dropout rates (my previous post here). Two experts I spoke to told me the correlation between fracking and dropout rates wasn’t a good one. “I don’t think it’s just a boom in energy. A manufacturing boom would have


Tribal College Quietly Honors UND President Robert Kelley For Doing Away With “Fighting Sioux” Logo

For years UND President Robert Kelley has argued that what was prompting his move to get rid of the controversial “Fighting Sioux” nickname and logo was the NCAA. To hear Kelley tell it, if it weren’t for the NCAA threatening sanctions against the university for using the logo/nickname, UND would have kept it. Kelley has


North Dakota Attorney Contradicts Himself In Argument Against Common Core Lawsuit

Back in June a group of opponents of the controversial Common Core standards, a group including state Rep. Bob Skarphol (R-Tioga), filed a lawsuit arguing that the State of North Dakota entered into an unconstitutional interstate compact when it embraced the policy. Interstate compacts are allowed by the states, but must be ratified by Congress,


Intimidation: North Dakota Planned Parenthood Warns Local Media About Airing Controversial Sting Video

Valley News Live has published a press release they received from Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota regarding the secretly recorded video of the group’s officials discussing the sale of baby body parts. “Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota warned news outlets today that airing undercover videos from the Center

2012 graduation ceremony for Sharpstown High School in Houston, TX. 455 students entered the class as freshmen, 217 made it to graduation.

It’s Silly To Blame Fracking For High School Dropouts

“Study links oil fracking to higher dropout rates,” reads headline from Grand Forks Herald education reporter Jennifer Johnson. “Fracking increased the high school dropout rates among teenage males more than females from 2000 to 2013, according to the study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research,” reports Johnson. “For every 0.1 percentage point increase in the


Journalism Fail: Inaccurate Reports About North Dakota Oil Activity Dropoff Continue

Earlier this week I wrote a funny story about a report that the rate of North Dakota’s oil well completions had fallen off a cliff. Reuters market analyst John Kemp wrote about it in a column on Wednesday. “No new well completion reports have been filed in North Dakota since July 10, the longest gap this