Crazy Idea Dept.: Businesses Having Trouble Hiring Workers Could Pay More

The free market works both ways. Some conservatives who listen to my radio show on 970 WDAY have a hard time grasping this, but it’s true. The free market can both keep wages low if there is an oversupply of workers, and it can push wages higher if there is an oversupply of jobs. And…
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The ‘Free Market’ Works Both Ways When It Comes To Wages

Continuing a conversation that began on the “Jay Thomas Show” week, host Mike McFeely makes his case why local employers need to offer higher wages if they want to fill open positions. Also, Minnesota Rep. Ben Lien on the 11th hour negotiations at the state legislature; Clay Jenkinson with his weekly visit; and Jerry’s Bar…
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LISTEN: Pro Angler Ted Takasaki Went 100 Miles By Boat To Catch Walleyes

Ted Takasaki is a legendary name in walleye fishing circles, as his induction years ago into the World Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame attests. He was a guest on the “Mike McFeely Show” on 970 WDAY Friday and visited with Mike about a tournament last week on North Dakota’s Lake Sakakawea, where he traveled 100…
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Free-for-All Friday: Gov. Burgum, Fargo Marathon, Pro Walleye Angler

Mike McFeely welcomed North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum to the show to talk about his recent comments on higher education in the state. Also, WDAY-TV meteorologist Jared Piepenburg gave a wet, cool weekend forecast for runners, anglers and golfers; WDAY-TV sports director Dom Izzo previewed Fargo Marathon coverage; and longtime pro angler Ted Takasaki recounted…
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LISTEN: Gov. Burgum Says N.D. Higher Ed Has To Face Reality Of Changes

Had North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum on my 970 WDAY radio show today. We had a long discussion about the future of higher education in the state, based on some comments the governor has made recently regarding the need for college campuses and more online education. Having a longer conversation with the governor allowed him…
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