NDSU Hopes To Use Jabril Cox Like It Used Young Travis Beck

One of the more compelling stories for the North Dakota State football team this season will be redshirt freshman linebacker Jabril Cox. He’s a young player who got rave reviews last year as a member of the scout team. Bison head coach Chris Klieman did nothing to dampen expectations Tuesday when he met with local…
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UND-Arizona Game In NCAA Draws 1.4M Viewers

The power of the round ball was on display last Thursday when Arizona defeated North Dakota in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. According to the web site Sports TV Ratings, the game drew an average of 1.418 million viewers to TBS. That’s possibly the most people to watch a UND sports event on television. By…
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LISTEN: Radio Caller Says Public Education System Broken, But Can’t Name One Thing Broken About It

  Was talking about public education on my 970 WDAY radio show today, mostly as it related to the ridiculous comments from from Trump administration official Mick Mulvaney that after-school programs and free- and reduced-lunch programs don’t show “results” and “aren’t working” so they need to have their budgets cut. First phone call I took…
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Trump’s Budget Director Is Wrong: Meals On Wheels Shows Results Every Day

President Donald Trump’s budget director, Mick Mulvaney, provided a window into the administration’s priorities Thursday when he was asked about deep cuts in funding for federal Community Block Development Grants, which some states use to provide funding for Meals on Wheels. That’s the program that provides warm, nutritious meals to more than 2.4 million elderly…
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N.D. State Legislature Looks At Legalizing ‘Historic Horse Racing’ Machines

My column for Wednesday’s Forum takes a look at a gambling bill quietly making its way through the North Dakota¬†legislature. Senate Bill 2221 would legalize so-called historic horse racing in the state. It’s an odd deal, but not a new one. State lawmakers have previously denied similar bills. Historic horse racing works like this: Slot…
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