Bresciani’s Job Review Largely Positive, With A Push For More Teamwork

FARGO — North Dakota State president Dean Bresciani’s most recent job performance review was largely positive, with a recommendation for better communication and teamwork with state university system leadership. As part of my series of articles about Bresciani, the first of which was a column about NDSU athletics posted yesterday, I requested and received his most…
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Bresciani: NDSU Athletics Is In Its ‘Sweet Spot’

FARGO — I had a chance to sit down this week for a lengthy interview with North Dakota State president Dean Bresciani. We mostly talked about NDSU’s budget, the upcoming expected 10 percent reduction in funding, building projects on campus and other serious things. The Forum and www.inforum.com will run my conversation with Bresciani in…
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As Usual, UND Nickname Reaction Takes Sad Path

FARGO — Mike Kapel, host of the early-morning “AM Fargo-Moorhead” radio show on 970 WDAY, had a fun gag running Wednesday. He asked listeners the following question: “What do you hate about the new University of North Dakota logo?” The “bit,” of course, was this: The logo was not going to be made public for…
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Memories Of The Minot Flood, Five Years Later

FARGO — The Souris River overtopped the levees in Minot, N.D., on June 22, 2011. The resulting flood damaged or destroyed more than 4,000 homes and about 200 businesses. It is estimated to have caused $700 million in damage to Minot. The nearby town of Burlington, N.D., was also flooded. I was the afternoon host…
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Coming Out Of The Closet About Panfish

(Lightning has temporarily driven me off a Minnesota lake, where I’m chasing my favorite finned species — crappies. So I’ll repost something I wrote a couple of years ago. I really love catching panfish ….) Do you have a second? I need to talk with you. It won’t take long. I just need to, I…
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