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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Another Winner Because Of Burgum’s Victory: Heidi Heitkamp

FARGO — Doug Burgum, of course, is the biggest winner of Tuesday’s primary election in North Dakota. By beating Wayne Stenehjem, he’s all but guaranteed himself a spot as the state’s next governor. Bob Harms, who worked as Burgum’s campaign adviser, is a close second. The former chairman of the North Dakota Republican Party and…
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NDSU Work Group Recommends Cutting Administrators

FARGO — A work group at North Dakota State University recommended eliminating some administrative positions and reconsidering tuition waivers as ways to deal with potential budget reductions. Other recommendations included: Reducing hiring of part-time academics and adjunct professors. Reducing operating expenditures. Reducing or delaying funding for the Grand Challenge initiative. Encouraging the development of programs…
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