‘Best Conditions Of The Year’ For Ice Fishing On Devils Lake

Perch Patrol fishing guide Zippy Dahl joined host Mike McFeely late in the program and said there is still about 3 feet of ice on Devils Lake and all the snow is melted — perfect conditions for access. The bite when Zippy was on the air was not so great, but it will get better.…
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How Should We Feel About Working-Class White Voters Having ‘Trump Regret?’

Working on my Sunday column for The Forum. Topic is an internal struggle I’m having about reports of white, working-class voters showing some regret about voting for Donald Trump. With the release of the House Republicans’ health-care plan, there is much analysis to suggest those who voted very strongly for Trump and helped him into…
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49 States Like Parking Meters, North Dakota Hates Them

Host Mike McFeely wonders why parking meters — parking meters! — would cause so much angst in North Dakota. Also, Moorhead Spuds hockey talk with Forum writer Chris Murphy; our weekly bit with Shawna Olson of AgWeek TV; and Kevin Wallevand of WDAY-TV Channel 6 talks about his story on a Moorhead hockey mom who…
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From The Archives: Column On Chad Greenway Being Drafted By Vikings (4/30/06)

I was a still a full-time sports columnist for The Forum in 2006. I had no plans to file a column for the Sunday, April 30, edition of the newspaper since there was nothing locally going on. That is, until I got a call from from a newsroom editor who said the editor at the…
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Local N.D. School Votes Pass With Ease, Contrasting The Way State Votes In State And Federal Elections

Host Mike McFeely is confused by voters in Fargo and Bismarck passing school measures by huge margins. State Sen. Kent Eken is pushing for lower property taxes (and eventually an elimination of them); NDSU professor Thomas Ambrosio offers insight into North Korea; and Twins play by play man Dick Bremer comments on the World Baseball…
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