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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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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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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Dear Teacher, Director, Coach: Thank You For Changing Lives

I was going to send the following words in an e-mail to my daughter’s theater director, speech coach and English teacher after the school year as way of saying “thank you” to Rebecca Meyer-Larson, an unstoppable dynamo of a woman at Moorhead High School. But after writing them, and reading them, I figured the world…
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LISTEN: Sen. Heitkamp Says ‘140-Character Tweets … Not The Best Way To Do Foreign Policy’

U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp joined the “Mike McFeely Show’ on 970 WDAY this morning to share her thoughts on the allegations that President Donald Trump gave highly classified information to Russian visitors in the White House. Heitkamp said the constant cycle of breaking news being reacted to by Congress, followed by tweets from the president…
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