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Community Columnists

Should Legacy dollars be invested in North Dakota?

Having served on the State Investment Board on behalf of Governor George Sinner, I have had a continuing interest in the $8 billion pot of gold accumulated in the state treasury from oil revenue. The Fargo Forum and KX Television have been looking for a smoking gun in the State Investment ...

Making New Year’s resolutions for others is fun

The week between Christmas and New Years is pretty relaxing for me. The kids are home, all the planning and prepping is complete, and aside from a couple returns, the shopping is thankfully over. Leftovers make for a few easy meals. Things slow down enough to allow for some moments of ...

Community had no tree for Christmas

"We had no town Christmas tree this year and I want to know what happened,” Orville Jordan raged at the December meeting of 12 electors at the Homeland Security Committee in the Community Hall. “Well, I designated a committee of two on December 16 to get a Christmas tree even though it ...

Tradition can come in many forms

Christmas is upon us. It’s the time of year in which we commonly remember and participate in a variety of customs and traditions. These are wonderful things, our traditions, and they should be celebrated whenever possible. Not only during the various holidays of the year, but more commonly ...

Our community is changing right before our eyes

As 2021 nears an end, it’s easy to look back on the past 12 months and remember the challenges brought on by a continuing COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic and political ramifications. But we would be wrong to ignore the number of resilient and forward-thinking projects that are ...

Suddenly, the Gospel is for everyone

"And the angel said to them ‘do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which shall be for all people for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:10-11) Ordinarily, many professing Christians and ...