I recently had to visit the North Dakota Driver's License Bureau in Fargo. This is the same building I had to visit in 1990 when I moved here. Fargo's population in 1990 was 83,000 and West Fargo approximately 20,000. The populations are now estimated at 110,000 and 35,000, respectively. The Drivers License building is obviously too small, with people lined up out the door and employees who either do not like their career choice or are just as frustrated with the sardine can environment as the public is.
Dear members of the North Dakota Legislature: The passing of your new bill outlawing littering is nothing more than feel good legislation. Do you really think fining cigarette smokes $400 for throwing out a butt will accomplish anything? (I do not nor have ever smoked) How about addressing the real issue? Living in the area south of Interstate 94 where construction is booming, on any given spring windy day there is so much construction trash blown from the roll-offs it dwarfs any amount littered by one individual.
An open letter to Mari Ossenfort, vice president of Broadcasting, Forum Communications: The ad spots on WDAY radio and television along with the full page pleas which are disguised as PSA are extremely without taste. You request customers to call Direct TV and ask them to allow you a fair settlement. Frankly, you have control to lower your request. Maybe you are not willing to pay the fair market rate. The argument can certainly be flipped. I do not have Direct TV but am tired you your stations wining on a regular basis whether in print, voice or video.