Last Tuesday we ran a front-page story that upset and angered many readers.
Headlined “Officer who killed himself was to be fired,” it revealed that an internal investigation over an accidentally fired Taser led three deputy chiefs to recommend Fargo Police Lt. Jeff Skuza be fired for lying.
Today’s front-page stories about area law enforcement officers being disciplined for professional missteps or ethical breaches is the latest in a series of recent Forum stories shedding light on the internal affairs of police agencies in Cass and Clay counties.
When a North Dakota legislator wants to dig into a year’s worth of written correspondence of a university president, he files an open records request, obliging the president to turn over what he has. But if that same university president wanted to dig into even a day’s worth of correspondence from that same state lawmaker, the legislator could outright ignore that request.
Moorhead officials recently discussed whether the city should continue spending tens of thousands of dollars to market Moorhead to potential new residents or spend that money improving services for its current residents.
I hid The Forum from my first-grader on Saturday.
Coming from the editor, that may seem strange. I’ve never done it before, even when the news was really bleak, and we’ve had a lot of bleak news around here in recent weeks.
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