columnist Rob Port

Rob Port


Rob Port was a pioneer in political blogging in North Dakota, founding in 2003. Since then he's worked in talk radio and published print columns as well. Currently he publishes digital and print columns for the Forum News Service, and also hosts the Plain Talk podcast.

Before beginning his writing career, he spent 10 years working as a private investigator specializing in insurance fraud, accessing public records, and criminal defense.

He speaks English.

A spokesman for Burgum confirmed a Wall Street Journal report that the governor is poised to make a "major announcement" on June 7 in Fargo.
"Minnesota taxpayers might wonder why their money should flow to such an overtly political organization. One seemingly troubled by some serious institutional problems, no less."
"Just about every work of journalism about government you read or watch is made possible, to one degree or another, by transparency laws," Forum Communications columnist Rob Port writes.
These organizations plan for the arrests. They plan for the activities that will lead to the arrests. They force law enforcement into a quandary, forced to choose between allowing activists to trespass and harass and disrupt with impunity, or make mass arrests that will almost certainly be portrayed negatively.
If we conservatives believe that business owners have a right to refuse service, if we believe they should be allowed to choose who they associate with and generally conduct their business in accordance with their convictions, then we have to accept that businesses can refuse to do business with the unvaccinated, be it as an employer or provider of goods and services.
I wish some plucky reporter had asked Hanoi Jane if she used some "poisonous oil" to get to Minnesota.
North Dakota's COVID-19 numbers have significantly improved since a peak in November of last year when numbers for active cases, daily deaths, and hospitalizations were among the worst in the nation, and Gov. Doug Burgum instituted a statewide mask mandate.
It's not clear that Louise Erdrich knows the Line 3 pipeline already exists.
The people on the losing side don't disappear when the campaign is over. They become the minority you have to work with to get things done. How likely is that if you spent the election cycle calling them racists and criminals and worse?
MINOT, N.D. โ€” Ariana Pekary was, until recently, a producer at MSNBC.