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columnist Rob Port

Rob Port

Columnist

Rob Port was a pioneer in political blogging in North Dakota, founding SayAnythingBlog.com 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.

I wish some plucky reporter had asked Hanoi Jane if she used some "poisonous oil" to get to Minnesota.
Wadena County Commissioners voted to approve the hiring of Ryan Damlo to serve as Transit Director for the Friendly Rider service in Wadena and Becker Counties, effective March 23.
Two district court judges, eight of nine department heads, and several other Wadena County and court staff packed the commissioners' room at the Courthouse during the Feb. 10 board meeting.
Commissioners approved a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for Jesse Koskiniemi at their Feb. 3 meeting to operate a home-based gun sales business at his father Lester Koskiniemi's home in Lyons Township. Jesse recently moved to the home to help with ...
At the Jan. 20 board meeting, Wadena commissioners learned from Emergency Services Manager Luke Manderschied that the county's new emergency generator may be installed as soon as Feb. 16, Presidents' Day, if the engineering has been completed, in...
The long-awaited installation of a new emergency generator for the Courthouse and jail has been delayed by a vote of the county board at its Jan. 13 meeting. The generator, which cost about $160,000, was ordered from Cummins Equipment on Aug. 19 ...
At the first meeting of the year held Jan. 6, Wadena commissioners elected Rodney Bounds chair and Dave Hillukka vice-chair for 2015. Bounds said that he was not surprised by his election since he had been approached a few weeks ago about whether...
On Monday, Jan. 5, all seven officials who were elected in November to serve Wadena County took the oath of office from Judge Sally Ireland Robertson at the Wadena County courthouse.
Wadena County Commissioners completed the business of 2014 and prepared for the new year at their meeting Dec. 22. They approved a 2015 budget of $20,917,117 and a 2014 pay 2015 property tax levy of $8,017,992. The vote on the levy was three comm...
Wadena commissioners had second thoughts about the expansion of the county's Transfer Station at a Dec. 16 board meeting. In November, Solid Waste Director Mike Hanan presented the board with a proposal from Foss Architecture, Fargo, to provide a...