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.
“We don’t want to do anything that can’t be undone that we would regret,” Nate Jensen, Otter Tail’s manager of resource planning, has said of his company's decision to stick with coal-fired power.
"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.