Perhaps the most surprising news story of the week for me is the one that seemingly came out of nowhere. After almost 80 years, the North Dakota Farmers Union board of directors voted Tuesday to move its headquarters from Jamestown to Bismarck (or maybe Mandan.) What’s next? The World’s Largest Buffalo? Watch your back, White Cloud.
Farmers Union leaders want to be closer to North Dakota legislators. Who doesn’t want to be closer to them? But, in our humble opinion, moving the Farmers Union to Bismarck would be like moving the North Dakota State Mill and Elevator from Grand Forks to Fargo.
The Farmers Union membership may get a chance to vote on the move at their state convention next month in Williston.