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FARGO -- Jim Harty can sympathize with the NFL replacement officials.

It's not a job he would take if asked under the current climate.


"As much as we all like to say the NFL would be the ultimate game to be officiating, under these circumstances, I think I would have had to say 'no' to it," said Harty, who has been a football official for more than 20 years.

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Eric Peterson
Peterson covers small college athletics for The Forum, including Concordia College and Minnesota State Moorhead. He also covers the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks independent baseball team and helps out with North Dakota State football coverage. Peterson has been working at the newspaper since 1996.

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