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Ryan Taylor calls for balance against oil in campaign for ag commissioner

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FARGO — A cattle rancher and former state senator threw his cowboy hat into the race for state agriculture commissioner Friday, saying he wouldn’t be a “rubber stamp for out-of-state oil barons.”


Ryan Taylor of Towner announced he is seeking the Democratic-NPL endorsement for state agriculture commissioner in a news conference in Fargo.

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Erik Burgess
Erik Burgess covers city and county government for The Forum. He started as the paper's night reporter in 2012, after graduating from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn. He was born and raised in Grand Forks, N.D., and also spent time interning at the Grand Forks Herald.  Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to
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