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Angie Wieck

A little about me: I grew up on a small farm near Marion, North Dakota. I didn't venture too far away from home for college, earning degrees in business administration and English from the University of Jamestown. After a stint in accounting, I realized bean counting was not for me.

I joined The Forum as the assistant to the editor in 2004. While I continue to assist the editor on a number of projects today, my role has evolved quite a bit over the years. In 2008, I started writing about business part time in addition to my other duties. As a self-identified introvert, I was pleasantly surprised how much I loved meeting new people and sharing their stories. I was named business editor in 2017.

A few personal facts about me: I LOVE music from The Avett Brothers, Jason Isbell, The Highwomen and other folk artists. I dabble in mosaic art in my spare time. I'm a terrible cook, but an OK baker. I've been a proud resident of north Moorhead since 2017.

And for your oddball fact: I've never seen the movie "Titanic." No regrets.

Email me at awieck@forumcomm.com
Twitter: @angiewieck

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Shaw criticizes the North Dakota Legislature for defeating the paid family leave bill.
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The lack of leadership from North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum is appalling. His approach is an enormous failure, and needs to be changed. The state needs a mask mandate with teeth and compulsory restrictions on crowd sizes. Burgum preaches “personal responsibility.” The trouble is, many North Dakotans are irresponsible.
Throughout American history, our presidents have demonstrated very human flaws. However, whether they were Democrats or Republicans, there were certain lines they didn’t cross. We desperately need to get back to that.