We’re neighbors, not new people

We’re neighbors, not new people By KEVIN TENGESDAL Bismarck Aug 31, 2014 In a Gallup article titled “North Dakota: Legendary among states,” in discussing if our state is a “Good place for gay or lesbian people,” Gov. Jack Dalrymple suggests, “There’s a tendency for people not being immediately comfortable with new people until they have … Continue reading We’re neighbors, not new people

Obama wouldn’t like what he’d find in N.D.

Kevin Tengesdal, Bismarck, letter: Obama wouldn't like what he'd find in N.D. By Kevin Tengesdal on Nov 10, 2013 at 1:48 a.m. BISMARCK -- Recently, Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., issued a press release inviting President Barack Obama to make his first presidential visit to North Dakota. As a North Dakota resident, I'd like to write … Continue reading Obama wouldn’t like what he’d find in N.D.

Being at peace with themselves

Being at peace with themselves By KEVIN TENGESDAL Bismarck Sep 17, 2012 In response to the article,“Gay North Dakota football player says kiss got him booted”: Yes, Jamie Kuntz lied. Why did he lie? Who knows his personal reasons. But how can young kids be comfortable with themselves in this state? Could it be that … Continue reading Being at peace with themselves

Stand up to hate by speaking out

Stand up to hate by speaking out KEVIN TENGESDAL Bismarck Oct 12, 2008 Stand up to hate by speaking out How can we stand up against hate crimes? How can we make sure that another life is not snuffed out because of fear, misunderstanding, or discrimination? How can greater understanding, recognition, acceptance and/or tolerance be … Continue reading Stand up to hate by speaking out