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Helmut Schmidt, Published March 27 2010

More than 100 Tea Party activists protest in Fargo

FARGO - Tea Party activists from North Dakota and north-western Minnesota protested newly approved federal health care reforms, government spending, immigration, and other issues today in a rally just outside of the Fargo Civic Center and the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party convention.

More than 100 people gathered in a light drizzle, sleet and near-freezing temperatures by the Ten Commandments monument, holding American flags and signs that read “We don’t want Obama Care,” “They’re Not Listening,” and “Enough is Enough.”

“To me, they stepped on that Constitution last week” when they voted for the health care bill, said Ross Ueckert of Beach, N.D. “They voted it in, and that makes me angry.”

Fargo radio talk show host Scott Hennen emceed the event, castigating the North Dakota congressional delegation for not holding town hall meetings and for not appearing at the rally.

Read more in Sunday's Forum