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Kari Knight, Published January 04 2012

Forum’s Person of Year choice a slap in the face?

It’s just after midnight on New Year’s Eve, so technically it’s Jan. 1, 2012, and I see The Forum has picked the 2011 Person of the Year to be CEO of American Crystal Sugar David Berg.

“The Forum’s selection is not intended to glorify or demonize anyone or any position. It is simply marking a moment in time by designating a person who most exemplifies that period or its happenings.”

While I don’t know Berg, he could be just a terrific person. But to many in the Fargo-Moorhead area, and especially the workers of American Crystal Sugar affected by the lockout, this decision by The Forum could be considered to be a slap in the face.