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George Magnus Johnson, Fargo, Published June 11 2012

WSI continues to be a problem

May 7th’s front-page story once again points out one of the governmental issues so very wrong in North Dakota. The Forum is to be complimented for its in-depth expose.

Workforce Safety and Insurance has long been a very sore spot in carrying out fair and just help for injured workers. In fact, many, including a fair public-minded attorney like Steve Schneider, feel strongly our WSI “system” is the stingiest, most difficult to deal with in the United States.

We have the worst occupational safety record in the country. Our few unions are weak.

WSI has been at the forefront of arrears for years. In a successful gubernatorial term, Gov. John Hoeven seemed baffled as to what to do with WSI; so does Gov. Jack Dalrymple.

So what to do about it? One would think this state, one of two most abounding in religious practices, would right the many wrongs.

So what does the public think?