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Published August 22, 2013, 01:42 PM

Grand Forks Schools Superintendent issues apology for "insensitive remark"

In a press release Thursday, Grand Forks Public Schools Superintendent Larry Nybladh states "I am regretful of my choice of words. I know the job of superintendent is 24/7 and I hold myself to a high standard.

In a press release Thursday, Grand Forks Public Schools Superintendent Larry Nybladh states "I am regretful of my choice of words. I know the job of superintendent is 24/7 and I hold myself to a high standard. I was taken aback and frustrated with the style of journalism, especially when it turned to what I perceived to be an attack on our teachers and students. Even though it was an utterance made only to myself in the privacy of an office, I regret my remark and I am disappointed in myself because this does not reflect my true character. I apologize to the host of the television program and anyone else who may have been offended by my poor choice of words."

This comes after Chris Berg aired an interview via Skype with Nybladh on his program "6:30 Point of View". Berg alleged that Nybladh called him a profanity after their previously recorded interview had ended, and played the recording with the word edited out. Berg also aired a video of a conversation with Nybladh via speakerphone during which Nybladh did not confirm what he said, but said the comment was made after the interview finished and not meant for broadcast. "6:30 Point of View" airs on Valley News Live which is broadcast on KXJB-TV in Grand Forks and KVLY-TV in Fargo.

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