Fargo horse track manager fired amid social media flap

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FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The manager of a horse racing track in Fargo has been fired for derogatory remarks he allegedly made on social media about two people opposed to a bill in the Legislature that would financially help the park.

The head of the board of directors for the North Dakota Horse Park says he had no choice but to fire manager Mike Schmitz after Schmitz wrote on Facebook that one of the men who has spoken out against the bill was cheating on his wife and is a cocaine user.

Board leader Levi Otis says the vote to fire Schmitz was unanimous.

The legislative proposal would help the track pay off a large special assessment bill to the city of Fargo.

Schmitz didn’t return phone messages left by The Associated Press.

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