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Published October 26, 2012, 08:25 PM

Two neighbors have a battle of the yard signs

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- This year's election is bringing out hoards of yard signs in neighborhoods around Fargo. And look closer and you'll see many next door neighbors are showing off their opposing views.

By: Becky Parker, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- This year's election is bringing out hoards of yard signs in neighborhoods around Fargo. And look closer and you'll see many next door neighbors are showing off their opposing views.

Wayne Viseth and Greg Irion have some things in common: they live next door to each other in a South Fargo neighborhood. But one look at each of their front yards these days, and its obvious they have some real differences in the political realm.

Viseth: "I think we're gonna have to build a big fence!" (laughter)

In Viseth's yard stand signs in support of Democratic candidates.

In Irion's, Republican candidates.

Irion: "When Wayne moved in, we pretty much figured out - oh yeah... Wayne's left of center and I'm right of center."

Viseth and Irion each have their own reasons to support their candidates, But it was Viseth who first decided to take that support one step further.

Viseth: "I'd seen so many Berg signs around, so I hunted down the Democrats' office and asked them for a sign."

Irion: "Wayne put some up, and my roommate called me, (I'm working up in Devil's Lake), and he called me up said, "Is it ok if I put some signs in the yard?" I said, sure!"

And they're not the only ones - there are several spots in town where next door neighbors are showing their opposing political beliefs right in their front yard.

Irion says he's just fine with that.

Irion: "I'd really not like it if my whole neighborhood was a monolithic block. I mean, if I want to hear my opinions, I can talk into a mirror. If I want to hear the opposing side, I go over and I talk to Wayne."

Viseth and Irion are looking forward to cancelling out each others votes come election day.

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