FARGO – Democratic lawmakers laid out a plan Thursday to erase the state’s projected $309.5 million budget shortfall in a way they said would preserve a 12 percent property tax credit, leverage federal matching dollars for nursing homes, hospitals and other providers, and avert some cuts to mental health care and addiction treatment. At the same time, the plan would leave about 87 percent of expected 2.5 percent across-the-board cuts, said Senate Minority Leader Mac Schneider of Grand Forks.
MINNEAPOLIS – The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Wednesday, June 15, that it is investigating the cause of death for Samantha Mary Edwards, a former Fargo resident who was crowned Miss North Dakota USA for 2003. Edwards, 37, was found dead about 7:37 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, at 1722 Upton Ave. N., Minneapolis, the medical examiner’s office said in a news release
FARGO -- State Sen. Tim Flakoll is proposing legislation to help address teacher shortages in North Dakota. The Fargo Republican proposes to triple the scholarship dollars available to eligible students...
FARGO -- Talks between WDAY, WDAZ and KBMY, and DirecTV over a signal carriage agreement are at an impasse, WDAY-TV general manager Mari Ossenfort said Thursday morning, May 2. It means DirecTV is not carrying signals for the three television stations. "We came to an impasse last night," Ossenfort said. "We negotiated last night and we have already traded emails this morning. We are very hopeful that we will be able to resolve this impasse soon."
FARGO -- The issue of whether transgender students should be allowed to use the bathrooms of their choice should be decided at the local level, not by the federal government, the state's Superintendent of Public Instruction said Wednesday. "As a state superintendent, I am very frustrated by the meddling that occurs from Washington, D.C., with a solution that they deem is a solution for all," Kirsten Baesler said during a news conference at Fargo South High School.
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Xcel Energy plans to increase its pace of replacing underground power lines and is inspecting aboveground equipment and lines with infrared cameras in an effort to stem the spate of power outages that have hit the Fargo-Moorhead area in the past three weeks.
FARGO -- Republican gubernatorial hopeful Doug Burgum says there are "100 things" that could be cut from the state's budget, particularly in the area of one-time spending items. He also...
FARGO -- Entrepreneur Doug Burgum says he has high confidence in a poll his campaign released earlier this week showing him in "a statistical dead heat" with Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem with two months to go before the primary election that will determine the Republican standard-bearer in the gubernatorial race.
FARGO--About 600 family members and friends filled much of Festival Concert Hall on Friday, April 8, for a send-off ceremony for the 461st Engineer Company, a Fargo-based Army Reserve unit that will be deployed to Kuwait as part of Operation Spartan Shield. The ceremony on the North Dakota State University campus included a lot of praise for the 157 men and women in the building construction unit--and encouragement for their families--and a challenge, too.
WASHINGTON -- North Dakota, which for years has produced Selective Service sign-up rates of 90 to 99 percent, saw a precipitous drop-off in 2014, leaving it second-worst among the states and territories at 57 percent. The only area of the country with a worse sign-up rate in 2014 for men born in 1995 was the District of Columbia at 34 percent, the Selective Service reports. The national average for sign-up in 2014 was 88 percent.