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YWCA Receives a Share of $1.8 Million for Housing Efforts

This is the 28th year they received a portion of the $1.8 million grant from Housing and Urban Development and although it supports housing efforts, it goes beyond that

FARGO, N.D. — Housing and Urban Development has awarded 18 programs in North Dakota a share of $1.8 million in federal money. An organization in Fargo is a recipient of the funding. The YWCA is helping impoverished women and children create a new future. “To be able to help women move from a state of chaos and crisis back out…

The Biz: KFC’s New Gravy Cocktails, McDonald’s Going Green, More Money in Your Pocket and the DOW Hits 26,000

These aren't just any kind of cocktail

NATIONAL — KFC may be the home of finger lickin’ good chicken but now they’re hoping to serve you up some lip-smackin’ cocktails. The fast-food company is launching a new cocktail menu and while the drinks won’t be sold in stores, the recipes will be available for you to make on your own. These aren’t just any kind of cocktail….

Students From Sheyenne High School Donating More than 800 Items to the YWCA

Teachers at the high school say the first 1,000 days of a newborn's life can determine a lot of the child's future

FARGO, ND — Students at Sheyenne High School have been learning about childhood development and raising funds and collecting donations for little ones in need. They raised more than 800 items to donate to the YWCA for babies from impoverished families. Teachers at the high school say the first 1,000 days of a newborn’s life can determine a lot of…

City Ordinances and Deadlines for Shoveling Snow in Public Areas

City of Fargo ordinances show that snow must be removed from your sidewalks by 9 pm after the snow ends

FARGO, ND — Living in the metro means snow will be around the valley for much of the winter. But do you know when it’s time to start shoveling? City of Fargo ordinances show that snow must be removed from your sidewalks by 9 pm after the snow ends. Snow can only be dumped onto the boulevard if one exists…

Tim Pawlenty: Thanks, but No Thanks to Run for Senate Seat

The GOP thought it could help flip the state

  MINNESOTA — One of the biggest Republican names in Minnesota politics isn’t interested in running for the Senate. Former Minnesota governor and presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty had considered running for the seat vacated by Al Franken. The GOP thought it could help flip the state. But appearing on Fox Business, Pawlenty says it’s too short of a campaign for…

UND Welcomes New Athletics Director

Chaves replaces Brian Faison who retired at the end of 2017

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — UND has officially welcomed Bill Chaves to the Fighting Hawks family. A press conference was held in Grand Forks to introduce Chaves as the 16th Athletics Director for the university. He comes to UND after more than a decade at Eastern Washington University. The football program earned seven playoff berths and won the FCS national title…

Shoveling Snow: Know Your Risks

When you are shoveling, go slow, dress in layers and over your mouth, head and neck from the cold weather

NATIONAL — When it comes to shoveling snow, it’s important to remember there is a right way and a potentially harmful way. Doctors say shoveling snow causes significant strain on the body and if you have not been physically active throughout the year, it can put you at risk for many conditions. The activity can cause an increase in blood…

Net-Neutrality Battle Headed to Court

They barred companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from interfering with internet traffic and favoring their own sites and apps

  NATIONAL — The battle over net-neutrality rules is headed to court. A group of attorneys general for 21 states and the District of Columbia has sued to block the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of the rules. They barred companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from interfering with internet traffic and favoring their own sites and apps. New York’s attorney…

Governor Dayton Looking to Borrow Money for Wish-List Construction Projects

He says the time is ripe to invest heavily in public construction

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – JULY 14: Governor of Minnesota Mark Dayton speaks to Policy Fellows at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs on July 14, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The state of Minnesota shut down state services after Republicans and Democrats failed to come to an agreement on the budget. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Mark…

Oil Production in North Dakota Increasing

Ness says a task force is being convened to help speed up infrastructure development

  NORTH DAKOTA — Oil production in North Dakota is increasing amid rebounding oil prices and technology advances. But officials say the infrastructure needed to capture the natural gas byproduct isn’t keeping up. North Dakota Petroleum Council President Ron Ness says some oil drillers are cutting output to meet gas capture rules so they won’t be sanctioned by the state….