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St. Patrick Allegedly Banished Snakes From Ireland. Was That The Best Idea?

One of the legends about St. Peter is that he banished snakes from Ireland. Well, he didn’t banish them from Fargo. Jennifer Jacobson with the Red River Zoo joins us with the lovely Bull Snake, Jessie. She tells us why people shouldn’t be afraid of snakes, and talks about the uses they have in nature and for farmers. Watch to…

Want To Shop Early on Sundays? The Vote May Soon Be in Your Hands

A Fargo man is working toward putting the blue law on the ballot

NORTH DAKOTA — Lawmakers denied the possibility of retail stores opening before noon on Sundays, but a local business owner isn’t giving up. A Fargo man said he is hoping to put a similar measure on an upcoming ballot. “Now that the bill is dead, we hope to put this exact issue to the voters,” said Brandon Medenwald, with North…

Downtown Fargo Set to Build Community Area this Summer

Block 9 Reconstruction Will Begin This Summer, Creating a Garage, Multi-Use Building and Plaza Area

FARGO, N.D. — In the next few years, downtown Fargo will be going through some major developmental changes. The Block 9 Reconstruction Project will begin this summer in the lot between 2nd Ave North and Broadway North in downtown Fargo. “Through some of our research, a lot of things that we found specific to downtown that they were lacking was…

State-Owned Casinos Facing Uphill Battle in North Dakota

Carlson's resolution is a proposed constitutional amendment that would go to voters next year if lawmakers give the okay

  BISMARCK, N.D. — A potentially losing hand has been dealt in a Fargo lawmaker’s attempt to allow state-owned casinos. The House Judiciary Committee gave Rep. Al Carlson’s proposal to allow up to six state-owned casinos a 13-2 “do not pass” recommendation on Wednesday. The full House is expected to vote Friday. Carlson’s resolution is a proposed constitutional amendment that…

Minnesota Lawmakers Concerned About Salary Increase Backlash

Minnesota voters set the 45 percent raise in motion in November by overwhelmingly approving a constitutional amendment to create a Legislative Salary Council

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt is instructing staff to not issue the $14,000 salary increases recently approved by an independent body. Minnesota voters set the 45 percent raise in motion in November by overwhelmingly approving a constitutional amendment to create a Legislative Salary Council. Though lawmakers no longer have the power to set their own…

United Way Honors the Community’s Most Generous Businesses

The charitable organization raised over $5 million last year

FARGO, N.D. — The United Way of Cass–Clay held its annual meeting and report to the community at the Ramada Inn. The luncheon celebrated the most generous workplaces and business leaders who inspire philanthropic attitudes. The meeting also included a keynote speaker who advised attendees on how to better connect with and engage millennials. United Way leaders say the annual…

Cyber Security Conference Informs Public on Latest in High-Tech Crime

The day-long seminar informs attendees on current identity theft crimes and preventative practices

FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota Cyber Security Conference was held on the NDSU campus. The conference brings together members from educational institutions and government agencies to speak on a variety of topics. They talked about current security threats and the best practices to combat identity theft. The conference provides vital information to keep the region safe from new types…

Flu Season Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

The 2016-17 North Dakota flu season can last into May

FARGO, N.D. — The calendar says Spring officially begins on Monday, but the flu season rages on in North Dakota. The state Department of Health says that the season can stretch into the month of May. Health officials say that although one strain of the bug may be fading away this season, other strains are still around. Even at this…

CCRI Searching for Positive People who Want to Make a Difference

The organization helps people with disabilities live life to the fullest

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Are you looking for a job that gives back? Creative Care for Reaching Independence in Moorhead is looking for positive people to join its team. The organization helps people with disabilities live life to the fullest. There are positions with a variety of hours available, and for all different sorts of experience. You must have your own…

Minot Air Force Base Airmen Deploy to the Middle East

They departed last week in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the effort to combat Islamic State militants

  MINOT, N.D. — More than 400 airmen from the 5th Bomb Wing in Minot have deployed to the Middle East. They departed last week in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the effort to combat Islamic State militants. The Air Base’s 23rd Bomb Squadron will lead the bomb wing, flying combat operations out of the Middle East. It is the…