Politics / Elections

Local Mayors Weigh in at Annual “State of the Cities” Event

The FMWF Chamber of Commerce hosted the event at the Holiday Inn to more than 600 people in the community

FARGO, ND — The mayors of Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead and Dilworth are showing people in the community their plans for 2018 in the annual State of the Cities event. The FMWF Chamber of Commerce hosted the event at the Holiday Inn to more than 600 people in the community. Each mayor had the chance to talk about the successes…

Rep. Cramer Will Not Run For Senate

The decision ends months of speculation about whether Cramer would run for the senate seat held by Democrat Heidi Heitkamp, who is seeking a second term.

WASHINGTON (KFGO) – North Dakota Republican Congressman Kevin Cramer says he will not run for the U.S. Senate this year, instead choosing to seek a fourth, two-year term in the U.S. House. The decision ends months of speculation about whether Cramer would run for the senate seat held by Democrat Heidi Heitkamp, who is seeking a second term. State Senator…

Planned Parenthood Takes a Stand on DACA Program

Dreamers across the country are in fear of losing their right to call the United States Home

FARGO, ND — Dreamers across the country are in fear of losing their right to call the United States Home. One national organization is helping community members get their voices heard. People in Fargo are standing up for those affected by DACA, the Obama–era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. “These people don’t know anything besides the United States. It’s…

Will Gardner Launches Campaign for Secretary of State

The Mandan native held event to announce candidacy at the Fargo Holiday Inn

FARGO, N.D. — A Republican challenger to the Secretary of State of North Dakota launches his campaign in Fargo. Will Gardner is a Mandan native and formerly the party chairperson from District 34. Gardner wants to streamline the process of starting up businesses. He says he’ll also bring modern technology to the office of the Secretary of State and work…

Judge Rules in Malpractice Case Over Limits on Damages

The ruling came in a case involving 35-year-old Chenille Condon of Fort Yates who suffered a disabling stroke due to a botched surgery at a Bismarck hospital

  BISMARCK, ND — A state district judge has ruled that North Dakota’s law limiting damages in medical malpractice cases is unconstitutional. The ruling came in a case involving 35-year-old Chenille Condon of Fort Yates who suffered a disabling stroke due to a botched surgery at a Bismarck hospital. A jury last April awarded Condon $3.5 million. South Central District…

Senators Hoeven and Heitkamp Introduce Celebration Resolution in Congress for NDSU Football

The football team defeated James Madison on January 6 in Frisco for the national title

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A resolution celebrating NDSU Football’s 6th FCS National Championship title in seven years has been introduced in Congress. “We recognize and we congratulate all of these incredible players also Coach Klieman and tremendous coaching staff has put in countless hours of practice and preparation,” Senator John Hoeven said. “They have made Bison Nation and all North Dakota…

Minot Air Force Base to Get Millions in Fleet Upgrades

Nearly $600 million was approved to sustain the existing fleet of ICBMs

MINOT, ND — Senator John Hoeven has secured funding to make improvements to B-52’s at Minot Air Force Base. The National Defense Authorization Act, signed into law last month, includes over $220 million for upgrades to the B-52 including new engines. Nearly $600 million was approved to sustain the existing fleet of ICBMs. Hoeven and General Robin Rand, the Commander…

Construction Proposal Made for $1.2 Billion Pipeline from Montana to Kansas

It would also help reduce the wasteful flaring of excess gas in the state's oil fields

  NATIONAL — Officials say a $1.2 billion natural gas liquids pipeline proposed from Montana to Kansas will help accommodate increasing production in North Dakota. The Elk Creek Pipeline wouldn’t cross North Dakota but would connect to existing pipelines in the northwestern part of the state. It would transport up to 240,000 barrels per day of natural gas liquids from…

President Trump Appoints New Member to Sen. Heitkamp’s Commission on Native Children

The commission was created to find strategies to help Native American Children overcome poverty, substance abuse and domestic violence

WASHINGTON, D.C. — North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp says she wants Native American children to be given every opportunity to succeed, regardless of the odds stacked against them. President Trump has appointed another member of the Commission on Native Children, which was created by Heitkamp’s bipartisan bill that became law last October. The commission was created to find strategies to…

DAPL Protester Accused of Shooting at Law Enforcement Won’t Get Trial Delay

Fallis is pleading not guilty in the shooting

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — Red Fawn Fallis, the woman accused of shooting at law enforcement during the Dakota Access pipeline protests, will not have the opportunity to delay her upcoming trial. A U.S. District judge is also limiting what will be allowed in court during the trial. Parties will not be allowed to discuss treaty agreements, protest activities leading…