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A volatile week followed by a Facebook fracas.

It’s a week that’s already seen some ups and downs for the market and your investment — downs on Monday, ups by Tuesday morning. And that’s only the beginning, as the fallout from the Facebook personal information has started to show up in the company’s stock numbers. Some are saying the social media juggernaut may have finally met its match…

Lawsuit Against State of North Dakota Claims 2017 Statute Unconstitutional

It would affect state resources include the mineral rights of Lake Sakakawea and other royalties

  FARGO, N.D. — State Rep. Marvin Nelson and Paul Sorum, a 2012 GOP candidate for governor of North Dakota, are two of five plaintiffs bringing a lawsuit against the state. They claim a 2017 statute transferring almost $2 billion of North Dakota state resources is unconstitutional. Those state resources include the mineral rights of Lake Sakakawea and other royalties. If…

How White House Figures Supporting ND Candidates Will Affect Elections

Political figures like former Vice President Joe Biden and Vice President Mike Pence are making an imprint on North Dakotans as they support candidates running for U.S. Senate

FARGO, N.D. — Political figures like former Vice President Joe Biden and Vice President Mike Pence are making an imprint on North Dakotans as they support candidates running for U.S. Senate. But how will their visits in support of Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and Congressman Kevin Cramer affect the election? A Political Science professor at NDSU says it brings more presence…

Former Vice President Biden Speaks at Democratic Convention

He supported Heidi Heitkamp as she runs for re-election

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The North Dakota Democratic Convention convened for the past two days. Nominations were made for various offices on the local and national levels. Former Vice President Joe Biden was the keynote speaker at the event. He supported Heidi Heitkamp as she secured her endorsement to keep her current seat in the Senate. “It takes courage to reach…

Democratic Convention Nominates Heitkamp for U.S. Senate

She has held her seat since 2013

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Heidi Heitkamp has secured the Democratic Party’s endorsement for U.S. Senate. She beat opponent Dustin Peyer in a landslide, earning almost 500 delegate votes. Heitkamp has held her Senate seat since 2013. She highlighted several bills she’s sponsored during her time in the Senate, from the farm bill to an anti–LGBT discrimination bill and a bill to…

Community Celebrates Governor George Sinner’s Life

The governor passed away on March 9 at the age of 89

FARGO, N.D. — The community came together to celebrate the life of former North Dakota Governor George Sinner. Sinner passed away on March 9 at the age of 89. “He was really imbued with justice and love. In public service, that’s a really wonderful combination,” said Tim Mathern, a state senator. “His legacy is permanent, ongoing forever, positive.” Sinner was born in…

Vice President Pence Headed To Fargo

The talk is described as a policy event at the Fargo Marriot, Tuesday afternoon, March 27th.

FARGO (KFGO) – Vice President Mike Pence is heading to Fargo, for an event hosted by the pro-Trump group America First Policies. The talk is described as a policy event at the Fargo Marriot, Tuesday afternoon, March 27th. According to the Washington-based non-profit, the vice president will speak about “how the tax cuts and Jobs Act will impact you, your…

Tim Flakoll Declares Candidacy for Fargo City Commission Race

Former State Senator strives for Fargo to be the "Creative Capitol of the Midwest"

FARGO, N.D. — A familiar face in Fargo politics enters the race for Fargo City Commission. Former State Senator Tim Flakoll intends to run for one of the two seats up for grabs in June’s election. Flakoll represented Fargo in the North Dakota Senate from 1996 to 2016, and served as the State Senate’s Agriculture and Education Committee chair. The Fargo…

New Chairman Selected For ‘North Dakota Open On Sundays’ Effort

Bill Burgess Is Co-Founder of Simply Made Apps With Brandon Medenwald

FARGO, N.D. — The group “North Dakota Open on Sundays” has a new leader. Fargo businessman Bill Burgess is taking over as chairman as they try to repeal the state’s Sunday Closing law. Burgess is a co-founder of Simply Made Apps and was the third highest signature gatherer during the groups initiated measure effort last year. Former chairman Brandon Medenwald…

President Trump Fires Secretary of State Tillerson

President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday morning that he's naming CIA director Mike Pompeo to replace Tillerson.

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Rex Tillerson is out as secretary of state. President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday morning that he’s naming CIA director Mike Pompeo to replace Tillerson. Pompeo is to be replaced at CIA by Gina Haspel, Pompeo’s deputy at CIA. She would be the first woman in that role. Tillerson had just returned from a shortened trip to Africa…