Politics / Elections

ND House Passes Constitutional Carry Bill

The bills now go to the Senate floor for consideration

  BISMARCK, N.D. — The House has passed a package of gun-rights measures. One is the so-called “constitutional carry” bill that would allow most people 21 and older to carry concealed firearms without a permit. They also approved a measure that allows carrying a gun in church if the church allows it. Another measure approved would allow firearms in schools…

Minot Air Force Base’s 5th Bomb Wing Honored

This is the second time the 5th Bomb Wing has been awarded the Omaha Trophy

  MINOT, N.D. — Minot Air Force Base’s 5th Bomb Wing has been honored by U.S. Strategic Command with an Omaha Trophy for the best strategic bomber wing. Every year, five outstanding wings are recognized for their work. This is the second time in three years that the 5th Bomb Wing has been awarded the Omaha Trophy. Senator Heidi Heitkamp…

Moorhead Looking for Water Tower Artist

It's your chance to submit something you can show off to the city of Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. — One lucky artist has the chance to have their work shown off in front of the city of Moorhead. Every few years the city water towers get repainted. People have the chance to submit artwork to be displayed on the tower rather than the traditional city logo. The Oakport tower will be the first to see this…

Governor Burgum: The Potential Protest Disaster and Trying to Forgo His Salary

Part 2 of 2: Our Interview With North Dakota's Republican Governor

FARGO, N.D. — We sat down with Governor Doug Burgum last Friday to talk about the issues of the day including DAPL, the budget and his efforts to forgo his salary. TJ Nelson: I did see something on social media where some papers were given to people out there to tell them the order has been issued? Governor Doug Burgum:…

CHI St. Alexius Health Issues Third Round of Layoffs

Officials with CHI St. Alexius Health say the 131-year-old company is responding to the pressures of health care reform

  BISMARCK, N.D. — A health care provider in Bismarck is laying off more employees, the third round of layoffs in the past year. Officials with CHI St. Alexius Health say the 131-year-old company is responding to the pressures of health care reform. St. Alexius is affiliated with the larger Catholic Health Initiative, which is operating at a loss and…

North Dakota Governor Burgum Talks DAPL, Discrimination and About Those Jeans

Part I of II: The first-time political office holder is facing budget issues and a potential environmental disaster at the DAPL protest site

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum has had a very busy first couple of months in office. The first-time political office holder is facing budget issues and a potential environmental disaster at the DAPL protest site. We sat down for an interview with the governor on Friday. Alison Voorhees: Governor Burgum, thank you for joining us to answer…

House to Vote on Sunday Liquor Sales

The Minnesota House is expected to vote on the Sunday liquor sales bill on Monday

Minnesota could take the first step toward erasing the state’s ban on Sunday liquor sales. The House is expected to vote Monday on a bill that would allow liquor stores to open on Sundays. Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt says he expects it to easily pass, citing a growing appetite among people in Minnesota to repeal the old Prohibition-era law….

Cass County Republican Legislators Hold Meeting to Hear Citizen Concerns

A forum was held by the Cass County United Republican Committee in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — Republican legislators held a forum with Cass County this morning to talk about critical issues. The Cass County United Republican Committee joined in Fargo to discuss the citizen’s concerns. They covered educational standards, law enforcement issues and how they’re handling medical marijuana. People visiting the forum were able to have a Q&A with the legislators to voice…

Governor Burgum: Sunday, February 19th on KVRR Local News at 9

Governor Burgum talks with KVRR about a number of topics...and on a lighter note, addresses his now "famous" denim

FARGO, N.D. — KVRR’s weekday anchors TJ Nelson and Alison Voorhees had a sit down interview with Governor Burgum. A number of topics were discussed, including the cleanup at the Dakota Access pipeline protest camps. The governor said crews already cleared out 120 dumpster loads of trash which in his words, “barely puts a dent,” in what’s needed. He said…

President Trump’s ‘Oops’ on Keystone Pipeline

The president said he approved the project that President Obama rejected on environmental concerns

  SOUTH CAROLINA — President Trump caused a stir after he addressed a group in South Carolina and claimed he has approved construction on the Keystone XL pipeline. The president said he approved the project that President Obama rejected on environmental concerns. But Mr. Trump was speaking prematurely as he only approved TransCanada to re-submit its application for a construction permit….