Politics / Elections

Army Corps Finishes Clean-Up of DAPL Protest Camps

A total of 835 industrial-size trash bins were filled and removed

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — The Army Corps of Engineers has finished cleaning up three Dakota Access pipeline protest camps. The Corps hired a contractor after the main camp and two others were cleared out and shut down late last month in advance of the spring flooding season. They’d operated since last spring and at times held thousands of pipeline…

Judge: North Dakota Owes Former Owner of Fargo Horse Betting Business $13 Million

The former owner of a horse betting business is owed $13 million after her conviction for illegal gambling was overturned

COURTESY: KFGO  NORTH DAKOTA — Susan Bala has a big check coming to her from the state of North Dakota. The former owner of a horse betting business is owed $13 million after her conviction for illegal gambling was overturned. A federal bankruptcy judge ruled the state must refund Bala the money it collected for taxes. The founder of Racing…

Battle Brewing Over State-Owned Casinos in North Dakota

Opponents also say that state-owned casinos would hurt American Indian gambling facilities and impact relationships with tribes

  BISMARCK, N.D. — The chairman of the Three Affiliated Tribes is against a proposal to allow state-owned casinos. Mark Fox told the House Judiciary Committee that casinos provide jobs and revenue for the state’s five Indian reservations and nearby communities. Opponents also say that state-owned casinos would hurt American Indian gambling facilities and impact relationships with tribes. Republican Rep….

ND Lawmakers Looking to Make Drastic Budget Cuts

The shortfall is blamed on the slumping oil and agriculture economies

  BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota legislators have some tough cuts ahead. Newly updated forecasts show a $46.3 million drop in previously expected tax collections. The current two-year budget period ends on June 30. The state treasury is also forecast to take a $103 million hit for the next two-year budget. The shortfall is blamed on the slumping oil and…

British Parliament Debates Banning Mandatory Workplace High Heels for Women

Women were told female workers had to regularly re-apply their makeup, have no visible colored roots when it came to their hair, wear non-opaque tights and always wear shoes with a heel between two inches and four inches only

  LONDON — When Nicola Thorp was sent home for wearing flat shoes to her job as a receptionist in London’s financial district, she realized it was her fingers that needed to do the walking. Thorp started an online campaign to put an end to what she called an “outdated” and “sexist” dress code for women in the corporate world….

DAPL Protesters, Supporters Set Up Camp in Washington D.C.

Members of the camp say they are doing it to show solidarity with Standing Rock and to protest the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. Our Washington Correspondent Karys Belger reports

WASHINGTON D.C. — Dakota Access pipeline protests have now formed in Washington. People from all across the country are joining together to stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. On the National Mall, Native Americans are pouring in to protest the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. “We’re here to march in D.C. to remind the current administration…

Local Women Respond to Congressman Cramer

The Representative said women wearing white pantsuits at the president's address looked "silly"

FARGO, N.D. — People all around the world are coming together for “A Day Without a Woman” as part of International Women’s Day. The same people that organized the local women’s march in January, called for people to show off their red and support solidarity for women. Women met downtown and posed for a group picture, including Moorhead Mayor Williams….

Fargo Superintendent Thanks Voters for Helping Schools Move Forward

In a growing city, Dr. Schatz says the passage of this mil levy will help keep Fargo schools afloat

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Public School officials are rejoicing and thanking the community after a “Yes” vote passed the district’s mill levy. More than 70% of voters approved the plans, allowing the district to receive tax dollars based on city growth or changes in property value. A “No” vote would have kept tax dollars collected at the 2015-16 fiscal year…

Sen. Franken Talks Health Care, Medicaid and the “Right to Bear Arms”

Franken says after a pretty grueling and divisive election year, his annual hotdish contest brought a little fun to the halls of Congress

WASHINGTON D.C. — It was a day of both fun with colleagues and serious topics for Minnesota Senator Al Franken. Franken says after a pretty grueling and divisive election year, his annual hotdish contest brought a little fun to the halls of Congress. He spent the rest of his day giving interviews to talk about his opposition to Republican’s new…

Big Win for the Fargo Public School District in it’s Mill Levy Election

Vote Totals Include Early and Absentee Ballots

People in the Fargo School District overwhelmingly approved the district’s mill levy plans. In unofficial results, 6,224 votes were for the measure, while 2,274 were against it. Just more than 73 percent of voters backed the measure. A simple majority was needed for it to pass. A “Yes” vote gave the district power to receive tax dollars based on the…