Author: Chris Howard

Energy Economists Warn NDIC To Vote No On ND Oil Production Cuts

They warn forcing producers to cut production will not stabilize prices for producers.

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Industrial Commission will vote tomorrow on if the state should mandate production cuts for oil producers. Economists are warning them to vote no. They warn forcing producers to cut production will not stabilize prices for producers. They also say storing oil is not a financial issue for North Dakota producers, as they already utilize…

Oak Grove Elementary Wishes Summer Farewell to Students

On Monday, the school held a farewell parade in the parking lot, where teachers could wave goodbye to students one last time as they drove through in the comfort and safety of their cars.

FARGO, N.D. – Friday was the last day of school for Oak Grove Elementary, but for teachers and students, they couldn’t say goodbye for the summer without seeing each other face to face one last time. “It was just as important to the staff as it was to the kids, if not more so,” said Principal Josh Kading. On Monday,…

Fargo Police Department Honors Fallen Officers

In the last ten years, 1,627 officers have fallen in the line of duty.

FARGO, N.D. – Fargo Police is honoring fallen officers across the country on Peace Officer’s Memorial Day. The department planted 146 flags in honor of the 146 fallen officers that were killed in the line of duty last year. In the last ten years, 1,627 officers have fallen in the line of duty. Officers around the community, including the Sheriff’s…

Fargo Elementary Teacher Suspended Without Pay

FARGO, N.D. – A Fargo elementary school teacher has been suspended without pay, pending the outcome of a discharge hearing for alleged misconduct. The school board, meeting in a special session, approved the suspension of Jameson Varholdt. He is a special education teacher at Kennedy Elementary School. Superintendent Rupak Gandhi says he could not disclose any specific details about the…

Ag Leaders Discuss Devastating Impact Coronavirus Has on Commodity Prices

Since the outbreak began, the price of wheat has fallen three percent, corn 15 percent, soybeans 10 percent and ethanol 38 percent.

FARGO, N.D. – Leaders in the agriculture industry are discussing the massive impact the coronavirus has on commodity prices. Since the outbreak began, the price of wheat has fallen three percent, corn 15 percent, soybeans 10 percent and ethanol 38 percent. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Congressman Collin Peterson says that the economic impact on ethanol is massive and he is…

One Killed, One Injured in Deadly North Fargo Shooting

Police say that the danger to the public is over, and they have all persons involved in the deadly shooting in custody.

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption FARGO, ND – Two arrests are made in a deadly early morning shooting Tuesday in Fargo. 21-year-old Reng Ayong of Fargo faces a number of charges including reckless endangerment and possession of a stolen automobile. 28-year-old Darrell Simmons, who has no permanent address, is being held for criminal conspiracy. “Everybody…

‘Fix The Pipes!’ Coalition Asking for Water Infrastructure Funding in MN

The city of Detroit Lakes is hoping to replace a lift station if the bonding bill passes.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A failing water infrastructure system has leaders across Minnesota begging the legislature to address a problem that they say has been ignored for too long. “We have seen cities that are at their wits end in terms of keeping their sewage treatment plants together,” said Senator David M. Senjem. Those leaders formed an organization to help fight…

Governor Walz & Coalition Call For Affordable Housing Support

MINNESOTA – A coalition of lawmakers and community leaders in Minnesota are calling for legislature to add support for affordable housing into the bonding bill. According to Homes for All, more then 580,000 Minnesotans are burdened with exuberant housing costs. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated housing vulnerability for thousands of people across Minnesota. They say that shelters are full and…

City of Fargo Asks Public to Take Guidelines Seriously

FARGO, N.D. – City leaders are warning the public to take the Smart Restart guidelines seriously. According to the public health department, Cass County is at risk for an overwhelming amount of new cases if people and businesses refuse to take the guidelines seriously. Cass County currently has a 10% positive test rate, and has 51% of the states total…