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ND Candidate for Congress Mac Schneider Focuses on Healthcare

Mac Schneider talked about why he believes Medicaid, providing protection for North Dakotans with preexisting conditions is important at the Fargo Public Library

FARGO, N.D. — A North Dakota Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives is focused on healthcare. Mac Schneider is running against Republican State Sen. Kelly Armstrong for Congressman Kevin Cramer’s seat. Schneider stopped by the Fargo Public Library to talk about the importance of Medicaid’s expansion in the state and providing protections for North Dakotans with pre–existing conditions. The…

Kittson County Nine-Year-Old Creates Her Own Soap Business

Olivia Winge didn't get what she wanted for Christmas, but what she did get under the tree changed her life

KENNEDY, Minn. — Most nine–year–olds don’t own their own business but Olivia Winge is an exception. A year ago, she asked her parents for spa items for Christmas and got an answer she wasn’t expecting. “My mom was like to my dad ‘why are we buying this stuff when I could just make it?’” Olivia said. “She really likes making stuff…

A Theatre for Everyone: North Dakota Shakespeare Puts on “Twelfth Night”

The play was free and lasted a week long in Grand Forks

  GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The North Dakota Shakespeare Theatre’s mission is to make professional theatre acts accessible to everyone regardless of someone’s economic status. It’s why the theatre put on William Shakespeare’s comedy “Twelfth Night” for free all week long at the Town Square in Grand Forks. Actors from more than ten states practiced the performance for three weeks before…

Farmers, SNAP Recipients Applaud Senate Farm Bill

The bill is bipartisan

FARGO, N.D. — The Senate Agriculture Committee passed the Farm Bill on Wednesday. In addition to farmers, the measure will have a huge impact on those who are part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance, or SNAP, program. More than 54,000 people in North Dakota rely on SNAP program benefits, including Ricky Belgarde’s family. “We’ve use it our whole lives. Being a…

NDSU PhD Student Creates Portable Vegetable Garden Project

It's meant to help low-income and New American families have access to healthier foods

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Bukola Bakare has a passion for helping those around her get access to healthier foods. “I know it’s not healthy to eat unhealthy because if you don’t spend the money eating good food, you will spend it at the hospital anyway when you’re sick,” Bakare said. That’s why Bakare has created a cheaper way to eat healthier…

West Fargo School Board Could Be Doing An Election Recount

Fourth-place Jon Erickson and fifth-place Summer Kristianson have less than 20 votes between them

WEST FARGO, N.D. — There could be a recount of votes for the fourth open spot on the West Fargo School Board. Jim Jonas, Jessica Anne Heilman, Kara Gravley–Stack and Jon Erickson won in the election last night. However, Erickson and fifth–place vote getter Summer Kristianson have less than 20 votes between them. No recount has been set yet because the…

F-M Could Get First Ever Science Museum

A local group trying to bring one to the metro say they have already gotten "overwhelming" feedback about starting one

FARGO, N.D. — If you drive three hours from Fargo in any direction, you’ll find a city with a science museum. A group is working to bring the first one Fargo–Moorhead. NDSU’s geosciences department used to take artifacts and scientific materials to schools around the area. That’s when a few people from the department came up with the idea to start…

West Fargo Schools $106.9 Million Bond Referendum to Raise Property Taxes

It'll cost homeowners $15.79 for every $100,000 of home value

WEST FARGO, N.D. — More than 500 seniors just graduated from West Fargo Public Schools, but that doesn’t even come close to more than 900 students in the district’s kindergarten classes. “It’s relentless growth. The district is projected to grow 400–500 a year. That has happened for the past several years,” said David Flowers, superintendent of West Fargo Public Schools….

MN AG Lori Swanson Stops in Moorhead in Campaign for Governor

Lori Swanson and running mate, Congressman Rick Nolan stopped by at the Courtyard by Marriott

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson makes a stop at Courtyard by Marriott in Moorhead as part of her tour around the state to kick off her campaign for governor. Swanson and her running mate, Congressman Rick Nolan who is retiring from Congress, talked about their plans for Minnesota. Swanson says she’ll focus on healthcare, the F–M Diversion Project,…