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Mayor Mahoney Releases Preliminary 2018 City Budget

There will be continued spending on the F-M diversion, growth of utility services and a completion of the new city hall

FARGO, ND — Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney has released his preliminary 2018 Budget and it includes a property tax reduction of two mills. Mahoney also proposes a competitive wage adjustment of 2% beginning January 1st and investments in police staffing and equipment. There will be continued spending on the F-M diversion, growth of utility services and a completion of the…

Flo Rida to Perform at Bluestem

Tickets will go on sale Friday, August 11for $47.50

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Rapper Flo Rida is bringing his traveling party to Bluestem in Moorhead. His “My Endless Summer Tour” will touch down on Wednesday, September 20. Tickets will go on sale Friday, August 11 for $47.50. Day-of-show tickets will run you $55. There is also a ‘Suite Spot Party Pit’ ticket for $87 and includes pit access, private Porta Potties…

Best Buy Geek Squad Cutting Jobs

The Geek Squad is responsible for in-home product installations and repairs for appliances and electronics

  NATIONAL — Nearly 400 Best Buy Geeks will be losing their jobs in the squad. The company announced it is laying off 399 Geek Squad employees from across the country. The Geek Squad is responsible for in-home product installations and repairs for appliances and electronics. Best Buy officials say the layoffs will begin in September. If those affected choose…

Health Insurance for Some Minnesotans on the Rise

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesotans who buy health insurance on their own may see slight premium hikes or even some price drops next year. State regulators announced preliminary rates for next year that range from a 15 percent decrease to an 11 percent bump compared to premiums in 2017. Those rates vary widely by insurer and may change by…

Weathering The Perfect Storm: What’s To Come In The Ag Industry Economy

Is this the new normal? And if you're not in agriculture, why should you care?

Looking for predictions on how the region’s economy is going to fare in the not–too–faraway future? You might want to talk to an agricultural economics specialist. North Dakota’s growers and ranchers are weathering a perfect storm of rough conditions for turning a profit. The western half of the state is suffering under a serious drought that’s slowly creeping eastward. And…

Laws Going Into Effect on August 1st in North Dakota and Minnesota

In both North Dakota and Minnesota, numerous bills were passed throughout the 2017 legislative session and it's important for you to know what to look out for

FARGO, N.D. — August 1st is just around the corner and that means new laws are being enforced. In both North Dakota and Minnesota, numerous bills were passed throughout the 2017 legislative session and it’s important for you to know what to look out for. Both North Dakota and Minnesota will implement new laws on Tuesday. North Dakota passed the…

Golden Drive Celebrates Five Years of Helping Homeless Kids

The event brought in hundreds of families to spread awareness and raise money

WEST FARGO, ND — It’s a five year milestone for a woman dedicated to ending child homelessness in the Valley. The Golden Drive Homeless Kid’s annual community event brought hundreds of families together to spread awareness. Sue Baron, founder of the organization, brought out the cavalry. “We got Star Wars this year, we got Chuck E Cheese, Batman and Superman,” she…

Dilworth Family Sets Up Lemonade Stand to Help Kids Buy School Supplies

After a Dilworth family became inspired by a philanthropic lemonade stand, they decided to set up their own

DILWORTH, Minn. — After a Dilworth family became inspired by a philanthropic lemonade stand, they decided to set up their own. Giggles and Wiggles held their fifth annual lemonade stand this morning. Kevin and Brooke Spaulding decided to continue the tradition at the Loco Daze Parade with their three kids. Family and friends decked out in United Way shirts, set…

Kids Learn About Nature at Buffalo River State Park

Science Saturday took place with a lesson focused on the weather

GLYNDON, Minn. — Kids at Buffalo River State Park got a lesson about weather. Science Saturday is a weekly event at the park where kids learn about a new topic in science each week. They spent most of the time walking by the river asking questions about the skies to expert instructors. The people who put up these events say…

Medical Drill Teaches the Public to Recognize the Signs of a Stroke

First responders are highlighting the importance of understanding the signs and symptoms of a stroke before the ambulance arrives

CASSELTON, N.D. — The sirens of an ambulance usually mean someone needs help. But they also imply help is on the way. “Getting the public aware of stroke signs and symptoms and to call 911 and the importance of having the paramedics prior to going to the hospital is very important,” said Megan Carlblom, the stroke program manager at Essentia…