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Senator Franken Says GOP Health Care Bill is a Really a Tax Cut

It comes after delaying a vote on the initial draft

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republican senators are taking time to draft a new version of its health care bill that all members of their party can agree on. It comes after delaying a vote on the initial draft. Senate Democrats, including Minnesota Senator Franken, want the bill’s negotiations to be done in open committees. Franken sees the bill as something more…

Metro, Grand Cities Mosquito Spraying

West Nile virus has already been found this season in the Grand Forks region

  REGIONAL — Citywide mosquito spraying is planned for tonight in the F-M metro and the grand cities. Cass County Vector Control is planning an aerial application starting at 8 p.m. Crews will be out spraying in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m. if the weather cooperates. West Nile virus has already been found…

Pet Connection: Meet Truly

A car crash broke her pelvis, but not her spirit. She's "Truly" a survivor.

This week’s Pet Connection is truly a heartwarming tale of survival. Truly, a one and a half year old black lab mix, is just out of a long confinement and recuperation after undergoing surgery to repair her pelvis, which was broken when a car ran her over. Truly spent two months on strict bed rest, immobilized to let her pelvis…

Water Rescue Underway on Red River in Fargo

A call came in around 7:15 a.m. about a person who may have gone into the water, and did not come out.

FARGO —  The Fargo Fire Department is involved in a water rescue along the Red River near 310 4th Street South. A call came in around 7:15 a.m. about a person who may have gone into the water, and did not come out. Fargo Fire says three friends were playing in the water around 5:00 a.m., Thursday. One of the…

“This Alone is a Charge”: Shooting Victim’s Family Doesn’t Want Perez Locked Away

Family members say Pedro was a thrill seeker and a loving father

HALSTAD, Minn. — Family members of Pedro Ruiz III tell us the shooting was an accident. “He said he had practiced it,” said his aunt, Claudia Ruiz. “It’s just sad.” Relatives said Pedro Ruiz III was a family man, a hard worker and a thrill seeker. They do not think the fatal shooting was intentional. “They would do anything for…

Business Owners Concerned About 19th Avenue North Project

Business owners along 19th Avenue North in Fargo show concern about the construction

FARGO, ND — Business owners along 19th Avenue North in Fargo say they are worried about how road construction will affect their companies. Project engineers say the purpose of the construction is to realign 19th Avenue to accommodate for a future under pass under the rail road tracks. The engineers are also looking to pave a five lane road on the east…

AARP Brings Signed Petitions to Senator Hoeven’s Office

The group feels the bill would hit millions of Americans with higher costs and result in less coverage, and would strip health coverage

FARGO, ND — Some people in North Dakota are opposed to passing the Senate’s health care bill. Organizations in the F-M area are giving a voice to their concerns. The AARP is taking a stance and delivered signed petitions by North Dakotans in opposition to the bill. The group said the bill would hit millions of Americans with higher costs and…

ABC Settles “Pink Slime” Lawsuit with South Dakota Meat Producer

That's the name it gave to the company's lean, finely textured beef product

  NATIONAL — ABC said it has reached a settlement with a South Dakota meat producer that filed a more than $1 billion lawsuit against the network over its reports on “pink slime.” That’s the name it gave to the company’s lean, finely textured beef product. Dakota Dunes-based Beef Products Inc. sued the television network in 2012, saying ABC’s coverage was…

People Line Up Outside Sen. Hoeven’s Office Protesting Senate Health Care Bill

Indivisible FM held a pop–up protest to encourage him to vote against the Senate health care bill

FARGO, ND — Concerned citizens gathered in front of Sen. Hoeven’s Fargo office to make their voices heard about the Republican health care bill. Voting on the bill has been delayed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The Senate health care bill is causing concern for people in North Dakota and they are reaching out to their senators for answers….

Memory Fireworks Offering North Dakota Themes this Independence Day

Memory Fireworks Talks About the Trends This Season

HORACE, ND — Nothing says the Fourth of July quite like fireworks do. Memory Fireworks says they are offering new North Dakota themed fireworks this season. Along with the big fireworks there are kid friendly items people enjoy during the fourth including kid sparklers and light up glow sticks and bracelets. With the dry conditions limiting where to set off…