North Dakota News

Blue Cross Blue Shield Celebrates National Walk @ Lunch Day

Employees take a walk during their lunch break to increase physical activity

FARGO, N.D. — It’s National Walk at Lunch Day, and Blue Cross Blue Shield companies across the country are turning their working lunches into walking lunches. Blue Cross Blue Shield North Dakota has been taking part for about ten years. Employees take a lap around the outside of the building during lunch time. Experts say walking at a pace of three…

State Funding Approved For Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

The money must be matched by $100 million in private funds

BISMARCK, ND — Gov. Doug Burgum is thanking state legislators after they voted to approve an endowment for the proposed Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. He says it will lay the foundation for a world-class tourism destination in western North Dakota. The House voted 76-16 after a nearly hour-long debate to use $50 million from the state treasury and loans…

Gov. Burgum Signs Immediate Changes To Medical Marijuana Program

Twelve conditions were added to the list of debilitating medical conditions including cancer

BISMARCK, ND — Some big changes have been implemented in North Dakota’s medical marijuana program. Twelve conditions were added to the list of debilitating medical conditions including cancer. A veteran receiving treatment from a federal VA entity may submit a copy of their medical records instead of getting a written certificate. Physician assistants can now complete a written certification. Those changes…

Pelican Rapids Woman To Plead Guilty To Embezzling From Fargo Rental Company

Federal prosecutors say Mickey Haarstad stole between $500,000 and $1.5 million from Campbell Properties

FARGO, ND — A Pelican Rapids, Minnesota woman has agreed to plead guilty to embezzling large amounts of money from a Fargo property management company. Federal prosecutors say Mickey Haarstad stole between $500,000 and $1.5 million from Campbell Properties. She faces a maximum of 30 years in prison and a $500,000 fine, but prosecutors plan to ask for a sentence at…

Strasburg, North Dakota Woman Killed In One-Vehicle Rollover On Interstate 94

The woman was not wearing a seatbelt

KIDDER CO., ND — A one-vehicle rollover has claimed the life of a woman from Strasburg, North Dakota. The highway patrol says the 38-year-old woman lost control of her minivan on I-94 north of Tappen around 7:30 this morning. She was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. The woman was not wearing a seatbelt. This crash remains…

West Fargo’s Spring Stench From Lagoons Will Be Gone… In About 10 Years

The city will hook up a switchpipe to the city of Fargo at the end of the summer

WEST FARGO, N.D. — If you get just the right wind to hit your nostrils, that’s when you’ll know spring has sprung in West Fargo. “A swamp, kind of like a field of cows,” said Danell Phelps, owner of Ladybug Latte, near the lagoons. Every year, the lagoons trap gases like hydrogen sulfide under the ice. So when they get…

Interfaith Peace Vigil Honors Victims of Sri Lanka Terror Attacks

Some at the vigil know people in Sri Lanka or have fled violence in other countries themselves

FARGO, N.D. — Christians, Jews and Muslims in the F–M area come together in solidarity at an interfaith vigil after the terror attacks in Sri Lanka. On Easter Sunday, one pastor at Olivet Lutheran Church  says she felt on top of the world while taking part in festivities. All changed later in the day when she heard about the bombings in…

Rep. Armstrong Discusses Issues Concerning ND in Fargo Meeting

The Republican meets with North Dakotan's three times this week

FARGO, N.D. — Congressman Kelly Armstrong spoke at an event hosted by the the Fargo Committee to Protect Seniors’ Rights. This is just one of three stops he makes this week to speak with those he represents in person. Monday night, the Republican held a Town Hall in Hillsboro and says he was pleasantly surprised to hear what North Dakotans’ biggest…

West Acres Partners with The Arts Partnership to Bring Art Studio to Mall

The Art Incubator will hold nineteen individual Art Studios

FARGO, N.D. — West Acres is making good use of the 6,000 remaining square feet of space of the former Sears building. The Mall has partnered with the Arts Partnership to create Aptitude, a brand new studio space for local artists. The space encourages a collaborative environment for artists and the opportunity for the community to support those artists. The Arts…

Mark Kennedy Tells Colorado Crowd That Is He “Fully Committed To Diversity”

UND President is touring the University of Colorado campus system where he is the lone finalist for president

DENVER, CO (FOX 31 Denver)  — UND President Mark Kennedy told a forum in Colorado that he is “fully committed to diversity”. Kennedy is touring the University of Colorado campus system where he is the lone finalist for president. The controversial pick to be CU’s next president has been criticized for his conservative voting record, and history of jumping from…