North Dakota News

Legislature Aims to Fix Audit Law Requiring Criminal Probe

Gallion says he's not opposed to making some "adjustments'' in the law.

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota legislative leaders say they will fix laws that require criminal investigations into some audit findings that may be the result of an unintentional mistake. Republican Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner calls it an “issue that needs to be resolved.” Wardner says the solution could be as easy as amending language within existing laws to allow for more…

Federal Help Approved for North Dakota Farmers, Ranchers

Gov. Doug Burgum requested the help last week.

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota will receive federal help for farmers and ranchers who struggled with an early blizzard and wet harvest conditions. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the secretarial disaster designation on Friday. Gov. Doug Burgum requested the help last week to help make federal loans available to farmers and ranchers. To qualify for a secretarial designation, a county…

Suspected Drunk Driver Hits Police Squad Car

One person involved was taken to a hospital for their injuries.

LINCOLN, N.D.–Burleigh County sheriff’s officials have arrested a man for drunk driving after he rear-ended a police squad car. Authorities say a Lincoln police officer was completing a traffic stop about 11 p.m. Thursday when the patrol car was struck by a pickup truck. The 27-year-old driver then struck the vehicle which the officer had pulled over. The 29-year-old driver…

Services Held in Mexico for Former ND Family Killed in Attack

Six children and three women in all were killed.

BISMARCK, N.D.–Services were held in Mexico for a former North Dakota woman and her four children and for four other American women and children killed by drug cartel gunmen. The memorials and burials Thursday took place as Mexican soldiers stood guard, a reminder of the danger locals face living amid a drug cartel turf war. Six children and three women…

Dakota Boys & Girls Ranch celebrates grand opening of new store

The store has been open since March but due to construction they were unable to hold a celebration it until now.

  FARGO, N.D. — Because of the outpouring support from the customers and donors in the three other stores in the F–M are, the organization decided to open another store. “Humbled. With how much support our stores receive. Whether that’d be donating, whether that’d be purchasing and buying items, whether that’d be volunteering. It is a joy and a great…

Using ‘Blanket Exercise’ to spread awareness about Indigenous communities

Lutheran Social Services ND partners with F–M Missing & Murdered Indigenous People Taskforce

FARGO, N.D. — For Amanda Vivier, also known as ChokeCherry Woman from the Turtle Mountain Reservation, being targeted is an everyday occurrence. “I’ve had people follow me around in the stores. We deal with those things every day,” said Vivier, a member of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Taskforce. Those at the Taskforce say a lack of awareness and…

TJ and Alison Read to Kids as part of “Read for the Record”

The campaign is an effort to break a Guinness World Record.

FARGO, N.D.- Read for the Record is an international campaign that promotes literacy in communities. The goal is to read the same book to as many kids as possible around the world on the same day. The record was set in 2013 when the same book was read to more than 2.4 million kids. The local Read for the Record…

Students bring organization ‘PERIOD’ to North Dakota

The nonprofit organization fights for menstrual equity

FARGO, N.D. — A student group at NDSU is pushing to make menstrual care products more accessible to those who need them. According to PERIOD, a nonprofit fighting for menstrual equity, 1 in 5 teens have struggled to afford period products or are unable to buy them. Allison Schwark and Taylor Spreeman brought a local chapter of PERIOD to NDSU…

Longfellow Elementary Students Honor Veterans with Handmade Cards

Longfellow Elementary has been delivering cards to veterans for nearly ten years.

FARGO, N.D.–First graders at Longfellow Elementary spent the day learning about veterans. The students discussed what it means to be a veteran and made Veterans Day cards. Tomorrow, the students will walk about one mile to the VA Hospital, and deliver the cards and miniature American flags to the veterans. “I think they enjoy learning all this interesting information. They…

UPDATE: Missing Girl Has Been Located Safe

Katie Hamman was reported as a runaway on October 27.

UPDATE: Fargo Police report that Katie Hamman has been safely located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and is with her family, and cooperative with local law enforcement UPDATE: Police say the white Volkswagen SUV has been located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, but they are still looking for Katie. The Volkswagen is Katie’s mother’s vehicle and is currently being brought back to Fargo. Police…