North Dakota News

Rep. Cramer Under Fire for Calling White-Dressed Lawmakers “Silly” and Like a “Disease”

Rep. Cramer said the "bunch of women" should "get over it"

WASHINGTON D.C. — Rep. Kevin Cramer is drawing criticism after he commented on a group of female lawmakers and their choice to wear white in honor of Women’s History Month during President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress. The group represented the House Democratic Women’s Working Group and said they were wearing white in memory of the suffrage…

Devils Lake Region to Expect Major Flooding

There is a 10 percent chance the lake could exceed its record level of 1,454.3 feet set in June 2011

  DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — The chances of major flooding in the Devils Lake region remain high. The latest outlook by the National Weather Service predicts a three to four foot rise on Devils Lake. There is a 10 percent chance the lake could exceed its record level of 1,454.3 feet set in June 2011. There’s about 10 to 20…

ND Lawmakers Battle Over State-Owned Casino Proposal

Some lawmakers opposed to the proposal say it risks angering American Indian tribes in the state

  BISMARCK, N.D. — Some North Dakota lawmakers say a proposal to allow state-owned casinos is retaliatory. They say the proposal by House majority leader Rep. Al Carlson of Fargo risks angering American Indian tribes even more when relations have already been rubbed raw by the Dakota Access pipeline dispute. Carlson says his idea is not “anti-American Indian.” He says…

Subpoena Withdrawn in Wilansky DAPL Case

His attorney says the subpoena was withdrawn Monday, two days before Martinez was to testify

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — Prosecutors have withdrawn a subpoena for a man ordered to testify about a violent late-November clash between police and Dakota Access pipeline protesters. Steve Martinez, 42, a protester from Williston, had been ordered to testify about the arm injury suffered by 21-year-old Sophia Wilansky, a protester from New York. He was ordered to testify in…

Candlelight Vigil Tonight For Carrington Family

Alexander, Melody and Spencer Tufte died in a fire on February 25, 2017.

CARRINGTON, N.D. – A candlelight vigil will be held tonight for a Carrington, ND family devastated by a fatal fire. Alexander, Melody and Spencer Tufte died in a fire on February 25, 2017. Their parents, Dawn and Brandon, survived. Brandon is hospitalized in the Twin Cities. The vigil tonight will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the scene of the fatal…

North Dakota Lawmakers’ Reaction to President Trump’s Address to Congress

President Trump wrapped up his first speech in front of a joint session of congress and fellow Republican lawmakers from North Dakota say they are inspired by his speech. Kelly Wang reports from Washington

WASHINGTON D.C. — President Trump wrapped up his first speech in front of a joint session of congress. He outlined his plans on immigration, health care and the budget. Fellow Republican lawmakers from North Dakota say they are inspired by his speech. “It was so great to have a president who didn’t apologize for American exceptionalism,” said Rep. Kevin Cramer….

K9 Officer Regional Meet Scheduled in Fargo

Local authorities hope those who visit the event will get a whole new perspective on what K9 units are all about

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo has been chosen to host a three day regional K9 service dog meet. More than 70 police dogs will show up to the Region 12 United States Police Canine Association gathering. Moorhead hosted the same meet-up about 10 years ago. Local authorities hope those who visit the event will get a whole new perspective on what…

South Korean Piano Trio Stops by Davies High School

The Ahn Trio performed a number of songs for a Davies High School music class

FARGO, N.D. — A well-known piano trio from South Korea met with a group of high schoolers in south Fargo. The Ahn Trio performed a number of songs for a Davies High School music class, including their rendition of Purple Rain. In between songs, Lucia, Maria and Angela Ahn answered questions about their start and the music industry. They also…

Discovery Middle School Bands Together to Support Classmate

Wristbands were sold to help pay for a fellow classmate's surgery

FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo student is getting help from his school to receive a critical medical procedure. Griffin Walker, an eighth grader at Discovery Middle School, has a rare birth defect, which causes him to have seizures. The staff at the school is selling “Team Griffin” wristbands for a minimum donation of $2. The faculty says that they are…

Gifted First Graders of Lewis and Clark Give Gifts of Their Own

The students collected more than 500 teddy bears to give to children in need

First graders in the Gifted and Talented Program at Lewis and Clark Elementary gave a gift of their own. The students asked for teddy bear donations from the community to give to children involved in crises After collecting for a little over a week, the total number of stuffed animals collected is 552. The Fargo Fire Department and the Fargo…