Politics / Elections

NDSU Partners with ND Cares: Furthering to Provide Support

ND Cares offers support for service members, veterans, families, and survivors

FARGO, N.D. — NDSU has officially partnered with ND Cares and people are honoring the collaboration at a signing ceremony. ND Cares offers support for service members, veterans, families, and survivors. NDSU President, Dean Bresciani says the university has always and will continue to be a strong supporter of those who put their lives on the line. Those with ND…

2019 Final Budget is Approved for Cass County: Totals Over $124 Million

The major increase in the amount levied and budgeted for the Capital Projects Fund is driven by two projects

FARGO, N.D. — The 2019 final budget for Cass County has been approved. The plan totals just over $124 million with a raise on the maximum mill levy on county property. The major increase in the amount levied and budgeted for the Capital Projects Fund is driven by two projects. The first is the joint juvenile project with Clay County…

People Celebrating Civically Active Women and Those Running for Office at Nation’s First Nonpartisan 5K

Over 500 people ran in Washington D.C. while people from 25 other states were signed up virtually to run in their home towns

FARGO, N.D. — The country’s first nonpartisan 5K celebrating women getting civically active and running for office is happening nationwide. Those who put together the Courage to Run 5K say democracy is a marathon. Whether you are looking to run a physical race or a political race, you need a focused mindset, heartfelt vision and physical endurance. Over 500 people…

ND Senator Heidi Heitkamp and MN Senator Amy Klobuchar Attend Annual Democratic-NPL Burdick Dinner

The dinner celebrated the party's public service and activism

FARGO, N.D. — Sens. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and  Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) attend the annual Democratic-NPL Burdick dinner to celebrate the party’s public service. Both senators are working together across state lines and hope to reach across party lines on many issues. Even though the senators represent different states, they say there are many similarities in what people are concerned about. They…

Former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort Pleads Guilty

WASHINGTON (AP) – Paul Manafort’s lawyer says the former Trump campaign chairman cut a deal with prosecutors “to make sure that his family was able to remain safe and live a good life.” Kevin Downing says Manafort, of Alexandria, Virginia, has “accepted responsibility.” Manafort agreed to cooperate with the special counsel’s Russia probe and pleaded guilty to two federal crimes…

Big Iron Brings Ag Leaders and Policy Makers Together to Discuss the Effects of the Farm Bill and Trade

Many saying there is not one order for soybeans this year giving them no destination to move their harvested crops

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The largest farm show in the upper Midwest is bringing hundreds from across the region and around the world to West Fargo. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us how the farm bill and trade are affecting agricultural business and the products being harvested this fall. As they check out some of the new machinery, farmers and ranchers…

ND Governor’s Call For Spending Cuts Results In Nearly 300 Employee Buyouts

The buyout program comes after Republican Gov. Doug Burgum told state agencies in April to identify spending cuts for the next two-year budget.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ Nearly 300 state employees have applied for voluntary buyouts, with more than a third of the applicants coming from the North Dakota’s biggest agency. Budget director Joe Morrissette announced the buyout program in June. His agency said Tuesday that 294 employees from 14 agencies have applied for the buyouts. The state Department of Human Services had…

State Leaders Discuss Suicide Prevention: How to Lower Rising Rates in North Dakota?

Over 100 statewide leaders expressed their concerns and told their stories but one common theme kept overlapping...erasing the stigma

WEST FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp holds a summit to discuss the growing rates of suicide and ways to decrease those numbers. Over 100 statewide leaders shared their experiences and opinions. Every 63 hours, suicide kills one person in North Dakota. “Some of these deaths have been five, six years ago and the pain is just as…

Democrats Rally Together Support for Campaigns During Cramer Fundraiser

Volunteers answered phones and knocked on doors throughout the day

FARGO, N.D. — While President Trump sang his praises for Congressman Cramer, volunteers with the North Dakota Democratic–NPL Party worked around the clock to keep their voices heard. Throughout the day, people made phone calls to ask for support of Democratic candidates. Some of the issues callers talked about were the trade war and health care reform. Party leaders say Congressman…

Trump Protestors Gather Outside GOP Fundraiser

Several supporters were also outside the hotel

FARGO, N.D. — Trump’s event at the Delta by Marriott Hotel was closed to the general public, but that didn’t stop people from gathering outside. Supporters gathered across the street from the hotel while protestors gathered on the side to chant as the president’s motorcade came in. “We’re here to protest the Kavanaugh appointment as well as the fact that a…