Politics / Elections

Fargo City Commission may change noise ordinances downtown

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The Fargo City Commission moves ahead with looking into changing noise ordinances for food carts and trucks and street performers downtown. The proposal includes increasing decibels from 50 to 80 and limiting that to 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. It would also no longer issue permits for use in public right of way unless its part…

Fargo City Commission votes down resolution to add two seats

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The Fargo City Commission declines a resolution from Commissioner John Strand to add two seats to the commission in a three to two vote. Commissioner Dave Piepkorn had concerns about how to pay for the new commissioners and additional support staff. Commissioner Denise Kolpack felt it was too soon to educate voters to put it on…

ND AG Wrigley won’t allow independent investigation into deleting of Stenehjem’s emails

Drew WrigleyBISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – Republican North Dakota Attorney General Drew Wrigley dismisses bipartisan calls for an independent investigation into possible violations of the office’s former administrative assistant Liz Brocker deleting his predecessor’s emails. Wrigley says his office’s investigation found no criminal wrongdoing into the deletion of Wayne Stenehjem’s emails after he died and he considers the matter closed. Brocker…

President Biden tests positive for Covid-19

President Joe Biden speaks in the Rose Garden. April 11, 2022. WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, making him the second U.S. president to get the virus and underscoring the extent to which the virus has infiltrated American society. The 79-year-old Biden is fully vaccinated after getting two initial doses of the coronavirus…

Rep. Omar arrested during abortion rights protest outside Supreme Court

Rep. Ilhan OmarWASHINGTON (FOX 9) – Rep. Ilhan Omar was arrested at a protest outside the Supreme Court today, according to a staff spokesperson. Omar’s staff said she planned to partake in the protests about the overturning of Roe v. Wade, calling it an act of civil disobedience. Other lawmakers joined Omar at the protest, but additional details about arrests…

Senator Cramer says finger is “healing nicely” after backyard accident

The republican lost the tip of one of his fingers in June

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — Senator Kevin Cramer says his finger is “healing nicely” after a backyard accident three weeks ago. The republican said on Twitter, he crushed two fingers between two rocks and lost the tip of one. Cramer thanked his great surgeons and said he went through four hours of HBOT treatments. He plans to return to DC this…

Speed cameras in Minnesota construction zones? Maybe, but not ’til 2023

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – The Fourth of July weekend saw hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans hitting the roads while dodging construction cones at more than 200 highway work zones across the state. If some get their way, Minnesota will install speed cameras in work zones as soon as 2024. House lawmakers and traffic safety advocates say the technology is required…

North Dakota Leaders Praise U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Against EPA

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KVRR) — North Dakota’s Republican leaders are praising the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling against the EPA. The court said that the Clean Air Act does not give the EPA broad authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants that contribute to global warming. North Dakota was one of 20 states that petitioned with West Virginia. “North Dakota…