Politics / Elections

North Dakota Legal Groups React To DACA Supreme Court Vote

President Trump took to Twitter to say the courts won't provide a decision based on the rule of law and he will have to start the process all over again.

FARGO, N.D. — With a 5-4 vote by the Supreme Court thousands of DACA members avoided possible deportation after President Donald Trump planned to cancel the immigration program. Organizations like Lutheran Social Services and the ACLU are saying this is a big win. “It allows the folks to work in the United States and prevents them from being deported; and…

House considering DFL police bills, GOP: “we passed five”

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – As Gov. Tim Walz pushes for police reforms, Minnesota’s House is considering DFL-backed criminal justice and police accountability bills. They include things Senate Republicans oppose like giving the Attorney General control over police killing investigations and overhauling the police arbitration process. Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka plans the Legislature to adjourn the special session on Friday….

Emergency declaration made for weekend marches, part prohibiting weapons taken out

The OneFargo march is scheduled to begin 9 a.m. in Island Park.

FARGO, N.D.– Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney has declared a State of Emergency for marches being held Friday and Saturday mornings. Part of the order initially prohibited any type of weapon, but that section was taken out due to state law. The North Dakota century code says, “Notwithstanding any other law, a person acting on behalf or under the authority of the…

Recount Set For Tied Gardner Council Race, Two Candidates Got 8 Votes Each

the recount will take place at 9:30 Monday morning

FARGO, N.D. — A recount for a tie in the council race in tiny Gardner, North Dakota is set for Monday at the Cass County Annex. As KVRR first reported Tuesday, Carey Hanson and Patrick Nelson each got 8 votes in the election but Nelson was declared the winner on the vote.nd.gov website. That is an error according to Cass…

Official Results in West Fargo Commission Race, School Board To Have Recount

Official results of the June 9th mail-in ballot only election

Mandy George and Mark SimmonsWEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo officially has a new city commissioner named Mandy George, a pilot for Bell Bank. George and incumbent Mark Simmons are the winners of two open seats on the commission in official results of the June 9th mail-in ballot only election. George was the top vote-getter and ran on a platform…

Boschee hopeful LGBTQ ruling will help end discrimination fears in ND

WASHINGTON – In a 6-3 vote the Supreme Court ruled an employer can not fire an employee for being gay or transgender. Democratic-NPL State Representative Josh Boschee of Fargo says this is a big win for North Dakota which did not have the same protections for LGBT people as surrounding states before the ruling. Boschee also hopes the ruling will…

Walz surprised Moorhead Armory renovation isn’t considered in bonding bill

MINNESOTA – Gov. Tim Walz wants a $2 billion dollar bonding bill plan he proposed in January to pass in the legislature’s special session. He seems surprised $5.3 million in renovations and an addition to the Moorhead National Guard Armory is no longer on the list of projects that could get state money. “Everybody from the Pentagon to National Guard…

State Sen. Kent Eken votes against Gov. Walz keeping Covid-19 Emergency Powers

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Legislature is in special session and they’re tackling big issues like coronavirus response and police reform. State Sen. Kent Eken of Twin Valley was one of three Democrats to join Republicans in voting to end Governor Tim Walz’s emergency powers for coronavirus response. The Democrat controlled House struck down the measure allowing the governor…

Walz & MN legislative leaders announce police reform priorities

State Sen. Jeff Hayden (DFL) MinneapolisSAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announces police reform priorities he would like to see in the legislature’s special session that begins Friday June 12th. They’re modeled on recommendations from the Minnesota People of Color and Indigenous Caucus and the Police Involved Deadly Force Encounters Working Group. They include reforming a statute defining…

Arlette Preston Returns As Fargo City Commissioner

John Strand has also been re-elected to the Fargo City Commission.

FARGO, N.D.- Arlette Preston is no stranger to the Fargo City Commission. She served two terms in the 1990s when things looked a little bit different. “One of the things that I worked on back then was getting a downtown plan, the first downtown plan together, and that along with the renaissance zone has really made a difference so, that…