Politics / Elections

Law Enforcement Concerns Over ND’s New Conceal and Carry Law

Fargo Police Department Shares Their Concerns About the New Conceal Carry Law

FARGO, N.D. — Officials with the Fargo Police Department are having some concerns about the new conceal carry law. It was signed by the governor last week. It lets anyone with a Class 2 firearm license and a valid North Dakota ID for at least a year the right to carry a concealed firearm without a permit. Police say their…

Gov. Burgum Vetoes Measure Limiting Governor Employee Bonuses

It was Burgum's first veto of a bill since the Republican won the governorship in November

  BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Burgum has vetoed a measure that would limit employee bonuses from the governor. Burgum said the bill “places unprecedented and intentional restrictions” on a governor’s ability to recruit and retain key employees. It was Burgum’s first veto of a bill since the Republican won the governorship in November. The measure was spurred after then-Gov. Dalrymple…

Minnesota Congressman Announces Run for Governor

Walz is the top Democrat on the Veterans Affairs Committee

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — A five-term congressman from Minnesota is running for governor. Rep. Tim Walz, a Democrat, is seeking to replace Gov. Mark Dayton, who is not running for another term. Walz is the top Democrat on the Veterans Affairs Committee. He first won election to his rural district along Minnesota’s southern border in 2006. He has survived…

Woodley Takes Plea Deal in DAPL Case

If a judge approves the deal, Woodley will not serve any jail time but will serve one year of unsupervised probation and forfeit $500 bond

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — One of the most famous Dakota Access pipeline protesters has reached a plea deal. Actress Shailene Woodley has agreed to plead guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct. She was scheduled to stand trial this Friday. If a judge approves the deal, Woodley will not serve any jail time but will serve one year of unsupervised probation…

Planned Parenthood Rally Outside Rep. Kevin Cramer’s Office

Protestors Dressed in Pink to Support Planned Parenthood

FARGO, N.D. — Protesters attempted to deliver a petition to Representative Kevin Cramer’s office in Fargo, urging him to vote against de-funding Planned Parenthood. They’re seen dressed head to toe in pink rallying in defense of the organization. The Trump Administration’s proposed American Health Care Act would reallocate funds from Planned Parenthood to other organizations. Protesters say the proposed bill…

Minnesota Muslim Civil Rights Group Asking Public for Support

The Council on American-Islamic Relations wants thousands of Minnesotans to stand up against hate this Saturday

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — A Muslim civil rights group is asking the public to help fight bigotry after a man demanded a Moorhead woman to take off her hijab. The Council on American-Islamic Relations wants thousands of Minnesotans to stand up against hate this Saturday. More than a thousand people have already signed up. CAIR-MN’s Executive Director, Jaylani Hussein, says…

President Trump Approves Construction of Keystone XL Pipeline

Critics say a finished Keystone pipeline threatens one of the world's largest underground fresh water deposits along with other environmental problems

  NATIONAL — Construction on the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline was officially approved by the Trump administration. This reverses President Obama’s previous decision to block construction on the pipeline which feeds oil from Canada to a network of other pipelines in Nebraska. Critics say a finished Keystone pipeline threatens one of the world’s largest underground fresh water deposits along…

NDSU’s “Teach-In” Talks Climate Change, Politics…and Fake News

Hundreds take part in short break-out discussions to talk social problems

  FARGO, N.D. — Hundreds of students and faculty at NDSU took time away from class to go to class. The “teach-in” put students in multiple 25 minute long classes to have civil discussions about social and political issues. It’s not your typical University lecture. These interactive “teach-ins” turn class into a conversation. They covered topics not normally seen in…

Gov. Burgum Signs Controversial Conceal and Carry Bill into Law

However, the new law does not apply to people who cross the border or go to other states and it does not allow a person who has been convicted of a felony or violent crime to carry

  BISMARCK, N.D. — BeginningĀ August 1st, 2017, it will beĀ legal to carry a concealed handgun without a permit in North Dakota. Governor Burgum signed the controversial bill into law Thursday. Under the new law, people of the state who do not have a criminal record will be able to carry a concealed handgun if they have a valid state driver’s…

ND House Kills Bill for State-Owned Casinos

If it had been endorsed by the House, the constitutional amendment would have gone on the ballot for voters to decide

  BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota House voted to kill a Fargo representative’s bill to establish state-owned casinos. Rep. Al Carlson’s proposal includes building casinos the state could promote as “destination attractions” and use the profits to offset taxes. But opponents say the state-owned casinos could hurt American Indian casinos and damage relationships with the tribes. If it had…