Politics / Elections

Sterns to Appear Before ND Historic Preservation Board in Effort to Save Fargo Home

It's the first step in the process to getting their house listed on the National Register of Historic Places

  FARGO, N.D. — John and Sherri Stern are taking the next step to save their Fargo house which was designed by a member of Frank Lloyd Wright’s family. The Sterns will appear before the North Dakota Historic Preservation Review Board next Friday. It’s the first step in the process to getting their house listed on the National Register of…

Gov. Dayton Says He’s Willing to Compromise on Transportation Funding Debate

Dayton still says he thinks a 10-cent tax increase is the best route

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Dayton is softening his opposition to Republicans’ tax hike-free approach to funding transportation repairs in Minnesota. Dayton and lawmakers have struggled for years to pass a major road and bridge funding package amid partisan divides over how to pay for it. Dayton still says he thinks a 10-cent tax increase is the best route….

Session Time Ticking as ND Lawmakers Rush to Finish in Time

This is day 72, and lawmakers may meet Saturday as they work to resolve remaining bills and agree on a budget

  BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Legislature is racing to finish its work five days before the constitutional 80-day limit. This is day 72, and lawmakers may meet Saturday as they work to resolve remaining bills and agree on a budget. The session opened in January with more than 800 measures. Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner says there were…

Patriots’ Gronkowski Crashes White House Press Briefing

New England Patriots tight-end Rob Gronkowski crashed Press Secretary Sean Spicer's White House Press Briefing just to ask if he needed any help

WASHINGTON D.C. — It seemed like a normal day at the White House press briefing…until a special guest stopped by. New England Patriots tight-end Rob Gronkowski crashed Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s White House Press Briefing just to ask if he needed any help. When Spicer said he was doing fine, Gronkowski follows up with “are you sure?” as the room…

Friday, April 21st Declared “Prince Day” Across Minnesota

Prince died April 21st of last year of an accidental painkiller overdose

  MINNESOTA — Gov. Dayton has declared Friday as “Prince Day” across Minnesota to honor the legacy of the homegrown music legend. Prince died April 21st of last year of an accidental painkiller overdose. The proclamation coincides with memorial celebrations taking place at the First Avenue night club in Minneapolis and at Paisley Park in Chanhassen. Dayton says Prince “showcased…

Minneapolis City Council Members Rejecting Possible Settlement with Surdyk’s

Surdyk opened for Sunday sales on March 12 and the city ordered him to shut down, but he continued selling

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Some Minneapolis City Council members have rejected a tentative settlement with Surdyk’s. The owner of the liquor store disregarded the state’s new Sunday liquor law and opened for business before it was legal. Lawmakers this year repealed a ban on Sunday liquor sales, but it doesn’t take effect until July 2. Surdyk opened for Sunday sales…

City of Grand Forks Features “20 Years Stronger” Section on Its Website

Its website is featuring a section called "20 Years Stronger", highlighting the devastation the city overcame.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The city of Grand Forks is commemorating how far it’s come since the flood. Its website is featuring a section called “20 Years Stronger”, highlighting the devastation the city overcame. A spokesperson with the city says the feature is meant to show how Grand Forks is “stronger than ever before,” rather than the hardships the disaster…

Andrew’s Law Ready to be Signed by Gov. Burgum

ND lawmakers have passed a measure that establishes protections for confidential drug informants.

BISMARCK, N.D. — Lawmakers in Bismarck are rushing to finish up the session by making decisions on a number of bills. They have passed a measure that establishes protections for confidential drug informants. The action comes more than three years after 20-year-old college student Andrew Sadek was found dead in a river with a bullet in his head and a…

ND Lawmakers Approve Penalty Bill for Attacking Emergency Workers with Bodily Fluids

Violators could face up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine

  BISMARCK, N.D. — Lawmakers have also approved a bill that would extend criminal penalties for anyone who attacks health care and emergency workers with a bodily fluid. Violators could face up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. They have also approved the creation of a 19-member commission to study the state’s initiated and referred measure process….

Member of Gov. Dayton’s Cabinet Dies

Tilsen's condition quickly worsened after he became ill last week

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — A member of Minnesota Governor Dayton’s cabinet has died. Bureau of Mediation Services Commissioner Josh Tilsen passed away early this morning from complications of a staph infection. Tilsen’s condition quickly worsened after he became ill last week. He was 67. Tilsen has been part of Dayton’s cabinet since the beginning. He’s been most visible during…