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Nine Americans Killed in Highway Ambush in Mexico

The FBI has opened an investigation.

Mexico City–Nine U.S. citizens, including six children, living in a Mormon community were found dead after their vehicles were attacked in Northern Mexico. Some of the victims lived in La Mora, Mexico while others had ties to Williston, ND. They were traveling together in three vehicles for “safety reasons,” Kendra Lee Miller, a relative of the victims said. One vehicle…

Leaders Speak Out: Savanna’s Act Unanimously Passed in the Senate, Stopped in the House

The legislation is designed to improve access to crime databases and reporting missing and murdered Native Americans

FARGO, N.D. — Just weeks after Savanna Greywind was abducted and tragically killed, Savanna’s Act was introduced to the senate. Just last week it was unanimously passed, and now it’s come to a halt in the House. Just over a year after being introduced to the Senate, Democrat and Republican senators are agreeing; they want Savanna’s Act to pass. “It…

Vietnam Veterans and Local Law Enforcement Honor the Thousands of Lives Lost in 9/11

Many gathered on Veterans memorial bridge to speak about the 2,996 people killed on September 11th of 2001

FARGO, N.D. — Vietnam Veterans are honoring those lives lost at an annual 9/11 memorial service. Many gathered on Veterans memorial bridge to speak about the 2,996 people killed on September 11th of 2001. That includes hundreds of heroes that ran into the chaos to save lives but never made it out. Those who came out to the memorial expressed…

Red River Valley Welcomes More Than 100 New Americans

Many new citizens look forward to voting

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — The U.S. District Court of Minnesota naturalized more than 100 new citizens from 24 different countries at MSUM. Everyone at the ceremony has been waiting three years or more for this day. They all needed to apply for a green card, take a citizenship test and take the oath of allegiance at the ceremony. Immigration services…

CEO of Equifax Takes Early Retirement with More than $18 Million in Benefits

Smith called the breach "a disappointing event."

  NATIONAL — The CEO of Equifax announced he is retiring early, just weeks after the company put the financial futures of 143 million Americans at risk and just days before he is set to appear before Congress. Richard Smith, who has held the CEO position since 2005, is stepping down and joining other senior managers who have left the…

Jamaican Lottery Scam Suspects Enter Pleas

Five of the 15 defendants in the case have reached deals with prosecutors

  BISMARCK, ND — Thirteen of 15 suspects in a large-scale Jamaican lottery scam have now entered pleas in federal court. Two suspects from Jamaica were brought to the U.S. earlier this month and entered not guilty pleas in Bismarck. They could be added to a list of suspects scheduled for trial in January. Five of the 15 defendants in…

Senator Heitkamp Suspicious of Equifax Data Breach After Rumors of Potential Insider Trading

There are claims that officials with the company sold over $1.5 million in company securities within days of announcing a cybersecurity breach

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Heitkamp wants federal investigators to look into Equifax. There are claims that officials with the company sold over $1.5 million in company securities within days of announcing a cybersecurity breach. Heitkamp is one of 37 senators who signed a letter that urges the Justice Department and federal regulators to investigate potential insider trading. “The first thing…

Numbers Behind the Fourth of July Spending

Wallet Hub states the Fourth of July is the number one beer-drinking holiday of the year

  NATIONAL — When it comes to celebrating Independence Day, Americans are going all out. According to wallethub.com, people will spend more than $800 million on fireworks this year and nearly 30 percent will buy more patriotic merchandise. At least 65 percent polled said they are attending a picnic, spending more than $7 billion on food and eating more than…