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ND Medical Personnel to Assist with Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts

Two teams of 28 people will make the trip to Raleigh on Wednesday

FARGO, N.D. —¬†Fargo is 1,500 miles away from the flooding and devastation brought on by Hurricane Florence, but that distance won’t dampen the spirits of volunteers eager to make a difference by helping the victims in North Carolina. “People are losing their homes, people are losing everything they care about, everything they take for granted, and if I could do…

Trump Administration Wants To Eliminate Low-Income Heating Assistance

Second Attempt To Abolish The Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Trump administration is once again calling for the complete elimination of low-income heating assistance. The administration is using the same arguments from a year ago when it tried to abolish the program, saying it’s rife with fraud and that no one would be left freezing if the program goes away. Those claims were widely discredited a…

Bismarck-Mandan Region Working to Raise Money for Emergency Housing

The Burleigh County Commission has put together $6,000 to help with assistance

  BURLEIGH COUNTY, N.D. — The Bismarck-Mandan region is closer in meeting the funds needed to help the homeless with emergency housing. The Burleigh County Commission has put together $6,000 to help with assistance. This is in addition to the Bismarck City Commisson’s $10,000 and the United Way’s raising of $292,000. City leaders say they need about $325,000 to keep…

HERO Revamps and Expands Their Space in Fargo

From wheelchairs, to crutches, to surgical tools, the organization gives people equipment for their medical needs at a cheaper price

FARGO, ND — HERO in Fargo has officially expanded their space. The health care equipment recycling organization held a ribbon cutting to celebrate their new space and new opportunities. From wheelchairs, to crutches, to surgical tools, the organization gives people equipment for their medical needs at a cheaper price. HERO’s supplies have reached every continent except for Antarctica and they…

Neighbors at Osgood Apartment Complex Warn of Possible Peeping Suspect

People who live in the apartment building say they have seen a suspicious person who wanders the complex and seems particularly interested in apartments with pets

FARGO, ND — Neighbors in the Arbor Courts Apartments in the Osgood area say they have seen a suspicious person peeping in apartments over the last few weeks. People who live in the apartment building on the 5600 block of 40th Avenue South said they have seen a suspicious person who wanders the complex and seems particularly interested in apartments…

Governor Dayton Declaring Disasters in Clay, Becker and Norman Counties

Clay County had over $200,000 in damage from storms in June

  MINNESOTA — Governor Dayton is declaring a disaster in Clay, Becker and Norman counties after severe weather has left areas of widespread damage. Tornadoes, hail and heavy rain on July 11th and 12th left damage throughout the counties, especially in Ulen and Detroit Lakes. Buildings in the city, including the school, had damage. City officials say some of the…

Governor Burgum Requesting Federal Help for Drought Relief

The governor said nearly 95 percent of the state is being impacted by drought conditions

  BISMARCK, ND — Gov. Burgum is asking for help on the federal level due to the severe drought conditions throughout the state. He is asking for a presidential disaster declaration through the regional FEMA office and would allow individual and direct federal assistance. Gov. Burgum is also asking for staff from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and other federal…

Farm Rescue Adds Another State to Its Assistance List

Officials with Farm Rescue say they are offering free-haying and hay-hauling for Nebraska farmers who are facing a crisis

  HORACE, N.D. — A North Dakota-based non-profit that helps farmers and ranchers in need is expanding into their sixth state. Officials with Farm Rescue say they are offering free-haying and hay-hauling for Nebraska farmers who are facing a crisis. The organization, which was founded in 2006, has provided assistance to more than 400 farm families in the Dakotas, Minnesota,…

ND Bill Proposal Cracks Down on Assistance Animals in Rental Units

Rep. Kim Koppelmann said he is listening to owners of rental properties who say the system is being abused

  BISMARCK — The North Dakota House has passed a bill that will crack down on people who obtain medical documentation that allows service or assistance animals into rental units that prohibit pets from living there. West Fargo Republican Representative Kim Koppelmann introduced the bill after he said owners of rental properties are concerned people are abusing the system and…