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Burgum asks for federal help in dealing with storm damage

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum has requested federal help for counties dealing with recent storms that caused more than $2 million in damage to roads and other infrastructure. The storms during the second week of June produced tornadoes and up to baseball-sized hail, caused flooding and included damaging winds of up to 93 mph. Burgum is asking that the…

F-M City Officials Discuss Strategies To Help Local Businesses Affected By COVID-19

They are trying to ease financial burdens that some businesses may have.

CASS COUNTY, N.D. – After North Dakota Governor Burgum made the decision to close all restaurants, bars and cafes to dine-in customers, city officials in the metro met to discuss how to support those who will be affected. “The cities of both West Fargo and Fargo are looking at utility bills next month and how to help the businesses. And…

USDA Approves North Dakota Disaster Designation

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue approved disaster relief for 47 counties in North Dakota.

ARGUSVILLE, N.D. — USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue approved disaster relief for 47 counties in North Dakota. USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey joined both of North Dakota’s Senators and Governor Burgum to talk with local producers in Argusville. “You don’t need to drive too far from the scene to see wheat fields still out in the…

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…