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U of M Department Head Accused of Illegally Purchasing Guns

Investigators say he purchased 14 handguns from seven different shops in a two-and-a-half week span this summer

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — A department head at the University of Minnesota has been accused of illegally purchasing guns. Massoud Amin is under felony indictment for providing fabricated financial documents during his divorce. The indictment bans him from buying guns. But investigators say he purchased 14 handguns from seven different shops in a two-and-a-half week span this summer. Amin is…

Local Reaction to President Trump’s Tweets on Banning Transgenders from the Military

President Trump says transgender people are no longer accepted or allowed to serve in any capacity in the U–S Military

FARGO, ND — President Trump said transgender people are no longer accepted or allowed to serve in any capacity in the U.S. military. People in the metro and officials nationwide have shared their opinions. “When we see a move like this from the administration, from way high up, from the top of the administration, it gives me a lot of…

Ban on Walleye Fishing on Mille Lacs Lake Begins Thursday

The ban will take effect tonight and last for most of the month

  AITKIN COUNTY, Minn. — A planned temporary shutdown of walleye fishing on Lake Mille Lacs is set to begin. The ban will take effect tonight and last for most of the month. It also prohibits catch and release. Wildlife officials are hoping to preserve the struggling population of the prized species on the lake. Fish are especially vulnerable this…

Sunday Liquor Sales Begin in Minnesota Just in Time for the Holiday

Today marks the first weekend Minnesotans can purchase liquor on a Sunday

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — One “blue law” has finally come to an end, as Minnesotan’s are now able to buy liquor on Sundays. For Minnesotans, it’s something that’s been a long time coming. “They turned it down so many times in the past I didn’t think they’d do it,” said one shopper. “But, they finally did it.” “I think because there’s…

Moorhead Liquor Businesses Weigh in on Potential Sunday Sales

One Moorhead Liquor Stores Thinks Sales Could Boost Business

MOORHEAD, Minn. — For the first time in the Minnesota history, a bill that would reverse the ban on selling liquor on Sundays has passed the house. A senate committee will take up the bill Wednesday. One business says it’s happy that its customers would be able to shop more conveniently. Minnesota is one of 12 states that currently bans…

Fargo Islamic Community Celebrates Halt on Immigration Executive Order

They also succeeded at removing parts of a house bill in North Dakota which would have allowed communities in the state to decide how many refugees they take in

FARGO, N.D. — Members of the Islamic community had two reasons to celebrate. One is the federal court ruling to block President Trump’s executive order. They also succeeded at removing parts of a house bill in North Dakota which would have allowed communities in the state to decide how many refugees they take in. It all started on the sidewalk…

Hundreds Rally Against Potential Refugee Restrictions

The Fargo Civic Center was packed people opposed to a house bill

Hundreds spent the afternoon rallying in protest of a proposed house bill which has the potential to ban refugees in North Dakota communities. Lawmakers say the bill is not set up to be against refugees, but rather to let communities decide how many they are capable of hosting. They’re calling it Operation Wake-Up Call. After two days of planning, hundreds…

Former Refugee Speaks Out on Potential North Dakota, National Ban

Kuwar Farok came to Fargo as a refugee more than 20 years ago

North Dakota lawmakers are getting ready to vote on a bill which could potentially close the state’s doors to incoming refugees. In response, hundreds have signed up on a Facebook page to rally at the Civic Center in downtown Fargo on Thursday afternoon. We sat down with a man who came to Fargo as a refugee more than 20 years ago….

UND Stands Together After President Trump’s Latest Immigration Ban

A vigil was held at UND for students to comfort one another after President Trump's latest immigration ban

A vigil was held this afternoon on campus to show support for international students in the wake of the travel ban. UND recently sent out an email to the campus cautioning international students to avoid out of country travel for the time being. This was following President Trump signing an executive order restricting entry into the U.S for citizens of…

LSS of North Dakota Feels Impact of Executive Immigration Order

Three refugees from Iraq hoping to resettle in North Dakota are one example of those affected by the immigration order.

Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota says the impact of President Trump signing the executive order on immigration came immediately. It has stopped dozens of people from coming to the state. Any state that welcomes refugees was expected to see an impact after President Trump’s executive order. But the pace of the change of plans is what hit staff at…