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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…

LSS Responds to Bill that Could Lead to Refugee Ban in North Dakota

A bill being proposed in the North Dakota House of Representatives if passed would increase data gathered on refugees and would allow for a future ban on resettlement in the state

A bill being proposed in the North Dakota House of Representatives could give the state power to temporarily ban refugees. Refugee resettlement is generally under the jurisdiction of the federal government and Lutheran Social Services (LSS). LSS said they have concerns. The organization¬†resettled 558 refugees in North Dakota last year. The number is determined by LSS and the federal government…

Sexual Orientation Discrimination Bill Proposed in North Dakota

Lawmakers Are hoping to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation in North Dakota

Lawmakers are once again proposing a bill to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation in North Dakota. This is the fourth time this bill has been introduced. The bipartisan bill was first introduced by openly gay Democratic State Representative Josh Boschee. State law in North Dakota currently prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, disability and other…