Ben Koppelman

Mahoney responds to ND bill banning approval voting by saying city should choose election method

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – Fargo’s mayor responds to the North Dakota House passing a bill banning approval voting saying cities should be able to choose how candidates are elected. Dr. Tim Mahoney says the home rule charter states the city has the choice of how to do its elections. He believes its a good way to make sure the winning…

New Report Shows Risks Of Increasing Speed Limit On I-29 & I-94 in ND

Lawmakers are considering increasing the speed limit on certain parts of the interstates from 75 to 80 mph

BISMARCK, ND (KVRR) – North Dakota Lawmakers are discussing a raise in speed limit on certain areas of I-29 and I-94 from 75 to 80 miles per hour. Though Republican Representative Ben Koppelman says states with that speed limit have seen fatalities drop at a higher rate than North Dakota, Triple A’s Gene LaDoucer says it comes with high risks….

Bill requires students to participate in sports based on sex assigned at birth

BISMARCK, N.D. – Critics of legislation that addresses gender in school sports say the proposal discriminates against transgender students in North Dakota. The bill would prohibit public schools from allowing a person to participate on a girls or boys team if the person “was assigned the opposite sex at birth.” Republican Rep. Ben Koppelman of West Fargo says the bill…

ND Legislature looking into raising interstate speed limit to 80 MPH

A Republican House Representative proposes a speed limit bill

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota lawmakers are thinking about the possibility of an 80 mile per hour speed limit. Republican State Rep. Ben Koppelman of West Fargo believes some parts of the two interstate highways serving North Dakota should go from 75 to 80. Koppelman says in states with that limit, the number of fatalities have actually dropped at a…