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Workers On The Frontline Get Workers Compensation Coverage In North Dakota

It covers paid and voluntary workers subjected to quarantine due to the virus

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has signed an executive order to protect frontline workers. It provides workers compensation coverage for first responders and health care workers exposed to COVID-19 on the job. It covers paid and voluntary workers subjected to quarantine due to the virus. Compensation includes wage replacement and medical benefits. Burgum says the current workers…

The Biz: Toys R Us Stores in South Dakota, Minnesota Closing, Starbucks Employees Get Good News

Chairman and CEO Dave Brandon said tough decisions are required to save Toys R Us

NATIONAL — The Toys R Us store in Fargo will remain open but the store in Rapid City, South Dakota is closing. It is among 180 stores being closed around the country. Four locations in the Twin Cities also made the closure list. Toys R Us is being squeezed by Amazon.com and huge chains like Walmart. It will begin closing…

Wells Fargo Admits 450 More Cases of Illegal Repossession of Service Members’ Vehicles

This brings the total number of cases to more than 860

  NATIONAL — Wells Fargo is coming forward and confessing they have uncovered at least 450 more cases in which the company illegally repossessed the vehicles of U.S. service members. This brings the total number of cases to more than 860. Bank officials say they will pay $5.4 million for the repossessions, repair the service members’ credit, pay each member…

Lawmakers Working to Get Unemployment Benefits for Former Workers of Minnesota Nightclub

The disclosure triggered a backlash, including much of its staff who walked out and several regular performers canceling gigs

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Several Minnesota lawmakers are pressing to ensure former staff at a shut-down Minneapolis nightclub gets unemployment benefits. Clubhouse Jager closed earlier this month amid an uproar over the owner’s $500 donation to former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke’s 2016 U.S. Senate campaign. The disclosure triggered a backlash, including much of its staff who walked out…

Sen. Klobuchar Visits with National Guard Members in Moorhead

Klobuchar co-sponsored the "Forever GI Bill" which has been signed into law

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Sen. Amy Klobuchar was in Moorhead to inform National Guard and Reserve members about ways she plans to push legislation that will help their families. Klobuchar said she wants to help them because they don’t get the same benefits as one another, despite being on the same mission. She has enacted bills supporting the National Guard in…

Health Matters: How Athletics Helps Your Child Flourish On and Off the Field

Many of the positive effects from athletics have nothing to do with the physical component

HEALTH MATTERS — Whether it’s playing kickball in gym class or joining a little league team, most of us were active as children. Experts say athletics can build lifelong skills. Most of us have that favorite chair or couch to sit to watch our hometown team. Athletic trainers are challenging parents to get their kids off the couch and onto…