N.D. Legislators Propose $280 Million Infrastructure Plan

The funding would focus on non-oil producing regions

NORTH DAKOTA — State Republican lawmakers proposed a $280 million infrastructure funding package. The funding package is broken into three brackets, including the county level, municipal, and airport infrastructure needs. “By doing this, by bringing money across the state to non–oil producing regions, we are not taking away from the needs that they have out west. The hub cities and those…

MN Gov. Dayton signs $1.4B bonding bill to fund construction projects

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP/KVRR) – Gov. Mark Dayton signed a $1.4 billion bonding bill Wednesday morning for construction projects around the state, despite some serious concerns. The bonding bill passed in the closing moments of the legislative session earlier this month. The bill borrows money and general obligation bonds to fund construction projects around the state. This year’s bill includes $825 million in…

Heitkamp Meets Kindred Students, Discusses Agriculture

She recently introduced the Next Generation in Agriculture Act with Sen. Collins

KINDRED, N.D. — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp spent part of the day visiting schools in Kindred and meeting with students. She started the day at Kindred Elementary, where she spoke to third and fifth graders about her career and the importance of public service. She then went to the high school to talk about how her new bill will help young farmers….

Hoeven Invites AG Leaders to Discuss Changes for the Upcoming Farm Bill

Hoeven says the average age of a farmer is 66 and it is important to get young workers into the business

FARGO, N.D. — Senator Hoeven has been traveling across the state to get input from ag leaders on what they would like to see in the upcoming farm bill. Hoeven was joined by Governor Burgum and over 20 different representatives from around the region. He says one of the most important things to focus on while trying to get this…

Barnesville Fire Department Receives $40,000 in Life-Saving Equipment from Firehouse Subs

The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation donated about $40,000 worth of radio equipment for its trucks and its base

FARGO, ND — Thanks to Firehouse Subs in Fargo and generous donations from sandwich eaters, the Barnesville Fire Department has just received some new equipment. The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation donated about $40,000 worth of radio equipment for its trucks and its base. They received 22 devices, 15 of which are mobile and hand-held. Firefighters from the department say…

Senator Franken: The Republican Tax Bill Represents a Slap in the Face

During that announcement he took a dig at the past alleged sexual harassment actions by President Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Al Franken took to the Senate floor to give his final speech before his resignation takes effect in January. He talked about his years in the Senate debating the issues, the arguments and serious votes. Franken said “Politics is about the improvement of people’s lives.” He announced earlier this month that he would resign in the…

“It’s Time:” Effort to Legalize Recreational Marijuana in ND Underway

They think it has a good chance after seeing the success a 2016 medicinal marijuana bill had at the ballot box

FARGO, ND — An effort to legalize recreational marijuana in North Dakota is underway. The campaign manager for the bill said they have at least 30 sponsors. Voters in 2018 could decide if North Dakota becomes the first state in the Midwest to legalize recreational marijuana. “Prohibition didn’t work for alcohol, it doesn’t work for this,” said Josh Dryer, campaign…

City of Fargo Warning People About Phone Scammers

If you receive one of these calls, hang up and contact the North Dakota Attorney General's Office

  FARGO, ND — City of Fargo officials are warning everyone about two phone scams. A business received a call from someone claiming to work for the city threatening to cut power if they didn’t pay their electricity bill. The city of Fargo does not provide electricity. In the second scam, a person pretending to be a city worker was…

Savanna’s Act Hearing Held in Washington, D.C.

If is named for Savanna Greywind of Fargo

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Savanna’s Act gets a hearing at the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C. The bipartisan bill was introduced by Senator Heidi Heitkamp to help address the epidemic of missing and murdered Native American women. If is named for Savanna Greywind of Fargo. The eight months pregnant woman was kidnapped and killed in August. Two…

Sen. Klobuchar, Rep. Peterson Talk with Local Leaders on the Farm Bill

The proposal supports rural development projects, conservation programs, the agriculture industry and the Rural Energy for America program

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Senator Amy Klobuchar and Congressman Collin Peterson are meeting with farmers, business owners and community leaders from across Minnesota to hear their opinions on the proposed Farm Bill. The proposal supports rural development projects, conservation programs, the agriculture industry and the Rural Energy for America program. Peterson says he wants to hear from those the bill impacts…