BRANDON MEDENWALD

Fargo Business Owners Call for Repeal of North Dakota’s Blue Laws

Legislators in the ND House recently voted to repeal the laws Thursday

FARGO, N.D. — Growing up in Devils Lake, Amber Sander says she loved getting up to work at a restaurant on Sundays. “Sunday mornings I got the best tips, I loved working Sunday mornings it was awesome. So, I think people that want to services on Sunday also want to have access to the things they want to do after they’re…

Longtime Republican Lawmaker And House Majority Leader Voted Out

Al Carlson came in 4th in a 4-way race in District 41

Al CarlsonFARGO, ND — A major Republican upset in the North Dakota legislature: Al Carlson of Fargo has lost his re-election bid. Carlson is the house majority leader. He came in 4th in a 4-way race in District 41. Republican Michelle Strinden was elected to the house with 28 percent of the vote. Strinden’s father-in-law, Earl Strinden, served in the North…

Local Business Leaders Urge Gov. Burgum to Sign Executive Order Upholding Net Neutrality

The FCC's repeal of Net Neutrality has already gone into effect

FARGO, N.D. — Local business leaders are calling on Gov. Doug Burgum to sign an executive order upholding the principles of Net Neutrality. The FCC’s repeal of Net Neutrality has just gone into effect. Local business leaders, including two candidates for the state legislature, say everyone has the right to free and fair internet and without it, there are some real…

New Chairman Selected For ‘North Dakota Open On Sundays’ Effort

Bill Burgess Is Co-Founder of Simply Made Apps With Brandon Medenwald

FARGO, N.D. — The group “North Dakota Open on Sundays” has a new leader. Fargo businessman Bill Burgess is taking over as chairman as they try to repeal the state’s Sunday Closing law. Burgess is a co-founder of Simply Made Apps and was the third highest signature gatherer during the groups initiated measure effort last year. Former chairman Brandon Medenwald…

Petition To Change Sunday Shopping Laws In North Dakota Comes Up Short

Group Changes Tactics And Will Push For Legislation To Remove Blue Laws

FARGO, ND — A petition drive to change North Dakota’s Sunday shopping laws has come up very short. The man behind the petition, Fargo businessman and now political candidate Brandon Medenwald, says only about 5-thousand of the more than 13-thousand signatures needed were collected. Medenwald will now focus on pushing for reintroduction of a bill next year to remove the…