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West Fargo Fire Department discusses challenges, needs and future goals

West Fargo Fire Chief, Dan Fuller says the main goal of the department is to improve the quality of life.

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – West Fargo Fire Chief Dan Fuller is presenting the growing needs and long term goals of the department to city commissioners. As the city of West Fargo grows, its fire department is faced with a multitude of challenges like increased call volumes, staffing shortages and longer response times. “In the last five years we’ve accomplished…

Minnesota lawmakers avoid government shutdown as final budget passes

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – Minnesota lawmakers averted a partial government shutdown at midnight Wednesday by sending the final budget bill to Gov. Tim Walz’s desk. The Senate unanimously approved the $21 billion K-12 education funding agreement, the last must-pass bill before the midnight deadline. Walz has now signed eight budget bills into law and has four others on his desk….

Minnesota House Democrats unveil package of budget bills

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota House Democrats have unveiled legislation that calls for more spending on education and recovery for those most affected by the pandemic while increasing taxes on wealthy residents and large companies. The package of legislation follows the $52.5 billion budget targets released by House Democrats late last month, which is more than both Democratic Gov. Tim…

Gov. Walz lays out 2022-23 budget proposal including tax hike on top earners

Walz recommends expanding the Working Family Tax Credit for more than 300,000 households

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz proposes an over $52 billion, two-year budget with an emphasis on COVID-19 recovery. It includes tax hikes on the state’s highest earners and corporations. The bulk of his budget focuses on ensuring students catch up on learning, and supporting small businesses and working families. Despite a $1.2 billion budget deficit, Walz is…

Burgum’s $15B budget would not raise sales or income taxes

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has unveiled a $15 billion budget that bumps state spending by 2%. The plan includes a $1.25 billion bonding package largely aimed at funding statewide infrastructure projects. The governor’s suggested spending does not raise taxes on sales or income. The Republican governor’s budget is the second-biggest proposed by a governor in state…

Fargo School Board approves 2020-21 final budget

The board approved levying 154.38 mills.

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo School Board approved the 2020-2021 budget at the school board meeting. The approval of the bill was needed after making adjustments from the proposed budget in July. The changes were made as a result of staffing finalization, virtual academy costs and a higher utility bill to address COVID-19 related concerns. The board approved levying 154.38…

Governor Doug Burgum Lays Out His Budget For The 2021 To 2023 Biennium

The guidelines vary between 85 to 95 percent of the current adjusted base.

NORTH DAKOTA – The governor focused on embracing telework and technology, investing in process improvement and analyzing vacant positions. He asked state agencies to focus on goals and outcomes, and to think strategically on how they can reinvent existing processes to create more value for citizens. “If you’re a smaller agency with less than a $5 million adjusted base budget,…

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz Confronts COVID-19 In State Of The State

The Governor Says Limiting Face To Face Interactions Can Reduce The Virus's Spread By Up To 80 Percent

ST.PAUL, Minn. — Governor Tim Walz lays out the groundwork for how the state is pushing back against the coronavirus outbreak that continues to grow. “Many of you are out of work. Businesses, large and small, are shuttered across the state. The companionship we normally lean on to get through difficult times—a hug from a grandparent, coffee with a friend, or…

North Dakota Receives Millions Of Dollars For Coronavirus

State leaders voted to accept the funding on Tuesday.

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota will be getting up to 6 million dollars in federal funding to stop the spread of the coronavirus. North Dakota has now tested 13 people for the virus: 7 are negative and 6 are pending with no positive tests yet. The cash comes from the over 8 billion dollar COVID-19 bill that was passed by…

Minnesota Projected to Have Over $1.5 Billion Budget Surplus

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9)–Minnesota budget officials are predicting a $1.513 billion budget surplus over the next two years. Minnesota Management and Budget released its 2020 February Budget and Economic Forecast on Thursday, saying the state’s budget and economic outlook remains stable. The projected $1.513 budget surplus for the 2020-21 biennium is $181 million larger than the estimate officials released…