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Preventing Panhandling and Promoting Change In Downtown Fargo

Fargo Business Improvement District and the FM Coalition for Homeless Persons have partnered up to say there are other ways to help

FARGO, ND — When you are walking down the street and a homeless person asks for some spare change, the jiggling in your pocket may push you to give back. “We have kind hearted people in Fargo/Moorhead and that’s not going to change,” said Chris Schlepp, the Fargo BID Operations Manager. But the Fargo Business Improvement District and the FM…

Area Law Enforcement: Three Sex Offenders on the Move

Tina Haws, Robert Lilley and Colten Pede are all changing addresses and are all registered sex offenders

From Left to Right: Tina Haws, 36, Colton Pede, 32, Robert Lilley, 23  NORTH DAKOTA — Area law enforcement officials want to let people know about three separate sex offenders who are on the move around the state. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office said 36-year-old Tina Haws is now living at 4404 147th Street Southeast in Wheatland. Haws was convicted…

Demonstrators March to Raise Awareness for Climate Change

The People's march took over the nation and downtown Fargo

FARGO, N.D., — Thousands of people were marching for climate change across the nation. Hundreds took over the streets of downtown Fargo, marching for our air, water and land. It’s part of the People’s Climate March, a nationwide movement to shed light on climate change. They’re saying we only have one planet to live on, and it’s our job to…

Some Minnesotans Allowed to Purchase Firearms without Background Check

Permits in the state which expire on August 1st of 2019 or later fall under this change of rules

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesotans with permits to carry handguns are now able to buy firearms without background checks. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives determined Minnesota’s handgun permits satisfy requirements for federal background checks. Permits in the state which expire on August 1st of 2019 or later fall under this change of rules. The change only…

Planapalooza Hoping to Take West Fargo into the Future

Planapalooza is a weeklong event to citizen input on what they would like to change in the city of West Fargo

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Planapalooza is hoping to help the city of West Fargo transform into an all new and improved West Fargo 2.0. As people, we’re constantly working on becoming the best version of ourselves, which doesn’t happen overnight. The city of West Fargo and the West Fargo Park District are hosting Planapalooza, hoping to do just that for…

Lawmakers Approve Changes to ND Medical Marijuana Bill

The amended bill goes to Gov. Burgum's desk for his signature

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota legislators have approved changes to the state’s medical marijuana bill which was passed by voters last November and Gov. Burgum said he’ll sign it. Senators approved regulations to the bill with a two-thirds majority vote. Under the changes, North Dakota can have up to two growers and eight dispensaries statewide. The organization in charge of…

Hawthorne Neighborhood Speaks Out on Controversial Building Project

Opponents say the new townhomes are not a fit inside the historic Hawthorne neighborhood

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo City Commissioners approved a zoning change to allow a new row of townhomes to be built in the Hawthorne neighborhood. The new housing project is controversial and not everyone agrees that the new housing units fit in with the historic feel of the neighborhood. Developers got the go-ahead to construct new housing units on a vacant…

Fargo Somalis Celebrate the Election of a New President

Somalis hope the new president ushers in a new era of peace for the African country

FARGO, N.D. — February 8th was an exciting day for Somalis as a new president was elected for the first time in 25 years. Somalis in area say they’re enthusiastic and hopeful after their new president, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, stepped into office. “After 25 years of war, he’s the only person that out of all the Somalis in the world,…