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Two Men Sworn in as Cass County Commissioners

Both took their oath with Judge Steven McCullough

FARGO, N.D. — Two men have been sworn in as Cass County Commissioners by Judge Steven McCullough. Duane Breitling now holds the title for Cass County Commissioner who represents District 4. The 71 year old is a retired attorney. Rick Steen was re–elected to the board to represent District 2. The CPA first ran in 2014 and has served as…

What You Need to Know: A Breakdown of the North Dakota Measures on the Ballot

While representatives from Measures 2 and 4 were not there to speak, people from each Measure 1 were

Representatives supporting the city of Fargo’s measure one, the state’s measure one and measure three are answering voter’s questions before tomorrow’s election. In our “Lead Story”, KVRR’s Jessie Cohen went to the open forum and tells us what supporters say you need to know. Jessie? TJ and Alison the language on the ballots can be confusing, but supporters of Measure…

Clay County Candidates Answer Questions at a Forum Ahead of the Primary Election

The League of Women Voters hosts those running for County Commission and Sheriff at the Moorhead Public Library.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Those running for County Commission and Sheriff in Clay County answered questions from the public ahead of the primary election. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us about the candidates who were at the League of Women Voters forum and their platforms in our Lead Story. Al Gordon and Mari Dailey are two candidates running for the District 4…

West Fargo POW/MIA Plaza Officially Opens as the City Says Thank You to Government Leaders

West Fargo Mayor Rich Mattern and Commissioners Duane Hanson and Mark Wentz say they are ending their careers with the city on a high note

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The City of West Fargo and the VFW are excited about the opening of the brand new POW/MIA Plaza on Sheyenne Street. They say it has been a dream to open the space and now that vision has become a reality. The city is hoping people in the community use the space for events, take advantage…

WF Mayor Mattern Says Goodbye After 20 Years at His Last City Commission Meeting

He says he feels thankful for all of the growth he has been a part over the last two decades

WEST FARGO, N.D. — After 20 years with the city of West Fargo, 16 as mayor, Rich Mattern gets emotional as he says goodbye at his last city commission meeting. “Thru the years I’ve had the honor of working with some great, great staff.  *chokes up* Excuse me.” Mattern lost his re–election bid last week to Bernie Dardis. He says…

West Fargo Mayoral, City Commission Candidates Participate in Forum

They were asked a variety of questions on what's best for the city

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The Chamber hosted a forum for the candidates of West Fargo mayor and City Commission. The candidates were asked questions about special assessments, the F–M diversion, a bond for the school district, and the future of the city. Current Mayor Rich Mattern and Bernie Dardis are facing off for the position of mayor. On the topic of…

League of Women Voters Helping Candidates for Fargo City Commission Attract Voters

Mahoney says it's all about electing people that will create change people are looking for

FARGO, N.D. — Election season is in the air and the League of Women Voters is helping those running for Fargo City Commission attract voters. The vote for Fargo City Commission may not be until June 12th, but the League of Women Voters wants you to know more about the candidates. “As you listen to the answers and the responses…

Petition Approved to Create Ethics Commission

A group is trying to establish an ethics commission in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — A petition effort has been approved for a group trying to establish an ethics commission in North Dakota. The commission would adopt rules for corruption, elections and lobbying and for reporting alleged violations. Secretary of State Al Jaeger says the group must collect nearly 27,000 valid signatures by July 9. If they do, the constitutional initiated measure…

Bismarck-Mandan Region Working to Raise Money for Emergency Housing

The Burleigh County Commission has put together $6,000 to help with assistance

  BURLEIGH COUNTY, N.D. — The Bismarck-Mandan region is closer in meeting the funds needed to help the homeless with emergency housing. The Burleigh County Commission has put together $6,000 to help with assistance. This is in addition to the Bismarck City Commisson’s $10,000 and the United Way’s raising of $292,000. City leaders say they need about $325,000 to keep…

Carnahan Gets Commission Request on Large Donations for the Minnesota GOP

Carnahan is bringing in a salary of $67,000 a year

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Republican Party leaders have agreed to their chairwoman’s demands of seeking a cut in large donations to the party. Jennifer Carnahan requested a 10 percent commission on any large donations that come in for the party because one of the major parts of her job is fundraising. Carnahan is bringing in a salary of…