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Governor Burgum Names New Executive Director of Job Service

The governor called Kommer a proven leader who is capable of consolidating both state agencies

BISMARCK, ND — Governor Burgum has announced a new leader for the state’s unemployment program. North Dakota’s labor commissioner Michelle Kommer has been named executive director of Job Service North Dakota. She was appointed as labor commissioner in November 2016. The governor called Kommer a proven leader who is capable of consolidating both state agencies. Kommer will replace Cheri Giesen…

Minnesota Adding Conditions that Qualify for Medical Marijuana

The state health department takes public input each year on conditions that might be added

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota health officials are adding autism spectrum disorders and obstructive sleep apnea as conditions that qualify for medical marijuana. The health commissioner says there is increasing evidence that medical marijuana can help people with severe autism or obstructive apnea. The state health department takes public input each year on conditions that might be added. Some of…

Former Fargo City Commissioner Announces Run for 2018

The 61-year old Williams calls himself a citizens advocate and says he's eager to return

  FARGO, ND — Former Fargo City Commissioner Mike Williams is missing his old job. He announced this morning on KFGO that he will run again for a seat on the commission in 2018. Williams served three consecutive four-year terms on the board and left at the end of June 2016 due to term limits. But the city allows a…

City of Fargo Extends Contract with Longtime City Attorney

The contract is worth between $4 and $5 million

  FARGO, ND — Fargo is extending its contract with longtime City Attorney Erik Johnson and his firm for millions of dollars. Fargo City Commissioner Tony Gehrig cast the only “no” vote on the five-year contract extension. He said the city should have an open process to hear from other law firms interested in the position. Commissioner John Strand says…

Hate Speech Resolution Passes in Fargo, But Not Unanimously

Just one commissioner voted against making Fargo the second city to pass the resolution

FARGO, ND — Commissioners in Fargo passed a resolution officially making the city an “inclusive” community. It’s the second city in the Valley to make this move, but it came with opposition on this side of the river. “This is the week that folks were talking about having some rallies in our town,” Fargo City Commissioner John Strand told the…

Group Focused on Recalling Fargo Commissioner Piepkorn Backs Down

Piepkorn says he is ready to file a request for the 35-hundred names of everyone who signed the petition if it were filed

FARGO, ND — After months of gathering signatures on their petition to recall Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn, a spokesperson for the group of citizens says they are no longer filing. The spokesperson says the group is not confident about the validity of some of their signatures or if they had enough to file the petition. Commissioner Piepkorn has come…

Petition Circulating to Recall Fargo Commissioner Piepkorn

Volunteers were at Red Raven Espresso Parlor ready with the petition to recall commissioner piepkorn

FARGO, N.D. — The group “We Are Fargo” hosted a signing of the petition to recall Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn. Volunteers were at Red Raven Espresso Parlor. They are setting up at different locations with the documents. All signatures collected must be physical signatures and made on the official and approved petitions. Supporters of the recall say they don’t…