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Rep. Collin Peterson Hosts Town Hall on Veterans’ Issues

Veterans discussed issues ranging from healthcare to rural access

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Rep. Collin Peterson hosted a town hall to hear from veterans. “I thought we’d made more progress in some of these areas, I’m leaving here with a long list of things that need to be worked on,” he said. That long list includes getting money for military funerals, healthcare and veterans’ homes. One idea proposed by State…

ND Department of Health Touches on Rules of Medical Marijuana Ads

North Dakota Department of Health staff say rules were drafted for their medical marijuana program, effective April 1st of 2018

FARGO, N.D. — Medical marijuana is coming to more states, including North Dakota, but a new study says ads could lead to teens using it for other reasons. North Dakota Department of Health staff say rules were drafted for their medical marijuana program, effective April 1st of 2018. They were aware of potential concerns and risks due to advertising and…

U.S. Senate Taking Action Over FCC’s Repeal of Net-Neutrality

Heitkamp says repealing the net neutrality rules could lead to higher prices for consumers

NATIONAL — One day after attorneys general for 21 states and the District of Columbia sued to block the FCC’s repeal of net-neutrality rules, the Senate is poised to take action. A Senate resolution to reverse the repeal has the support of 50 senators and required the support of just one more senator to pass under Congressional Review Act rules….

Claire’s Recalling Makeup Over Asbestos Concerns

The company is launching an investigation and is issuing full refunds to concerned customers

1/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5 Show Caption Hide Caption NATIONAL — A teen jewelry and makeup store is pulling products off the shelves after reports of asbestos in its makeup. Claire’s has recalled 17 makeup products in its stores across the nation after the…

Trader Joe’s Recalling Salads Due to Plastic and Glass Concerns

The company is asking if you have any of the salads in question, to return it to their store for a full refund

  NATIONAL — If you have made a recent trip to Trader Joe’s, you may want to check some of the packaging. The company is recalling some of their packaged salads over concerns there may be pieces of plastic or glass inside. The products are White Meat Chicken Salad, Curried White Chicken Deli Salad and Turkey Cranberry Apple Salad and…

Democrats Discuss the Consequences of the Graham Cassidy Health Care Bill

They said it was being pushed through the Senate without proper hearings and input from people directly impacted

FARGO, ND — The latest Republican effort to get rid of Obamacare has failed. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says lawmakers will instead turn their attention to tax reform. Before the news broke, different organizations voiced their concerns with the bill in Fargo. They said it was being pushed through the Senate without proper hearings and input from people directly…

North Dakota GOP Has Concerns About Sen. Heitkamp’s Leadership

They don't agree with her choices on healthcare, jobs, the security of American people and agriculture

FARGO, ND — North Dakota’s GOP wants people in the U.S. Senate who will work in accordance with President Trump’s agenda. They held a press conference to voice concerns they have with legislation by Senator Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat. They don’t agree with her choices on healthcare, jobs, the security of American people and agriculture. North Dakota Young Republicans and…

Concordia College Studies Human Impact on Minnesota’s Lakes

With climate change, the spread of aquatic invasive species and agriculture, people may see more issues on their lakes

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Whether you are taking a boat out on the water, jumping in for a swim or enjoying a backyard of nature, hundreds of lakes throughout Minnesota are available to the community. “While it’s important everywhere, in Minnesota it really is foundational to the very structure of who we are here,” said Michelle Marko, an associate professor of…

Audubon Dakota Monitoring Area Peregrine Falcons

A picture taken by a local birdwatcher shows the peregrine seems to be relying on one leg more than the other

FARGO, ND — A photograph of what could possibly be an injured peregrine falcon native to the F–M area is causing some concern. The community has helped bring back the once endangered species and keeps close tabs on peregrines who nest in the area. The peregrine falcon is one of the world’s fastest birds, with diving speeds that can reach…

Cause of Minot Recycling Plant Fire Still Unknown

It produced heavy smoke that could be seen for miles

  MINOT, ND — Authorities say they will never know what started a large fire at a Minot recycling business, though they have some theories. The blaze at Earth Recycling broke out around noon on May 18. It produced heavy smoke that could be seen for miles. Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal Ken Sisk says he couldn’t pinpoint the exact…