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ND Insurance Commissioner Not Allowing Rate Increases Under Affordable Care Act

He said the issue is between insurance carriers and the federal government, and it's his duty to look out for consumers

  BISMARCK, ND — North Dakota’s Insurance Commissioner will deny any additional rate increases under Obamacare. Jon Godfread says President Trump’s plan to halt payments to insurers could potentially raise health insurance costs another 10 percent for up to 42,000 North Dakotans. He said the issue is between insurance carriers and the federal government, and it’s his duty to look…

If You’re Headed to the Twin Cities, Save Extra Time for a Potential Traffic Nightmare

I-35W between downtown Minneapolis and Crosstown Highway 62 will be shut down Friday night through Monday morning.

  MINNEAPOLIS — If you are headed to the Twin Cities this weekend, prepare yourself for a traffic nightmare. I-35W between downtown Minneapolis and Crosstown Highway 62 will be shut down Friday night through Monday morning. More than 100,000 people are expected to take in a Vikings game, a Twins game and the Twin Cities Marathon, all on Sunday. Gov….

AARP Brings Signed Petitions to Senator Hoeven’s Office

The group feels the bill would hit millions of Americans with higher costs and result in less coverage, and would strip health coverage

FARGO, ND — Some people in North Dakota are opposed to passing the Senate’s health care bill. Organizations in the F-M area are giving a voice to their concerns. The AARP is taking a stance and delivered signed petitions by North Dakotans in opposition to the bill. The group said┬áthe bill would hit millions of Americans with higher costs and…

Discovery Middle School Puckers Up for Piglets to Support Classmate

Discovery Middle School students and teachers were kissing pigs all to help one student in need

FARGO, ND — Students and faculty from Discovery Middle School puckered up for a few sloppy kisses with a pig. When tragedy strikes, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and feel alone. “I’ve got three sons and the first thing I thought of was what would happen if that were one of my sons,” said Tammy Linn, who is an English…

Gov. Burgum Signs Bill Eliminating a Percentage of Property Tax Rates

The two-year program eliminates counties' ability to tax for those services

  BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Burgum has signed a bill eliminating a 12 percent buydown of property tax rates. It’s part of a bill that has the state taking over social services costs for its 53 counties. The two-year program eliminates counties’ ability to tax for those services. In exchange, the legislation ended the so-called tax relief fund. Burgum says…

MN House Approves Bill Charging Protesters for Law Enforcement Costs

The lawmakers were unable to take up a second measure on the issue due to protesters at the hearing chanting "shame"

  A Minnesota House committee has approved a bill that would charge protesters for law enforcement costs associated with disruptive demonstrations. The House Civil Law Committee passed the bill 6-3, amid outcry from critics who say it could be used to silence dissent. People at the hearing shouted “shame, shame!” after the vote, prompting lawmakers to walk out without taking…

Walmart to Eliminate 1,000 More Jobs

This adds to the 7,000 jobs Walmart cut back in September of 2016

Walmart announces another round of job cuts. The retailer is getting ready to eliminate another 1,000┬ájobs before the end of this month. The cuts will mostly come from its corporate headquarters in Arkansas, although corporate officials would not confirm it would happen. Officials did say the company is always looking for “ways to operate more efficiently”. This comes on the…