MSUM Faculty Hosting Public Forum On Monday Evening To Discuss Cuts With Public

The Meeting Starts At 5pm On Monday.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — MSUM Faculty Association is hosting a public forum Monday night on the recent decision to cut 11 majors and numerous staff positions. The meeting is meant to give people the chance to voice their opinions on the cuts and also for the staff to report their findings. Association President Matt Craig says they will be meeting with…

Advocates For MSUM Theatre Program Speak Out Against Cuts, Association Plans Forum

MSUM Faculty Association is hosting a public forum Monday night on the recent decision to cut 11 majors and numerous staff positions.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — “It makes the light at the end of the tunnel not seem so bright; I just think a huge letdown,” MSUM Theatre Student Connor Murphy said. After a public meeting, MSUM announced it would cut 11 majors at the university to solve a 6 million dollar budget deficit. One of the programs is the Theatre Arts Program….

MSUM Begins Faculty And Staff Cuts

Faculty union leaders spent the afternoon meeting with those affected by the layoffs

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Faculty and staff cuts are being made at Minnesota State University Moorhead. President Anne Blackhurst will answer questions during a Zoom news conference at 1:00 PM Wednesday. Layoffs were expected due to a $6 million budget shortfall and they started happening on Tuesday. In a release, the university says in order for MSUM to have success in…

Heitkamp Speaks at Central States Pension Committee Meeting

She is on a bipartisan committee aimed at solving the pension crisis

FARGO, N.D. —┬áSen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) attended the Central States Pension Committee meeting to talk about the pension crisis. Potential cuts to the current system threaten thousands of retirees across the country. Heitkamp is on a bipartisan congressional pension committee tasked with solving the problem. About 2,000 North Dakotan workers have paid into the Central States Pension Plan. Without a…

Home Depot Recalling Vanity Fixtures

The fixtures come in a set of three and four light models, sold between December of 2014 and March of 2017

  NATIONAL — Home Depot is recalling a vanity fixture after reports of people getting hurt from its shades falling off the wall. The fixtures are from “Design Solutions International with Home Depot”. The company says they have received more than 100 reports of the light shades detaching and falling. They say the shades can cause cuts and burns. At…

North Dakota Farmers Take a Stand Against Cuts for Food Stamps

Under the current proposed budget, federal SNAP funding would be cut by $193 billion over ten years

AMENIA, ND. — Congress is considering a White House budget proposal that includes nearly $200 billion in cuts to the national SNAP program, formerly known as food stamps. North Dakota farmers and agriculture leaders gathered in Amenia. They came together to speak out against the White House proposed budget that would cut hundreds of billions of dollars in federal aid…

Dayton Eliminates Funding for House and Senate, Said Republicans Launched “Sneak Attack”

Governor Dayton has signed nine so-called "Budget Bills" to avoid a government shutdown

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Governor Dayton has signed nine so-called “Budget Bills” to avoid a government shutdown. But he said he considers some of the Republicans actions a “sneak attack.” He is allowing the Tax Bill to become law without his signature. He used the line-item veto to strip funding for the House and Senate for four years saying the job…

By the Numbers: A Look at UND’s Athletics Cuts

Reasons why the University cut programs including women's hockey

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The University of North Dakota made headlines with its athletics department in march. Not the typical headlines surrounding the eight-time D-I National Champion hockey program, but with news of budget cuts. Part of those cuts included dropping the women’s hockey team and the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams. UND’s women’s hockey team celebrates a…

President Kennedy Ready for Title IX Challenge

President Mark Kennedy at UND discusses the Title IX complaint against the University

GRAND FORKS, ND — As if budget cuts weren’t enough, UND is also facing complaints against their athletic programs. Earlier this year, UND announced it was cutting their women’s hockey and men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams. A federal Title IX sex discrimination complaint has been filed, stating the university does not give women equal opportunities in athletics. President…