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Heitkamp Speaks at Central States Pension Committee Meeting

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

FARGO, N.D. — Sen. 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…

Sex Discrimination Complaint Filed Against UND Over Athletics Programs

In March of this year, UND announced it was cutting their women's hockey and men's and women's swimming and diving

  GRAND FORKS, ND — A complaint has been filed against the University of North Dakota over the university’s sports programs. The federal Title IX case states the university does not give women equal opportunities in athletics. In March of this year, UND announced it was cutting their women’s hockey and men’s and women’s swimming and diving. In a previous…

NDSU Nursing School on the Chopping Block?

The school in Bismarck has been targeted by an amendment to the budget to be returned to Sanford Health

FARGO, N.D. — The budget deficit in North Dakota could lead to additional cuts at NDSU. State lawmakers are considering cutting the nursing school in Bismarck. Hospitals in the metro depend on graduates from local nursing programs. An amendment to the higher education funding bill has caused some confusion among state lawmakers. It states that neither the higher education board…

Homeless Coalition Estimates $250,000 Loss in FM Shelter Funding

ND Lawmakers are considering budget cuts which take more than $1 million from state homeless shelters

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota lawmakers are considering cutting more than $1 million from state homeless shelter funding. It’s a big concern for a group dealing with homelessness in Downtown Fargo. Cody Schuler, a director at the FM Coalition for Homeless Persons, estimates a $250,000 loss from state funding of Fargo-Moorhead’s homeless shelters if  lawmakers follow through with budget cuts. Schiler said…

Fargo Superintendent Thanks Voters for Helping Schools Move Forward

In a growing city, Dr. Schatz says the passage of this mil levy will help keep Fargo schools afloat

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Public School officials are rejoicing and thanking the community after a “Yes” vote passed the district’s mill levy. More than 70% of voters approved the plans, allowing the district to receive tax dollars based on city growth or changes in property value. A “No” vote would have kept tax dollars collected at the 2015-16 fiscal year…