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New Deadline for ND Governor’s Mansion in February of 2018

As much as $4 million in state money was approved for the construction of the home and $1 million was approved in private donations

ND GOV MANSION 2 ND GOV MANSION 1 BISMARCK, ND — Construction is running behind on the new governor’s mansion in North Dakota. Workers say they were hoping to have the 13,600 square foot building done by Thanksgiving and was then set back to the beginning of the year. But now the deadline for the Burgums is set for late…

North Dakota Children and Teens Under New Requirements for Vaccines

This is a change from only children beginning school needed the vaccine

  NORTH DAKOTA — There are new requirements when it comes to vaccinations for children in North Dakota. Starting January 1, all children who are in day cares will be required to be vaccinated against hepatitis B. This is a change from only children beginning school needed the vaccine. In the 2018 school year, students in grades 11 and 12…

MNsure Hits Goal for 2018 Registrations

Registrations in private plans are 12.5 percent higher than the same time last year

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota’s health insurance exchange says it has signed up more than 108,000 people in health plans. Wednesday’s deadline for coverage effective in the New Year helped MNsure hit a new high watermark for registrations. Registrations in private plans are 12.5 percent higher than the same time last year. Wednesday’s deadline also fueled massive traffic to the site…

F-M Diversion Authority Appealing Judge’s Ruling on Construction

The group has a December 15 deadline

  FARGO, ND — The F-M Diversion Authority is appealing a judge’s ruling halting construction of the diversion. Lawyers say the notice filed with the 8th U.S. Circuit of Appeals is a protective appeal because the two sides have agreed to suspend legal proceedings while a task force works on settling disputes over the diversion. The group has a December…

North Dakota Ranchers Offered More Time to Apply for State Aid

The money will help them pay the cost of hauling in hay to maintain their herds through the winter

  NORTH DAKOTA — Drought-stricken North Dakota ranchers are being given more time to apply for state aid. The money will help them pay the cost of hauling in hay to maintain their herds through the winter. The state Agriculture Department is extending the application deadline for the hay-hauling aid program from November 3 to the 13. The program also…

Moorhead Mayor Williams Hopeful For Bonding Bill

Officials are concerned about emergency crews coming from Fargo getting delayed when a train is crossing

MOORHEAD, Minn.– Moorhead Mayor Del Rae Williams said she is waiting anxiously as the Minnesota Legislature wraps up its work. The bonding bill includes a $42 million railroad underpass project south of Moorhead High School. Officials are concerned about emergency crews coming from Fargo getting delayed when a train is crossing. Council members also say that this project is crucial…

Minnesota Lawmakers Work To Finalize Budget As Deadline Approaches

The deal must be finalized in less than a week, or the threats of a government shut–down become more likely

  ST.PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota’s political leaders are back at the negotiating table as the deadline to make a budget deal is coming up fast. Governor Dayton and Republican lawmakers have a number of issues to resolve before a two–year budget deal can be confirmed. The two sides resumed negotiations after the GOP backed away last week and began making…

Days Left to Finish Minnesota Budget Deal

No budget deal could mean another government shutdown

Minnesota’s political leaders have just days left to come up with a budget deal. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and the Republican-controlled Legislature have until the May 22 deadline to finish the budget. They need to come up with a plan to spend a $1.65 billion surplus. We are inching closer to a potential government shutdown but that’s nothing new to…

Minnesota Lawmakers Running Out of Time to Finalize Budget Deal

The House and Senate passed a handful of budget bills last night after backing away from negotiations with the Democratic governor

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — The plan by Republicans to pass budget bills despite veto threats by Gov. Dayton is on hold. The House and Senate passed a handful of budget bills last night after backing away from negotiations with the Democratic governor. They had planned today to finish up those bills. But a Senate Republican’s absence to tend to…

Applications for West Fargo Police Chief Slow in Coming in

The annual starting salary is just over $89,000

  WEST FARGO, N.D. — Only two people have applied to be the next police chief in West Fargo. The job was posted three weeks ago. A city spokesperson says there has been a lot of last minute interest shown by prospective candidates and she expects a rush of applications before the 5 p.m. Friday deadline. The annual starting salary…