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Minnesota Lawmaker Proposes Anti-Vaxx Parents to See Doctor Before Making Final Health Care Decisions

He is introducing a proposal that parents need to visit with a doctor before not vaccinating their children

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — After a measles outbreak over the summer prompted several discussions over childhood vaccinations, a Minnesota lawmaker wants parents to see a doctor before opting to not vaccinate. The Department of Health says nearly 80 people were hit hard with the measles outbreak and State Representative Mike Freiberg says he wants parents who are considering not…

Positive News for Former Fargo Police Officer

The board voted 6 to 2, saying Boelke did not violate the group's code of conduct

  BISMARCK, ND — North Dakota’s Peace Officers Standards and Training Board has voted in favor of a former Fargo officer who was fired in August for his poor work performance. David Boelke says he is satisfied with the state’s decision and while it will not allow him to get his job back, he is still able to apply for…

President of MPR Claims “Multiple Allegations” Brought Against Garrison Keillor

Jon McTaggart held an off-the-record meeting with employees a week after Keillor's dismissal

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The president of Minnesota Public Radio has told employees the decision to cut business ties with Garrison Keillor resulted from “multiple allegations” over an extended period of time. Jon McTaggart held an off-the-record meeting with employees a week after Keillor’s dismissal. Reporters from Minnesota Public Radio News did not attend because the meeting was declared off-the-record,…

Former Fargo Police Officer’s Appeal Denied By Full City Commission

The Fargo Civil Service Commission Also Denied His Appeal In September

FARGO, ND — Former Fargo Police Officer David Boelke appealed his termination to the Fargo Civil Service Commission, but was denied.  His latest attempt was in front of the Fargo City Commission. The mayor says it wasn’t an easy decision. “Everybody wanted to very much make sure they thoughtfully talked about this termination and gave Dave Boelke a real opportunity…

Former Fargo Officer Loses Appeal, Will Not be Reinstated

David Boelke appealed his removal from the force to clear his name

FARGO, ND — The Civil Service Commission will not reinstate a former police officer who was fired from his job in August. David Boelke appealed his removal from the force to clear his name. It’s a case the Fargo Civil Service Commission says was no easy job. “It’s a challenge,” said Jane Pettinger, who is on the FCSC. “This is…

Angry Homeowners Address Fargo City Commissioners on Property Tax Bills

Fargo city commissioners approved the 2018 budget by 4-1

FARGO, ND — Some angry homeowners addressed the Fargo City Commission about their estimated property tax bills. Many of them said they received notices in the mail saying they will be seeing double digit increases. City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn said the new budget actually cuts the tax rate by 2 mills, but he says it was the state legislature’s decision…

Father of Savanna Greywind’s Child Granted Full Custody

Haisley Jo was found by police in the apartment of Greywind's upstairs neighbors

  FARGO, ND — Ashton Matheny, the boyfriend of Savanna Greywind and the father of her child, Haisley Jo, has been granted full custody by the court. Matheny talked with KVRR after the hearing, saying it was emotional and he is excited about the court’s decision. He left the courthouse with his lawyer to pick up Haisley Jo from Greywind’s…

Boelke to Get Decision on Fargo Police Appeal Wednesday

The 15-year department veteran was fired last month for dereliction of duty

  FARGO, ND — Fired Fargo Police Officer David Boelke will get a ruling on his appeal on Wednesday. The Civil Service Commission has scheduled a meeting for September 13 at 5:30 p.m. to make its decision. The 15-year department veteran was fired last month for dereliction of duty. The commission held a hearing Friday on his appeal and heard…

ND Supreme Court Upholds Permits for Hog Operation in Buffalo

Opponents asked a judge to block the project

  BUFFALO, ND — Despite pleas from the surrounding community, the North Dakota Supreme Court is upholding a decision on permits for a hog farm in Buffalo. Rolling Green Family Farms, operated by Minnesota based Pipestone Holdings, is a $15 million dollar hog farm that has many of the people who live in town concerned about things like groundwater and…

Nurses with CHI St. Alexius Health in Bismarck Make Union Decision

They have maintained that operational changes and declining care standards are harming patient care and the hospital's reputation

BISMARCK, ND — Registered nurses at CHI St. Alexius Health in Bismarck have voted not to unionize. Nurses this week voted against being represented by the Minnesota Nurses Association. They have maintained that operational changes and declining care standards are harming patient care and the hospital’s reputation. The hospital has laid off about 120 employees over the last year and…