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North Dakota Agriculture Leaders React To Phase One Trade Agreement

North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring, who was at the signing, says this is a big first step in the right direction.

WASHINGTON — After President Trump signed the Phase One Trade Agreement with China, markets are now being reopen after nearly two years of tariffs. North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring, who was at the signing, says this is a big first step in the right direction. “I really feel there is a lot of value here because it adds stability…

4 Luv Of Dog Rescue Hosts Annual Silent Auction and Social

The auction had over 650 items to bid on and organizers say the money is going to a needed cause

FARGO, N.D. — 4 Luv Of Dog Rescue is fundraising to help get some pups to their forever homes. The organization ran its 11th annual Silent Auction And Social where people could place bids on things like food plates, pet supplies and even an autographed Carson Wentz mini helmet. Organizers say the Rescue cares for over 500 dogs annually and…

City Of West Fargo Holds Open House Over Sheyenne Project

They say three things are certain in life: death, taxes and road construction. The city is talking to people about its Sheyenne Street Urban Reconstruction project that will be put to action in 2020.

WEST FARGO N.D — They say three things are certain in life: death, taxes and road construction. The city is talking to people about its Sheyenne Street Urban Reconstruction project that will be put to action in 2020. There are a lot of things being covered in the plan. “Making it more pedestrian–friendly because with the bump–outs that you have…

North Dakota Ag Department is Helping Ranchers Around the State

The state Emergency Commission approved $1.5 million dollars for the program

NORTH DAKOTA — Nearly 500 drought–stricken ranchers in North Dakota are being helped by the state Ag Department’s Emergency Hay Transportation Assistance Program. The state Emergency Commission approved $1.5 million dollars for the program and 491 applicants will be reimbursed for moving nearly 300 thousand bales of hay more than a million miles across the states. More than 126 thousand…

North Dakota Lawmakers Hire Colorado-Based Firm for Revenue Forecasts

The eight-member panel includes majority and minority leaders

BISMARCK, ND — North Dakota leaders are getting a second opinion on revenue forecasts. The Legislative Revenue Advisory Committee has decided to hire Colorado-based analysts and consultants IHS Inc. The eight-member panel includes majority and minority leaders. State budget analysts and Moody’s Analytics have been working together for nearly two decades on the revenue forecasts. But they’ve missed projections by…

The City of Fargo Changes Health Insurance Plan for City Employees

The estimated cost of premiums will drop from around $10 million annually to about $6.6 million.

FARGO, ND — Fargo is making a change to their health insurance plan for city employees that will save them $3.4 million. Commissioners have voted to switch from Sanford Health Insurance to Blue Cross–Blue Shield of North Dakota. The estimated cost of premiums will drop from around $10 million annually to about $6.6 million. City employees with family coverage are…

North Dakota Troopers Seize Marijuana Valued at $700,000 During Traffic Stop

Miller is charged with possession with intent to deliver and drug paraphernalia

BISMARCK, ND — A California man is in custody after North Dakota Troopers allegedly find marijuana worth over a half a million dollars in his vehicle. Harold Miller, 71, of Sacramento, was stopped by Troopers on I-94 in between Mandan and Bismarck for suspected traffic violations. It ended in Miller’s arrest and one of the state’s largest drug busts. Troopers…

Salvation Army Beats Red Kettle Goal of $900,000

The Salvation Army thanked the FM area for helping beat their Red Kettle goal

You helped the Salvation Army reach its annual Red Kettle fundraising goal in the metro. They raised $904,678, beating the goal of $900,000. Majors Elaine and Byron Medlock say they plan on retiring in May of 2018. They say a goal of raising $1 million next winter would be a great way to go out with a bang. “It’s been a…