Grafton’s Tom Campbell Announces 2018 Race for the U.S. Senate

The potato farmer says he wants to bring "conservative, North Dakota values to Washington D.C.''

GRAFTON, ND — The 2018 race for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Heidi Heitkamp begins. “What Tom Campbell started with a combine and a prayer is a true North Dakota success story,” the video states. “Hundreds of jobs, one of America’s biggest potato farms. Tom Campbell. Hard working. Conservative. Outsider. Exactly what North Dakota needs in Washington.” Republican…

North Dakota May be Handing Over Voter Information

A decision is expected next week

  BISMARCK, ND — North Dakota may give voter information to a commission looking at election fraud, after all. The state initially said it would not hand over data requested by President Trump’s commission in June. Election officials are giving the request a second look after the commission pledged not to make public individual voters’ information. A decision is expected…

Federal Judge Refuses To Halt Tribal Primary Election

Archie Fool Bear Asked For Preliminary Injunction

BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal judge has refused to delay a primary election on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. A tribal election commission had declared Archie Fool Bear ineligible for office because he allegedly owes the tribe money. Fool Bear disputes that and asked for a preliminary injunction to halt Wednesday’s primary. U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland said federal courts…

Ten Campaigning for Top Spot at Standing Rock

Nine people are now campaigning to unseat the chairman

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault faces a tough re-election bid. Nine people are now campaigning to unseat the chairman. Archambault became a national figure during the Dakota Access oil pipeline protests. He says that he didn’t plan to seek re-election, but a number of people urged him to reconsider. Several candidates say the pipeline…

Recall Petitions for Fargo City Commissioner to be Turned In

Backers need 3,500 valid signatures to declare a special election.

  FARGO, ND — Petitions to recall Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn will be turned in next week after all. Andrew Lenzmeier, who heads up the recall effort, says a call for an immediate end to the process came “out of left field” last week. The Fargo-Moorhead Refugee Advisory Council called for an end to the effort citing threats and…

Grand Forks Politician Accused of Domestic Violence

Riemers has run for several local and statewide offices and most recently lost the election for state auditor in November

  GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A frequent political candidate and member of the Libertarian party is accused of domestic violence. Roland Riemers, 73, of Grand Forks made his first court appearance this afternoon on one count of simple assault, a misdemeanor. He was arrested on Sunday. Riemers has run for several local and statewide offices and most recently lost the…

Maple Valley School District Holds Voter Education Meeting on School Bond Proposal

If the bond passes, Oriska and Buffalo school buildings would be gradually shut down while an expansion is made on Tower City's school

TOWER CITY, N.D. — People living in the Maple Valley School District are learning about an upcoming school bond vote. Previous bonds have been voted down three times, most recently last September. On April 25th, voters will be asked to decide a $14.3 million school bond to shut down two schools and expand the third into a larger K-through-12 facility….

ND Secretary of State Approves Recall Petition of Fargo City Commissioner

Recall petitions should begin circulating Monday and just more than thirty-five hundred eligible voters are needed by May 15 to trigger a recall

  FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota Secretary of State’s office has approved the language of a petition calling for the recall of Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn. Recall supporters are upset with Piepkorn’s stance on what they call his anti-refugee message regarding resettlement. Recall petitions should begin circulating Monday and just more than thirty-five hundred eligible voters are needed…

Big Win for the Fargo Public School District in it’s Mill Levy Election

Vote Totals Include Early and Absentee Ballots

People in the Fargo School District overwhelmingly approved the district’s mill levy plans. In unofficial results, 6,224 votes were for the measure, while 2,274 were against it. Just more than 73 percent of voters backed the measure. A simple majority was needed for it to pass. A “Yes” vote gave the district power to receive tax dollars based on the…

Polls Remain Open Until 8 for Fargo Public Schools Mill Levy Election

Polls are open to vote on the fargo public school mill levy

FARGO, N.D. — Voting polls are open in more than 10 locations for the Fargo Public Schools Mill Levy election. The school district currently has a general fund levy of 127 mills. A “YES” vote will allow the district to receive tax dollars based on the true assessed value of individual property as the city grows or property values change….