Volunteers host Indigenous census and voter info drive-thru event

The event took place at University Park in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A group of volunteers in Grand Forks is working to make sure local Indigenous communities get their voices heard and votes counted this election. In collaboration with North Dakota Native Vote, they hosted a drive-thru event at University Park where community members stopped by to complete their 2020 census and get voting information. The organizers say…

DFL State House candidates discuss race to represent Moorhead, Oakport Township

The primary is on Tuesday and whoever wins will go against Republican Edwin Hahn in November.

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Heather Keeler is a native of Lake Andes, South Dakota and is the vice chair of the Moorhead Human Rights Commission. She says growing up not seeing people who look like her in positions of power inspired her to take matters into her own hands. “I need to have the courage to step up. We need to…

Cass County Commission stands by decision not to hold in-person polling at primary election

Ballots for the June 9th primaries will be cast through the mail

FARGO, N.D. — In the June 9th primary, North Dakotans will be able to narrow down candidates for statewide offices, legislative races and county commissioners. They will also cast their final votes for city commissioners and school board members. Everyone will still be able to vote, but they will have to do it by mail-in ballots. City officials say the…

Bernie Sanders supporter ‘scared’ for the nation now more than ever

Andrea Denault says she does not believe former Vice President Joe Biden is capable of beating Donald Trump

FARGO, N.D. — Some Bernie Sanders supporters in the area are weighing their options after he withdrew from the Democratic presidential nomination race. Andrea Denault of Fargo says it’s important for voters to remember that although Sanders is no longer running for president, his name is still on the ballot. States that have yet to vote in the Democratic primaries…

Long lines for ND caucuses, results expected Wednesday

Some voters say they waited in line for over two hours at the Democratic Caucus in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — It’s not only too early to call the Democratic Presidential Caucus in North Dakota, we might not know results until Wednesday. There was a huge turnout at the 14 polling sites across the state. Alex Rohr, a spokesman for the North Dakota Democratic-NPL party, says every vote needs to be counted and it could take some time….

MSUM Professor Discusses Inefficiencies of Public Opinion Polling

Philip Baumann also says the over-saturation of polls causes less people to participate

MOORHEAD, Minn. — As candidates gear up for the home stretch of the election, an MSUM professor argues popularity polls are misleading when predicting a winner of the election. Philip Baumann says polls only reflect a small part of the population at a certain point. When he started studying polls 30 years ago, he saw that participation in these polls hovered…

Community Members Show Support for Proposed North Dakota Anti-Corruption Amendment

Measure 1 makes sure there is transparency between voters and state government officials

NORTH DAKOTA– We’ve been hearing a lot about Measure 3 on the North Dakota ballot, which would make recreational marijuana legal, but another one voters should be paying close attention to is Measure 1. “North Dakotans for Public Integrity” is receiving support for this proposed North Dakota Anti-Corruption Amendment. Measure 1 makes sure there is transparency between voters and state…

Heitkamp and Cramer Debate for Final Time Before Election Day

Questions ranged from domestic to international issues

FARGO, N.D. — Election Day is 11 days away, and one of the most closely watched Senate races is right here in North Dakota. The final debate Senator Heidi Heitkamp and Congressman Kevin Cramer engaged passionate supporters on both sides. Questions ranged from both domestic to international issues. Some topics were on current events, like the migrant caravan from Central America, the…

More Than 30 Candidates Interact with Voters at Chamber’s “Cracker Barrel”

The fourth annual event gives voters a chance to meet people running for office

MOORHEAD, Minn. — With three weeks left until Election Day, 38 candidates took part in a unique event to make their case to potential voters. Office seekers from Cass and Clay Counties, as well as the two North Dakota US House candidates, went from table to table to talk with community members as part of The Chamber’s Cracker Barrel. People could…

Anti-Marijuana Group Speaks Out Against Measure 3 as Election Day Approaches

The measure would legalize marijuana

FARGO, N.D. — “Healthy and Productive North Dakota Against Measure Three,” a group opposing the legalization of marijuana, is pushing their message as Election Day approaches. They argue that states like Colorado aren’t reaping all the benefits that were promised with legal weed. They say it’s a bad idea to legalize marijuana in the midst of the opioid crisis and that…