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Fargo Man Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Charges For His Alleged Involvement in Downtown Riot

During the riot, federal prosecutors say Toa was seen inciting violence by jumping on top of an occupied police car and breaking the windshield.

FARGO, N.D. — Federal prosecutors say there is probable cause to believe 30-year-old Errick Toa committed civil disorder. They claim he unlawfully obstructed law enforcement and impeded commerce. During the riot, they say Toa was seen inciting violence by jumping on top of an occupied police car and breaking the windshield. Multiple squad cars were damaged during the night. OneFargo…

ND Governor Requests Major Presidential Disaster Declaration

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum has requested a major presidential disaster declaration to unlock federal assistance to support North Dakota’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor’s request seeks assistance for public infrastructure and facilities; mitigation grants for counties and tribal nations; assistance for individuals and households; and supplemental nutrition and transitional sheltering assistance, among other aid. “Federal assistance is critical…

October is REAL ID Month in North Dakota

starting October 1, 2020, travelers will need a REAL ID-compliant form of identification to board a commercial flight

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum has proclaimed October as North Dakota REAL ID Month. It is a reminder that starting October 1, 2020, travelers will need a REAL ID-compliant form of identification to board a commercial flight. You’ll also need a REAL ID to gain access to secure federal facilities, including military bases, nuclear facilities and some federal offices….

REAL ID Enforcement Date One Year from Today

A standard driver's license will not be accepted for federal use on October 1, 2020.

MINNESOTA–The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s full REAL ID enforcement date is one year from today. Effective October 1, 2020 anyone 18 years or older wanting to fly within the U.S. or enter a federal facility will need a REAL ID, enhanced driver’s license or ID, passport or another acceptable form of ID. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says…

YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties Helping Federal Employees During Government Shutdown

They are providing access to their facilities and services

FARGO, N.D. — The YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties is helping federal employees by providing free access to their facilities and services. If you are a federal employee who has been impacted by the shutdown, the Y wants to help make this difficult time a bit easier. If you bring your federal ID to either member services desk at…

How the Government Shutdown Could Affect Fargo-Moorhead

The mayor says there won't be any immediate effects

FARGO, N.D. — With almost two weeks into the government shutdown, you may be wondering how it might affect the city of Fargo. The mayor says the shutdown doesn’t have any immediate effects, but if it goes on for a couple of months, there could be some delays in funding. Grants for projects involving transportation, arts and culture, and community grants…

Minnesota Unveils New Look To Driver’s Licenses And IDs

Minnesotans will be able to apply for a REAL ID-compliant card in October 2018

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Driver’s license and ID cards in Minnesota are getting a new look and security upgrades. They include vertical and horizontal designs and state of Minnesota branding featuring the Mississippi River, a canoeist and a pine forest. The vertical design is for those under 21 to make it easier for businesses to identify those of legal age….

Proposed Citizenship Question Causes Concern for 2020 Census

Officials say an accurate count is essential for federal grant allocation

FARGO, N.D. — A proposed addition to the 2020 census is causing concern for the accuracy of data on people in the country. A possible question on citizenship has opponents worried certain populations will be discouraged from answering in fear of potential consequences. The Trump administration argues that the citizenship question is essential for enforcing the Voting Rights Act. “I can’t…

Democratic Convention Nominates Heitkamp for U.S. Senate

She has held her seat since 2013

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Heidi Heitkamp has secured the Democratic Party’s endorsement for U.S. Senate. She beat opponent Dustin Peyer in a landslide, earning almost 500 delegate votes. Heitkamp has held her Senate seat since 2013. She highlighted several bills she’s sponsored during her time in the Senate, from the farm bill to an anti–LGBT discrimination bill and a bill to…

Judge Ralph Erickson Invested Into Court of Appeals

He has served as a judge on both the federal and local levels

FARGO, N.D. — Judge Ralph Erickson is being invested into the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit. The ceremony at the Sanctuary Events Center included remarks from both North Dakota senators and the governor. Erickson was confirmed by the Senate Judiciary Committee last year, but this was a formal ceremony for those in his home state. He worked consistently…