FUNDING

Senate passes stopgap funding bill, avoiding shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate has passed a stopgap spending bill that avoids a short-term shutdown and funds the federal government through Feb. 18 after leaders defused a partisan standoff over federal vaccine mandates. The measure now goes to President Joe Biden to be signed into law. Earlier in the day, congressional leaders announced they had finally reached an agreement…

North Dakota’s 67th Legislative session to look at COVID-19 response

"There's probably going to be an effort especially in the House of Representatives to try to curl back and curtain the governor's emergency powers."

BISMARCK, N.D.  — On Tuesday, North Dakota lawmakers are meeting for the 67th legislative session to discuss bonding, economic recovery, and the response to the pandemic. Republicans have wide majorities in both houses. “There’s going to be a lot of discussion about bonding and how bonding will relate to the legacy fund,”Prairie Public Radio News Director, Dave Thompson said. Thompson…

North Dakota cities set to get infrastructure funding

BISMARCK, N.D. – Cities across North Dakota are set to get the first distribution of new state infrastructure funding next month. The 2019 Legislature passed “Operation Prairie Dog,” which created several state funds filled every two years with up to $250 million of oil tax revenue.  The money is to be distributed throughout North Dakota for city, county, township and airport…

North Dakota cities set to get infrastructure funding

BISMARCK, N.D. – Cities across North Dakota are set to get the first distribution of new state infrastructure funding next month. The 2019 Legislature passed “Operation Prairie Dog,” which created several state funds filled every two years with up to $250 million of oil tax revenue. The money is to be distributed throughout North Dakota for city, county, township and…

City of Moorhead awarded $62 million for 11th Street railroad underpass

The city says construction on the underpass could begin as early as 2023.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–The City of Moorhead was granted funding for a railroad underpass on 11 Street. The Minnesota Legislature granted $110 million to the Minnesota Department of transportation, $62 million of which will be used for the underpass project in Moorhead. Mayor Judd said, “This is a long time coming for Moorhead. The public safety concerns and traffic gridlock issues that…

North Dakota K-12 schools to receive funding for distance learning needs

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota lawmakers approved more than $31 million in funding for K-12 schools on Thursday. The funding will support staffing needs, distance learning instruction in reading, English and math and provide broadband connections for families who do not currently have it. The state plans to divide the funding into three portions. $30 million will go towards an “Education Corps”…

North Dakota Arts and Culture Industries to Receive CARES Act Funding

The CARES Act applications will close May 18.

BISMARCK, N.D.–Arts, culture and creative industries impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can now apply for CARES Act funding. The North Dakota Council on the Arts announced a total of $371,700 is available on Monday. Organizations and nonprofits whose revenue relies heavily on admissions, ticket sales and other earned income are eligible to apply. Artists and contractors who produce art and…

ND Colleges Receive Second Half of Cares Act Funding

The U.S. Department of Education awarded a total of $11,438,044 to North Dakota colleges and universities.

NORTH DAKOTA–The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the second half of funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act to colleges and universities in North Dakota. The funding was awarded to higher education institutions to fund IT programs which support remote learning. The U.S. Department of Education awarded a total of $11,438,044 to North Dakota colleges and…

Sen. Tina Smith Works To Help People Who Didn’t Get Stimulus Checks

She Says It's Important That We Make Sure No One Is Left Out In The Relief Effort.

WASHINGTON — Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith says she working hard with the Senate to help families who didn’t receive money in the latest stimulus package. The senator says families with children over the age of 17 and families who have elderly loved ones didn’t get the additional $500 for dependents. She says it’s important that we make sure no one…

Cobbers Raise Emergency Funding For Students

One generous graduate has stepped forward to match gifts in support of these efforts up to $50,000

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Most residential students have departed campus at Concordia and Cobbers are transitioning to online learning during the coronavirus pandemic. These circumstances have left some students in a vulnerable financial condition. The college is working to provide emergency funding for students and is accepting donations. The money will be use for such things as food, gas cards or…