government shutdown

President Signs Bill To End Shutdown, Hoeven Picked For Border Security Conference Committee

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump has signed a bill that temporarily opens the federal government for three weeks, ending the longest shutdown in U.S. history at 35 days. The White House says Trump signed the measure after the Senate and House each passed it Friday. Trump backed down from his demand that Congress provide more border wall money before…

President Trump Announces End To Government Shutdown For Three Weeks

Trump's action would end what has become a record, 35-day partial shutdown.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he’ll sign legislation shortly to reopen shuttered government departments for three weeks until Feb. 15. Trump’s action would end what has become a record, 35-day partial shutdown. Some 800,000 federal workers have had to work without pay or have been kept from doing their jobs as Trump and congressional Democrats were locked in a stalemate…

As Shutdown Lingers On, Government Employees Look for Temporary Jobs

Substitute teaching and paraprofessional work are among those jobs in demand

FARGO, N.D. — With some government employees going more than thirty days without a paycheck, job placement services have had a larger pool of candidates to fill temporary jobs. “We’re seeing a lot of needs right now in customer service positions, accountants, a lot of need for construction out there, so we’re placing a lot of jobs like that right now….

USDA to Temporarily Reopen FSA Offices during Government Shutdown

Offices across the country will be open Thursday, Friday, and the following Tuesday

FARGO, N.D. — For some producers, financial support from the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is essential towards keeping their farms afloat. “They need those funds if they’re going to farm this next year and if you’re delaying processing of loans all the way into May or June or July, creditors are sitting on the sidelines maybe not wanting to take a…

Gate City Bank Lends Support for Government Employees During Shutdown

The bank is offering zero-interest loans for the duration of the shutdown

FARGO, N.D. — Gate City Bank is providing financial support for several government employees affected by the shutdown. They are offering a BetterLife Personal Loan, which has zero percent interest and covers the duration of the shutdown. The bank is also helping customers extend loan payments and provide financial piece of mind to those government employees missing a paycheck. They say…

Government Shutdown Puts Strain on Local Craft Brewers

It's especially hurting breweries who typically transport a majority of their new, craft beer over state lines

FARGO, N.D. — With no sign of the government shutdown ending soon, it has craft brewers feeling the repercussions. Creating new beer flavors and staying innovative is what craft brewers call the bread and butter of their businesses. “The number is constantly growing. We come out with a new beer at least one or two weeks,” said Jesse Feigum, Drekker Brewing…

Moorhead Businesswoman Offers Help to Local Employees Affected By Gov. Shutdown

Grace Cummings Pas of Grace Electric decided she needed to help while watching a couple explain their hardship on the news

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A Moorhead business owner is doing her part to help those who aren’t getting paid during the government shutdown. After seeing a couple on the news who said they weren’t going to bring home a paycheck for awhile as a result of the shutdown, Grace Cummings Pas of Grace Electric decided she had to do something. She posted…

Partial Gov. Shutdown Could Be Days Away, Sen.-Elect Cramer Provides Insight

It could start on Saturday

WASHINGTON – With January a few weeks away, the government will see incumbents as well as some new faces taking over. Cramer’s transition from the House to the Senate is pretty seamless so far. But he says it’s unlikely the current House and Senate will say they’re having an easy time coming to an agreement on the funding for President Trump’s…