Government

Border States Electric CEO To Join Gov. Doug Burgum’s Administration

Tammy Miller will succeed current COO Jodi Uecker who is retiring June 30

BISMARCK, ND — The CEO and board chair of Fargo-based Border States Electric has landed a new job with state government. Gov. Doug Burgum announcing that Tammy Miller will join the administration as chief operating officer. Miller will succeed current COO Jodi Uecker who is retiring June 30. Because of her existing commitments, Miller will begin a transition period October…

Local Lawmakers Hear from Citizens at Legislative Forum

Issues that came up include education, diversion, and infrastructure

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The second of a series of three legislative forums lets people ask questions about what’s happening in local government. The legislative process is basically broken into three periods. The first is when bills are introduced. The second, which is the crossover period, is when bills are either finished in the House or Senate and go to…

TSA Agents at Hector Working Without Pay are Served Lunch from Somali Community

Many in the Somali community came to Fargo as refugees

FARGO, N.D. — TSA agents are working without pay during the government shutdown, but one group decided to serve them through a major act of kindness. The Somali Community Development of North Dakota, along with the Islamic Center of Fargo, teamed up to serve traditional Somali food to TSA agents. Abdiwali Sharif, executive director of the Somali Community Development of North…

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…

Gov. Walz Directs State Agencies to Assist Minnesotans Affected by Federal Government Shutdown

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Gov. Tim Walz announces his plan to minimize the impact of the federal government shutdown on Minnesotans. He’s directing the state’s budget department to see how it can cover federal funds for Medicaid, veterans health care and reduced school lunch. The Human Services Department will help people understand any changes to their SNAP benefits. The Administration is…

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…

Congressman Kevin Cramer Visits the Chamber to Discuss Updates from Congress

Cramer believes wages and economic growth have been pushed higher and revenue to the government is rising

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Congressman Kevin Cramer makes a visit to the Fargo West Fargo Moorhead Chamber to discuss updates from Congress. He says the economy is in an exciting place, with more job openings than people looking for work. Cramer believes wages and economic growth have been pushed higher and revenue to the government is rising. He says there is…

West Fargo POW/MIA Plaza Officially Opens as the City Says Thank You to Government Leaders

West Fargo Mayor Rich Mattern and Commissioners Duane Hanson and Mark Wentz say they are ending their careers with the city on a high note

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The City of West Fargo and the VFW are excited about the opening of the brand new POW/MIA Plaza on Sheyenne Street. They say it has been a dream to open the space and now that vision has become a reality. The city is hoping people in the community use the space for events, take advantage…

Moorhead Woman With Non-Profit and Government Experience Running For City Council

Shelly Carlson is running for the seat being vacated by Melissa Fabian

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A Moorhead woman whose career has been devoted to public service is running for Ward 2 on the Moorhead City Council. Shelly Carlson works as the Criminal Justice Systems manager with the Minnesota Elder Justice Center. She is running for the seat being vacated by Melissa Fabian. Carlson says what makes her different is that she has…

What Happens to Federal Employees During a Government Shutdown?

At the North Dakota National Guard, more than 460 people are furloughed

FARGO, ND — A government shutdown does not just affect those in Washington D.C. but it affects lives in the FM area. We’ll tell you what steps some groups take when the government isn’t working. This isn’t the first time the government has shut down, affecting federal workers. But different organizations in North Dakota have a different way of handling…