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Moorhead Property Taxes on the Rise

The 2018 preliminary city budget includes a $35 a year increase on a median value home

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Property taxes are going up for people living in Moorhead. The 2018 preliminary city budget includes a $35 a year increase on a median value home. That number could change with County and School District budget changes and adjustments to taxable property values. The 2018 budget for Moorhead is $82.2 million, an increase of $1.5 million over…

Minnesota Increasing Minimum Wage for Large Employers

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota’s minimum wage for most large employers will increase to $9.65 an hour in 2018. It’s the first annual increase stemming from a 2014 bill that hiked the minimum wage to $9.50 an hour by 2016. Other smaller employers will pay at least $7.87 hourly, up from $7.75 The modest raise taking effect January 1st is the…

Health Insurance for Some Minnesotans on the Rise

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesotans who buy health insurance on their own may see slight premium hikes or even some price drops next year. State regulators announced preliminary rates for next year that range from a 15 percent decrease to an 11 percent bump compared to premiums in 2017. Those rates vary widely by insurer and may change by…

North Dakota State Park Fees on the Rise

The annual pass is going up by $10 to $35

Fort Ransom State Park Courtesy: North Dakota Parks and Recreation  NORTH DAKOTA — Visitors to North Dakota’s state parks will see an increase in fees next week. The daily vehicle pass is going up by $2 to a grand total of $7 effective August 1. The annual pass is going up by $10 to $35. The new rate will take…

North Dakota Highway Officials Increase Littering Fines by 400 Percent

The bill was passed during the last legislative session

FARGO, ND — You may want to reconsider tossing a cigarette out your car window from now on. Highway officials are cracking down on litter by imposing a 400 percent fine increase. Anyone caught tossing trash out on the highway will now have to pay a $500 fine as opposed to the standard $100. The bill was passed during the…

North Dakota Students Face Tuition Increases

Students at NDSU's Pharmacy school will see a rise of five percent

  NORTH DAKOTA — Some students in North Dakota will see a rise in college tuition. Undergraduates at the 11 state college campuses can expect to pay four percent more. Tuition at the UND Law School is going up by nine percent. Students at NDSU’s Pharmacy school will see a rise of five percent. The chair of the State Board…

Rise in Temperatures Leading to Rise in River Levels

Flood warnings are also out for Drayton, Neche, Walhalla and upstream of Warren

  RED RIVER VALLEY — Our warm weather is producing snow melt runoff in northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota and river levels are rising. A flood warning has been extended in Grafton. The Park River is expected to rise into major flood category with a crest near 16 feet by Saturday. That is nearing the record high of 16.16…

FPD Annual Report: Violent Crimes on the Rise, but so are Efforts to Fight Them

Major crimes in the city increased by 12 percent while petty crimes dropped by four percent

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo Police Department has released its 2016 Annual Report to the public. Police Chief David Todd said 2016 proved to be a “difficult and challenging year” as the department continues to work through the death of one of their own, Officer Jason Moszer. Officers responded to 78,784 calls in the city, which are up by about five percent…

Building of Wellness Center Might Mean Sales Tax Increase for People of Casselton

The town is voting on a sales tax increase to help fund an expansion of the community center

CASSELTON, N.D. — Casselton could see a new wellness center in the future, but it comes with a price. People will be voting on a sales tax increase to fund the project. “We’re voting to extend our sales tax from one percent to two percent,” said Casselton Mayor Lee Anderson. “Having that one percent would throw a wrench into a lot…