Laws

OneFargo And BLM Take To Streets Toward Cass County Courthouse Demanding Action

Organizers say it's not about hating law enforcement, it's about having individual accountability

FARGO, N.D. — “Everybody deserves the right to vote, everybody deserves the right to protest and just like the state of emergency everybody has the right to bear arms,” Organizer Frederick Edwards said. Protesters starting at the Johnson American Legion Field made their way to the Cass County Courthouse demanding action. Along the route through Downtown Fargo, police helped escort…

New Minnesota Laws Going Into Effect July 1st

they range from the opioid epidemic to spousal rape law changes and the creation of a missing and murdered indigenous women task force

MINNESOTA — Along with a $48 billion budget, a new set of laws will take effect in Minnesota on July 1st. Twenty–one million dollars a year. That’s how much drug manufacturers will be required to pay the state starting next Monday. “There isn’t a stream of funding for prevention efforts in general, opioids in particular,” said Rory Beil, with Clay…

Hundreds Advocate for Gun Reform at March for Our Lives

The march in Fargo was one of hundreds across the country

FARGO, N.D. — People in cities across the country gathered for March for our Lives to advocate for gun reform. Hundreds gathered in downtown Fargo to take part in the local event. The march was organized by a group called “Moms Demand Action.” The group was created after the Sandy Hook shooting and pushes lawmakers for what they say is common…

Petitioners On Track to Adding Blue Law Repeal to the 2018 Ballot

Many shoppers signed the petition while waiting for Walmart to open on Sunday morning

FARGO, ND — Petitioners are making progress in allowing voters to decide if North Dakota will keep Blue Laws in the 2018 election. The state laws do not allow businesses to open before noon on Sundays. At 11:30 Sunday morning, cars drove by the dark entrance of Walmart on 13th Avenue South in Fargo to run weekend errands. But like…

North Dakota, Minnesota Law Enforcement Begin Distracted Driving Campaign

Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest travel periods of the year and troopers want to enhance safety on the highways.

  REGIONAL — Troopers and other officers will be saturating North Dakota and Minnesota starting tomorrow. Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest travel periods of the year and troopers want to enhance safety on the highways. They will focus on I-94 and Highway 2 in North Dakota. Their border-to-border enforcement effort is in conjunction with the Montana Highway…

City of Fargo Discusses Changing Fireworks Ordinance

It is currently illegal to let off fireworks anywhere in Fargo unless you have permission from the fire chief

FARGO, ND — The City of Fargo is considering changing its fireworks ordinance to create more opportunities for fireworks. Commissioners, local leaders and members of the public attended an open forum to discuss the current laws and how they hope to be changed. It is currently illegal to let off fireworks anywhere in Fargo unless you have permission from the…

Laws Going Into Effect on August 1st in North Dakota and Minnesota

In both North Dakota and Minnesota, numerous bills were passed throughout the 2017 legislative session and it's important for you to know what to look out for

FARGO, N.D. — August 1st is just around the corner and that means new laws are being enforced. In both North Dakota and Minnesota, numerous bills were passed throughout the 2017 legislative session and it’s important for you to know what to look out for. Both North Dakota and Minnesota will implement new laws on Tuesday. North Dakota passed the…

Constitutional Carry: Loaded Firearms Not Allowed in Vehicles

A new law in North Dakota does not allow loaded guns in vehicles for people without a permit

BISMARCK, ND — A North Dakota representative said oversight in the new constitutional carry law prohibits loaded firearms inside vehicles. People can still have a firearm in their vehicle as long as it is not loaded with any active shells. According to the law’s text, anyone in violation of this could be charged with a class B misdemeanor. North Dakota…

North Dakota Sunday Blue Law Closer to a Public Vote

Secretary of State Al Jaeger has approved for circulation a petition for a ballot initiative to end the state's so-called blue laws

  BISMARCK, ND — A group that wants to repeal longstanding Sunday business restrictions in North Dakota is a step closer to bringing the matter to a public vote. Secretary of State Al Jaeger has approved for circulation a petition for a ballot initiative to end the state’s so-called blue laws. The petition will need signatures from about 13,500 North…

Minnesota Lawmakers Looking for Harsher Penalties for Genital Cutting of Children

Prosecutors say the girls were brought to Michigan by their mothers

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota lawmakers are moving to levy harsh penalties on parents who subject their children to genital cutting after a Detroit-area doctor was charged. Dr. Jumana Nagarwala was charged last week with female genital mutilation and other crimes for allegedly performing the procedure on two seven-year-old Minnesota girls. The manager of the clinic and his wife…