Military

Sen. Cramer introduces bill closing incentive pay gap for non-active duty military

Sam Cabral WASHINGTON — Closing pay gaps is not usually a bipartisan effort in the capital, but a bipartisan effort in both chambers of Congress could end a major pay disparity between non-active duty and active duty military. Soldiers who perform tasks such as parachute jumps, explosives demolition and toxic fuels handling are eligible for hazardous duty incentive pay. HDIP…

Collin Peterson Appoints Moorhead High School Senior to West Point

Kai is a member of the National Honor Society and the Key Club.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–A Moorhead High School senior has been appointed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. Congressman Collin Peterson nominated Kai Holm after he completed a lengthy application followed by an interview. Peterson announced the news to Holm and his parents in a phone call. Peterson said, ““I want to congratulate Kai and his family on this…

City of Moorhead Needs Active Military Honorees for Banner Program

Each banner costs $100 and features the name, branch and photo of the serviceperson.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–The City of Moorhead needs more honorees to continue the Military Banner Recognition Program. The program was established to honor current military personnel who reside or who have immediate family members living in Clay county. The banners are displayed on street lights on Main Avenue between Veterans Memorial Bridge and 11 Street South. Each banner costs $100 and features…

Military Wants More Rules for Turbines Near Nuclear Missiles

The military says it's an "issue of concern'' in North Dakota.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The military wants North Dakota and four other states with nuclear missile arsenals to consider introducing new rules aimed at preventing conflicts between wind turbines and helicopters that provide security at launch facilities. The military says it’s an “issue of concern” in North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and Nebraska. Department of Defense and Air Force officials met Tuesday with…

F-M Kurds Respond to Nightmare Situation in Syria

The Kurdish–Turkish Conflict continues to escalate in Northern Syria after U.S. Troops begin their withdrawal from the region.

“I’m waking up with nightmares, what’s happening to people, because we are seeing what’s happening to people. We are seeing kids turned to pieces. It’s a huge pain.” said Dr. Azad Berwari, a Kurdish Activist living here in the F-M area. American Kurds are getting cell phone calls at 3 AM and news alerts about friends and family injured in…

Joes for G.I.s Event Raises Money for Military Members

This is the first time U.S. Bank has partnered with the Chamber of Commerce

FARGO, N.D. — Joes For G.I.s is the event to be at if you want a five dollar sloppy Joe lunch and support area military causes. U.S. Bank and the Chamber teamed up to honor the men and women fighting for our freedom. Proceeds go towards the Chamber’s Honor Star program and other causes that help military members and their…

You’ll Be Able To Give To Veterans Group On North Dakota Tax Forms

The fund assists qualifying veterans with unmet medical needs

BISMARCK, ND — Governor Doug Burgum signs a bill to allow North Dakotans to contribute to the Veterans Postwar Trust Fund while doing their taxes. You’ll find a box starting on next year’s state income tax form to make a contribution. The fund assists qualifying veterans and their eligible dependents with unmet medical needs, including dentures, eyeglasses and hearing aids. The…

Gate City Bank Partners With ND Cares to Support Troops & Veterans

ND Cares was started in 2015

FARGO, N.D. — Gate City Bank has a new partnership with the ND Cares Coalition to give more support to military members, veterans, and their families. Gate City signed an official statement and became part of a statewide network that raises awareness about the challenges people in the military face. ND Cares was started in 2015 after then Governor Jack Dalrymple…

Gov. Doug Burgum Gives 2019 State of the State Address

His priorities include agriculture, technology, education, etc.

BISMARCK, N.D. — Governor Doug Burgum gives his 2019 State of the State address to the 66th Legislative Assembly. It was 130 years ago when North Dakota was officially recognized as a state, thanks to President Benjamin Harrison. It grew rapidly over the first four years but then things took a turn. “Our population shrank from 1930 all the way to…

Governor Wants To Exempt Military Pay From State Income Taxes

Burgum argues in part that retaining veterans could help the state fill thousands of open jobs

BISMARCK, ND — Gov. Doug Burgum wants to exempt military pay and pensions from North Dakota income taxes. He argues in part that retaining veterans could help the state fill thousands of open jobs. Lawmakers have ignored similar pleas in the past, but supporters say the economic benefits of keeping veterans in the state would more than make up for lost…