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Early Voting Begins on Fargo Public Schools Mill Levy

The school district currently has a general fund levy of 127 mills

FARGO, N.D. — Early voting is underway in the Fargo Public Schools Mill Levy election. Voting began this morning at Baymont Inn in Fargo. The general election is Tuesday, March 7. The school district currently has a general fund levy of 127 mills. A “YES” vote will allow the district to receive tax dollars based on the true assessed value…

Minnesota Preps for Budget Surplus

Gov. Dayton says he expects the projected $1.4 billion surplus from November to remain mostly unchanged

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota lawmakers are getting ready for a new estimate on the state’s expected budget surplus. Tuesday’s forecast will allow lawmakers to begin divvying up the state’s funds in a variety of competing areas. Gov. Dayton says he expects the projected $1.4 billion surplus from November to remain mostly unchanged. Dayton has said he wants to…

More than $60,000 Raised for Carrington Family After Fatal Fire

The local police department has turned the investigation over to the BCI and state fire marshal

  CARRINGTON, N.D. — As a community continues to mourn, authorities have confirmed the identities of three young children killed in a weekend house fire in Carrington, North Dakota. Alex Tufte, 11, his 8-year-old sister Melody and 7-year-old brother Spencer died early Saturday when fire engulfed their mobile home. Their parents, Dawn and Brandon Tufte and a third adult survived…

Two More Stores Close at West Acres, Brings Total Number of Closures to 11

Family Christian and Wet Seal now make the total number of stores to leave the West Acres Mall within the last year and a half to 11, as we first reported in January of this year

  FARGO, N.D. — Two more stores located in the West Acres Mall announce they are closing their doors. Family Christian Store Announces Closure Family Christian Store is closing all of its 240 stores across the country saying it is due to changing consumer behavior and declining sales. The president of the company said the last two years have been difficult for…

MSUM’s President Tackles Budget Issues

MSUM officials put in their budget request to state lawmakers

ST. PAUL, Minn. — MSUM’s president was at the capitol building in St. Paul to present a budget request to state lawmakers. For the 2018-2019 fiscal year, university officials requested $178 million from the state. Their goals for the fiscal year are to protect their programs, faculty, and staff. They also aim to reduce economic and racial disparities. President Anne…

State Ordered Budget Cuts Cause More Changes at NDSU

Fifty buyouts have already been completed and another 70 positions haven't been filled

  FARGO, N.D. — NDSU has announced more changes as a result of state-ordered budget cuts. President Dean Bresciani says the university is eliminating student affairs administrators and will continue to offer buyouts. Fifty buyouts have already been completed and another 70 positions haven’t been filled. Incentives include allowing some employees to work part-time as they near retirement. Administrative budgets…

Looking to Get Away? When to Book to Get the Best Deal

It's that time of the year where people are itching to escape the cold temperatures

FARGO, N.D. — It’s that time of the year when people want to escape the snow and embrace the beach. If you booked to travel after January, you found a good deal. Whether it’s a church mission… “We went to Honduras,” said Debby. …or, seeing family… “Newbrunsville, Texas,” said Dale, a traveler from Moorhead. …or going back to the place…

Red River Diversion Project Begins This Week

The state of Minnesota and other opponents are fighting the project in court

  FARGO-MOORHEAD — Work will begin this week on the Red River diversion project for Fargo-Moorhead. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says Ames Construction of Burnsville is sending equipment to the site near Horace to conduct pre-construction studies for the diversion inlet. It will include a control structure with three gates to regulate flows into the diversion channel around…

DAPL Protests Costing Local N.D. Taxpayers, State $33 Million

Nine states have provided support to law enforcement

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — Authorities have spent 188 days at the protest camps at an estimated cost to state and local taxpayers of nearly $33 million. That cost has been broken down to $25 million for personnel needs such as paying salaries and other staff, $3.6 million for travel, per diem and housing and $4.3 million for supplies and…

Verizon Brings Back Unlimited Data Plan…Sort of

Verizon bringing back its unlimited data plans is like a dream come true for users, especially if you like to stream apps like Netflix and Hulu from your devices

  NATIONAL — Verizon said it’s not just unlimited…it’s Verizon Unlimited. The company said beginning Monday, Verizon customers can sign on for their new plan that offers unlimited data, talk and text for just $80 for one line, $70 for two lines, $54 for three lines and $45 for four lines. It’s important to note lines two through four are billed…