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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…

Beware of Romance Scams This Valentine’s Day

The BBB says scammers prey on other's desires to find love around Valentine's Day

FARGO, N.D. — The Better Business Bureau is warning those seeking love on the internet to be aware of romance scams. Romance scams peak during this time of the year as more people turn to online dating services to find new relationships. The scams are infamous in that the scammer asks for money while trying to avoid a face–to–face meeting….

Prop Money Still Being Passed Around in Metro Area

Police say the prop money is easily available online and are clearly marked as fake

  Police are again warning of counterfeit money floating around Fargo. More fake movie money has turned up. This time it’s fake $50 bills that do not feel real and are clearly marked “for motion picture use only”. The prop money is easily available online. Early last month a 22-year old Fargo man was arrested for passing fake $100 bills…

DOW Closes Above 20,000 Points

After breaking the record high Wednesday morning the DOW Jones remained above the 20,000 mark after closing Wednesday afternoon

It’s a historic day for the stock exchange. The Dow Jones has surpassed the 20,000 mark for the first time. This comes after speculation as to how the markets would be affected by the surprise results of November’s election. Along with the Dow, the NASDAQ and the S & P 500 are also remaining healthy post–election according to financial experts….

Governor Dayton in Good Spirits After Announcing Cancer Diagnosis

Governor Dayton says he doesn't think his prostate cancer diagnosis and fainting spell are linked

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s been diagnosed with prostate cancer but will finish the final two years of his term. Dayton made the announcement just hours after collapsing while delivering his State of the State address in St. Paul. The 69-year-old Democrat traveled to Mayo Clinic in Rochester after today’s press conference for tests on why he fainted. He…