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Senator John Hoeven Meets with President Trump’s Ag Secretary Pick

Senator Hoeven and Governor Perdue have worked together for many years on issues in the Ag industry

Senator Hoeven has spent some time with President Trump’s Ag Secretary nominee. Hoeven and Sonny Perdue, the former governor of Georgia, talked about the importance of building a coalition to pass a new farm bill. He says they also talked about maintaining strong crop insurance options for farmers and ranchers. Hoeven is a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and…

Repeal of ND Blue Law Still Alive in Legislature

The legislation is now headed to the senate with supporters hoping it passes

  The battle over Sunday shopping restrictions in North Dakota isn’t over yet. The house has voted to reconsider a bill to repeal the state’s blue laws. The vote was 48 to 46. The bill had failed on Monday after a vote of 50 to 44 in the house. It was reintroduced by state Rep. Pamela Anderson of Fargo, who…

Valley City Student Dies After Medical Call to High School

Valley City High School 9th grader David Lynch died Monday afternoon at the local hospital

Family, friends and classmates of a Valley City High School 9th grader are in mourning. David Lynch died Monday afternoon in a Valley City hospital. An autopsy is being done in Grand Forks to determine his cause of death. Valley City Public School Superintendent Josh Johnson released a statement saying in part: “Our students and staff are pulling together to…

LSS of North Dakota Feels Impact of Executive Immigration Order

Three refugees from Iraq hoping to resettle in North Dakota are one example of those affected by the immigration order.

Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota says the impact of President Trump signing the executive order on immigration came immediately. It has stopped dozens of people from coming to the state. Any state that welcomes refugees was expected to see an impact after President Trump’s executive order. But the pace of the change of plans is what hit staff at…

UND Hosts Seventh Annual Interfaith Week

Panalists, students and faculty discuss head wrapping, a cultural trend taking place all over the world

UND is hosting its 7th annual Interfaith Week in an effort to increase cultural awareness and an environment of educational interest. Spiritual luncheons, discussions and events have been taking place since Saturday, starting with the ‘Values of Buddhist Tradition’. A spiritual wrapping luncheon took place today where panelists discussed the importance of head wrapping, which is a cultural trend taking…

NDSU Athletic Director Reacts to UND’s Move from Big Sky

Bison and Fighting Hawks will compete in the same conference beginning in 2018-19

The University of North Dakota announced Thursday it will join North Dakota State in the Summit League beginning in the 2018-19 season. UND will compete in the Summit in numerous sports, including basketball, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, track and field, tennis and volleyball. The Fighting Hawks will also compete in the Missouri Valley Football Conference beginning in 2020. North Dakota State, which…

University of North Dakota Moving Conferences for Basketball, Football

The University of North Dakota is moving its basketball teams to the Summit League and its football team to the Missouri Valley Football Conference.

GRAND FORKS – The University of North Dakota is moving its basketball teams to the Summit League and its football team to the Missouri Valley Football Conference. The programs currently compete in the Big Sky Conference. UND President Mark Kennedy and Athletics Director Brian Faison say the move to the Summit League in 2018 and to the Missouri Valley Football…

Lawmakers Seek to Lighten Marijuana Penalties in North Dakota

Marijuana is lawmaker's minds during the legislative session in North Dakota

A bill to decriminalize marijuana is under discussion in the North Dakota legislature. Republican State Representative Rick Becker of Bismarck introduced the bill to help cut state spending. Bill 1340 is not set up to fully legalize marijuana. Instead, this would make penalties for possessing and selling the drug less harsh. Using or selling marijuana would get you a $1,000 with no…

Jane Fonda Gathers Protesters of DAPL at Trump International Hotel

Fonda says President Trump has signed the executive orders illegally when it comes to the construction of controversial pipelines

  North Dakota Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer has asked President Trump to pay for law enforcement costs at the pipeline protest site near Cannon Ball and provide federal police to protect construction workers as protests intensify. Actress Jane Fonda joined protesters in New York last night to denounce President Trump’s executive order clearing the path for the controversial Dakota…

Former Deputy U.S. Marshal Takes Plea Deal on Federal Child Porn Charges

Michael Rivera admitted to downloading pictures and videos of young girls from the internet

A former deputy U.S. marshal who is accused of peeping at women in dressing rooms plans to plead guilty to a federal child porn charge. According to a plea agreement signed last week, Michael Rivera admitted to downloading pictures and videos of young girls from the internet. The images were found on Rivera’s computer as police were investigating state allegations…