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Homeless Coalition Estimates $250,000 Loss in FM Shelter Funding

ND Lawmakers are considering budget cuts which take more than $1 million from state homeless shelters

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota lawmakers are considering cutting more than $1 million from state homeless shelter funding. It’s a big concern for a group dealing with homelessness in Downtown Fargo. Cody Schuler, a director at the FM Coalition for Homeless Persons, estimates a $250,000 loss from state funding of Fargo-Moorhead’s homeless shelters if  lawmakers follow through with budget cuts. Schiler said…

Congressman Cramer Tweets Cell Phone Video of Capitol Hill Shooting Aftermath

D.C. police say a woman drove her car into a capitol police cruiser and attempted to run over officers nearby

  WASHINGTON D.C. — Rep. Kevin Cramer found himself in the middle of a shooting on Capitol Hill. The Congressman tweeted video of the scene early this morning. D.C. police say a woman drove her car into a capitol police cruiser and attempted to run over officers nearby. They say she then began smashing into random vehicles on the street…

Gov. Burgum Trying to Make Good on Giving Back His Salary

The governor will retain his state-paid health insurance

  BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Burgum has made some progress on his campaign pledge to give back his salary. Senate budget writers have accepted an amendment by Burgum that would pay him only $1 a year. The full Senate still must approve the change. The governor will retain his state-paid health insurance. Burgum has said he would forgo his $130,000…

Minnesota Attorney: Prostitution Ring the “Uber of Sex Trafficking”

The women were often robbed, beaten, raped and worked up to 14 hours a day

  WASHINGTON COUNTY, Minn. — A Washington County, Minnesota attorney calls it “the Uber of sex trafficking”. Four Chinese nationals have been charged with a prostitution ring that stretched from the Twin Cities into Fargo-Moorhead, the oil patch and included a total of 29 states. Ads were placed allowing men to text and set up sex with women trafficked from…

University of North Dakota Cuts Women’s Hockey, Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving

University needs to make $1.3M in cuts to athletic department

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND Athletics) — The University of North Dakota Athletics Department announced on Wednesday, following the discontinuance of its men’s baseball and golf programs in the prior fiscal year, that it will discontinue its varsity women’s hockey and men’s & women’s swimming & diving programs, effective at the end of the 2016-17 academic year as part of the…

Experts Say Permit or No Permit, Learning Firearm Safety is Key

Being properly trained to handle a firearm is critical

FARGO, N.D. — Although the new concealed carry law doesn’t require a permit, many people believe that it is important to know how to properly handle a firearm. Being properly trained to handle a firearm is critical. Safety instructor, Craig Roe, explains the four universal safety rules. The first rule is treat every firearm like it’s loaded. “Whether you just…

Local Farmers Urged to Take Precautions Against Bird Flu

The bird flu virus has now been detected in five states

FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota Department of Health is urging local farmers to take precautions as the list of states with the bird flu grows. Georgia has just been added to the list which already includes Tennessee, Kentucky, Wisconsin and Alabama. Avian Influenza, otherwise known as the bird flu, can be transmitted by both direct contact and through air. “The…

ND Oil Patch Cities See Drop in Population

The exodus of people is largely due to fewer job opportunities, as the state's energy sector continues to try and rebound from an oil price slump

  DICKINSON, N.D. — The population is dropping in at least two oil patch cities in North Dakota. The number of people living in Dickinson and Williston dropped about three percent last year. The exodus of people is largely due to fewer job opportunities, as the state’s energy sector continues to try and rebound from an oil price slump. The…

ND Lawmakers Debating on Reduced Funding for Homeless Shelters

The state Legislature has given $2 million and $1.5 million the past two years in one-time funding for the North Dakota Homeless Grant

  BISMARCK, N.D. — Lawmakers are considering reducing funding for homeless shelters around North Dakota. The state Legislature has given $2 million and $1.5 million the past two years in one-time funding for the North Dakota Homeless Grant. This year, the grant will probably not exceed $300,000. April Fairfield of the North Dakota Coalition for Homeless People says the cuts…

West Fargo Public Schools Expands Kindergarten Program

Schools are offering open houses this week to register the first time students, but you can stop in any time if you can't make it

WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo Public Schools will be offering Kindergarten at seven different locations in the fall. Parents can begin pre-registering their future Kindergarteners for the upcoming academic year. The school district is asking you bring the child’s proof of identification and immunization record. Schools are offering open houses this week to register the first time students, but…