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NDSU Students Rally Support Against Restrictive Education Bills

Student government officials believe the bills would do more harm than good

NDSU student government organized an on–campus letter writing campaign. The student body was invited to stop by Memorial Union to write letters to state lawmakers in opposition to two bills under consideration. One would raise tuition for Minnesota residents attending North Dakota state schools, and the other would limit the number of out–of–state students that attend schools such as NDSU….

Senator Heitkamp Crosses Party Lines to Confirm President’s Pick for Secretary of State

Rex Tillerson is a former CEO of Exxon Mobil

The Republican-led Senate has confirmed Rex Tillerson as President Trump’s secretary of state. Senators voted 56-43 largely along party lines to approve Tillerson’s nomination to be the nation’s chief diplomat. He is the former CEO of Exxon Mobil. They got help from several Democrats who crossed party lines including Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota. “And I will tell you…

The Great Plains Food Bank Helps North Dakota’s New Face of Hunger

The food bank delivered almost 800,000 pounds of food in 2016

FARGO, N.D. — The Great Plains Food Bank has been helping the less–fortunate in our community since 2008, and they rely on donations from the public. The demand for their food increases every year, and it comes from places you might not expect. The Great Plains Food Bank’s mobile pantry delivers food to the needy across North Dakota. “The mobile…

Fargo Police Make Arrest on Robbery Suspects

The two suspects allegedly pointed a gun at their victim before throwing him out of their car

  Fargo Police make an arrest of two suspects in an armed robbery that happened Monday afternoon. Police say 23-year-old Peter Fineboy and 20-year-old Hutchingson Davies approached the victim on the 2500 block of Broadway North and offered him a ride. The victim says the men pointed a gun at him and demanded money before throwing him out of the car…

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…