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Downtown Fargo businesses display pictures of African Americans killed by police

FARGO, N.D. – Two artists and their social circle asked businesses in downtown Fargo to show African Americans who lost their lives to police intervention. “We’re trying to make this connection, human connection between the people that have been brutalized and killed and the people to the people that may not know enough and maybe touch them in a way…

Boschee hopeful LGBTQ ruling will help end discrimination fears in ND

WASHINGTON – In a 6-3 vote the Supreme Court ruled an employer can not fire an employee for being gay or transgender. Democratic-NPL State Representative Josh Boschee of Fargo says this is a big win for North Dakota which did not have the same protections for LGBT people as surrounding states before the ruling. Boschee also hopes the ruling will…

North Dakota To Finish 2nd Round of Long-Term Care COVID-19 Testing

Will Be First State In the Nation To reach That milestone

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota is leading the nation in testing it’s long-term care population. A second round of testing all staff and residents will be finished by Friday, making the state the first in the nation to reach that milestone. “Seven days out of the first 14 days in June, we had zero new cases in the state of…

Mass COVID-19 testing continues Friday at Fargodome

The pop-up testing site is open to the general public Thursday and Friday

FARGO, N.D. — The first of a two-day COVID-19 mass testing event has wrapped up at the Fargodome. The testing site was a collaboration between Fargo Cass Public Health, North Dakota Public Health and the North Dakota National Guard. It began Thursday morning at 10:00. According to Fargo Cass Public Health, an unlimited number of oral swab testing kits were…

Student Debt Relief Company Ordered To Stop Doing Business In N.D.

Investigators determined the company was not licensed in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has ordered California-based Students Loan Services to issue refunds and stop doing business in the state until it meets licensing requirements. His office started an investigation into the student debt relief company after a woman who had paid almost $900 did not see any reduction in her debt. Investigators determined the…

Lamoureux Twins Named Recipients of Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award

Monique Lamoureux-Morando, Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson will be the state's 45th & 46th recipients

Thank you @DougBurgum for the honor. We are humbled to be amongst such inspiring company with this award. The thank yous are endless to those who have been there throughout our careers. #NDProud https://t.co/YAFzHh8kgb — Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux (@LamoureuxTwins) June 11, 2020 BISMARCK, N.D. — The latest two recipients of North Dakota’s highest award for its citizens are the…

Three North Dakota Leaders Among Those Selected As 2020 Bush Fellows

There were 24 Bush Fellowsfor 2020.

NORTH DAKOTA – The Bush Foundation provides fellows with up to $100,000 over the span of two years to pursue learning experiences that help them become greater leaders. One of the three North Dakota fellows is Laetitia Hellerud from West Fargo. A refugee from Burundi, she quickly got involved in the community by becoming a member of the New Americans…

How protests may impact spread of COVID-19 across Red River Valley

North Dakota Joint Information Center says state lab is prepared for potential surge of cases

FARGO, N.D. — With thousands of people taking to the streets during protests in Fargo and Grand Forks over the past couple of weeks, there is a chance the coronavirus will spread at a higher rate. “When people are protesting, typically there is some chanting, some shouting that leads to more viruses being shared from your oral cavity, nose,” says…

Rankings show ND economy is least exposed to coronavirus in the nation

UNITED STATES – North Dakota’s economy didn’t take as hard of a hit as other states according to WalletHub. The website compared all states and the District of Columbia using 14 metrics to make its rankings. The Peace Garden State is 45th for GDP from industries highly affected by Covid-19. It’s also 41st for percentage of employment from industries affected…