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Leaders Speak Out: Savanna’s Act Unanimously Passed in the Senate, Stopped in the House

The legislation is designed to improve access to crime databases and reporting missing and murdered Native Americans

FARGO, N.D. — Just weeks after Savanna Greywind was abducted and tragically killed, Savanna‚Äôs Act was introduced to the senate. Just last week it was unanimously passed, and now it’s come to a halt in the House. Just over a year after being introduced to the Senate, Democrat and Republican senators are agreeing; they want Savanna’s Act to pass. “It…

Klobuchar and Peterson Meet With Ag Leaders and Growers About Bipartisan Farm Bill

The two traveled to American Crystal Sugar in Moorhead to discuss the 2018 harvest and regional farming issues

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar and Congressman Collin Peterson met with area growers and leaders to discuss the need for a bipartisan farm bill. The two traveled to American Crystal Sugar in Moorhead to discuss the 2018 harvest and regional farming issues. As the weather has warmed up, their worries have lessened but some priorities still remain; protecting…

Avoiding Lice, Scabies While Out Hunting for Your Halloween Costume

But, as always, the sound advice is "buyer, beware."

  NATIONAL — It may be only the second week of October, but you’ve probably already made plans about you or your child’s costumes for Halloween. But, as always, the sound advice is “buyer, beware.” Doctors say Halloween is when they see an increase in lice and scabies infestations from people who try on costumes and pass it from one…

NDSU Football Looks to Expand Offense through the Air

The Bison want to give more work to wide receivers

FARGO, N.D. — Two games into the season, North Dakota State has the best rushing offense in the FCS, averaging 436.5 yards per game on the ground. The Citadel is second with 380 per game. The Bison consider themselves a run-first team, and their success makes it easy to stick with what they’re good at. But, with a tough Missouri…

Minnesota Lawmakers Reflecting on Bills Passed for Local Projects

Lien says this project has been in the works for more than 25 years and has finally been approved

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Minnesota state officials are working with community members to review and reflect on bills passed during the 2017 legislative session. State Representative, Ben Lien, says the most important project is the 20th-21st Street underpass. Lien says this project has been in the works for more than 25 years and has finally been approved. The underpass will help…

Gov. Dayton Signs Real ID Bill into Law

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Dayton has signed the Real ID bill into law while battling over the budget. Its passage allows the state to get an extension to continue using standard driver’s licenses to board planes until October 2020. State officials expect to begin issuing the new IDs sometime next year. Meanwhile, the Democratic governor and Republican legislative…

Minnesota House Passes Bill Increasing Restrictions on Abortions

The Senate is planning to take up the permitting bill next week

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota House has passed legislation that would increase restrictions on abortions. The bills, passed on the strength of Republican votes, require abortion providers to obtain permits from the state’s health department and would ban the use of state funds for abortions. The Senate is planning to take up the permitting bill next week. Democratic…

ND Lawmakers Approve Measure Allowing Students to Participate in “Student-Initiated Prayer”

It's in response to a past Supreme Court ruling

NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota lawmakers have approved a measure that states students cannot be stopped from participating in any “student-initiated prayer” at public or non-public schools. Supporters of the measure said it’s in response to an incident at a football game two years ago between two parochial high schools during a playoff game. Because the playoff game was hosted…

North Dakota House Gives “Do Pass” Recommendation on Medical Marijuana

A big sticking point is the ease in which marijuana could be smoked as medicine

BISMARCK, N.D. — A North Dakota House committee has given a “do pass” recommendation on new rules governing the use of medical marijuana. The measure is expected to go to the full House on Tuesday. A big sticking point is the ease in which marijuana could be smoked as medicine. The bill passed by the Senate allows patients to smoke…

Sen. Heitkamp Wants Health Care Plan that Works in ND Communities

Senator Heitkamp shares what she would've wanted for the community if the bill was passed

FARGO, N.D. — While many Americans did not want the American Health Care Act to pass, Senator Heidi Heitkamp says she was one of them. Before House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the bill entirely, there were some concerns of where the act would leave citizens. A nonpartisan analysis estimated the American Health Care Act would immediately leave 14 million people…