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Petition To Change Sunday Shopping Laws In North Dakota Comes Up Short

Group Changes Tactics And Will Push For Legislation To Remove Blue Laws

FARGO, ND — A petition drive to change North Dakota’s Sunday shopping laws has come up very short. The man behind the petition, Fargo businessman and now political candidate Brandon Medenwald, says only about 5-thousand of the more than 13-thousand signatures needed were collected. Medenwald will now focus on pushing for reintroduction of a bill next year to remove the…

Will Recreational Marijuana Soon Be Legal in North Dakota?

Secretary of State, Al Jaeger, approved the petition for circulation on Friday and says about 13,500 qualified signatures are needed to put it to a statewide vote next year

NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota may see a future with legal recreational marijuana if supporters can get enough signatures. Secretary of State, Al Jaeger, approved the petition for circulation on Friday and says about 13,500 qualified signatures are needed to put it to a statewide vote next year. According to sponsors the petition is looking to make it legal to…

Recreational Marijuana Petition Under Review

North Dakota's Secretary of State is reviewing a draft petition

BISMARCK, N.D. — The Secretary of State is reviewing a draft petition to legalize recreational marijuana in North Dakota. Al Jaeger says if the petition is approved, supporters would need to gather and submit more than 13,000 valid signatures to get a proposed measure on the ballot. Petition sponsor Dave Owen of Grand Forks says the petition seeks to make…

Petition Asking to Drop Charges Against DAPL Protesters Presented to Prosecutors

The assistant state's attorney confirmed getting the petition, but declined to comment

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — Prosecutors have been given a petition asking that all charges be dropped against remaining defendants in the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. The petition containing about 55,000 signatures was presented by representatives of the Lakota People’s Law Project to the Morton County State’s Attorney’s Office. The assistant state’s attorney confirmed getting the petition, but declined to…

Fergus Falls Target Supporters Plan Day of Shopping in Attempt to Save Store

They're trying to rally as many people as they can to shop at Target this Saturday to show the business a profitable day

  FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — A group of shoppers in Fergus Falls collected more than 10,000 signatures to keep their Target location. The store is set to close permanently on February 3rd, but many people in the area are fighting to keep its doors open. They’re trying to rally as many people as they can to shop at Target this…

Petitioners On Track to Adding Blue Law Repeal to the 2018 Ballot

Many shoppers signed the petition while waiting for Walmart to open on Sunday morning

FARGO, ND — Petitioners are making progress in allowing voters to decide if North Dakota will keep Blue Laws in the 2018 election. The state laws do not allow businesses to open before noon on Sundays. At 11:30 Sunday morning, cars drove by the dark entrance of Walmart on 13th Avenue South in Fargo to run weekend errands. But like…

Petition to Demolish Apartment Building of Savanna Greywind, Neighbors Unhappy

They instead want this energy focused on putting up a permanent memorial for Savanna Greywind

FARGO, ND — Almost 2,000 people signed a petition to tear down the apartment complex where police said Savanna Greywind was kidnapped. The neighbors we spoke with all strongly disagree with the petition since they still live in the building. Christopher Miranda told us he wants this attention focused on putting up a permanent memorial for Greywind. The petition is…

Supporters of Fired Fargo Officer David Boelke Speak at Hearing

His wife and a retired West Fargo officer defended Boelke in front of city commissioners

FARGO, ND — In spite of his termination, about 300 people signed an online petition in support of Boelke. Two of his supporters spoke to Fargo city commissioners explaining why they think he should be given a second chance. His wife, Heidi Boelke, made her stance clear in front of officers and city leaders. She claimed other law enforcement officers…

Petitioners Hope to End Blue Laws in North Dakota

North Dakota Open on Sundays held a petition stand at West Acres Mall to end the blue laws

FARGO, ND — The “North Dakota Open on Sundays” group spent their day asking people to sign their petition at West Acres Mall. While dozens of states still have some form of Sunday sales law, North Dakota may be the strictest when it comes to retail business hours. The “Blue Law” states that any retail business cannot open before noon…

Fargo Police Officer Under Investigation

Officer David Boelke is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation

  FARGO, ND — A Fargo police officer is under investigation on a personnel complaint. Officer David Boelke is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. Chief David Todd told KFGO News that it is an on-going internal affairs investigation so he can’t comment on the case. There’s a petition on Facebook supporting Boelke and the post…