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Fargo Man Behind Petition To Allow North Dakota Stores To Open Early on Sunday

Brandon Medenwald is holding a petition to repeal the blue law of Sunday morning shopping

  FARGO, ND., — One local organizer is hoping to repeal North Dakota’s ban on Sunday morning shopping one petition at a time. Brandon Medenwald is leading the efforts to change the North Dakota Century Code and hopes to soon begin collecting signatures to get the issue before voters. Right now, retail stores in the state are not allowed to…

Group Focused on Recalling Fargo Commissioner Piepkorn Backs Down

Piepkorn says he is ready to file a request for the 35-hundred names of everyone who signed the petition if it were filed

FARGO, ND — After months of gathering signatures on their petition to recall Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn, a spokesperson for the group of citizens says they are no longer filing. The spokesperson says the group is not confident about the validity of some of their signatures or if they had enough to file the petition. Commissioner Piepkorn has come…

Stenehjem Says Piepkorn Recall Efforts Can Move Forward

Petition efforts to recall Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn started earlier this year

FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota attorney general says recall efforts against Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn can move forward. Piepkorn’s position is up for re-election on June 12th of 2018. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said as long as the recall petition is certified by June 12th, the election can take place. Piepkorn is known for wanting to know how…

Petition Circulating to Recall Fargo Commissioner Piepkorn

Volunteers were at Red Raven Espresso Parlor ready with the petition to recall commissioner piepkorn

FARGO, N.D. — The group “We Are Fargo” hosted a signing of the petition to recall Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn. Volunteers were at Red Raven Espresso Parlor. They are setting up at different locations with the documents. All signatures collected must be physical signatures and made on the official and approved petitions. Supporters of the recall say they don’t…

Confirmed: JCPenney Stores in Thief River Falls, Wahpeton to Close; Add Jamestown, Dickinson to the List

Additionally, stores in Dickinson and Jamestown are also closing, as well as seven other locations in Minnesota

  RED RIVER VALLEY — In a story we first brought you Thursday, officials with JCPenney confirm the Wahpeton and Thief River Falls locations are closing. Additionally, stores in Dickinson and Jamestown are also closing, as well as seven other locations in Minnesota. In total, JCPenney is closing 138 stores across the country, and officials say it is due to…

Want To Shop Early on Sundays? The Vote May Soon Be in Your Hands

A Fargo man is working toward putting the blue law on the ballot

NORTH DAKOTA — Lawmakers denied the possibility of retail stores opening before noon on Sundays, but a local business owner isn’t giving up. A Fargo man said he is hoping to put a similar measure on an upcoming ballot. “Now that the bill is dead, we hope to put this exact issue to the voters,” said Brandon Medenwald, with North…

JCPenney Stores Expected to Close in Wahpeton, Thief River Falls After 80+ Years in Business

An online petition backed by the chamber to save the store has more than 1,200 signatures

  RED RIVER VALLEY — As JCPenney prepares to announce a list of closings around the country, the stores in Wahpeton and Thief River Falls are expected to be closed. Employees have been told the Thief River Falls location will be closing in June after over 80 years in business. An online petition backed by the chamber to save the…

ND Secretary of State Approves Recall Petition of Fargo City Commissioner

Recall petitions should begin circulating Monday and just more than thirty-five hundred eligible voters are needed by May 15 to trigger a recall

  FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota Secretary of State’s office has approved the language of a petition calling for the recall of Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn. Recall supporters are upset with Piepkorn’s stance on what they call his anti-refugee message regarding resettlement. Recall petitions should begin circulating Monday and just more than thirty-five hundred eligible voters are needed…

Fargo City Commissioner Accuses Lutheran Social Services of Calling for His Recall

Appearing on KFGO's News & Views, Piepkorn accused Lutheran Social Services of being behind the recall effort

  FARGO, N.D. — Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn isn’t bothered by a group calling for his recall over of his stance on refugee resettlement. Appearing on KFGO’s News & Views, Piepkorn accused Lutheran Social Services of being behind the recall effort. A member of the recall sponsoring committee says that is untrue. Piepkorn has complained that the local government…

Children of Late Bobby Vee Fighting Over Singer’s Estate

The children are claiming some are misusing the money from the estate

Two of Bobby Vee’s four children have filed a court petition claiming their siblings are misusing money from the late pop singer’s estate. Robby Velline and Jennifer Whittet Velline claim in the Stearns County District Court petition that their brothers, Tommy and Jeff Velline, have used money from the estate for their personal benefit. The brothers have filed a counter…