POLICY

Catholic Conference Against Proposed UND Gender Inclusion Policy

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A group that represents North Dakota’s Roman Catholic bishops is contacting parents of students at the University of North Dakota and asking that they urge administrators to reject the school’s proposed “gender inclusion” policy. The policy, which is still in draft form, would require the use of a transgender person’s preferred pronouns and the use of…

Cass Clay Hunger Coalition meets virtually to discuss food insecurity in the metro

Cass Clay Hunger Coalition is made up of more than 30 agencies and organizations.

FARGO-MOORHEAD – Cass Clay Hunger Coalition hosts its annual Hunger and Health summit virtually. Local health leaders say because of the pandemic, food insecurity has increased even more in the area. They add Latinos and African Americans are being affected the most during these times. For them, it’s about looking into our policy, system and environment in order to create…

Clay County Commission Approves Sheriff’s Office Buying Body Cameras

The board unanimously approved the department up to 50,000 dollars to buy 22 cameras.

CLAY COUNTY, Minn. –  The Clay County Board of Commissioners allows the sheriff’s office to move forward with purchasing body cameras after getting public input. Clay County will soon be equipping deputies with body cameras. The public response was overwhelmingly positive. “I fully support any technology that protects our police from false accusations,” read Clay County Sheriff mark Empting. “This…

School Board to hold more discussion on Woodrow Wilson High School

Board members state that new policy must include looking thoroughly at how they rename schools, as there is possibly more than 6 school district buildings that could be renamed due to their historical links to slavery, segregation, and the oppression of people of color.

FARGO, ND – A Fargo school board governance committee meeting to determine if the school district should rename Woodrow Wilson High School has decided to ask for more public input and develop a new policy on renaming schools in the district. The committee came to the conclusion that they would discuss the topic further on August 11th. They have yet…

ND AFL-CIO and Women’s Network Launch United Together For Paid Family Leave

There is no policy in North Dakota and no federal requirement for employers to provide paid family leave.

NORTH DAKOTA – The advocacy groups discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic has heightened the importance to have paid family leave so that families can stay home when sick without fear of losing an income. The policy would allow North Dakota workers time off to address health conditions including: pregnancy, care for a family member with a health condition or care…

North Dakota Farmers Bureau Talks Policy For Helping Farmers

The conference is also a way for farmers to directly connect with the organization so their voices can be heard when it gets brought to politicians.

FARGO, N.D. — Farmers and ranchers from across North Dakota came to find solutions and ways to save what’s been a historically bad harvest. “For us lots of challenges have been going on and so we are trying to get lots of assistance and we just try to make policies that will help us out in the long run.” For…

THE BIZ: History-Making Model Pulls Out of Ad, Ulta Accused of Selling Used Makeup, King of Beers is De-Throned

According to Beer Marketer Insight, beer sales overall dipped in the U.S. in 2017

NATIONAL — British beauty blogger, Amena Khan, is pulling out of L’oreal Paris’ hair-care ads after she is accused of being “anti-Israel.” Khan announced on her Instagram page she would no longer be a part of the campaign due to some tweets she wrote in 2014. The tweets have since been deleted but Khan says they do not represent the…

Fargo Police Warn of Another Ticket Scam Hitting the Metro

Fargo Police said it is not their policy to issue "e-cites" and to "disregard or delete" the scam email.

  FARGO, ND — Fargo Police said if you receive an email, stating you have to pay a fee or a fine for any kind of violation, please do not click on any links or go to pay the ticket. The department put out a warning on social media to warn people this is not a ticket issued through them….

EPA Administrator Avoids Questions on Agricultural Roundtable, Abruptly Leaves NDSU

Governor Burgum, Senator Hoeven and Congressman Cramer joined EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt, in a private discussion behind closed doors about water, agriculture and energy

FARGO, ND — North Dakota state officials met with the Administrator of the EPA for an agricultural roundtable to express the need to make federal rules more cost–effective. Governor Burgum, Senator Hoeven and Congressman Cramer joined EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt, in a private discussion behind closed doors about water, agriculture and energy. Some of the state’s politicians are encouraging Pruitt…

How Changes in Washington Could Affect North Dakota Taxpayers

Americans for Prosperity in North Dakota held a federal policy summit in Fargo to give activists an update on what's happening in Washington

FARGO, ND — Americans for Prosperity in North Dakota held a federal policy summit in Fargo to give activists an update on what’s happening in Washington. Congressman Cramer was a part of a Q and A with AFP’s Vice President of external affairs. The organization and the Congressman said it is important to improve the lives of Americans, especially those…