POLICY

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…

Inmate Escape Leads to Resignation of Top Administrator at Jail in Devils Lake

It took more than 30 hours to notice an inmate had escaped

DEVILS LAKE, ND — A top administrator at the regional jail in Devils Lake has resigned after the latest breakout. Capt. Duane Armstrong resigned following the escape last week of 25-year-old Seth Suko. He escaped on Thursday and was recaptured on Friday. It took more than 30 hours to notice an inmate had escaped. An investigation found that Suko’s escape…

Policy Changes Being Considered in Minnesota After Arrests at the Capitol

Members of an advisory panel on Capitol security met Monday to review the current permitting policies for large rallies and protests

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Officials may make policy changes at the state Capitol after recent demonstrations led to arrests. Members of an advisory panel on Capitol security met Monday to review the current permitting policies for large rallies and protests. Republican State Sen. Warren Limmer of Maple Grove suggested creating a designated protest area outside of the Capitol building…

Minneapolis Parks Now Tobacco Free

The policy includes the use of e-cigarettes and chewing tobacco

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Cities in Minnesota are continuing their battle against tobacco. The Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board has now banned all tobacco use in all of the city’s parks. The policy includes the use of e-cigarettes and chewing tobacco. But officials said if you are caught with a cigarette inside any of the parks, you won’t have to worry…

Heitkamp: Grand Forks Could be Vital for National Security

Senator Heitkamp talks the investigation between the 2016 election and President Trump among other issues

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — U.S Senator Heidi Heitkamp, Grand Forks leaders and Russian experts are talking about ways the city can keep the United States safe. A CNN report says both Democrats and Republicans want answers to a possible association between the Trump campaign and Russia. President Trump took his thoughts to Twitter, saying this whole investigation is a “witch…