politics

Minnesota Sober School Asking Lawmakers for Funding

It's one of only six so-called sober schools in the state

  WAITE PARK, Minn. — Leaders of a new school that helps students struggling with alcohol abuse are asking lawmakers for funding. Seven students have been treated so far at the McKinley Recovery School, which is in its first year in Waite Park, Minnesota. It’s one of only six so-called sober schools in the state. School leaders say that despite…

DAPL Protesters, Supporters Set Up Camp in Washington D.C.

Members of the camp say they are doing it to show solidarity with Standing Rock and to protest the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. Our Washington Correspondent Karys Belger reports

WASHINGTON D.C. — Dakota Access pipeline protests have now formed in Washington. People from all across the country are joining together to stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. On the National Mall, Native Americans are pouring in to protest the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. “We’re here to march in D.C. to remind the current administration…

Lawmakers Update the Public on the Current Legislative Session

Democrats and Republicans each gave seperate updates in Fargo and Casselton

FARGO, N.D. — We’re about halfway through the North Dakota legislative session and discussions are getting heated up. Democratic representatives from District 44 gave brief updates on the session so far and answered questions from citizens. “The District 44 legislators had a great time today visiting with our constituents about issues that are important to them and some of the…

ND Bill Proposal Cracks Down on Assistance Animals in Rental Units

Rep. Kim Koppelmann said he is listening to owners of rental properties who say the system is being abused

  BISMARCK — The North Dakota House has passed a bill that will crack down on people who obtain medical documentation that allows service or assistance animals into rental units that prohibit pets from living there. West Fargo Republican Representative Kim Koppelmann introduced the bill after he said owners of rental properties are concerned people are abusing the system and…

Republican Legislators Talk Budget, Higher Ed Cuts, DAPL and Hopes for President Trump

Politics and Plate was held for legislators to tackle and discuss important issues in North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — It just might be every Republican’s favorite way to spend the noon hour. Lunch…with a side of politics. The United Republican Committee hosted “Politcs and a Plate” at the Holiday Inn and invited the public to talk with lawmakers about their concerns. Issues regarding medical marijuana, behavioral health needs and autism insurance were just a few of the topics…

‘Coffee With Cramer’ Boils Over

Hundreds filled Beans Coffee House for Congressmen Cramer's first town hall style meeting in Fargo since Trump took office

FARGO, N.D. — A contentious “Coffee With Cramer” event in Fargo. North Dakota Republican Congressmen Kevin Cramer faced many frustrated people who have questions about the nation’s future. “Make wall street accountable. We’ve had the worst recession in 50 years,” yelled one frustrated woman. “That’s the reason we have so many people on food stamps,” exclaimed another man in the…

Gov. Dayton Proposes Plan for Monitoring Vikings’ Stadium

Chairwoman Michele Kelm-Helgen and executive director Ted Mondale resigned on the same day

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Dayton is tapping a former Minnesota Supreme Court chief justice to lead the state’s embattled oversight agency of the Minnesota Vikings’ stadium. Dayton has named Kathleen Blatz as interim chairwoman of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority. It follows a massive leadership shakeup at the authority last week. Chairwoman Michele Kelm-Helgen and executive director Ted…

ND House Passes Constitutional Carry Bill

The bills now go to the Senate floor for consideration

  BISMARCK, N.D. — The House has passed a package of gun-rights measures. One is the so-called “constitutional carry” bill that would allow most people 21 and older to carry concealed firearms without a permit. They also approved a measure that allows carrying a gun in church if the church allows it. Another measure approved would allow firearms in schools…

Defund Planned Parenthood Rally Held in Moorhead

The rally was one of many across the nation calling for the government to pull its funding for Planned Parenthood

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Rallies calling for the defunding of Planned Parenthood are going on across the country, and one of those protests happened in Moorhead. About fifty sign wielding, pro–life advocates gathered in front of Moorhead’s Planned Parenthood clinic. For some, the fight is about religious morals. “Life is a precious gift of God, and from the moment of conception…

DAPL Easement Granted, Protesters Say They Won’t Back Down

After the Army Corps of Engineers announced they will go ahead with the pipeline construction protesters in Cannon Ball are gearing up to resist

MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — Protesters in Morton County said they will not back down from fighting the Dakota Access pipeline, even after the Army Corps of Engineers grants the easement. Joye Braun has been protesting in Morton County since April of 2016. She called the Army Corps decision illegal and said she’s heard rumors more people are expected to come…