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Fargo School Board President Removed for Accusations of Bullying

School Board Vice President Rebecca Knutson will take over the rest of Johnson's term

FARGO, N.D. —┬áJennifer Benson continued to choke up as she addressed her fellow Fargo School Board members. “It might take me a bit to get through this but please bare with me because I think it’s important that we talk about even though it’s very, very difficult clearly,” she said. She told them how their president, Jim Johnson, had bullied…

Jim Johnson Removed As Fargo School Board President

Member Voted 6-3 To Remove Johnson From His Position

FARGO, N.D. — The president of the Fargo School Board has been voted out of his position. Jim Johnson was removed as president by a vote of 6-3 at Tuesday’s school board meeting. A motion was made to remove Johnson from his role due to a violation over written and verbal exchanges between Johnson and other board members and the…

President of MPR Claims “Multiple Allegations” Brought Against Garrison Keillor

Jon McTaggart held an off-the-record meeting with employees a week after Keillor's dismissal

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The president of Minnesota Public Radio has told employees the decision to cut business ties with Garrison Keillor resulted from “multiple allegations” over an extended period of time. Jon McTaggart held an off-the-record meeting with employees a week after Keillor’s dismissal. Reporters from Minnesota Public Radio News did not attend because the meeting was declared off-the-record,…

President Trump Signs Executive Order Making Low-Premium Health Insurance Plans More Available

But the changes Mr. Trump hopes to bring about could take months or even longer

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump predicts “millions and millions of people” will benefit from his action to unwind the health care law. He’s signed an executive order to make lower-premium plans more widely available. But the changes Mr. Trump hopes to bring about could take months or even longer. The proposals may not be finalized in time to affect…

Fargo’s Downtown Community Partnership Names New President

Melissa Rademacher will take over in November

FARGO, ND — Fargo’s Downtown Community Partnership has a new president and CEO. Melissa Rademacher will take over in November. She has been the business development manager for Kilbourne Group and prior to that was manager of the Moorhead Center Mall. The DCP board conducted a national search for a permanent president and CEO after Mike Hahn left in May…

Generous Donation will Help Minot’s Horstfest in Half a Million Ways

Chester Reiten was a founder of Hostfest and served as its president until his death in 2013

  MINOT, ND — This year’s Norsk Hostfest in Minot is getting a big boost after a generous donation from a family well known to the Scandinavian heritage festival. The children of Chester and Joy Reiten have donated half a million dollars to the Hostfest Heritage Foundation in honor of their parents. Chester Reiten was a founder of Hostfest and…

Special Investigation Denied for Chancellor of North Dakota’s University System

Mark Hagerott claims people tried to manipulate his office into influencing the 2016 primary election for governor

  BISMARCK, ND — The North Dakota attorney general’s office will not conduct a special investigation for the chancellor of the state’s University System. Mark Hagerott claims people tried to manipulate his office into influencing the 2016 primary election for governor. He says he received multiple phone calls to disavow or fire former Gov. Ed Schafer after Schafer endorsed Doug…

Locals React to President Trump’s Plan for Tax Reform

Many people in Fargo say they either don't agree with the president's platform or were unaware of what his ideas really are

FARGO, ND — President Trump’s visit to North Dakota is affecting people here in Fargo. Many people in Fargo say they either don’t agree with the president’s platform or were unaware of what his ideas really are. “He’s more than welcome to come. I appreciate him stopping by but it’s not my platform that I believe in,” said Matt Boreen…

President Trump’s Visit to North Dakota: Protesters, Supporters and a lot of North Dakota Love

Every high-ranking North Dakota politician was in attendance including our Democratic U.S. Senator

MANDAN, ND — In his first visit to North Dakota as president, Donald Trump gave his speech on tax reform in front of a crowd of 700 invited guests in Mandan. The backdrop was the Andeavor Corporation Oil Refinery, formerly Tesoro. Every high-ranking North Dakota politician was in attendance including our Democratic U.S. Senator. An audience of North Dakotans from…

Wahpeton Mayor Battling Cancer

City Council President, Steve Dale has been acting mayor since June

WAHPETON, ND — The mayoral duties of Wahpeton are being handed over to the city council president while the mayor battles a health crisis. Mayor Meryl Hansey disclosed to the City Council in an email he was being treated for cancer and needed to step away from public duties while he works on his recovery. City Council President, Steve Dale…