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Local Reaction to President Trump’s Tweets on Banning Transgenders from the Military

President Trump says transgender people are no longer accepted or allowed to serve in any capacity in the U–S Military

FARGO, ND — President Trump said transgender people are no longer accepted or allowed to serve in any capacity in the U.S. military. People in the metro and officials nationwide have shared their opinions. “When we see a move like this from the administration, from way high up, from the top of the administration, it gives me a lot of…

President of the National Farmers Union Objecting to Health Care Proposal

Two out of three farmers and ranchers have a pre-existing condition

NATIONAL — The president of the National Farmers Union is voicing his objections to the latest health care proposal. Roger Johnson is a native of Turtle Lake, North Dakota. He was asked to speak at a Senate event on how the Republican health care bill would impact farmers, ranchers and rural communities. Two out of three farmers and ranchers have…

Senators Hoeven and Heitkamp Calling for Further Investigation in Midst of Comey Firing

Comey traveled to North Dakota last year to open a FBI office in Williston and to visit with tribal officials at the Fort Berthold Reservation

  NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota’s senators are calling for different investigations into Russian ties to the election after the firing of the FBI director. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp wants a special prosecutor to investigate possible ties between President Trump and Russia following the president’s firing of James Comey. The North Dakota Democrat says Comey’s firing “raises far more questions than…

MSUM Transgender Professor Speaks Out on Bathroom Rights

Raymond Rea, an MSUM professor and transgender man said this has long term effects

MOORHEAD, Minn. — An MSUM professor, who identifies as a transgender man, is against President Trump’s withdrawal of transgender protections. The Trump Administration lifted a set of Obama-era guidelines which allowed transgender students to use the bathroom based on their gender identity. What happened has not yet affected any laws. This instead rejects the inclusion of gender identity in the…

MSUM’s President Tackles Budget Issues

MSUM officials put in their budget request to state lawmakers

ST. PAUL, Minn. — MSUM’s president was at the capitol building in St. Paul to present a budget request to state lawmakers. For the 2018-2019 fiscal year, university officials requested $178 million from the state. Their goals for the fiscal year are to protect their programs, faculty, and staff. They also aim to reduce economic and racial disparities. President Anne…

Gov. Burgum Appoints Grand Forks Doctor, Instructor to Board of Higher Education

Dr. Ryan said he found out through a friend because Gov. Burgum phoned his office phone in Altru's evacuated clinic

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Governor Burgum has appointed Dr. Casey Ryan of Grand Forks to the State Board of Higher Education. Dr. Ryan was the president of Altru Health Systems from 1997 to 2014. He was selected for his experience as an instructor, course director and assistant dean at the UND School of Medicine. He said he found out yesterday…

Fargo Somalis Celebrate the Election of a New President

Somalis hope the new president ushers in a new era of peace for the African country

FARGO, N.D. — February 8th was an exciting day for Somalis as a new president was elected for the first time in 25 years. Somalis in area say they’re enthusiastic and hopeful after their new president, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, stepped into office. “After 25 years of war, he’s the only person that out of all the Somalis in the world,…

Bresciani Staying with NDSU

President Dean Bresciani announced Tuesday morning that he had pulled out of the running for President of Ohio State University

FARGO, N.D. — NDSU President Dean Bresciani is staying put. He released a statement that stated he had withdrawn from the running for president of Ohio University. North Dakota University System Chancellor Hagerott said he appreciates that Bresciani has decided to stay with NDSU and looks forward to working together. Chair of the Board of Higher Education, Kathleen Neset, said…

How the Supreme Court Nominee Impacts a Generation

We ask a local political scientist why this important decision can reshape the constitution

  It’s a decision which affects all of us, and could affect us for a whole generation. MSUM political science professor Dr. Barbara Headrick said this is one of the most important positions in Washington D.C. “You only have nine people on the Supreme Court and that is the final arbiter of what does the constitution mean, what do federal…

UND Stands Together After President Trump’s Latest Immigration Ban

A vigil was held at UND for students to comfort one another after President Trump's latest immigration ban

A vigil was held this afternoon on campus to show support for international students in the wake of the travel ban. UND recently sent out an email to the campus cautioning international students to avoid out of country travel for the time being. This was following President Trump signing an executive order restricting entry into the U.S for citizens of…