PROBLEMS

Minnesota Senate May be Growing Desperate as Operating Budget Remains Uncertain

Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed the House and Senate's $130 million budget this spring amid a dispute over tax breaks and other measures

  ST PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Senate may furlough staff and stop cutting checks as soon as December if the courts don’t restore their operating budget. Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed the House and Senate’s $130 million budget this spring amid a dispute over tax breaks and other measures. It sparked a legal battle that is now before the state…

Fargo Public School District Gives Itself a Report Card

The "State of the Schools" address details how the district is performing and dealing with consistent growth

FARGO, ND — It’s that time of year again for the Fargo Public School District to give itself a report card. The State of the Schools addressed how they’re dealing with consistent growth while continuing to face social challenges. Since the district’s operations facility opened in July, superintendent Dr. Jeff Schatz said his schools are more efficient than ever. But…

Black Licorice May Pose a Risk to Your Health

The FDA says over-eating black licorice can cause irregular heart rhythm, especially in people over the age of 40

  NATIONAL — Love it or hate it, black licorice is a common candy at Halloween. But did you know eating too much of it can cause problems with your heart? The FDA says overeating black licorice can cause irregular heart rhythm, especially in people over the age of 40. This is because the candy contains glycyrrhzin, which makes the…

Family of Missing Detroit Lakes Teen Wants Him to Know it’s All Right to Come Home

Meghan says Parker was living in an abusive household, had problems in school and had recently failed a drug test

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Seven weeks ago, 15-year-old Parker Eastman ran away from his home in Detroit Lakes. Almost two months later, his family still has unanswered questions. It was a moment that changed Meghan Eastman’s life. “I went in there and he shares his room with his 13–year–old brother and it was just his brother in there,” Eastman said….

Nebraska Supreme Court Upholds Decision on Not Renewing Liquor Licenses of Whiteclay

The court is upholding the state regulators decision to not renew the liquor licenses of those stores

  PINE RIDGE, SD — The Nebraska Supreme Court has rejected the request to resume beer sales in Whiteclay, a small village near the Pine Ridge Reservation. Alcohol is banned on the reservation, but at least four liquor stores in Whiteclay, which has nine residents, allowed for a hangout where people tended to drink and allegedly get out of hand….

Archambault Says He’ll be an Advocate, Despite Being Voted Out of Office

Faith says he's not sure how big of an issue that was in the campaign

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — The Standing Rock Sioux chairman has been voted out of office. Dave Archambault got 37 percent of the vote in Wednesday’s tribal election and Mike Faith got 63 percent. Archambault conceded defeat saying he’ll “continue to advocate for the issues facing our community.” His call earlier this year for large-scale Dakota Access pipeline protest camps…

CDC Issuing Brucellosis Warning to North Dakotan Consumers of Raw Milk Products from K-Bar Dairy

They are asking people who may have been in contact with these products to see a doctor and take antibiotics

  NORTH DAKOTA — The CDC is warning people in several states, including North Dakota, who may have consumed raw milk or raw milk products from a North Texas dairy farm. CDC officials are issuing a Brucellosis warning after two cows tested positive for the bacteria at the K-Bar Dairy in Paradise, Texas. They are warning consumers from North Dakota,…

Judge Finds Liquor License Non-Renewal Unreasonable Near Pine Ridge Reservation

The ruling is a setback for advocates who want to close the stores in Whiteclay

  WHITECLAY, NE — A judge has overturned a decision to bar four Nebraska beer stores from selling next to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The South Dakota reservation is struggling with alcohol-related problems. The ruling is a setback for advocates who want to close the stores in Whiteclay, an unincorporated village of nine people that sells millions of cans of…