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Governor Dayton Urging Congress to Save DACA

It protects young immigrants from deportation

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Mark Dayton is among 11 governors urging Congress to save DACA. It protects young immigrants from deportation. President Trump phased out the DACA program earlier this year, leaving Congress to negotiate a permanent replacement. Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Democratic Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and nine others wrote congressional leaders that their states are…

Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport Helping People with Special Needs Take to the Skies

There is hope and help for families feeling grounded by fear. KMSP Fox 9's Amy Hockert has this special report.

MINNEAPOLIS — Flying is stressful and it can be even harder if you’re traveling with someone who has special needs. There is hope and help, though, for families feeling grounded by fear through a new program in Minneapolis that’s looking to be a national model. When you’re little, life is full of unexpected moments. When you’re little and you have…

Nine Burros Burned in Custer State Park Wildfire

The animals are getting antibiotics, pain medication, food and water

CUSTER, SD — Custer State Park officials say that nine burros have been burned in the wildfire that broke out Monday and they are unsure if they will survive. These burros are currently being treated by a veterinarian. Park visitor services program manager Kobee Stalder says officials are doing everything they can. The animals are getting antibiotics, pain medication, food…

Interested in Growing Hemp in North Dakota?

Next year will be the third year of the state's industrial hemp research program

BISMARCK, ND — North Dakota’s Agriculture Department is hosting a meeting for people interested in growing industrial hemp. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Brynhild Haugland Room at the state Capitol in Bismarck. Next year will be the third year of the state’s industrial hemp research program. Its goal is to determine whether hemp can…

Area Colleges Prepare for Graduation Ceremonies

Winter commencement ceremonies will be held this week at NDSU, UND and MSUM

  REGIONAL — Hundreds of students are getting an early Christmas gift: a college degree. Winter commencement ceremonies will be held this week at NDSU, UND and MSUM. This year, 657 students will participate in NDSU’s winter commencement on Friday at 2 p.m. in the Sanford Health Athletic Complex. UND will hold three commencement ceremonies for the more than 850…

North Dakota’s Coyote Catalog Activated for Sixth Year

Anyone who registered in previous years needs to sign up again

Courtesy: ND Game and Fish Department  NORTH DAKOTA — A program in North Dakota that connects coyote hunters and trappers with landowners who are having problems with the animals has been activated for a sixth year. The Coyote Catalog is a partnership of the state Agriculture and Game and Fish departments. Last year, about 30 landowners and more than 500…

Great Plains Food Bank Pop-Up Truck Making a Stop in Hillsboro

Anyone in need of food assistance in the community or neighboring communities is welcome to attend and receive food at no cost

  HILLSBORO, ND — Trucks supplying free fresh fruit, vegetables, meats and more will be in Hillsboro on Friday. It’s part of the Great Plains Food Bank Pop-up Perishable Food Program. The above picture is from their pop-up visit to Moorhead High School in August. Anyone in need of food assistance in the community or neighboring communities is welcome to…

Russia Banned from 2018 Winter Olympics After Investigation into Doping Program

The ruling comes after an investigation conducted by the IOC found Russia was engaging in an extensive state-backed doping program

INTERNATIONAL — The International Olympic Committee has banned the country of Russia from competing in the 2018 Winter games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The IOC says Russia’s government officials are also banned from coming and the country’s flag will not be displayed at the opening ceremony. The ruling comes after an investigation conducted by the IOC found Russia was engaging…

The “Cullen Hockey Center” Will Soon Replace the Moorhead Youth Hockey Arena

The city council approved the first two phases of renovation which will cost around $8 million.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Moorhead Youth Hockey Arena is planning to make some changes and re–name the renovated facility the “Cullen Hockey Center. The city council approved the first two phases of renovation which will cost around $8 million. The city plans to issue taxpayer–backed bonds in order to pay for phase one of the project, which will include the…