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Senator Franken Says Latest Health Care Proposal is Worse than Previous Plan

The development comes as the GOP has revived its partisan attack on Obamacare

NATIONAL — A bipartisan attempt at shoring up the Affordable Care Act is officially over in the Senate. The development comes as the GOP has revived its partisan attack on Obamacare, with Senate leaders and President Trump pushing repeal and replace legislation. Senator Franken is blasting the latest attempt by the GOP to replace Obamacare and calls the “Graham-Cassidy” bill…

Former Minneapolis Police Chief’s Severance Proposal Released

The proposal still requires city council approval

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The severance proposal for the former Minneapolis police chief who resigned under pressure from the city’s mayor has been released. The deal for ex-Chief Janee Harteau includes $183,000 in severance pay and 12 months of health and dental benefits. The proposal still requires city council approval. The deal also states neither Harteau nor the city can…

ND Supreme Court Upholds Permits for Hog Operation in Buffalo

Opponents asked a judge to block the project

  BUFFALO, ND — Despite pleas from the surrounding community, the North Dakota Supreme Court is upholding a decision on permits for a hog farm in Buffalo. Rolling Green Family Farms, operated by Minnesota based Pipestone Holdings, is a $15 million dollar hog farm that has many of the people who live in town concerned about things like groundwater and…

Star Lake Casino Project Clears Another Hurdle

An Environmental Impact Study was requested to gather more information on the proposed casino on Star Lake

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — The Star Lake Casino project overcomes another hurdle. Otter Tail County officials met in Fergus Falls to discuss whether or not to move forward with the project. The Star Lake Casino project takes the next step forward, but not without some requirements. “In regards to Shooting Star Casino, the county board declared an EIS was necessary,”…

North Dakota Governor’s Mansion to be Demolished

It has served North Dakota's first families for 57 years

  BISMARCK, ND — A plan to sell North Dakota’s current governor’s mansion has been a bust. No proposals were received on the 10,000-square-foot prairie-style house by the Wednesday night deadline. That means the mansion will be demolished next month. It has served North Dakota’s first families for 57 years. The state wanted to preserve it while making way for…

Hog Operation Proposed in Ramsey County

The department will hold a public meeting at some point on the environmental permitting process

  RAMSEY COUNTY, ND — North Dakota’s Health Department is considering an application from a proposed hog operation in Ramsey County. Grand Prairie Agriculture wants to build a 2,700 hog operation about 10 miles west of Devils Lake. Some people in the area are concerned about property values and environmental problems, while others see a potential boost to the economy….

Minnesota Organization Votes Against Gov. Dayton’s Name Proposal of Police Training Program

Community members favored Dayton's proposal, but many in law enforcement were against it

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training has voted against Gov. Dayton’s proposal to name a new $12 million training fund for Philando Castile. Community members favored Dayton’s proposal, but many in law enforcement were against it. They said that since then-St. Anthony police Officer Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted, the proposal felt like…

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…

Star Lake Casino: Environmental Assessment Public Hearing This Week

Many property owners in the area are opposed to the Star Lake Resort and Casino proposed by the White Earth Nation

  OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — A packed house is expected Thursday night for an informational meeting about a controversial casino proposal on a lake east of Pelican Rapids. Many property owners in the area are opposed to the Star Lake Resort and Casino proposed by the White Earth Nation. This week’s public hearing will discuss a recently completed Environmental…

ND Lawmakers Battle Over State-Owned Casino Proposal

Some lawmakers opposed to the proposal say it risks angering American Indian tribes in the state

  BISMARCK, N.D. — Some North Dakota lawmakers say a proposal to allow state-owned casinos is retaliatory. They say the proposal by House majority leader Rep. Al Carlson of Fargo risks angering American Indian tribes even more when relations have already been rubbed raw by the Dakota Access pipeline dispute. Carlson says his idea is not “anti-American Indian.” He says…