REFORM

Group turns in signatures for redistricting reform measure

The group must obtain nearly 27,000 valid signatures.

FARGO, N.D. (AP)–A group looking to reform voting redistricting rules in North Dakota says it has collected enough signatures to get the proposed constitutional amendment on the ballot in November. Officials with North Dakota Voters First said Monday they submitted 36,708 signatures to Secretary of State Al Jaeger’s office. The group must obtain nearly 27,000 valid signatures from North Dakota…

Fargo Juneteenth marchers describe why they’re speaking out

Protestor Avalon says he would like to see more reform from the police departments in the F-M area and across the country.

FARGO, N.D. — With large groups of impassioned protesters taking the streets of downtown Fargo, marchers like Avalon say it’s about putting an end to violence and racism. “I just feel like “Am I going to be the next one of who’s the victim of a crime? Am I going to be the next one who’s a victim of brutality?…

Dilworth State Rep. Paul Marquart votes against MN Police Accountability Act

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – State Rep. Paul Marquart of Dilworth is the only House Democrat to vote against a police reform bill. Marquart calls the death of George Floyd inhuman and atrocius. He agrees the officers in that case should be prosecuted. However, he feels the Minnesota Police Accountability Act is too broad. It requires the Attorney General’s office to…

House considering DFL police bills, GOP: “we passed five”

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – As Gov. Tim Walz pushes for police reforms, Minnesota’s House is considering DFL-backed criminal justice and police accountability bills. They include things Senate Republicans oppose like giving the Attorney General control over police killing investigations and overhauling the police arbitration process. Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka plans the Legislature to adjourn the special session on Friday….

Former ND State Senator Collects Over 500 Books For Inmate Book Drive

Flakoll Says He's Gotten Books From 10 States

FARGO, N.D. — Former North Dakota State Senator Tim Flakoll is getting some massive help in his book drive for inmates in the Cass County Jail. North Dakota Congressman Kelly Armstrong donated 22 books from the Library Of Congress to help Flakoll’s goal of giving inmates a helping hand through education. Adding the total too over 500 books. Flakoll says…

Hundreds Advocate for Gun Reform at March for Our Lives

The march in Fargo was one of hundreds across the country

FARGO, N.D. — People in cities across the country gathered for March for our Lives to advocate for gun reform. Hundreds gathered in downtown Fargo to take part in the local event. The march was organized by a group called “Moms Demand Action.” The group was created after the Sandy Hook shooting and pushes lawmakers for what they say is common…

Senator Heitkamp Says GOP Tax Reform Bill Hurts Middle Income Families

They all say the tax reform wouldn't benefit them in the long run

FARGO, ND — Senator Heidi Heitkamp says the Republican tax reform bill will raise costs for most middle income families in the long-term. She spoke in Fargo alongside a local tax attorney, small business owner, senior citizen, farmer and the president of the North Dakota Building and Construction Trades Council. They all say the tax reform wouldn’t benefit them in…

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…

Senator Heitkamp on Health Care Vote; Protesters Rally at Senator Hoeven’s Fargo Office

Heitkamp said politics dictates legislation far too often in Congress

FARGO, ND — North Dakota U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp was one of many Democrats who voted against the health care reform. She said if the bill passed, tens of thousands of North Dakotans would lose their health care. Heitkamp said politics dictates legislation far too often in Congress. She claims she’s offered many solutions to help the current health care…