Refugees

Local Organization Helps Area New Americans Gain Transportation

Organizers say it's all about helping refugee families get started in a new community

WEST FARGO, ND — A local organization is helping New Americans in the area become more independent. Team Boaz for New Americans is a community partnership that gives used bikes in good condition to refugee families. The group takes in donations of used and abandoned bikes from the community, buys spare parts if needed and volunteers donate their time to…

Piepkorn Recall Effort Ends

Today was the deadline for filing the names with the city auditors office which would determine if there were enough valid signatures to call for a recall election later this summer.

FARGO (KFGO) – The citizens group who launched an effort to recall Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn says it will not file its petitions. Today was the deadline for filing the names with the city auditors office which would determine if there were enough valid signatures to call for a recall election later this summer. Andrew Lenzmeier, spokesman for The…

Recall Petitions for Fargo City Commissioner to be Turned In

Backers need 3,500 valid signatures to declare a special election.

  FARGO, ND — Petitions to recall Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn will be turned in next week after all. Andrew Lenzmeier, who heads up the recall effort, says a call for an immediate end to the process came “out of left field” last week. The Fargo-Moorhead Refugee Advisory Council called for an end to the effort citing threats and…

LSS Responds to Bill that Could Lead to Refugee Ban in North Dakota

A bill being proposed in the North Dakota House of Representatives if passed would increase data gathered on refugees and would allow for a future ban on resettlement in the state

A bill being proposed in the North Dakota House of Representatives could give the state power to temporarily ban refugees. Refugee resettlement is generally under the jurisdiction of the federal government and Lutheran Social Services (LSS). LSS said they have concerns. The organizationĀ resettled 558 refugees in North Dakota last year. The number is determined by LSS and the federal government…