relief

President calls for stimulus negotiations to stop until after Election Day

WASHINGTON – (CNN) President Donald Trump has ordered his negotiators to halt talks over a new stimulus package, after the two sides have struggled for months to reach a deal. “I have instructed my representatives to stop negotiating until after the election when, immediately after I win, we will pass a major Stimulus Bill that focuses on hardworking Americans and…

Dispute Over USDA Relief Payments Between North & South

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A nonpartisan report from the US Government Accountability Office reveals that Southern states have been receiving more in payouts from the USDA Market Facilitation Program than other regions. Farmers in states like Minnesota and North Dakota received on average between $29,000 and $36,000 in payouts from the program. In states like Georgia and Arizona, those payouts ranged…

Minnesota Turkey Growers Asking For COVID-19 Relief Funding

The turkey industry supports 26-thousand jobs in Minnesota bringing in more than 800 million dollars in economic activity.

MINNESOTA – Minnesota turkey growers and producers are feeling the sting as COVID-19 is causing producers to slow down production. “It’s been a challenge. It’s added costs to our situation, and in our case as a grower co-op, it’s the independent growers that are affected because they own the plant,” Former Chairman of the National Turkey Federation John Burkel said….

Motorcoach Industry Asking For Help From Washington, D.C. Due To Pandemic

In Congress, the CERTS Act is being debated that would give out 10 billion dollars in relief money towards busing companies.

MOORHEAD, MINN. –“It’s tough to have to sit here and not do anything you know; it’s just not having any income coming in,” Triangle Coach Service¬† Owner Dave Helms said. Minnesota motorcoach companies are demanding action from Washington as business continues to be at a standstill since March. In Congress, the CERTS Act is being debated that would give out…

Student Debt Relief Company Ordered To Stop Doing Business In N.D.

Investigators determined the company was not licensed in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has ordered California-based Students Loan Services to issue refunds and stop doing business in the state until it meets licensing requirements. His office started an investigation into the student debt relief company after a woman who had paid almost $900 did not see any reduction in her debt. Investigators determined the…

Sen. John Hoeven Announces Funding For Sugar Beet Farmers

The application period for assistance will open on March 23rd.

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota Senator John Hoeven secured a major helping hand for farmers. The Republican announces over a quarter of a billion dollars in disaster assistance. The money will go towards assisting sugar beet farmers across the country following a historically bad growing season. The funds are a part of the additional 1.5 billion dollars in disaster assistance…

Nine Volunteers Deploy to East Coast for Hurricane Florence Relief

Volunteers will help distribute food and bulk supplies

FARGO, N.D. —¬†Hurricane Florence is a Category Four storm expected to reach landfall in the Carolinas and Virginia by Thursday. While evacuation orders are in place, brave volunteers heading into the storm. All it took was one ad in the paper. “Red Cross needed help so we said we can do this and then we started taking classes and then…

Senator Hoeven Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Tax Relief

Hoeven specifically wanted to get input about how he could help middle class individuals and families

FARGO, ND — Senator John Hoeven held a roundtable to get community input about tax relief for North Dakotans. State manufacturers, exporters and agricultural industry leaders were all there to provide their thoughts on what should be done next. Hoeven specifically wanted to get input about how he could help middle class individuals and families. However, he says he hopes…

Sen. Hoeven Meets with U.S. Treasury Secretary Over Tax Relief

It would increase the standard deduction for individuals to $12,000 and married couples to $24,000

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Treasury Secretary is on Capitol Hill looking for support for tax relief. Steven Mnuchin met with North Dakota U.S. Senator John Hoeven to talk about modernizing and simplifying the tax code. The draft Senate tax relief bill provides a net tax cut of about $1,500 for a median income family of four. It would increase…

NDSU Concert Raises Thousands for Hurricane Relief Efforts

The event was free and open to the public and they simply asked for a good will donation

FARGO, ND — A Hurricane Relief Concert at NDSU raised thousands for people who need it the most. The Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra along with NDSU Performing Arts partnered to raise money for hurricane relief Sunday afternoon. The event was free and open to the public and they simply asked for a good will donation. The Red Cross tells us the…