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Minnesota Case Over Genital Mutilation of Teens Continues in Detroit

Two Minnesota mothers also have been charged after taking their daughters to the clinic

Dr. Jumana NagarwalaDETROIT, Mich. — A federal judge in Detroit has dismissed one charge against two doctors accused of female genital mutilation. The judge ruled that Dr. Jumana Nagarwala and Dr. Fakhruddin Attar didn’t commit conspiracy to transport a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. Both doctors still face other charges. Two Minnesota mothers also have been…

Minnesota Lawmaker Proposes Anti-Vaxx Parents to See Doctor Before Making Final Health Care Decisions

He is introducing a proposal that parents need to visit with a doctor before not vaccinating their children

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — After a measles outbreak over the summer prompted several discussions over childhood vaccinations, a Minnesota lawmaker wants parents to see a doctor before opting to not vaccinate. The Department of Health says nearly 80 people were hit hard with the measles outbreak and State Representative Mike Freiberg says he wants parents who are considering not…

Trump Administration Rolls Back Access to Birth Control

Eliminating this birth control rule was one of President Trump's promises while on the campaign trail

  NATIONAL — The Trump Administration is rolling back access to birth control. This will affect about 55 million American women who benefit from the Obama-era rule which makes employers give access to birth control on their healthcare plans. Eliminating this birth control rule was one of President Trump’s promises while on the campaign trail. An anonymous official with the…

Bismarck Police Seeking Guidance on Religious Ceremony Issues

Police say no one was arrested or charged but are seeking input on how to handle situations like this in the future

  BISMARCK, ND — The Bismarck Police Department is seeking guidance after a religious ceremony at an apartment building. Authorities say they were called to an apartment building where a Muslim couple was slaughtering sheep in the parking lot of an apartment building. They say it was a religious ceremony and while the police say they want to be respectful…

Vigil for Savanna Greywind Held on MSUM Campus

Anyone attending was encouraged to wear red in honor of Savanna

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The American Indian Student Association at MSUM is bringing the community together with a vigil on campus. More than 100 people showed up to the prayer ceremony to show their condolences for the family and to unite as a community. Anyone attending was encouraged to wear red in honor of Savanna. The prayer circle brought all different…

Doctor Accused of Genital Mutilation with Minnesota Girls Makes Plea

Dr. Jumana Nagarwala is charged with six crimes, including conspiracy to bring the girls across state lines

  DETROIT, Mich. — A not-guilty plea has been entered for a Detroit-area doctor charged with performing genital mutilations on two Minnesota girls in a first-of-its-kind case in the United States. Dr. Jumana Nagarwala is charged with six crimes, including conspiracy to bring the girls across state lines. It carries a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison. She is…

Minnesota Muslim Teen Boxer Wins Fight for Wearing Religious Clothing During Matches

Zafar appealed to officials after she was stopped from competing at a match in Florida because she would not wear the required uniform of a sleeveless jersey and shorts

  OAKDALE, Minn. — A Minnesota Muslim teen boxer has won her fight to wear her religious clothing during matches. USA Boxing says 16-year-old Amaiya Zafar will be allowed to wear her hijab and other clothing that covers her arms and legs because it falls under a religious beliefs exemption of the program. Zafar appealed to officials after she was…

Coffee with Cramer Event Gets Heated

People raised concerns about losing Medicaid, the President's cabinet choices and funding for Planned Parenthood

FARGO, N.D. — A contentious “Coffee With Cramer” event. North Dakota Congressmen Kevin Cramer faced people who have questions about the nation’s future. It was Cramer’s first town hall style meeting in Fargo since President Trump took office. The coffee shop was packed with people shoulder to shoulder and there were people who couldn’t even get inside. We spoke with…

Fargo Diocese Joins Lawsuit Against Federal Health Care Regulations

The Fargo Diocese Says The Requirements Pose a Threat to Religious Freedom

Courtesy: Fargo DioceseThe Diocese of Fargo has joined with a number of North Dakota Catholic employers in filing a federal lawsuit against health care coverage requirements that are in conflict with the Church. Bishop John Folda says while the Church does not discriminate based on sexual orientation, it should have the rights to make faith-based coverage decisions, even for its…