Rural

North Dakota Farmers Union Concerned About Redistricting

BISMARCK, N.D. — A panel of North Dakota lawmakers has agreed to use the current number of legislators and the districts they represent as a template for redrawing new legislative boundaries. The redistricting committee began its task in Bismarck. When it’s finalized later this year, it likely will show urban areas gaining political strength in the Legislature, and rural parts…

Dem-NPL Party on what a Biden-Harris administration means for rural communities

Although more Americans nationwide voted for Joe Biden to be the next president, that wasn't the case in North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — As general election results rolled in, the night of November 3rd was a tough one for democrats in North Dakota. “It was not because we didn’t have good candidates or the right strategy. We’re just — we’re in a state that is increasingly conservative and that supported Trump by a large margin,” says Democratic-NPL Party Chairwoman Kylie…

Sanford and UND Launch Website That Helps Those Struggling Due To COVID-19

According to the website, around 25% of the people in the US will experience some type of mental health disorder in their life.

NORTH DAKOTA – The Behavioral Health Bridge is a website that aims to provide information on common behavioral health issues and provide resources on where to seek help. The website includes sections of the impact of COVID-19, stress and coping, sSelf-care and caring for loved ones, support and treatment and help for healthcare providers. Through this initiative, the organizers also…

Biden campaign pushes for improved broadband access in rural and tribal areas

By Samone Blair UNITED STATES – Former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign held a roundtable about rural and tribal broadband access Friday. “The Covid-19 crisis has revealed that Americans everywhere need universal, reliable, affordable and high-speed internet to do their jobs and participate equally in remote school learning,” Former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said. Biden’s Build Back Better economic…

A Team From The CDC Meets With The NDHD For COVID-19 Vaccine Planning

According to the Health Department there are three candidate vaccines, with one in phase three.

BISMARCK, N.D.- North Dakota was selected primarily because of the state’s immunization program, the CDC’s interest in coming to a rural state, and also to engage with the tribal nation. The teams have spent time discussing the ins and outs of the program as well as the assumptions. According to the Health Department there are three candidate vaccines, with one…

Clay County Sheriff’s Office to Deliver Grocery and Pharmacy Items to Rural Residents

Deputies can make deliveries Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

CLAY COUNTY, Minn.–The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is offering to deliver groceries and prescriptions to rural community members who may be vulnerable to COVID-19. The partnership will service anyone over the age of 60 or anyone with an underlying health condition who lives in rural Clay County. Deputies will be able to provide deliveries Monday through Friday from 8 a.m….

Clay County Highway Department Cautions Driving on Rural Roadways

Due to heavy rain and snow, maintenance on rural roads has been minimal.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–The Clay County Highway Department says rural gravel roadways need to be traveled with extreme caution. Due to heavy rain and snow, maintenance on rural roads has been minimal. The roads may be wet, slippery and in some cases, covered with water. Anyone wanting to report safety concerns or questions can contact the Clay County Highway Department at 218-299-5099….

FM Diversion Gets $750 Million in Federal Funding, Injunction Lift Pending

The next step is for a Minnesota judge to lift a temporary injunction that was put on the project

FARGO, N.D. — State and local leaders sign a partnership securing 750 million dollars for the F–M Diversion. The goal of the agreement is to get the project done in six to eight years. “It’s not if we’re going to flood. We are going to flood. Let’s get that permanent protection in place to protect lives and property and over time…

North Dakota Senators Upset About President Trump’s Cuts to Crop Insurance Programs

The budget battle begins but North Dakota's senators are not happy with the president's decision on crop insurance

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Trump’s first budget is out and the battle begins on both sides of the aisle. But North Dakota’s two U.S. Senators are in agreement about one section of the budget: crop insurance. Republican Senator John Hoeven and Democrat Heidi Heitkamp both say cuts to the crop insurance program are unacceptable. Heitkamp says the president’s budget leaves…

Fire Tears Through Nordic Fiberglass Plant in Warren

The plant is a major employer in the small town, Officials can't determine the scope of the damage as of now

Firefighters from eight agencies battled for several hours against the flames at Nordic Fiberglass in Warren, Minnesota on Wednesday evening. Marshall County Sheriff’s Office said Nordic Fiber Glass is a big employer in the area. But they said thankfully, no one was inside when the fire broke out. It took firefighters more than five hours to put the flames out…