social services

Walking in Their Shoes: United Way of Cass-Clay Hosts Poverty Simulation

Participants took on roles of people who were afflicted with poverty in their lives

FARGO, N.D. — Several community members took part in a simulation to understand the effects of poverty firsthand. United Way of Cass–Clay divided people at Microsoft in Fargo into several groups to act out family roles in a poverty simulation. The groups went through four fifteen–minute intervals meant to illustrate what people go through if they are living on a tight…

AMBER Alert For Girl Missing in Grand Forks is Canceled

Search for 18-month-old Jaylee Azure

UPDATE: The Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office says the AMBER Alert for 19-month-old Jaylee Azure has been canceled. She has been found safe.   GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Department has issued an AMBER Alert. Shortly after 2:00, 18-month-old Jaylee Azure is believed to have been abducted from a social service office in Grand Forks. Authorities…

Police Investigate Death of 5-Month-Old Baby

They were notified by social services that Brynley Rymer was taken to Altru in Grand Forks by a caretaker

Photo: GoFundMeGRAND FORKS, N.D. — Police in Grand Forks are investigating what caused a baby’s fatal injuries. They were notified by social services that 5-month-old Brynley Rymer was taken to Altru by a caretaker for treatment of injuries on Monday. Rymer was transferred to Sanford in Fargo by helicopter and passed away on Tuesday. Police say the nature of her…

Grafton Couple Awarded for Turning in Suspicious Driver

Troopers found the driver was under the influence of drugs and arrested her

Courtesy: North Dakota Highway Patrol GRAFTON, ND — A Grafton couple has been awarded for tipping off authorities about an impaired driver who had kids in the vehicle. Scott and Valerie Dalbey were presented with the Colonel’s Award for Excellence by the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The Dalbeys came across a suspicious driver on I-29 on a cold day in…

Gov. Burgum Signs Bill Eliminating a Percentage of Property Tax Rates

The two-year program eliminates counties' ability to tax for those services

  BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Burgum has signed a bill eliminating a 12 percent buydown of property tax rates. It’s part of a bill that has the state taking over social services costs for its 53 counties. The two-year program eliminates counties’ ability to tax for those services. In exchange, the legislation ended the so-called tax relief fund. Burgum says…

LSS of North Dakota Feels Impact of Executive Immigration Order

Three refugees from Iraq hoping to resettle in North Dakota are one example of those affected by the immigration order.

Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota says the impact of President Trump signing the executive order on immigration came immediately. It has stopped dozens of people from coming to the state. Any state that welcomes refugees was expected to see an impact after President Trump’s executive order. But the pace of the change of plans is what hit staff at…