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Local Caregivers Raise Awareness for Parkinson’s Disease During Annual Symposium

They're hoping events like these will start an upward trend in cure research

FARGO, N.D. — According to health experts, about 1 million people are living with Parkinson’s disease in the U.S. That number is expected to double in the next 20 years. Local caregivers are bringing awareness to the disease and supporting those who have it. People living with Parkinson’s disease and their loved ones are filling the air with “ahs,” but…

Moorhead’s Anne Carlsen Center is Minnesota’s First

There are seven in North Dakota

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Minnesota has its very first Anne Carlsen Center. The center is a non–profit providing services to those with developmental disabilities. It specializes in a number of therapies for kids with disabilities from speech and language therapy to occupational and mental health services. Even though the Moorhead location is brand new, their phones are already ringing off the hook….

Gov. Burgum Emphasizes Innovation in His State of the State Address

The governor hopes the people of North Dakota can find solutions to the state's challenges

MINOT, N.D. — Governor Doug Burgum took the governor’s office one year ago and has been active in sharing his vision for North Dakota. Today, he delivered his second State of the State Address from the campus of Minot State. In his nearly 90–minute speech, Governor Burgum highlighted the challenges faced in 2017 and his vision for 2018. The governor’s…

ND Democrats Respond to Burgum Speech; Criticize GOP for Failed Promises

State Democrats point to budget cuts and failure to increase jobs as proof of failed promises

BISMARCK, N.D. — State Representative Ron Guggisberg of Fargo delivered the Democratic Party’s response to Governor Burgum’s speech. Guggisberg criticized Republicans for the state’s budget deficit and cuts to state spending. He said this has put stress on state programs and individual taxpayers. Guggisberg said that the Republican majority failed to uphold their promise of keeping property taxes steady and…

Attorneys Attempt to Suppress Evidence in DAPL Protester Case

Attorneys for Red Fawn Fallis are seeking to suppress some evidence and statements that she made to police

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — A Denver woman accused of shooting at law enforcement during the Dakota Access pipeline protest says her arrest violated her free speech rights. Attorneys for Red Fawn Fallis are seeking to suppress some evidence and statements that she made to police. A two-day hearing in federal court in Bismarck ended on Monday with the attorneys…

Moorhead City Council Passes Hate Crime Resolution

Resolution written by Moorhead Council Member Mari Dailey calls for an "inclusive community."

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Moorhead City Council passed a hate crime resolution which targets recent hate speech in the metro. Resolution written by Moorhead Council Member Mari Dailey calls for an “inclusive community.” Council says the resolution will put Moorhead on record as a community which officially condemns hate crimes. Mayor Del Rae Williams said this resolution was written shortly after…

Policy Changes Being Considered in Minnesota After Arrests at the Capitol

Members of an advisory panel on Capitol security met Monday to review the current permitting policies for large rallies and protests

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Officials may make policy changes at the state Capitol after recent demonstrations led to arrests. Members of an advisory panel on Capitol security met Monday to review the current permitting policies for large rallies and protests. Republican State Sen. Warren Limmer of Maple Grove suggested creating a designated protest area outside of the Capitol building…

Moorhead Speech Team Headed to State, Can You Help?

Students say participating on the Spuds speech team has helped them develop communication skills and long-lasting friendships

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Moorhead High Speech Team is asking you to help them continue their record-breaking year. Not only is the team the reigning 8-Double ‘A’ champs, they are sending 28 speakers to the state competition in addition to sending 13 speakers to the National Speech and Debate Tournament. A group of parent volunteers are setting up a fundraiser…