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ND State Senator Carolyn Nelson Celebrates 80th Birthday, Receives Honor of First-Time Award

She is the first ever recipient of the "Outstanding Woman State Legislator Supporting the Arts award

FARGO, ND — Today marks two special celebrations for Senator Carolyn Nelson, her 80th birthday and the announcement of a special award. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Women in Government announced that she is the first ever recipient of the “Outstanding Woman State Legislator Supporting the Arts award. She is being honored as a leader…

Medicare Enrollment Counselors Available for North Dakota Seniors

North Dakotans can choose their best coverage option with assistance from trained, volunteer counselors from now until December 5

NORTH DAKOTA — Anyone 65 and over can review, plan or shop their Medicare Part D insurance with a little help. North Dakotans can choose their best coverage option with assistance from trained, volunteer counselors from now until December 5. People must bring a list of their medications, a Medicare card and their Medicare Plan D prescription drug plan card….

Johnson and Johnson Wins Appeal in Talcum Powder Cancer Case

Her family claimed she got cancer from using the company's talcum powder

  NATIONAL — It’s a big win for Johnson and Johnson. The Missouri Court of Appeals rules the company will not have to pay out $72 million dollars in damages to the family of a woman who died of ovarian cancer. The court says the state was not the proper jurisdiction for the lawsuit because the 62-year-old woman was from…

Minnesota School Districts Hopeful with New Tax Credit

The community has voiced its concern about the burden property taxes can play on agricultural land when it comes to school building bonds

GLYNDON, Minn. — In the last ten years, property taxes for Minnesota farmers have increased by 114%. “About 60% of our total net value of a school district is in ag land,” said Bryan Thygeson, the Superintendent of the Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton school district. A new bill is now taking some of that load off their shoulders and giving school districts an…

Senator Franken Introduces New Legislation to Help Rural Communities in Minnesota

Franken said that every day the nation's farmers have our backs and he believes we need to have theirs as well.

MINNESOTA — A new package of legislation has been introduced by Senator Al Franken that supports farmers, producers and rural businesses in Minnesota. This proposed change would help them deploy more renewable energy projects and cut energy costs. Sen. Franken said that every day the nation’s farmers have our backs and he believes we need to have theirs as well….

Pheasant Numbers Drop to Near Record Levels

A similar survey in South Dakota shows a 45 percent drop

  NORTH DAKOTA — Pheasant numbers in the Dakotas are down to some of the lowest levels on record. Biologists say the drop is blamed largely on the worst drought to hit the states in decades. North Dakota’s roadside pheasant survey conducted in late July and August shows the number of birds is down 61 percent from last year. A…

ND Tribal Colleges Contribute Nearly $200 Million to Economy

The North Dakota Association of Tribal Colleges asked for the study to learn the impact of the colleges on the state

  FARGO, ND — An NDSU study shows the state’s tribal colleges helped boost the economy in the 2016 fiscal year. The study states the five tribal colleges contributed $190 million to North Dakota’s economy. Researchers also looked at the social and economic effects of education as well as the state and local impacts of higher education spending and student…

North Dakota, Minnesota Law Enforcement Begin Distracted Driving Campaign

Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest travel periods of the year and troopers want to enhance safety on the highways.

  REGIONAL — Troopers and other officers will be saturating North Dakota and Minnesota starting tomorrow. Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest travel periods of the year and troopers want to enhance safety on the highways. They will focus on I-94 and Highway 2 in North Dakota. Their border-to-border enforcement effort is in conjunction with the Montana Highway…

2017 State of Technology Conference in Fargo

"Our goal is to make the Fargo metro area and the Red River Valley, an absolute hub for technology entrepreneurship."

FARGO, ND — Senator John Hoeven is hosting the 2017 State of Technology Conference in Fargo. “When people talk about hot spots for technology, growth and development, innovation, new startups, we want them talking about Fargo”, Sen. Hoeven said. The annual State of Technology Conference serves as a catalyst for new transformation and investment in North Dakota. This year, Senator…

Drought Conditions Escalating Wildfires in North Dakota

Officials say the fire, is not affecting any livestock or structures

North Dakota Highway Patrol  NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota’s drought conditions are escalating wildfires throughout the state. Crews contained 70 percent of a major wild fire at the Little Missouri National Grassland in the west side of the state. Officials say the fire, is not affecting any livestock or structures. The state Department of Emergency Service officials say they’ve battled…