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ND Sheriffs Meet with Trump Administration on Border Security

They joined 190 other Sheriffs from across the country to hear from key leaders.

Bismarck, ND – Nine North Dakota Sheriffs and two Sheriff’s deputies traveled to Washington D.C. last week for a two-day border security and safe communities conference. They joined 190 other Sheriffs from across the country to hear from key leaders from the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Border Patrol and Immigration Customs and Enforcement. Administration leaders provided the…

Trump Proposal Could Cut Off Food Stamps to 35K in Minnesota

The Trump administration proposed closing "a loophole'' that automatically deems some people eligible who aren't qualified to receive food stamps.

MINNEAPOLIS–Minnesota food pantry officials are opposing a federal proposal that could take away food stamp benefits from more than 35,000 state residents. The Trump administration in July proposed closing what it calls “a loophole” that automatically deems some people eligible who aren’t qualified to receive food stamps. Colleen Moriarty, who heads the nonprofit group Hunger Solutions Minnesota, said Thursday that…

Decision To Close Some Northern Border Ports Early Is Reversed

Crossings had earlier been open until midnight, Now Close At 8 p.m. in Roseau and Lancaster

UPDATE:   Northbound Gates No Longer Locked Early Following calls from the office of Congressman Collin C. Peterson (D-Minn.) and Roseau Mayor Jeff Pelowski, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that northbound gates will remain open at Roseau and Pinecreek during Canada Border Security Agency service hours. “I’m glad this situation was worked out, but we still have the underlying issue…

Presidential Alert Test Set for 1:18 p.m (CST) Wednesday

The test has been scheduled to ensure that the alert system would work in the event of a national emergency.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration will send messages to more than 200 million U.S. cellphones on Wednesday testing a previously unused presidential alert system that aims to warn the public in the event of a national emergency. The test message was originally scheduled for September but was pushed back to Wednesday at 1:18 p.m. CST. The Federal Emergency Management…

Farmers And Ranchers Head To D.C. To Push For Action On New Farm Bill

National Farmers Union's Legislative Fly-In, September 12-14

BISMARCK, N.D. — More than 100 North Dakotans will be in Washington, D.C., this week to draw attention to the farm bill. The delegation is part of 350 family farmers and ranchers from across the country that will be participating in National Farmers Union’s Legislative Fly-In, September 12-14. They will meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill and Trump administration officials talk…

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…