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Cass County Commissioners Vote Yes to Refugee Resettlement

An executive order by President Trump puts the fate of refugee resettlement into the hands of each state and county

FARGO, N.D. — “I tell them I’m from Fargo, North Dakota, I say it with pride, because here we have compassion. We support each other. We’re different, but we welcome everybody,” said a refugee who spoke on her experiences coming to Fargo. Commissioners vote unanimously to continue a decade’s long program that helps resettle refugees fleeing unsafe countries into Cass…

Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Schools Hopeful to Pass $31.4 Million Bond Referendum

It's back to the polls Tuesday for people in the Dilworth Glyndon Felton School District.

DILWORTH, Minn. – “We just served about 900 kids in here, and if you look around through here, we have one serving line, and then this whole gym, this entire gym, is full of tables.” said Principal Heidi Critchley, as she points to the dual-purpose gym that also serves as the cafeteria. Making use of every available inch of space…

Education Minnesota President Critical of School Levies and Referendums

Residents in the Moorhead school district will vote on a $110 million bond.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Moorhead is one of about 100 school districts across the state that will be asking voters November 5th to approve operating levies or bonding requests. Education Minnesota President Denise Specht says the tradition of local levies or referendums shifting the burden of paying for public education to state taxpayers is wrong. She calls it a “wealth gap.” She…

Lawsuit Seeks to Restore Voting Rights for Felons in Minnesota

The lawsuit would affect more than 52,000 people.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the state of Minnesota to restore the voting rights of convicted felons who are on supervised release or probation. The group’s Minnesota chapter says the lawsuit filed Monday in Ramsey County District Court would affect more than 52,000 people who live and work in their communities, raise families and pay taxes…

It’s Been 100 Years Since Women’s Suffrage

a local group is celebrating with a centennial party and pie social

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — It’s been 100 years since women were given the right to vote in the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Over the next year and a half, the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County and the League of Women Voters will have all kinds of events to celebrate Women’s Suffrage. This afternoon it began the…

Former U.S. Attorney For ND Says Voters’ Address Issues Continue With Central Voter File

BISMARCK, N.D. – Amid issues that North Dakotans won’t be able to vote if they don’t have an address on their ID, Republican Secretary of State Al Jaeger says “every voter will be given a ballot.” However, he has not said every ballot will be accepted. Native American tribes failed with legal challenges to the law. They argue many people on…

Donald Trump, Jr. Visits North Dakota To Encourage People To Vote For Cramer And Armstrong

Polling shows both men with wide leads over their competitors

WILLISTON, N.D. — President Donald Trump’s eldest son is in North Dakota tonight at a campaign event for Republican Kevin Cramer’s U.S. Senate bid. Donald Trump, Jr. and his girlfriend, former FOX News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, posted this picture to Twitter of a Get Out the Vote event at Williston High School. Cramer posted video to Facebook of the crowd rushing…

What Moorhead School Board Candidates Have to Say a Month Ahead of the Election

There are six candidates running for the Moorhead School Board but only three spots are up for grabs

MOORHEAD, Minn. — There are six candidates running for the Moorhead School Board but only three spots are up for grabs. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen joins us to tell us what the candidates had to say at a League of Women Voters Debate. Jessie? All of the candidates touched on topics like school safety, funds for gifted and talented programs and…

Unite for Justice Rally Gathers Advocates Come to Fargo: Why they are Against Judge Kavanaugh

They feel with Kavanaugh in office,  human rights and the rights of workers, women and natives are in danger

FARGO, N.D. — Unite for Justice rallies are happening all over the country and two groups brought one to Fargo. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen explains why those who attended are trying to prevent Brett Kavanaugh from getting on the Supreme Court. “What do you have in a country if you don’t have a rule of law and if you don’t have…

New Technology and High Voter Turnout Changes the Voting Experience for People in Moorhead

The lines moved faster, the process took quicker and it's all because of some new technology...poll pads

MOORHEAD, Minn. — As Minnesotans lined up to vote in the primaries, many noticed new technological changes that sped up the process. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us about some of the changes and how they have affected voters. “I was at a polling location when they first opened this morning and those first couple voters first came in right as…