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Archambault Says He’ll be an Advocate, Despite Being Voted Out of Office

Faith says he's not sure how big of an issue that was in the campaign

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — The Standing Rock Sioux chairman has been voted out of office. Dave Archambault got 37 percent of the vote in Wednesday’s tribal election and Mike Faith got 63 percent. Archambault conceded defeat saying he’ll “continue to advocate for the issues facing our community.” His call earlier this year for large-scale Dakota Access pipeline protest camps…

Senator Franken Says Latest Health Care Proposal is Worse than Previous Plan

The development comes as the GOP has revived its partisan attack on Obamacare

NATIONAL — A bipartisan attempt at shoring up the Affordable Care Act is officially over in the Senate. The development comes as the GOP has revived its partisan attack on Obamacare, with Senate leaders and President Trump pushing repeal and replace legislation. Senator Franken is blasting the latest attempt by the GOP to replace Obamacare and calls the “Graham-Cassidy” bill…

Former Fargo Officer Loses Appeal, Will Not be Reinstated

David Boelke appealed his removal from the force to clear his name

FARGO, ND — The Civil Service Commission will not reinstate a former police officer who was fired from his job in August. David Boelke appealed his removal from the force to clear his name. It’s a case the Fargo Civil Service Commission says was no easy job. “It’s a challenge,” said Jane Pettinger, who is on the FCSC. “This is…

North Dakota Sunday Blue Law Closer to a Public Vote

Secretary of State Al Jaeger has approved for circulation a petition for a ballot initiative to end the state's so-called blue laws

  BISMARCK, ND — A group that wants to repeal longstanding Sunday business restrictions in North Dakota is a step closer to bringing the matter to a public vote. Secretary of State Al Jaeger has approved for circulation a petition for a ballot initiative to end the state’s so-called blue laws. The petition will need signatures from about 13,500 North…

President Trump Gives High Praise to the Senate for Health Care Vote

Republicans voted to advance floor debate on their efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Trump is praising the Senate for moving forward on a bill to repeal Obamacare. Vice President Pence cast the tie-breaking vote. “The vice president votes in the affirmative and the motion is agreed to,” he said, then tapped the gavel down to close the vote. Republicans voted to advance floor debate on their efforts to repeal…

Final Decision on Star Lake Casino Project Hits Snag

County leaders also want more time to sort through public comments gathered on June 15

  OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — Otter Tail County leaders have decided to delay a final decision on the proposed Star Lake Casino project. A county commission vote on the project was expected however both the engineering firm in charge of designing the project and the White Earth Nation have requested more time to iron out final project details. County…

Sunday Liquor Sales Begin in Minnesota Just in Time for the Holiday

Today marks the first weekend Minnesotans can purchase liquor on a Sunday

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — One “blue law” has finally come to an end, as Minnesotan’s are now able to buy liquor on Sundays. For Minnesotans, it’s something that’s been a long time coming. “They turned it down so many times in the past I didn’t think they’d do it,” said one shopper. “But, they finally did it.” “I think because there’s…

People Line Up Outside Sen. Hoeven’s Office Protesting Senate Health Care Bill

Indivisible FM held a pop–up protest to encourage him to vote against the Senate health care bill

FARGO, ND — Concerned citizens gathered in front of Sen. Hoeven’s Fargo office to make their voices heard about the Republican health care bill. Voting on the bill has been delayed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The Senate health care bill is causing concern for people in North Dakota and they are reaching out to their senators for answers….

Recall Petitions for Fargo City Commissioner to be Turned In

Backers need 3,500 valid signatures to declare a special election.

  FARGO, ND — Petitions to recall Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn will be turned in next week after all. Andrew Lenzmeier, who heads up the recall effort, says a call for an immediate end to the process came “out of left field” last week. The Fargo-Moorhead Refugee Advisory Council called for an end to the effort citing threats and…

Voters Reject Maple Valley School District Bond Referendum

Superintendent Brian Wolf says 544 voters approved the bond issue with 381 against

  TOWER CITY, N.D. — For the fourth time, voters in the Maple Valley School District failed to get the necessary 60% super majority to pass a $14.3 million bond referendum. Yesterday’s vote came up less than 2% short. Superintendent Brian Wolf says 544 voters approved the bond issue with 381 against. Voters were asked to approve the measure which…