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City of Fargo Extends Contract with Longtime City Attorney

The contract is worth between $4 and $5 million

  FARGO, ND — Fargo is extending its contract with longtime City Attorney Erik Johnson and his firm for millions of dollars. Fargo City Commissioner Tony Gehrig cast the only “no” vote on the five-year contract extension. He said the city should have an open process to hear from other law firms interested in the position. Commissioner John Strand says…

Nine of Thirteen Moorhead School Board Candidates Attend Forum

Voters got a chance to meet the several people running for a single one-year school board seat

MOORHEAD, Minn — Thirteen people are running for a single one-year seat on the Moorhead Public School Board. To help with the decision, voters are getting a chance to meet the candidates in person. About one year after Laurie Johnson resigned from Moorhead’s school board, voters have their choice of 13 candidates to fill the last year of her term….

On KVRR Local News at 9: Moorhead School Board Forum for 13 Board Candidates

A forum for the special school board election will show us where they stand on local issues

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Voters in Moorhead are about to meet the 13 people running for one seat on the Moorhead School Board. A forum for the special school board election will show us where they stand on local issues. KVRR’s Nick Broadway joins us live from Moorhead with more. NICK BROADWAY, REPORTING: I’m LIVE here at the Moorhead Public Library…

City of Wahpeton Votes in New Mayor

He will fill out the rest of Hansey's term which expires in June

WAHPETON, ND — Wahpeton officially has a new mayor. The city council voted eight to zero on Monday to appoint Ward 1 City Councilman Steve Dale as mayor. Dale had been handling the duties since Mayor Meryl Hansey resigned in late summer in the midst of a battle with cancer. He will fill out the rest of Hansey’s term which…

House Majority Whip, Steve Scalise, Returns to Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Majority Whip, Steve Scalise, has returned to Capitol Hill for the first time since he was shot while at a baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia. Scalise was greeted by standing ovation from the House as he walked in. He participated in Thursday’s vote series and addressed his colleagues on the House floor, thanking Rep. Brad Wenstrup,…

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…