Group turns in signatures for redistricting reform measure

The group must obtain nearly 27,000 valid signatures.

FARGO, N.D. (AP)–A group looking to reform voting redistricting rules in North Dakota says it has collected enough signatures to get the proposed constitutional amendment on the ballot in November. Officials with North Dakota Voters First said Monday they submitted 36,708 signatures to Secretary of State Al Jaeger’s office. The group must obtain nearly 27,000 valid signatures from North Dakota…

North Dakota Legal Groups React To DACA Supreme Court Vote

President Trump took to Twitter to say the courts won't provide a decision based on the rule of law and he will have to start the process all over again.

FARGO, N.D. — With a 5-4 vote by the Supreme Court thousands of DACA members avoided possible deportation after President Donald Trump planned to cancel the immigration program. Organizations like Lutheran Social Services and the ACLU are saying this is a big win. “It allows the folks to work in the United States and prevents them from being deported; and…

Arlette Preston Returns As Fargo City Commissioner

John Strand has also been re-elected to the Fargo City Commission.

FARGO, N.D.- Arlette Preston is no stranger to the Fargo City Commission. She served two terms in the 1990s when things looked a little bit different. “One of the things that I worked on back then was getting a downtown plan, the first downtown plan together, and that along with the renaissance zone has really made a difference so, that…

Fargo School Board Candidates Share Their Visions

Election Day for the school board is June 9th

FARGO, N.D. — All 13 candidates for the Fargo Public School Board joined a public forum about why they should get the job. The debate was hosted by the Red River Valley League Of Women Voters. The debate touched on multiple topics about education methods but talk of the town was COVID-19 and future plans. The questions also included audience…

Cass County Commission stands by decision not to hold in-person polling at primary election

Ballots for the June 9th primaries will be cast through the mail

FARGO, N.D. — In the June 9th primary, North Dakotans will be able to narrow down candidates for statewide offices, legislative races and county commissioners. They will also cast their final votes for city commissioners and school board members. Everyone will still be able to vote, but they will have to do it by mail-in ballots. City officials say the…

Sen. Amy Klobuchar Wants To Protect Voting Rights During COVID-19

The bill has a total of 32 cosponsors.

MINNESOTA – Sen. Klobuchar joined a conference call with Senator Ron Wyden, Rock the Vote and When We All Vote to discuss college students being displaced where they are registered to vote. Just last month, Klobuchar and Wyden introduced the Natural Disaster and Emergency Ballot Act of 2020. The bill would expand early in-person voting and no-excuse absentee vote-by-mail to…

North Dakota Residents to Receive Applications for Absentee Ballots

Anyone who applies for an absentee ballot will receive one in early May.

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–North Dakota residents should be on the lookout for applications for absentee ballots arriving in the mail the week of April 20. The ballot applications will be addressed to each resident with their address prefilled. In addition to the applications, residents will receive a letter from North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger. With voting locations being closed,…

State Leaders Take Action On Child Care And The June Election

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has a message for snowbirds and those returning from spring break

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has a message for snowbirds and those returning from spring break. “We would also encourage those individuals to stay at home for 14 days after their arrival back in North Dakota and I know many people who are doing this and we thank them,” said Burgum. State leaders also revealing steps they…

Long lines for ND caucuses, results expected Wednesday

Some voters say they waited in line for over two hours at the Democratic Caucus in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — It’s not only too early to call the Democratic Presidential Caucus in North Dakota, we might not know results until Wednesday. There was a huge turnout at the 14 polling sites across the state. Alex Rohr, a spokesman for the North Dakota Democratic-NPL party, says every vote needs to be counted and it could take some time….

North Dakota Voters Prepare for presidential caucus

Fourteen Democratic delegates are up for grabs

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota supporters of both Democratic presidential candidates say they’re optimistic about Tuesday’s caucuses. “We certainly have energized and committed voters who are supporting Sen. Sanders and those who are supporting Vice President Biden,” says North Dakota Democratic-NPL Chairwoman Kylie Oversen. Voting begins at 11 a.m. and will go until 7 p.m. There are 14 polling locations…