women

Stopping the Increase of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

The Native American community in Fargo lost one of their own this year and many other women are stilling missing throughout North Dakota

FARGO, ND — The Native American community in Fargo lost one of their own this year and many other women are stilling missing throughout North Dakota. The community is trying to stop the increase of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. The rate of violent crime for Native Americans is twice the national average. “It’s really happening right here in Fargo….

Deputy U.S. Marshal Caught Spying on Women in Dressing Rooms is Appealing His Sentence

He is currently serving a seven year sentence for child pornography

BISMARK, ND — A former deputy U.S. marshal, who was caught spying on women in Bismarck store dressing rooms, is appealing his sentence. 30–year–old Michael Rivera was sentenced to three years in prison after being convicted of intrusion and attempting to create sexually expressive images. He is currently serving a seven year sentence for child pornography. His attorney argues only…

Sen. Franken Says He’s “Embarrassed and Ashamed”

The democrat plans to return to work on Monday

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Senator Al Franken says he plans to return to work Monday and is “embarrassed and ashamed” of the groping allegations against him. The democrat spoke with Minnesota Public Radio this morning along with other news outlets for the first time since four women accused him of misconduct. Franken says, “The ethics committee is looking into…

CBS News Suspends Charlie Rose Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

In a statement, Rose apologized for his actions but said he does not believe all of the allegations are true

Fox News  NATIONAL — Add another big name celebrity to the list of men accused of sexual harassment: Charlie Rose. PBS is immediately halting distribution of Rose’s interview program and CBS News has suspended him. The Washington Post reports that eight women have accused Rose of inappropriate sexual behavior including lewd phone calls, groping and appearing naked in front of…

Gov. Dayton Calling on State Rep. Cornish to Resign Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

Schoen and Cornish have both denied the allegations

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls the sexual harassment allegations at the State Capitol, “atrocities.” The governor has spoken out for the first time since allegations surfaced against at least two lawmakers. Multiple women have accused Republican State Representative Tony Cornish of sexual harassment. State Senator Dan Schoen, a member of the governor’s own Democratic Party, has…

Breast Friends: Through Good Times and Bad

FM Breast Friends offers support to women with breast cancer

FARGO, ND — It’s the phrase no one ever wants to hear: “You have breast cancer.” The reality is there are many here in metro that have. More and more these days, you hear of someone being diagnosed with cancer. As shocking as the diagnosis is, what people may not realize is how long it follows you even after you’ve been…

Pink It Forward Is Celebrating Women

Pink It Forward is giving women a chance to purchase some of their favorite products while also supporting an important cause

FARGO, ND — Although October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month, organizations worldwide are still raising funds and awareness for the disease. One local organization is celebrating women and proving that one small gesture can make all the difference. Whether it’s stylish jewelry, soothing lotions or homemade decor, when it comes to shopping there is always something fun to find. “When…

More Female Hunters Applying for Licenses in Minnesota

Reports show about 70,000 of Minnesota's 550,000 hunters are women, up from the 55,000 female hunters in 2010

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota DNR officials say despite the declining overall number of hunters, more women are taking on the sport. Reports show about 70,000 of Minnesota’s 550,000 hunters are women, up from the 55,000 female hunters in 2010. Linda Bylander with the DNR says this is largely because more and more women want to use wild game meat as…

The United Way Hosts Women UNITED Luncheon

Ashley Rhodes–Courter has experienced first–hand what it's like to create a successful future from a hard past

FARGO, ND — Turning a hardship into a positive message is not easy but one woman has traveled from Florida to Fargo to do just that. A New York Times and International Bestselling Author is educating women in the community on how to help children in need. “Women are powerful when they unite,” said Kristina Hein, the United Way Marketing…

Savanna’s Act Hearing Held in Washington, D.C.

If is named for Savanna Greywind of Fargo

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Savanna’s Act gets a hearing at the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C. The bipartisan bill was introduced by Senator Heidi Heitkamp to help address the epidemic of missing and murdered Native American women. If is named for Savanna Greywind of Fargo. The eight months pregnant woman was kidnapped and killed in August. Two…