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Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has been spending his day in Fargo.

Schneider joins race for House seat

Mar 6, 2018

Mac Schneider is running for Congress.

Tom Ackerman / University of Mary

What will the "global battlefield of the future" look like?

"It's everywhere and everything," said retired US Air Force general Robert Latiff.

Latiff is the author of “Future War: Preparing for the New Global Battlefield." In an interview, Latiff said the new battlefield will likely include cyber-attacks.

"That would be fast," Latiff said. "It could take milliseconds. Or it may be extremely slow and subtle."

Latiff said that kind of "slower" attack could chip away at our trust in our systems.

Fargo Police investigating homicide, man in custody

Mar 2, 2018
D. Webster

Fargo Police have one suspect in custody and are looking for a possible witness in connection to an early morning homicide that took place in North Fargo this morning.

North Dakota's economy expands in February

Mar 1, 2018

North Dakota's economy grew during the month of February.

The state's reading on the Business Conditions Index, a monthly survey of Midwestern supply managers, rose to 53.3 in February from 49.6 in January. Any reading over 50 indicates economic growth. Creighton University economics professor Dr. Ernie Goss conducts the monthly survey. He says the survey indicates the manufacturing and energy sectors are expanding, but there were some warning signals regarding the inflation gauge.

North Dakota's kindergarten vaccination rate increases

Mar 1, 2018

Officials at the North Dakota Department of Health are encouraged that vaccination rates for kindergartners have increased.

Lexie Barber is Immunization Surveillance Coordinator with the health department. She says in the last two years, vaccination rates had fallen below 90 percent and had gotten as low as 88 percent. But she says for the 2017-2018 school year, vaccination rates have climbed to 94 percent. She says the health department aims for a 95 percent immunization rate to ensure maximum protection from disease.

Heitkamp/McCain Reservation Amber Alert bill passes House

Mar 1, 2018

A bill introduced by Arizona Senator John McCain and North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp is aimed at expanding the Amber Alert system to Native American Reservations.

North Dakota is in the top 25 percent of states in both new lung cancer cases and lung cancer survival rates.

This according to the first ever "State of Lung Cancer" report done by the American Lung Association of North Dakota. Reba Mathern-Jacobson is director of tobacco control for the Lung Association in North Dakota. She says this report looks at rates of incidents of lung cancer, survival rates, rates of early diagnosis, surgery, and access to screening centers. She says the report helps North Dakota know where it stands.

Horse Park sets race dates

Feb 27, 2018

The North Dakota Racing Commission has finalized race dates for the North Dakota Horse Park this summer.

Manager Mike Schmitz says the last three weekends in July were chosen - Saturday July 14 and Sunday the 15th, Saturday the 21st and Sunday the 22nd, and Friday July 27th and Saturday July 28th. Schmitz says the final weekend was chosen to be Friday-Saturday versus Saturday-Sunday to accommodate the Fargo Air Show. Schmitz says it's an affordable family summer activity.

North Dakota among country's "least sinful" states

Feb 22, 2018

Exactly how "sinful" is North Dakota?

According a survey by Wallet Hub, North Dakota is the 2nd least sinful state in the country. Jill Gonzales is an analyst for Wallet Hub, which is a personal finance website. She says the survey measured each state across several scientific metrics in regard to the "seven deadly sins."