General News

Grand Forks Air Force Base

The Air Force is privatizing water, wastewater and electrical utilities at the Grand Forks Air Force Base and the Cavalier Air Force Station.

Deputy base civil engineer with the  219th Civil Engineer Squadron, Les Canarr, said this is part of an Air Force initiative to sell its utilities where possible to private firms who have more expertise – and how have promised to make upgrades.

People in Watford City have the opportunity to connect with organizations and resources to help in the recovery process after the tornado Tuesday morning.

Starting October 1st, remote sellers will be required to register with the state of North Dakota and collect and remit sales taxes.

Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger says this is the result of a Supreme Court ruling last month that remote sellers can now be required to collect sales taxes in states where they have no physical presence. He says this applies mainly to online retailers. A previous ruling on the issue in 1992 said it shouldn't have to be required, but Rauschenberger says times have changed.

Open enrollment for medical marijuana dispensary locations

Jul 12, 2018

North Dakota is one step closer to administering medical marijuana to patients - the first round of dispensary applications is now open.

Insurance department warns of Medicare fraud

Jul 12, 2018

Recent changes to Medicare are designed to protect beneficiaries from fraud - but the state insurance department says to be on the lookout for scams in the near future.

New command for the Fargo Salvation Army

Jun 29, 2018
T.McDonald / Prairie Public

Prairie Public Reporter Todd McDonald gets a chance to speak with the newest leaders for the Fargo chapter and files this report...

Trump visits Fargo in support of Cramer

Jun 28, 2018

President Trump's campaign stop in Fargo last night was in support of Kevin Cramer's bid for the US Senate.

He spoke to a packed house at the Scheels Arena, beginning by congratulating the NDSU Bison football team on their latest championship win.

"I shouldn't tell you this, but, when I was coming out they were talking about BISON. I said, 'I thought it was an 's,' they said, 'it is, but it's pronounced BISON,' so, we didn't wanna get that wrong, right?"

March For Our Lives students stop in Moorhead

Jun 27, 2018
D. Webster

Students from Parkland, Florida who survived a deadly school shooting on Valentine's Day of this year are traveling around the country to talk to people about registering to vote. Prairie Public's Danielle Webster has more.

Internal poll shows support for recreational marijuana

Jun 26, 2018

Organizers of a campaign for legalizing recreational marijuana in North Dakota say an internal poll shows support of their effort.

Fargo group advocates for approval voting system

Jun 26, 2018

If voters adopt a new voting system in the city of Fargo, it will be the only city in America that uses what's called approval voting in its elections.

Jed Limke is chairman of Reform Fargo, a group gathering signatures in support of moving Fargo's voting system to approval voting. He says approval voting gives voters more options.

"Our current method in a mayoral race, for example, you get to vote for one name. Approval voting simply means you get to vote for all the names that you approve of. So we lift that restriction, and you can just check more boxes if you want."