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8,000 signatures and counting… That’s the word from organizers behind the effort to get a recreational marijuana measure on the fall ballot in North Dakota. Reporter Todd McDonald has details…

Veteran's Club opens at Sanford Health in Fargo

Apr 4, 2018
T.McDonald / Prairie Public

Officials with Sanford Medical Center unveiled what it calls the “Veteran’s Club” at its main building in Fargo. Reporter Todd McDonald was on hand for the unveiling and files this report...

Heitkamp continues work to save pensions

Apr 4, 2018
D. Webster

Senator Heidi Heitkamp met with members of the Fargo Committee to Protect Seniors Rights, a local chapter of a nationwide group fighting to preserve pension funds.

About 2,000 North Dakotans and 400,000 pension fund participants nationally paid into a program called the Central States Pension Fund, which will no longer be solvent unless Congress intervenes. Many participants have been told their pensions will be reduced by half or even more. Dick Bye drove a UPS truck for 31 years, and says he relied on his pension for his retirement.

Dave Thompson / Prairie Public

A group has been formed to look at the potential of taking over the ownership and upkeep of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad bridge between Bismarck and Mandan.

The bridge was opened in 1883. The railroad is looking to build a new bridge, and tear the old one down.

But the group “Friends of the Rail Bridge” is hoping to save it.

"The bridge was here before statehood," said Mark Zimmerman, one of the founders of the group. "The architectural wonder of the bridge, the design and construction, was unique in its time."

Will tariffs against Chinese goods spark trade war?

Mar 23, 2018

The Vice President of the US Soybean Export Council says the country's ag industry cannot afford to get into a trade war.

Renewing the focus on hypertension

Mar 22, 2018

Officials with the North Dakota Department of Health are reaching out to the medical community to highlight the importance of blood pressure protocol.  Reporter Todd McDonald has details...

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.