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Should seat belts be required on school buses?

FARGO — As children left school Monday, Sept. 26, the man who oversees school safety for the state has one message for those kids to take home."A school bus really is one of the safest ways to get a kid to and from home to the school," said Steve Sn

Source: FM Area News local feeds | 27 Sep 2022 | 6:14 am CDT

Experts recommend servicing heating units ahead of winter season as expense rises

NORTH DAKOTA — Winter is coming and while the reality of the annual cold embrace is something we dread, now is the time to think about saving on heat.It is especially prudent this year, since Americans are expected to pay an average of 17% more for

Source: FM Area News local feeds | 27 Sep 2022 | 6:14 am CDT

Putin grants Russian citizenship to U.S. whistleblower Snowden

President Vladimir Putin on Monday granted Russian citizenship to former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, nine years after he exposed the scale of secret surveillance operations by the National Security Agency (NSA).Snowden, 39, fled the Unite

Source: FM Area News local feeds | 27 Sep 2022 | 6:14 am CDT

Minneapolis woodshop for women, nonbinary people reopens stronger than before

MINNEAPOLIS — The pandemic shuttered countless community spaces for the arts and creativity. In Minneapolis, Jess Hirsch’s DIY woodworking shop for women and nonbinary people wasn’t spared.Women’s Woodshop, as it was called then, w

Source: FM Area News local feeds | 27 Sep 2022 | 6:14 am CDT

Trump claims media outlets ignore Ellingson's death, says teen died because he was Republican

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Former President Donald Trump claimed national media outlets ignored a fatal crash in North Dakota where the driver allegedly said he hit an 18-year-old because the teenager was Republican.

Source: FM Area News local feeds | 27 Sep 2022 | 6:14 am CDT

Collections idea for meal debt gets cool reception from Moorhead schools

MOORHEAD — A proposed policy change that would allow school meal debt to be sent to collections received a cool reception from Moorhead School Board members on Monday, Sept. 26.The proposed change was part of an overhaul of the district's policies c

Source: FM Area News local feeds | 27 Sep 2022 | 6:14 am CDT

Ukraine annexation votes to end amid Russian mobilization exodus

KYIV, Ukraine -- Russian-organized referendums that could lead to annexing 15% of Ukraine's territory were due to end on Tuesday as the Kremlin said it made no decisions on closing its borders as the first mobilization since World War Two prompted some to

Source: FM Area News local feeds | 27 Sep 2022 | 6:14 am CDT

North Dakota Gov. Burgum announces tribal college apprenticeships with energy companies

BISMARCK — Gov. Doug Burgum joined leaders from the North Dakota Tribal College System to announce a new apprenticeship program developed in partnership with energy companies.The program is aimed at improving educational and employment opportunities

Source: FM Area News local feeds | 27 Sep 2022 | 6:14 am CDT

Rural health centers say Medicaid expansion key to delivering better care, growing economy

YANKTON, S.D. — Judale Carr knows what it’s like to live without health insurance. From 2019 until he qualified for Medicaid through disability two months ago, Carr was paying out of pocket for a variety of health problems, largely stemming fr

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Jury trial begins for northwest Minnesota man accused of murdering of his wife

THIEF RIVER FALLS — The trial for an Oklee, Minnesota man accused of murdering his wife last year began on Monday, Sept. 26, with jury members hearing testimonies from ambulance staff, members of the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, Thief R

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North Dakota GOP lawmakers propose property tax cut

BISMARCK — A team of Republican North Dakota legislators has unveiled a proposal that would cut property taxes and use the state's oil tax savings account to cover most of the difference. Mott Sen. Donald Schaible and Bismarck Rep. Mike Nathe say th

Source: FM Area News local feeds | 27 Sep 2022 | 6:14 am CDT

Morning headlines: Fargo fire displaces tenants from 24 apartment units

Here is your InForum Minute for Monday, Sept. 26.

Source: FM Area News local feeds | 27 Sep 2022 | 6:14 am CDT

Former West Fargo teacher pleads guilty to possessing child porn

FARGO — A former West Fargo teacher will not get additional prison time for possessing child porn.Cass County Judge Tristan Van de Streek sentenced 60-year-old Ronald Jeffrey Thompson on Monday, Sept. 26

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Opening statements expected Tuesday in Bismarck murder conspiracy trial

BISMARCK — Lawyers on Tuesday are to make opening statements in the murder, arson and evidence tampering conspiracy trial of a Bismarck woman accused in the 2019 death of her husband in a case authorities allege involves a love triangle and an insur

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Fargo native takes seat as delegate to 77th UN General Assembly in New York

NEW YORK — Carol Leslie Hamilton is living out a dream focused on politics and human rights that was borne during her childhood in Fargo.In elementary school and again in high school, she visited the nation’s capital and New York City, where s

Source: FM Area News local feeds | 27 Sep 2022 | 6:14 am CDT