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​Prairie Public may be blocked by Kilbourne high-rise

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 17th, 2018

Prairie Public CEO John Harris talking about issues between the Kilbourne Group and his radio/television station - photograph by C.S. Hagen

FARGO – Kilbourne’s long-term dreams of a Dakota high-rise stirred resentment on Tuesday when the real estate company announced construction on Block 9 will begin next month, and could soon block Prairie Public’s broadcasting signal.

Discussions between the Kilbourne Group and Prairie Public have been ongoing for at least five years, but the pressure is mounting as Prairie Public has approximately nine months to find a solution.

Prairie Public is a television and radio station…

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​Traitor Trump? No political divide in North Dakota

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 17th, 2018

Trump and Putin shaking hands after Helsinki summit - photograph provided by the website of the President of the Russian Federation www.kremlin

HELSINKI, Finland – While President Donald J. Trump disowned his own intelligence agencies on the world stage after siding with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, North Dakota politicians on both sides of the political aisle condemned him.

“Russia poses a grave threat to our national security and our democracy,” U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp said. “It is absolutely imperative for the morale and standing of our brave law enforcement officers and military who put their lives…

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​War on health: ‘Death by 1,000 cuts’

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 16th, 2018

Early Pomeroy and Mary Wakefield - photograph by C.S. Hagen

FARGO – Attacks on comprehensive health care laws have been unrelenting, resembling ancient torture, proponents say. Since Republican firing squads have failed to hit their marks twice in dismantling the Affordable Care Act, they’ve turned to destroying the federal law piecemeal.

A crucial argument against the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, came in the form of a Texas lawsuit against the United States citing that since the law’s teeth have been torn out after…

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​Trade wars

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 11th, 2018

Design by Raul Gomez

NORTH DAKOTA – Jesse Stenson runs his family’s Centennial Farm, following in his great-grandfather’s footsteps. Originally, great-great-grandfather Johanes Stenson Hauge left Norway in 1855, and traveling by ox cart, squatted on land they were driven from by Dakota Sioux. For 21 years, Hauge tried his luck in America, facing severe weather, grasshoppers, and the hardships of the American frontier, but after losing his wife in a fire in 1891, he sailed back to the home country.

A…

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​The second-second civil war starts today, July 4

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 3rd, 2018

InfoWars tweet predicting America's Second Civil WarFARGO– Three days before America’s 242nd birthday, a Second Civil War was forecasted, although technically, the prediction would have been the nation’s second-second civil war, as the first time the conspiracy was weaponized, the war never started.

Neither did the war between right and left, or fascists and ANTIFA, or Republican and Democrat start today, July 4, either, assuredly much to InfoWars talk show host Alex Jones disappointment, the man who started the conspiracy.…

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​Trump Quotes

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | July 1st, 2018

FARGO – President Donald Trump came to North Dakota this week to promote current Congressman Kevin Cramer’s run for U.S. Senate, but dedicated less than three minutes of his speech to Cramer, preferring to speak for more than 70 minutes on his own policies.

Here is a collection of President Trump’s quotes he made during Fargo’s June 27, 2018 "Make America Great Rally." 

Scheels Arena, Fargo, North Dakota:

Steel something:
“We need a steel industry. We were going to have no steel…

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​North Dakota joins nation in protesting immigration policies

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 30th, 2018

Protesters challenge President Trump's administration policies in Fargo - photograph by C.S. Hagen

FARGO – Out of 750 protests against President Donald Trump’s immigration polices across the nation Saturday, three of them occurred in North Dakota: Fargo, Grand Forks, and Antler, population 27.

President Trump’s policy has ripped more than 2,300 migrant children from their parents at the southern border, and now after a court order to bring the families together, the system is still failing. Children as young as three years old are facing judges alone – without guardian ad…

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​Fight for flight

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 29th, 2018

Governor Doug Burgum - photograph by C.S. Hagen

BISMARCK– Since Governor Doug Burgum won the governorship in 2016, he has been cited twice for financial issues. The first time came in February when he accepted approximately $37,000 worth of Super Bowl tickets and expenses from Xcel Energy. The second incident came this week after a performance audit on the governor’s use of state resources.

Four months after Burgum paid back $37,000 for the Super Bowl tickets, State Auditor Joshua C. Gallion identified17 flights taken during…

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Trumpland slipping

by C.S. Hagen | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 27th, 2018

President Trump and Congressman Cramer - photograph by C.S. Hagen

FARGO – President Donald J. Trump’s stranglehold is slipping, but don’t tell that to the lone midnight camper Front Row Joe, in front of Scheels Arena.

Approximately 6,000 people gathered to hear the 45th President speak Wednesday evening, although Trump said the numbers added up to more than 15,000 who couldn’t get inside. In hindsight, Trump wished that he had booked a larger arena to hold his “Make America Great Again Rally,” he said.

“Lot of media back here, if crooked…

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Parkland survivors March For Their Lives in North Dakota

by Logan Macrae | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | June 27th, 2018

Parkland students with Moorhead students, Emma Gonzalez in red hat - photograph by Logan Macrae

MOORHEAD - When the Parkland students arrived at Woodlawn park on Tuesday, they exited the bus full of fervor. Energized to insight change and spread a message. They grabbed balls and frisbees from the bus to celebrate their journey across the US, that will finally end in Bismarck on June 28.

Speaking on their touch with gun violence first hand, they had more expertise on the matter than most of our current politicians.

It was their youthful nature that inspires the spirit to move forward…

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