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KINDRED, N.D. — As the Red River and its tributaries grow toward their crests, Cass County officials said their main concern in the rural areas continues to be overland flooding where ditch culverts can be clogged, backing up water and closing in on homes and farmsteads. In a meeting Thursday night, April 4, with residents in the Kindred area, Sheriff Jesse Jahner said they had an incident Wednesday night about 10 p.m. when just such a situation occurred west of Gardner in the northern part of the county.
FARGO — Dr. Rich Vetter, chief medical officer for Essentia Health of Fargo, said the health organization is taking a cautious approach in working with patients who would like to try medical marijuana for their conditions. And to his knowledge, none of the doctors at Essentia so far have certified any patients.
HUTCHINSON, Minn. — One late evening last month, Megan Bah noticed that her baby, Eleanor, was not moving as much in her womb as she usually had. After observing for a spell, Bah and her fiancé, Jarin Karjala, decided to go to the Hutchinson Health Hospital to get checked around 2 a.m. After nurses couldn't find a heartbeat, both the couple's doctor and ultrasound tech were called in. At 3 a.m., the doctor confirmed that "Ellie" — her nickname — no longer had a heartbeat.
WASHINGTON — A bipartisan bill that would help in the fight against the ever-increasing robocalls and scams has been reintroduced in the U.S. Senate.
FARGO — As controversial gun bills start winding their way through the North Dakota Legislature, one bill that would allow concealed carry permit holders to bring guns onto school property and to public gatherings has school officials up in arms. Rep. Sebastian Ertelt, R-Lisbon, said a bill he introduced that would let 18-year-old students and other concealed carry permit holders have guns in public buildings came up in a committee hearing Thursday, Jan. 17.
WASHINGTON — Sen.-elect Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., has been appointed to one of his top two picks for committee assignments for the upcoming session that starts Jan. 3, but he missed out on another. Cramer, who moves over from the U.S. House, received his first choice to serve on the Environment and Public Works Committee, which is similar to the Energy and Commerce Committee he served on in the House.
WASHINGTON — As Congress adjourned Friday night, Dec. 21, there was no word if Savanna's Act, an effort to fight the epidemic of violence against women and girls on America's Indian reservations, had passed the U.S. House. The bill named for Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, a 22-year-old pregnant Fargo woman murdered last year in a baby-snatching case, was hanging in the balance in the final days of a chaotic week in Congress. The Senate had approved the legislation by unanimous consent earlier in the month.
FARGO — Pressure was mounting and time was running out on Wednesday, Dec. 19, to get Savanna's Act passed in the U.S. House after the Senate unanimously approved the bill. The bill, sponsored by outgoing Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., addresses the epidemic of Native American women and girls who experience violence in their lives. It' s named for Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, a pregnant Fargo woman killed last year in a baby-snatching case.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — It's a merry Christmas for travelers as gas prices have dropped to their lowest levels of the year in the region. And it'll be a happy new year thanks to prices continuing their three-month slide and dropping to below $2 in many places, according to Gene LaDoucer, North Dakota spokesman for AAA.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., is fuming over a U.S. House member's efforts to block Savanna's Act, legislation aimed at addressing the epidemic of Native American women and girls who experience violence in their lives, especially on rural reservations across the nation. The bill named for Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, a pregnant Fargo woman who was abducted and killed last year in a baby-snatching case, was passed by the U.S. Senate as a unanimous consent bill on Dec. 7.