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North Dakota Joins Lawsuit Against U.S. Department of Education Over New Title IX Regulations; ACLU Comments

By: Janna Farley, Communications Director, ACLU

May 7, 2024

Trans youth continue to be used by elected leaders in North Dakota as a political punching bag…

Childcare Workforce Challenges Persist

By: Michael Standaert, North Dakota News Cooperative

May 2, 2024

 Celeste Thingvold, superintendent of Bowbells K-12 school system in the northwest corner of North Dakota, faces potential blowback…

Major Win: Fargo Public Schools Pull ‘Baby Olivia’ Video After Community Pushback!

By: Amy Jacobson, Executive Director, Prairie Action ND

April 24, 2024

Last month we notified you that Fargo Public Schools was using a video in health class produced by the far-right, anti-choice…

Use of Fetal Development Video Must Stop

By: Micah Harwood, former Fargo Public Schools Student

March 30, 2024

I am a former student of Fargo Public Schools and so I am aware of a lot of internal problems that…

Fair Housing Month Reminds Us There is Work Left To Do to Ensure Fair Housing for All

By: Michelle Rydz, Executive Director, High Plains Fair Housing Center

April 1, 2024

This month all over the state of North Dakota we commemorate Fair Housing Month with trainings, panel discussions, movies,…

North Dakotans Deserve Health Care, Including Abortion and IVF

By: Elizabeth Samuelson

March 24, 2024

Just before the Alabama Supreme Court ruling, I received a diagnosis informing me that my partner and I would possibly need assistance through IVF to have…

Demand Removal of Deceptive Video from Fargo Schools

Did you know that Fargo Public Schools is currently using a video in health class produced by the far-right, anti-choice organization Live Action? This video, titled ‘Baby Olivia’, is highly deceptive,…

No North Dakotan Should Have To Go Hungry Due to Bureaucratic Inefficiency

By: Amy Jacobson, Executive Director,

February 22nd, 2024 

Governor Burgum’s administration continues to fail to meet the needs of North Dakotans most vulnerable. There are deep…

North Dakota Needs School Meals for All Children

By: Heather Tyulyandin of West Fargo, ND
February 8th, 2024 

I sincerely applaud the effort by Mandan Middle School students who fundraised to pay off…

🚨 Demand Rep. Nico Rios Resign from Office!🚨

Urgent Call to Action: Demand the Resignation of Representative Nico Rios from the North Dakota legislature! Sign the petition NOW!

On December 15th, Representative Rios (Republican, District 23-…

Disconnect Between ND Voters, Legislators

11.13.23 – The North Dakota News Cooperative report:  “North Dakota legislators are out of sync with their voters on the state’s strict abortion law and decidedly independent on…

Upholding Reproductive Rights: A Call to Action in North Dakota

June 18, 2023
By: Amy Jacobson
Executive Director, Prairie Action ND 

It has been one year since the Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade, a…

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