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Urgent Act: Senators Cramer and Hoeven vote against Right to Contraction Act

June 13, 2024

Last week North Dakota’s federal delegation cast votes that, yet again, fail to protect the health and future of millions of Americans. 

On June 5th, the U.S….

Can Politics Be Positive?

By: Faye Seidler, Suicide Prevention Advocate

May 30, 2024

I work in suicide prevention, which is work that focuses on hope. While we often think about this topic…

By: Amy Jacobson, Executive Director, Prairie Action ND

May 31, 2024

“Yesterday Donald Trump became the first former president in United States history to be convicted on criminal…

Poll Finds ND GOP Voters Fear Country Losing Christian Values

By: Michael Standaert, North Dakota News Cooperative

May 28, 2024

Support for “Christian nationalist” ideas mixed.

Republican voters in the state have conservative Christian ideals they believe…

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…

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