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Beltrami County votes to prohibit refugee resettlement

Beltrami County votes to prohibit refugee resettlement

Kate Schneider

January 22, 2020

Beltrami County’s Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to prohibit newly arrived refugees from resettling in their county Jan. 7.  This decision is the opposite of what our country and the world needs to see, as worldwide refugee numbers continue to grow to 70.8 million as of 2018, according to The New ...

Staff Editorial: Hennepin County should vote to welcome refugees

Staff Editorial: Hennepin County should vote to welcome refugees

December 13, 2019

Following an executive order issued by President Trump Sept. 26, a North Dakota county created local tensions by considering a ban on refugees. Burleigh County attracted national attention over a rule mentioned in the executive order, authorizing both the State and local government to express written co...

Voting sparks responsibility for change

Voting sparks responsibility for change

Izzy Kanne

November 15, 2019

Turning eighteen this year has opened up many new opportunities in life, possibly the most exciting being able to exercise my right to vote. At first I was hesitant to vote at all. The local election snuck up on me and I didn’t know much about the candidates. I felt that since it was a smaller sca...

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