1. North Dakota’s only abortion clinic will move to Minnesota after Supreme Court ruling
North Dakota’s only abortion clinic will move from Fargo to Moorhead after the U.S. Supreme Court rules to overturn Roe v. Wade on Friday, June 24, referring the abortion issue to state legislatures.
When the Red River Women’s Clinic move takes place, it will be the first time in more than 40 years that North Dakota will be without a facility offering abortions.
Clinic director Tammi Kromenaker said while she knew the decision was coming because of the draft notice leaked in May, it’s still “devastating”.
“Unreal. Amazing,” Kromenaker said in an interview from the clinic. “It’s vicious. But seeing it come true is always a shock.”
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2. Abortion remains legal in Minnesota despite Supreme Court ruling
Abortion services will still be legal in Minnesota despite the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Friday, June 24, which overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade who recognized a woman’s constitutional right to abortion and legalized it nationwide.
The court, in a 6-3 decision, upheld a Republican-backed Mississippi law that prohibits abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, except in cases of medical emergency or serious fetal abnormality.
On Friday, Planned Parenthood North Central States President and CEO Sarah Stoesz called the decision an “unacceptable rollback of basic rights” that will hurt millions since access to abortion now depends on laws States.
“An abortion ban is not a ban for everyone. It’s only a ban for some people who can’t travel,” Stoesz said. “And for many people, it’s not just a matter of not having the funds to travel, there are many other barriers that prevent them from traveling. Abortion bans fall very unfairly on locals of this country, there’s no question about it. It’s widening health disparities.”
Stoesz said Planned Parenthood had been preparing for the decision for months and had pledged to provide abortions where they are legal, including Minnesota.
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3. A fight in a cemetery shook this church in South Dakota. Then came the armed guards
Rollie Trooien stood
on a hot Sunday afternoon, June 12, determined to attend the annual meeting of the cemetery association.
He was eager to vote on the new direction of the association.
After all, generations of his ancestors were buried here, in the cemetery of
a rural house of worship on the South Dakota side of the Minnesota state line.
Yet in front of him, on the steps of the church, stood guards—armed guards. Their untucked shirts showed the handgun lines at the hip.
Then there was the AR-15. Someone had reported seeing an assault rifle, a weapon built for a war zone, not a place of worship.
Trooien, 82, later admitted wryly that he was beginning to have doubts about the wisdom of attending the meeting.
“I had my doubts about wanting to go to church, because if that’s me they’re looking for and they have an AR-15, I wouldn’t have much luck – that would be kind of a shooting range,” he said. “You hear about these shootings and that, and you say, ‘I don’t want to get shot – not today anyway,’ so you kind of stand your guard up.”
The sighting of the AR-15 was the final straw for someone in the crowd. They called the sheriff.
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4. Horace’s growth “explodes”; as homes spring up around new schools, businesses, other amenities have followed
Horace, long a sleepy little community in the Fargo-Moorhead metro area, is thriving.
Last year, the town of 4,200 saw nearly 300 building permits revoked for single-family homes, and it’s on track for something similar this year, city administrator Brent Holper said.
And the list of wants and needs of the city is regularly checked.
The Medicine Shoppe pharmacy recently opened next to the Vive lounge, and Sanford Health has announced that it will open a clinic next year in a mall that is currently under construction.
The Catholic Diocese of Fargo has also confirmed that it is building a parish hall there for St. Benedict’s Catholic Church – a prelude to the eventual construction of a new St. Benedict’s there.
The city has two major new schools, Heritage Middle School and Horace High School. And basements are being dug and foundations poured around them by the dozens as developers rush to take advantage of these magnets for young families.
To top it off, a Dairy Queen Grill and Chill restaurant is set to open there this fall.
“A lot of these different pieces are starting to come together, so we’re excited about that. And we’re continuing to create more jobs in our community, which is always good too,” Holper told the Forum in a recent post. interview.
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5. A fan’s guide to attending the Great Race this weekend in Fargo and Detroit Lakes
Classic car fans will have plenty of opportunities to hit the final mile and finish the big race in downtown Fargo on Sunday, June 26.
Likewise, fans of four-wheeled beauty will be able to have their eyes full in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, on Saturday, June 25, with local auto clubs showing off their heavily browned babies before the big race rolls around in this city for a afternoon and early evening stop.
The weather should be a plus. Winds from the northwest are expected to be brisk and gusty, but both days should be in the low to mid-70s, dry with some sunshine through the clouds – and not as hot or soggy – as Friday.
On Sunday, spectators in Fargo can expect to see the Great Race cars arrive at the corner of 19th Avenue North and North University Drive around 12:45 p.m. spokesperson for the Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau. Runners will head south on North University to 12th Avenue North, then east to Broadway. They will run south on Broadway to Seventh Avenue North, then run east again to Fourth Street North. They then continue south to First Avenue North, before turning west until they reach Broadway again. At that point, runners turn north, crossing the finish line at Broadway Square on Second Avenue North. The first cars should do so between 1 p.m. and 1:15 p.m., according to local authorities. The last cars should cross the finish line around 3 p.m., with a prize giving scheduled for 4 p.m.
Much of Broadway will be blocked off for traffic and parking — except for runners — for much of Sunday, Broughton said Thursday, June 23.
There will be no parking on Broadway from First Avenue North, north to the train tracks (just past Fifth Avenue North) from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. That stretch of Broadway will be closed at 6 a.m. to all traffic except runners, Broughton said. .
The Finish Line is sponsored by the OK Tire and Service store in Fargo.
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