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Old News 2013


The League of Women Voters
of the Red River Valley
PO Box 295
Fargo, ND 58107

Informing the voters of
West Fargo, Fargo, Moorhead, & Dilworth


December 11, 2013
Moorhead Fair Courts Forum

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Moorhead Library
Topic: How Minnesota Chooses Its Judges

On Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 7 pm in Moorhead Library, the Coalition for Impartial Justice will hold an informational forum on their effort to change how Minnesota chooses its judges.

The event will be moderated by KFGO’s Mike McFeeley and featuring Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Richie and Former Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Roger Moe.

Please join in and hear their proposal to reduce partisan politics from judicial appointments and elections.

The League of Women Voters of the Red River Valley is a local host along with the West/Red River Valley Area Labor Council and Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership.


December 6, 2013
First Friday

Date: December 6, 2013
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Sons of Norway, 722 2nd Ave N, Fargo ND
Topic: How the Moorhead Public Service Commission Operates

Moorhead Public Service Commission members Les Bakke and Dave Anderson will be our speakers.

Start gathering at 11:30 am for socializing and lunch Program from Noon - 1:00.


November 1, 2013
First Friday

Date: November 1, 2013
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Sons of Norway, 722 2nd Ave N, Fargo ND
Topic: New Voter ID Requirements in North Dakota

DeAnn Buckhouser, Clay County Election Coordinator, will speak on the New Voter ID Requirements in North Dakota. New rules on the requirements for Voter ID in ND can be found on the ND Secretary of State cite link under Election Information on the left.

Start gathering at 11:30 am for socializing and lunch Program from Noon - 1:00.


October 15, 2013
MN District 4 Legislative Forum

Voter Forum in Moorhead will be held at the

Hjemkomst Center
202 First Ave N in
Moorhead, MN

Co-sponsored by Senior Connections.
Three forums are scheduled

Questions will be submitted by members of the audience and read by the moderator, Charley Johnson.

The event will be videotaped and broadcast on Moorhead Cable Access and made available through the LWRRV video archive.


October 16, 2013
Remaining October Events

Wednesday, Oct. 16
Third Wednesday in Moorhead
The Speak Easy from Noon - 1:00 pm
"Restorative Justice Program for Youth Offenders in Clay County"

Thursday, Oct. 17
League After Dark
Red Raven, 916 Main Ave Fargo
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Come socialize in the back room with others to talk the most recent First Friday or any other topic.


October 7, 2013

The October-November 2013 "Red River Valley Voter" newsletter is available today. The newsletter features the "Look Ahead" calendar and:

The newsletter is in the PDF format for easy printing or viewing with the Adobe Acrobat Reader.


May 3, 2013
First Friday

Date: May 3, 2013
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Sons of Norway, 722 2nd Ave N, Fargo ND
Topic: Discussion with County Commissioners

Members of the Clay and Cass County Commissions will participate in a panel discussion on Friday, May 3, 12:00 Noon at the Sons of Norway Lodge, 722 2nd Avenue N, Fargo.

The commissioners their views on the top issues for each county as well as how the commissions approach problem solving. Questions will be taken from the audience. This event is free and open to the public. Come early and enjoy a meal and friendly conversation.

Please come early and enjoy a quick, but hearty meal at the Sons of Norway. They start their serving line at 11:30 am and we'll be happy to see you in the ballroom.


Legislative Forum Videos

There are two Fargo legislative forums in March and one more in Moorhead in April. See the calendar to the right for details.

If you miss any of our forums you can watch them on the LWRRV video archive or click the particular forum below.
More will be added as the forums are completed.


April 6, 2013
MN District 4 Legislative Forum

Our 6th Legislative Forum this year involves MN Dist. 4 Legislators - Rep. Ben Lien, Rep. Paul Marquart, and Sen. Kent Eken.

It will be held at -MCSTC (aka M-State, 1900 28th Ave S Moorhead) on April 6 staring at 10AM. Please come and hear from your elected representatives on decisions being made in St. Paul and get a chance to get answers to your questions.


April 5, 2013
First Friday

Date: April 5, 2013
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Sons of Norway, 722 2nd Ave N, Fargo ND
Topic: Local School Issues

Members of the Moorhead, Fargo and West Fargo School Boards will participate in a panel discussion on Friday, April 5, 12:00 Noon at the Sons of Norway Lodge, 722 2nd Avenue N, Fargo.

Topics will include the wide range of school and community-related issues that come before school boards for consideration and policy development. Questions will be taken from the audience. This event is free and open to the public. Come early and enjoy a meal and friendly conversation.

Please come early and enjoy a quick, but hearty meal at the Sons of Norway. They start their serving line at 11:30 am and we'll be happy to see you in the ballroom.


LWVRRV 2013 Annual Meeting

Date: March 16, 2013
RSVP Required: by March 5th
Time: 9:30-11:00am
Location: VIP Room (Lower Level), 624 Main Ave., Fargo
Cost: $15.00

Enjoy a delicious brunch, short business meeting and enthralling program. This years' program will be a League of Women Voter's version of NPR's “Story Corps”, with several longtime League members sharing their stories.

Please RSVP via email or phone to 701-484-1920 at your earliest convenience.

The costs is $15. Please bring a check (payable to LWVRRV) to the Annual Meeting for the amount indicated below.

March 1, 2013
First Friday

Date: Friday, March 1, 2013
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Sons of Norway, 722 2nd Ave N, Fargo ND
Topic: How to Understand and Follow the ND and MN State Legislatures

Dr. Nick Bauroth, Professor of Political Science at NDSU will help us understand legislative in Bismarck and St. Paul on Friday, March 1, 12:00 Noon at the Sons of Norway Lodge, 722 2nd Avenue N, Fargo. His discussion will include information on the similarities and differences in the legislatures' legislative process as well as instruction on how we can follow bills.

Please come early and enjoy a quick, but hearty meal at the Sons of Norway. They start their serving line at 11:30AM and we'll be happy to see you in the ballroom.


February 1, 2013
First Friday

Date: Friday, February 1, 2013
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Sons of Norway, 722 2nd Ave N, Fargo ND
Topic: Key Points to Understanding Health Care Reform

Ross Manson, Principal Health Care Consultant with Eide Bailly, will discuss the implementation of the Affordable Health Care Act at a public information meeting on Friday, February 1, 12:00 Noon at the Sons of Norway Lodge, 722 2nd Avenue N, Fargo. His discussion will include information about state health insurance exchanges, potential changes for employees and employers, and the impact on the health care industry.

If you come a little early, you can get a quick meal at the Sons of Norway during the presentation. They start their serving line at 11:30AM. (meal not required. :-)

 

January 13, 2013

Video for Legislative Forums:

The videos are hosted on YouTube.com


 

Old News 2013


The League of Women Voters
of Bismarck - Mandan

508 4th Street North,
Fargo, ND 58102
(701) 232-6696


 

 

 


 

 

 

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