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Republican Party Dumps Tefft

White nationalist Peter Tefft was expelled from his membership in the District 21 Republicans Thursday, Feb. 22 at the Cass County Republican Convention in Fargo. Conner Swanson, chair of District 21, ran against Tefft for chairman in a meeting…

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Citizens Speak for the Kirkbride

The Regional Treatment Center (RTC) in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, will face phase one demolition within the coming weeks due to a vote by the town’s city council to accept a $1.4 million bid. The Fergus Falls Regional Treatment Center…

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High was under fire just before school ended Wednesday Feb. 14 by a heavily armed, expelled 19-year-old, leaving 17 people dead. Nikolas Cruz was identified as the suspect by the Broward County sheriff. Cruz was expelled…

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Congress erased a Medicare cost-cutting tool called the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). This controversial part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was repealed by Congress at 5:30 a.m. Feb. 9. The IPAB board would have consisted of 15…

Religions Explained

The Church of Scientology The Church of Scientology was founded by L. Ron Hubbard in 1954 making it one of the only major religions of the 20th century. Much of society believes Scientology to be a cult. On entrance…

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Voice of the Alt-Right

Views expressed are not those of The Spectrum. Read The Spectrum’s editorial here. Pete Tefft says the censorship of free speech is the biggest problem in our society today. He also said the Alt-Right and himself are often portrayed…

U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) proposed a bill that would require two-person crews on freight trains in hopes of improving railroad safety.  Heitkamp said her proposed bill is supported by SMART Transportation and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and…

The ‘Bitter Tears’ speech was given in the Memorial Union noon Wednesday. The name of the speech was created after Denise K. Lajimodiere saw sap rolling down a tree — a tree that had roots entangled into the bodies…

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North Dakota’s aim to stop the flow of people into jails and prisons and to provide more community support will be called Free Through Recovery. This effort will cost $7 million and will rely on the partnerships of social…

Olympic team osteoplastic physician Dr. Larry Nassar was sentenced 40 to 175 years imprisonment for the sexual assault of more than 150 girls. The judge who sentenced him said Nassar never deserves to walk outside of a prison again. …