On Air Now

Upcoming Shows

Program Schedule »


Listen Live Now » 790 AM Fargo-Moorhead


Current Conditions(Fargo,ND 58103)

More Weather »
65° Feels Like: 65°
Wind: SSE 10 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0”
Current Radar for Zip


Sunny 71°


Clear 46°


Sunny 73°


ND voters will decide on pharmacy ownership law

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- People who want to change North Dakota's pharmacy ownership law have successfully pushed the matter to a public vote.

Secretary of State Al Jaeger says his office has verified that submitted petitions have enough valid signatures to put the proposed measure on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

Jaeger says supporters collected 22,758 valid signatures, well more than the required 13,452.

The proposed measure would change a requirement in North Dakota law that says majority ownership in pharmacies in the state must be held by a registered pharmacist. That could open the door for big-box retailers such as Wal-Mart to operate pharmacies in the state.

A similar petition drive failed in 2010, a year after the 2009 Legislature defeated a bill that would have repealed the pharmacy ownership requirement.