Friday News Update - 02-09

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Welcome to your news update.

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN ENDS WITH TRUMP SIGNATURE

The government is back open this morning after President Trump signed the budget bill into law.

The government was shut down since midnight eastern time. The Senate passed a bill just after 1:00 eastern time this morning, after a delay due to protests from Senator Rand Paul, who is opposed to raising the federal debt limit. The House signed off on the bill just after 4:00 eastern time this morning.

Throughout the day Thursday, Republicans and Democrats in Congress remained at odds over the deal that would boost spending on military and domestic priorities and increase the nation's debt limit, but leave unaddressed the controversial status of young immigrants known as Dreamers.

The two-year budget deal would lift caps on defense and non-defense spending by $300 billion over two years. This short-term bill now provides federal funding through March 23rd, the deadline for legislators to pass another extension.

POLICE SEARCHING FOR ROBBERY SUSPECT

Police are looking for a man who robbed the Casey's General Store on South University Drive.

It happened about 7:30 last inght, at the Casey's on 14th Avenue. The man who robbed the store is described as white, wearing a winter coat with fur on the hood and a dark blue mask. The person who reported the robbery said the man had a gun.

POLICE SEARCHING FOR BURGLARY SUSPECTS

Police are asking for your help identifying the two men in a video that shows them robbing a South Fargo home.

It happened at 19th Street and 30th Avenue South just before noon yesterday. The only witness to the crime was a "smart" door bell. It captured the video you see here. The two suspects were caught ringing the doorbell to see if anyone was home. Police said they made out with a safe, with a gun inside, along with various electronic items. No one was home at the time of the burglary. If you recognize the suspects, please contact police.