Politics / Elections

Kelly Armstrong Clinches GOP Endorsement for U.S. House

Armstrong edges out three candidates, including Tom Campbell, for the endorsement

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The North Dakota GOP has chosen the candidate they would like to be Kevin Cramer’s successor in the U.S. House of Representatives. With four candidates in the running, the Republicans endorse State Senator Kelly Armstrong for November’s general election. Armstrong served as the state’s Republican Party chairman until he announced his campaign in February. The Dickinson native…

North Dakota GOP Endorses U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer for U.S. Senate

Cramer will face incumbent North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp in November election

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — During his speech to delegates at the Republican convention in Grand Forks, Cramer said “Washington has forgotten how to listen” and that there’s been too much taxation and too much regulation. With the endorsement secured, Cramer is now focused on the long campaign ahead. “There’s nothing like being with 1600 of your closest friends. Getting their…

Will Gardner Secures GOP Endorsement for Secretary of State

Mandan businessman edges out incumbent Al Jaeger, who has held the seat since 1993

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The race for secretary of state was set to be decided on Sunday, but was moved up for inclusion on the GOP Convention agenda Saturday due to impending weather. Once the dust settled, the party endorsed Mandan businessman Will Gardner over incumbent Al Jaeger, who has held the position since 1993. Gardner won the majority of…

Minnesota Lawmakers Hold Town Hall Meeting

One of the main concerns was infrastructure improvement

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Democratic Minnesota lawmakers held a town hall meeting to take questions from the community and update them on the legislative session. State Senator Kent Eken, along with Representatives Ben Lien and Paul Marquart, said there is currently a budget surplus. They say one of the main concerns is infrastructure improvement and balancing maintenance with the development of new…

Tim Pawlenty joins the campaign for MN Governor

The Republican was Governor from 2003-2011

EAGAN, Minn. – Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is running for his old job. In an announcement video on his campaign website, Pawlenty said he’s the right man to become the state’s top executive. “I have the strength and the experience to solve problems and bring us together. My top priority will be to put those in the middle –…

Get Out and Vote: Student Body Elections at NDSU

Student body elections are going on April 4th through the 5th

FARGO, N.D. — It’s students advocating for students in the interest of students. That’s what NDSU’s Chief Justice of the Student Court says about the student body elections that are happening right now. The elections happen every spring. Students are encouraged to get involved on campus by voting for different positions, such as student senator, president and vice president. Chief Justice…

Heitkamp Speaks at Central States Pension Committee Meeting

She is on a bipartisan committee aimed at solving the pension crisis

FARGO, N.D. — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) attended the Central States Pension Committee meeting to talk about the pension crisis. Potential cuts to the current system threaten thousands of retirees across the country. Heitkamp is on a bipartisan congressional pension committee tasked with solving the problem. About 2,000 North Dakotan workers have paid into the Central States Pension Plan. Without a…

Who Will Be the Next Endorsed Republican Candidate?

Cass County Republicans held an open forum just ahead of the State Convention this upcoming weekend

FARGO, N.D. — Cass County Republicans held an open forum just ahead of the State Convention this upcoming weekend. Three of the candidates running for Congress spoke about why they want to be the endorsed Republican candidate. State Senators Kelly Armstrong and Tom Campbell and Paul Schaffner spoke to people in the community and answered questions about controversial issues being…

Deputy Mayor Dave Piepkorn Launches Re-Election Campaign

Piepkorn says his campaign will address issues like business recruitment and wage increases

FARGO, N.D. — A familiar and at times controversial figure in local politics is seeking re–election to his seat on the Fargo City Commission. After contemplating a run for mayor, Dave Piepkorn decided to throw his name in the ring in the upcoming City Commission election. There are now seven candidates for two open seats in June. Piepkorn was defeated in…

U.S. House Candidate Kelly Armstrong Hosts Meet and Greet in Mapleton

The US House of Representatives candidate answered questions from voters

MAPLETON, N.D. — U.S. House of Representatives candidate Kelly Armstrong made a stop on the campaign trail in Mapleton. Armstrong swung by Hagge’s Bar and Grill to meet with potential voters. He fielded questions about the campaign and his plans for North Dakota if he was elected. The former Republican Party chairman of North Dakota says he is passionate about meeting…