Politics / Elections

Minnesota’s Republican Party Chairwoman Seeking Commission on Large Donations

Carnahan says her annual salary of 67,000 isn't enough and fundraising is the most important thing she does

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota’s Republican Party chairwoman wants a personal cut from large donations to the party. Jennifer Carnahan is seeking a 10 percent commission on big donations, though she doesn’t specify what size donations would qualify. Carnahan says her annual salary of 67,000 isn’t enough and fundraising is the most important thing she does. Ted Lovdahl says…

U.S. Senate Taking Action Over FCC’s Repeal of Net-Neutrality

Heitkamp says repealing the net neutrality rules could lead to higher prices for consumers

NATIONAL — One day after attorneys general for 21 states and the District of Columbia sued to block the FCC’s repeal of net-neutrality rules, the Senate is poised to take action. A Senate resolution to reverse the repeal has the support of 50 senators and required the support of just one more senator to pass under Congressional Review Act rules….

The Biz: KFC’s New Gravy Cocktails, McDonald’s Going Green, More Money in Your Pocket and the DOW Hits 26,000

These aren't just any kind of cocktail

NATIONAL — KFC may be the home of finger lickin’ good chicken but now they’re hoping to serve you up some lip-smackin’ cocktails. The fast-food company is launching a new cocktail menu and while the drinks won’t be sold in stores, the recipes will be available for you to make on your own. These aren’t just any kind of cocktail….

Tim Pawlenty: Thanks, but No Thanks to Run for Senate Seat

The GOP thought it could help flip the state

  MINNESOTA — One of the biggest Republican names in Minnesota politics isn’t interested in running for the Senate. Former Minnesota governor and presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty had considered running for the seat vacated by Al Franken. The GOP thought it could help flip the state. But appearing on Fox Business, Pawlenty says it’s too short of a campaign for…

UND Welcomes New Athletics Director

Chaves replaces Brian Faison who retired at the end of 2017

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — UND has officially welcomed Bill Chaves to the Fighting Hawks family. A press conference was held in Grand Forks to introduce Chaves as the 16th Athletics Director for the university. He comes to UND after more than a decade at Eastern Washington University. The football program earned seven playoff berths and won the FCS national title…

Net-Neutrality Battle Headed to Court

They barred companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from interfering with internet traffic and favoring their own sites and apps

  NATIONAL — The battle over net-neutrality rules is headed to court. A group of attorneys general for 21 states and the District of Columbia has sued to block the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of the rules. They barred companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from interfering with internet traffic and favoring their own sites and apps. New York’s attorney…

Governor Dayton Looking to Borrow Money for Wish-List Construction Projects

He says the time is ripe to invest heavily in public construction

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – JULY 14: Governor of Minnesota Mark Dayton speaks to Policy Fellows at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs on July 14, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The state of Minnesota shut down state services after Republicans and Democrats failed to come to an agreement on the budget. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Mark…

THE BIZ: Recalls, Comebacks, Free Grand Slam Breakfasts and Possibly the End of Orca Shows

The Ford Ranger is making a comeback in 2019

NATIONAL — Fiat-Chrysler is recalling nearly 170,000 minivans over an engine stall issue. The company states the recall includes 2017 Chrysler Pacifica vans with gas engines that have been sold across the country. A software issue is causing the engine to stall and the company says at least one crash has been reported that may be related to the recall….

Concordia College, Fargo Theatre Honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day

People all over the community were celebrating the day and honoring Martin Luther King Junior, including students at Concordia

METRO — This is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and although many people have the day off, others are taking the time to celebrate the legacy of the civil rights leader. People all over the community were celebrating the day and honoring Martin Luther King Junior, including students at Concordia. Reverend Dr. Nekima Levy-Pounds started off the day of activities…

Minnesota Case Over Genital Mutilation of Teens Continues in Detroit

Two Minnesota mothers also have been charged after taking their daughters to the clinic

Dr. Jumana NagarwalaDETROIT, Mich. — A federal judge in Detroit has dismissed one charge against two doctors accused of female genital mutilation. The judge ruled that Dr. Jumana Nagarwala and Dr. Fakhruddin Attar didn’t commit conspiracy to transport a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. Both doctors still face other charges. Two Minnesota mothers also have been…