Politics / Elections

Sen. Kevin Cramer may need pinky finger amputated after yard work accident

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) – North Dakota Senator Kevin Cramer seriously injured the pinky finger on his right hand when a large boulder rolled over it while doing yard work over the weekend. Cramer needed immediate surgery. The Republican said in a statement he has been staying in North Dakota close to medical care as there is a high risk of…

South Dakota AG convicted on 2 impeachment charges

Jason Ravnsborg interviewed by police following fatal crash UPDATE (AP) – PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Senate convicted Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg of two impeachment charges stemming from a 2020 fatal accident, removing and barring him from future office. The votes Tuesday were a stinging rebuke that showed most senators didn’t believe his account of the crash. Ravnsborg…

Biden To Sign Bill To Get More Access To Shipping Containers, Help Supply Chain

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KVRR) — President Joe Biden says he looks forward to signing the Ocean Shipping Reform Act into law. The bipartisan effort was led by Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, South Dakota’s Sen. John Thune and Rep. Dusty Johnson and Rep. John Garamendi of California. It is expected to help lower costs for American retailers, farmers and consumers. Biden says…

N.D. Commerce Commissioner Stepping Down For Global Think Tank

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — North Dakota Commerce Commission James Leiman is stepping down. In a social media post, Leiman says a post has been created for him by the Institute for Economics and Peace, a global think tank. He says it will enable him to serve populations that need help the most including the world’s most violent and impoverished places….

LIVE: 1 Incumbent, 4 Challengers Win Fargo School Board Seats

A crowded field that changed the look of the new board.

The Fargo School Board is welcoming four new members. The only incumbent to win re-election is Robin Nelson. She came in fifth in the voting. Nelson will be joined by Melissa Burkland, Katie Christensen, Greg Clark and Nayamal Dei. Board positions currently held by Rebecca Knutson, David Paulson and Brian Nelson all fell short in bids for another term. Incumbent…

Winners elected to Grand Forks City Council Ward 2 and 4

Rebecca Osowski and Tricia Lunski will take over seats on the city council

gf ward 4 GRAND FORKS, N.D (KVRR) — Grand Forks voters are picking two new members for the city council. There are open races in Wards 2 and 4. Rebecca Osowski beat out Mathew Ternus with 59 percent of the votes for the seat being vacated by Katie Dachtler in Ward 2. Ward 4 incumbent Jeannie Mock opted not to run…

Fargo School Board adopts Land Acknowledgement Agreement

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Fargo School Board approves a land acknowledgement statement saying the district gathers on the lands of the Oceti Sakowin who are the Dakota, Lakota, Nakoda and Anishinaabe people. The statement was drafted with help from tribal nations and groups. It could be included on meeting agendas, read at the annual reorganization meeting and used at other…