Politics / Elections

Voting organizations call for fair districting in North Dakota

"This is about representation. This is about having equal access to electing somebody that knows the community."

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) — State voting leaders are discussing the 2021 legislative redistricting process in North Dakota. Leaders from Voters First, the League of Women Voters, Native Vote and the BadAss Grandmas for Democracy are calling for fair legislative districting by the 2021 North Dakota legislative Redistricting Committee. The organizations are asking for districting concepts that would give better representation…

Hoeven concerned with Biden’s removal of troops from Afghanistan

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — North Dakota Senator John Hoeven says he believes the Biden administration’s handling of pulling troops out of Afghanistan has been poor. Hoeven, Senator Kevin Cramer and 14 other Republican senators have sent a letter to the administration saying they need to get Americans and Afghans who have helped America get out of Taliban controlled territory. Hoeven…

NDSU renames building after former North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple

"This is a cutting edge world class research facility and I think that's really fitting given how closely tied the Dalrymple name is tied to the history of agriculture."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) –A building on NDSU’s campus is getting a new name just in time for the new school year. Formerly known as a mouthful to pronounce, the North Dakota Agriculture Experiment Station Research Greenhouse Complex will now just be known as the Jack Dalrymple Agricultural Research Complex. “To be able to rename the Complex after Jack, the name…

Jennifer Carnahan resigns as Minnesota GOP chairwoman

Jennifer CarnahanThanks everyone for an amazing past four years! We’ve done much to build our party to where it is today and I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished. Remember, love always wins over hate, and I can’t wait to share what is next up in my career. Stay tuned! Love to all 🍾💛 https://t.co/LBHrFV4LfF — Jennifer Carnahan Hagedorn (@jkcarnah) August…

Minnesota 19-year-old arrested on sex trafficking charges reportedly linked to Anton Lazzaro case

(FOX 9) — A 19-year-old Minnesota woman was arrested in Florida on sex trafficking charges that are reportedly connected to the alleged underage sex trafficking operation linked to Minnesota Republican strategist Anton “Tony” Lazzaro. Lazzaro was recently charged with five counts of sex trafficking of a minor, a count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors, and another count of…

MNGOP chair’s future uncertain after friend & donor arrested for child sex trafficking

Courtesy: MNGOPMINNESOTA (FOX 9) – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan’s future is uncertain after a close friend and major donor was indicted and arrested Thursday on child sex trafficking charges. Anton “Tony” Lazzaro, 30, faces five counts of sex trafficking of a minor, a count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors, and another count of attempted sex trafficking, along with…

Senate passes $65 billion infrastructure bill

WASHINGTON (KVRR) — A bipartisan infrastructure project passes the Senate including more than $65 billion for broadband infrastructure. The project includes major funding for broadband infrastructure that will bring high speed internet to families including those in rural communities across the nation. In addition to broadband, the bill will focus on devoting federal resources to help improve; roads, highways, bridges…

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigns over sexual harassment

NEW YORK (AP) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he will resign over a barrage of sexual harassment allegations in a fall from grace a year after he was widely hailed nationally for his detailed daily briefings and leadership during the darkest days of COVID-19. The three-term Democratic governor’s decision, which will take effect in two weeks, was announced…

Vice President Kamala Harris meets with Native American leaders to discuss voting rights

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Native American leaders from several states are meeting with Vice President Kamala Harris to shed light on voting rights and the challenges Native Americans face at the polls. The meeting focused on the Native American Voting Rights Act and the Biden Administration’s push to expand ballot access. Prairie Rose Seminole representing North Dakota says early access…

Fargo Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney announces 2022 preliminary budget

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney is releasing his preliminary budget for 2022. “The city’s budget is a reflection of its goals and its objectives. Fargo’s budget reflects our purpose and what we want to achieve for our residents,” said Fargo Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney. Fargo Mayor, Tim Mahoney is calling for various improvements of the city, which…