Politics / Elections

Gov. Walz Considers Special Session to Help Diabetics

Walz says he's open to calling a special session to help diabetics who can't afford the cost of insulin,

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Tim Walz says he’s open to calling a special session to help diabetics who can’t afford the cost of insulin, but lawmakers must first work out a deal. A measure that would have established an emergency insulin program had broad support during the legislative session, but was left out of budget bills. The program would…

David Lillehaug to Leave Supreme Court Due to Parkinson’s Disease

Lillehaug expects to resign in July 2020

ST. PAUL, MN – Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Lillehaug says he has Parkinson’s disease and won’t seek re-election next year. Lillehaug says in a statement via the court that he expects to resign in July 2020. Lillehaug says he has “loved” his six years on the court and had planned to stay on before he learned of his illness….

Heitkamp Says DNC Should Reevaluate New Debate Criteria

Heitkamp says the DNC is unfairly targeting candidates from rural states.

FARGO (KFGO) – Former U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) is criticizing the Democratic National Committee for establishing new rules that affect which candidates are allowed to participate in presidential debates. The DNC says to qualify, candidates must now have at least 1% in three approved polls or receive donations from 65,000 people, including at least 200 people in 20 states….

Steve Gehrtz Steps Down from Moorhead City Council

Gehrtz served on the Council for the past seven and half years

MOORHEAD, Minn. — After seven and half years as a member of the Moorhead City Council, Steve Gehrtz announced at Monday night’s meeting he will resign. Gehrtz admits the decision was not an easy one. After much thought, he decided he wanted to find a healthier balance between managing his construction company and enjoying his personal life. The representative of Moorhead’s…

“It’s a Top Priority” Gov. Walz Discusses MN Education Budget

The new tax law makes sure farmers who pay property taxes on agricultural land won't be punished to pay for districts' budget

MINNESOTA – Gov. Tim Walz says parts of the education budget will make sure it’s equal for people living in cities and rural areas. The new tax law makes sure farmers who pay property taxes on agricultural land won’t be punished to pay for districts’ budgets. Walz says they used to pay 70% of tax dollars for districts, but only made…

President Trump: Tariffs on Mexico Cancelled

WASHINGTON – A deal is reached between the U.S. and Mexico ending tariffs that were scheduled to be put in place Monday. President Trump tweets, “Mexico, in turn, has agreed to take strong measures to stem the tide of migration through Mexico, and to our southern border. details of the agreement will be released shortly.” The taxes the U.S. was…

Sen. Klobuchar’s Presidential Campaign Stops in Fargo Committing to Unity

"To be home in Minnesota and North Dakota, as I've always said a river does not divide our two states, it brings us together," said Minnesota Senator, Amy Klobuchar

FARGO, N.D.– Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar is on her presidential campaign, making stops in Fargo and Moorhead. “To be home in Minnesota and North Dakota, as I’ve always said a river does not divide our two states, it brings us together,” said Minnesota Senator, Amy Klobuchar. Klobuchar focused her campaign in Fargo on bridging the divide between political parties to get…

Special Counsel Robert Mueller Made His First Public Statement About the Russia Investigation

Mueller said charging the president with a crime was not an option.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller said in his first public statement about the Russia probe that charging the president with a crime was not an option due to the longstanding Justice Department opinions that say a president cannot be indicted while in office. Mueller made the comments Wednesday as he ended an almost 10-minute statement about his two-year investigation into Russian…

Speaker Pelosi to Keynote MN DFL Fundraiser Friday

MINNEAPOLIS – Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi will give the keynote address for Minnesota’s DFL party’s Humphrey Mondale dinner Friday night. “The House Democratic Majority in Washington has been hard at work tackling the toughest issues facing our country just as the DFL has been doing in Minnesota,” The California Congresswoman says in a statement. The Minnesota GOP responded to…