Politics / Elections

MN Senate GOP Releases Tax Bill, Rep. Paul Marquart Responds

Republicans who control the Minnesota Senate have unveiled a tax bill they say will benefit all Minnesota taxpayers and provide tax cuts to half of them. The bill contrasts with proposals from Gov. Tim Walz and the House Democratic majority that would raise gasoline and other taxes. It includes a quarter–point income tax cut for middle–class taxpayers and would shelter…

Rep. Armstrong Discusses Issues Concerning ND in Fargo Meeting

The Republican meets with North Dakotan's three times this week

FARGO, N.D. — Congressman Kelly Armstrong spoke at an event hosted by the the Fargo Committee to Protect Seniors’ Rights. This is just one of three stops he makes this week to speak with those he represents in person. Monday night, the Republican held a Town Hall in Hillsboro and says he was pleasantly surprised to hear what North Dakotans’ biggest…

Klobuchar Explains Why She Doesn’t Support Free College in CNN Town Hall

MANCHESTER, N.H. Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar participates in her second CNN town hall during the 2020 election season. The Democrat touched on issues from high prescription drug prices to student debt. Klobuchar says she does not support free college for students like fellow presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren. She says she does have a plan when it comes to addressing…

Bill Passed Funding ND Flood Projects, Well Below F-M Diversion Expectations

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Legislature passes a bill funding flood projects, but comes far short of what local officials and Gov. Doug Burgum are seeking for the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion. The measure gives $750 million to the project. Total state funding approved for the diversion is $120 million less than what the Diversion Authority wants. The overall cost of…

Mueller Report Released

President Donald Trump says he's ``having a good day'' following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team was dissatisfied with written responses from President Donald Trump, but decided against issuing a subpoena for an interview. In Mueller’s report released Thursday, prosecutors call Trump’s answers “inadequate.” They considered issuing a subpoena for Trump, but decided against it after weighing the likelihood of a long legal battle. Click here to read…

Attorney General Barr Says Mueller Probe Did Not Establish Trump Coordination With Russia

Lawyers for President Donald Trump reviewed the final redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report before its public release.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Attorney General William Barr says he will give Congress a redacted copy of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative report at 11 a.m. He told reporters at the Justice Department that he would transmit to Congress copies of the public version of Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference during the 2016 election and President Donald Trump’s campaign. Democrats complained…

Hoeven Hosts Nat’l Guard Discussion on Fargo Operations Facility, Tuition Assistance & Health Care

FARGO, N.D. – Sen. John Hoeven held a roundtable Wednesday on the importance of getting a new North Dakota National Guard operations facility in Fargo. The Republican was joined by members of the National Guard and NDSU’s Air Force and Army ROTC at the Fargo Air Museum. Hoeven wants support for a new MQ–9 Reaper facility for the 119th Wing at…

Rep. Kelly Armstrong to Hold Town Halls in Hillsboro & Valley City Next Week

NORTH DAKOTA – Congressman Kelly Armstrong is holding two town halls next week to hear directly from North Dakotans and to update them on the work he’s doing in Washington. The Republican will answer questions from North Dakotans at the Vets Club in Hillsboro from 6:00 to 7:00 PM on Monday, April 22nd. You can grab a slice of pizza…

Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue Coming to ND Later This Month

NORTH DAKOTA – A release from North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven’s Office says Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is coming to the Red River Valley Saturday, April 27th to talk with farmers about implementing the farm bill. He will also outline the need for prompt resolution trade negotiations and additional commodity purchases. Hoeven, who’s Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, will…