Politics / Elections

Hoeven among Republicans who want transition to begin

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – North Dakota U.S. Sen. John Hoeven has joined the list of Republicans who believe that President Trump should allow the presidential transition process should begin. “Vice President Biden should have access to the information he needs while the electoral process continues” Hoeven said in a statement to KVRR News. Hoeven also said Trump “is within his rights…

Burgum rival chosen by GOP to fill dead candidate’s seat

BISMARCK, N.D. – A powerful Republican North Dakota lawmaker who lost his seat after being targeted by Gov. Doug Burgum has been chosen by party activists to return to his old seat to replace a candidate who died before the election. Rep. Jeff Delzer was named by Republican district activists at a nominating convention Wednesday night to succeed David Andahl,…

Twin Valley Democrat opposed to new shutdown orders from Walz

TWIN VALLEY, Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) – A Democratic state lawmaker says he disagrees with the latest shutdown orders from Democratic Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz. Sen. Kent Eken of Twin Valley says there should be more of a regional approach when it comes to border cities. Eken says he also believes that the legislature should have more input on the business closing…

LIVE: Minnesota Secretary Of State Calls State’s Election “A Model For The Nation”

Secretary Of State Steve Simon Joins KVRR Morning Show

  Amid national controversy and unfounded claims of election fraud, Minnesota’s Secretary of State calls his state’s election process “a model for the nation”. Steve Simon joined KVRR’s morning show Monday. He says just a hair under 80 percent of eligible voters cast ballots this month, the highest voter turnout in the country. He credits elections workers in each of…

Burgum wants outside attorneys to handle possible lawsuit over legislative appointment

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum is asking the state’s attorney general to appoint outside lawyers to handle a possible lawsuit over the governor’s appointment to fill a legislative seat that was won by a candidate who died before the election. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is at odds with Burgum over the appointment of Washburn coal executive Wade Boeshans to…

MN governor would like to see mask mandate in ND & SD

After announcing bars & restaurants will close at 10 every night starting Friday, @GovTimWalz is concerned Minnesotans will go to ND & SD. He’d like to see both states get mask mandates. Walz also praises Gov @DougBurgum for what he’s done with testing and contact tracing apps. pic.twitter.com/zyrJPNDib4 — Austin Erickson (@AEricksonKVRR) November 10, 2020 MINNESOTA – After announcing bars…

President Trump fires Defense Secretary Esper

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump says he has fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper. This is an unprecedented move at a time of national uncertainty about the outcome of Trump’s bid for a second term. It is the first time in the post-World War II era that a president seeking reelection has removed his secretary of defense after Election Day….

Dem-NPL Party on what a Biden-Harris administration means for rural communities

Although more Americans nationwide voted for Joe Biden to be the next president, that wasn't the case in North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — As general election results rolled in, the night of November 3rd was a tough one for democrats in North Dakota. “It was not because we didn’t have good candidates or the right strategy. We’re just — we’re in a state that is increasingly conservative and that supported Trump by a large margin,” says Democratic-NPL Party Chairwoman Kylie…

OneFargo ND hosts Celebration of Unity following election

Election of Biden/Harris gets community talking about the future of the United States

FARGO, N.D.– OneFargo hosts what they’re calling a “celebration of unity” following the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Due to rising COVID cases in North Dakota, the event was on Facebook Live and features members of the community. Participants discuss the current political climate, election results, and their thoughts on the country moving forward. Despite the group’s positivity…

Community members react to election results

FARGO, N.D. — The announcement of President-elect Joe Biden taking the lead and winning the election came as a surprise to some around Fargo. Some who voted in this year’s election expressed their concerns regarding the outlook of the presidency come Inauguration Day. They say a few major topics of concern for them include division among voters from both parties,…