Politics / Elections

Rep. Collin Peterson Speaks on Possible Effects Now That Farm Bill is Passed

The president is expected to sign the bill

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Now that Congress has passed the Farm Bill, Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson updates us on which areas will impact farmers the most. The top Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee says the bill will help farmers and ranchers, especially in the midst of a trade war. One of the most controversial parts was the SNAP program, which is…

ND Senate & House Leaders Discuss Upcoming Session over Breakfast

Leaders, chamber members, and community members met at the Chamber's Eggs & Issues event

MOORHEAD, Minn. – North Dakota Senate and House leaders are preparing for a new session over breakfast. Leaders, chamber members, and community members met at the Chamber’s Eggs & Issues event to discuss the previous and upcoming session. Some of the topics included funding for infrastructure and K-12 education. The discussion also touched on higher education and human services. “Making…

Sen. Heitkamp in Farewell Speech “I want you to continue to dream and continue to believe”

WASHINGTON – North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp had an emotional goodbye to Washington after one term in a farewell speech on the Senate floor on Tuesday. The Democrat told her colleagues “gridlock and partisanship does not have to rule the day.” The 63-year-old says she fought every day for rural America. That includes what Heitkamp believes are her biggest successes like…

Sen. Tina Smith Calls Tribute to President George H.W. Bush “Inspiring”

She also says she's confident a Farm Bill can be passed by the end of the year

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) said the tribute to former President George HW Bush in Washington DC was very moving. Sen. Smith says it was special to several people, including all the living presidents, coming together to celebrate his life. She had the chance to talk with Jimmy Carter, and says the eulogy from President George W. Bush was…

Minnesota is projected to have $1.54 billion budget surplus

St. Paul, Minn. (FOX 9) – Gov.-elect Tim Walz will enjoy a $1.5 billion surplus as he crafts his first state budget, state budget officials projected Thursday. State officials said higher-than-expected revenues and less state spending contributed to the surplus. The state’s reserves will stand at more than $2 billion next year, they said. The budget forecast will frame the debate over…

Sen. Klobuchar Says Farm Bill Adds New Provisions for Issues Farmers are Facing

WASHINGTON – Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar says it’s important to get a farm bill done because the difficult time farmers are going through. The Democrat believes farmers are facing a lot because of tariffs, volatility in the dairy market and low commodity prices. Klobuchar says the new farm bill, which has been agreed to in principal between House and Senate leaders,…

State Funeral For President George H.W. Bush

The ceremony late Wednesday morning will cap three days of remembrance by dignitaries and ordinary citizens alike.

Washington, DC — Washington is bidding its final farewell to former President George H.W. Bush, his funeral at Washington National Cathedral drawing world envoys, the four remaining ex-presidents, and President Donald Trump. The ceremony late Wednesday morning will cap three days of remembrance by dignitaries and ordinary citizens alike. The Republican president oversaw the post-Cold War transition and led a…

Mueller Investigation: Michael Flynn Has Given Substantial Information, Recommends No Prison Time

WASHINGTON (AP) – The special counsel’s office is calling Michael Flynn’s cooperation “substantial” and is recommending no prison time for the former Trump administration national security adviser. Prosecutors on Tuesday filed a sentencing memorandum in the case of Flynn, who pleaded guilty last year to lying to the FBI regarding conversations about sanctions with the Russian ambassador. The court filing…

Essentia Health Gives Firsthand Look at New Cardiac and Intermediate Care Unit

The new unit doesn't just look and feel brand new but the extra bed space and the upgraded technology helps better serve their patients

FARGO, N.D. — Essentia Staff are getting their first look at the new Cardiac and Intermediate Care Unit within the hospital on 32nd Avenue in Fargo. “People come to Fargo. It’s a destination to come here for this hospital and we want to always provide the best for them,” said Cindy Jorud, the Director of the ICU Cardiac and Immediate…

Two Men Sworn in as Cass County Commissioners

Both took their oath with Judge Steven McCullough

FARGO, N.D. — Two men have been sworn in as Cass County Commissioners by Judge Steven McCullough. Duane Breitling now holds the title for Cass County Commissioner who represents District 4. The 71 year old is a retired attorney. Rick Steen was re–elected to the board to represent District 2. The CPA first ran in 2014 and has served as…