Politics / Elections

House Approves Rules for Trump Impeachment Probe

The Democrats will control the Investigation in the House.

WASHINGTON–A sharply divided House has approved the rules for its impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. Thursday’s near party-line 232-196 roll call was the chamber’s first formal vote on a process that’s likely to take months, possibly stretching into the early weeks of the 2020 election year. Underscoring the gravity of the vote, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi presided over the…

Trump Only Republican on Presidential Primary Ballot in MN

Three other Republican candidates won't be listed.

MINNEAPOLIS–President Donald Trump isn’t the only Republican candidate running in the presidential primary, but he’ll be the only choice on the ballot in Minnesota. The Republican Party of Minnesota has informed the state Secretary of State that Trump will be the only name listed on the 2020 Republican primary ballot. Three other Republican candidates who many consider long shots won’t…

The Cass County Commission chooses who will fill Vern Bennett’s seat

Commissioner Ken Pawluk will be taking on the role until the June primary

FARGO, N.D. — Commissioners call the passing of Vern Bennett a void in leadership and institutional knowledge. For them, it was very hard to find someone who would be able to fill his shoes. The three candidates considered were former Commissioner Ken Pawluk, longtime City of Fargo employee Jim Kapitan and former West Fargo State Representative Ben Hanson. After minutes…

Gov. Walz declares emergency for conditions from snowstorm

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz issues an executive order declaring an emergency to ease the strain on farmers in western Minnesota after a snowstorm hampered the harvest. It also lifts regulations on drivers carrying propane and liquid fuels. Farmers have wet conditions and damaged crops. The winter weather also slowed the processing and transportation of grain and…

McConnell: Impeachment Measure Denies Trump ‘Basic Rights’

The resolution calls for open hearings.

WASHINGTON–The Senate’s top Republican isn’t impressed by a Democratic resolution in the House that sets out procedures for a potential impeachment of President Donald Trump. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the resolution would deny the “most basic rights of due process” to Trump. McConnell has used a floor speech to go after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Intelligence…

Omar Criticized for Vote on Armenian Genocide Resolution

Omar says accountability and recognition of genocide shouldn't be used as a cudgel in a political fight.

MINNEAPOLIS–U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar is coming under criticism from Minnesota’s Armenian community for not supporting a resolution recognizing the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide. The Minnesota Democrat was one of three lawmakers voted “present” when the House overwhelmingly approved it Tuesday in a clear rebuke to Turkey for invading northern Syria. Omar said in a statement…

Fargo Park district holds meeting on Executive Director candidates

FARGO, N.D. – Fargo Park District held a meeting to review executive director candidates. Park Board President Jerry Rostad says the Human Resources Director reviewed the position description, gathered input on interview questions and provided a framework on how the search committee process will play out. Each member of the search committee will then review the list of candidates. Previous…

President Trump Announces Isis Leader Is Killed

WASHINGTON – The shadowy leader of the Islamic State group who presided over its global jihad and became arguably the world’s most wanted man, is dead after being targeted by a U.S. military raid in Syria, President Donald Trump said Sunday. “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead,” Trump announced at the White House, saying the U.S. had “brought the world’s number one terrorist…

Sanders to Hold Campaign Rally in Minnesota with Omar

Omar announced earlier this month that she would endorse Sanders for president

MINNEAPOLIS–Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders plans to hold a campaign rally next month at the University of Minnesota. The Nov. 3 rally at Northrup Auditorium will mark Sanders’ second campaign stop in the state since he announced his 2020 bid. The U.S. senator from Vermont visited the Minnesota State Fair in August. Sanders will be joined by U.S. Rep. Ilhan…

North Dakota Democrats Urge Resignation Over Fake Omar Photo

Democratic senators wrote a letter Thursday to the Minot Republican.

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota Senate Democrats have joined the call for state Sen. Oley Larsen to resign his leadership position in the wake of his Facebook posts targeting a Muslim congresswoman. Democratic senators wrote a letter Thursday to the Minot Republican asking that he relinquish his position as president pro tempore. Their letter comes after Larsen sent an email to his…