Politics / Elections

Smith & Cramer Fight For Bill to Lower Insulin Prices

WASHINGTON – Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith and North Dakota Sen. Kevin Cramer push the Senate Finance Committee to hold a hearing on their bill to make insulin affordable. The senators say seven-and-a-half million Americans rely on insulin and the price has nearly doubled between 2012 and 2016. Smith and Cramer’s Emergency Access to Insulin Act would allow states to set…

Battle for Pension Protection Underway in North Dakota

A fight for pensions across the U.S. is underway, as millions of retirees are facing the potential loss of their pensions.

FARGO, N.D. – For thousands of retired workers across the state, the battle for their pensions began in 2014, when the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act was signed into law. It allowed pension plans that are in a critical status, like Central States, which covers thousands of workers in North Dakota, to reduce the benefits they pay out to those covered…

Sen. Smith Creates Group To Solve Rural Issues

Sen. Tina Smith is forming a bipartisan Senate group to strengthen rural communities

WASHINGTON – Sen. Tina Smith is forming a bipartisan Senate group to strengthen rural communities. One thing she says she’s hearing from people in our area that would help is, “trade, not aid.” The Rural Economic Working Group and Republican South Dakota Sen. Mike Rounds hopes to connect people and organizations to take on challenges hitting rural areas hard. Sen….

Trump Fires National Security Adviser John Bolton

Bolton submitted his resignation on Tuesday morning.

WASHINGTON–President Donald Trump has fired national security adviser John Bolton. Trump tweeted on Tuesday that he told Bolton Monday night his services were no longer needed at the White House. He says Bolton submitted his resignation on Tuesday morning. Trump tweeted that he “disagreed strongly” with many of Bolton’s suggestions, “as did others in the administration.” Categories: Politics / Elections…

West Virginia Delegate Charged In Racist Sign Incident Featuring Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar

Democratic Delegate Mike Caputo has been charged with misdemeanor battery

Del. Mike Caputo and Rep. Ilhan OmarCHARLESTON, W.V. — A West Virginia lawmaker has been charged for an incident involving a racist sign featuring Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar. Democratic Delegate Mike Caputo says he was mad about a display at the statehouse falsely linking Omar with the September 11 terrorist attacks. It was part of West Virginia GOP Day in…

It’s Been 100 Years Since Women’s Suffrage

a local group is celebrating with a centennial party and pie social

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — It’s been 100 years since women were given the right to vote in the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Over the next year and a half, the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County and the League of Women Voters will have all kinds of events to celebrate Women’s Suffrage. This afternoon it began the…

Hoeven Announces New Program To Help Veterans

FARGO, N.D. — Veterans from all branches packed into the West Fargo VFW to voice their opinion on healthcare and the Fargo VA while sharing experiences, and there was a lot of expectations from the talks. “As a community veteran, it’s important that we keep on the VA doing, the senators and legislative representative out looking making their following through…

Fischbach on Race For Rep. Peterson’s Seat “They Have a Clear Choice”

MINNESOTA – Michelle Fischbach says she’s running for Congressman Collin Peterson’s seat because she believes people’s values in Minnesota’s seventh district aren’t being represented. The former Lieutenant Governor is hearing from many people in her new campaign who want immigration and building the wall to be priorities. Peterson voted against wall funding. Fischbach claims he has voted for amnesty for…

LIVE: 100 Years of the Vote for Women

Celebrate, and then get voting, people. There's still more work to be done!

It’s been a century already, and so much more has to be done. But we’re taking a moment to remember that until 1919, women in this country didn’t have the right to vote. And there were a lot of people standing in their way trying to keep it from happening. By then, the suffragettes already had a long and courageous…