Politics / Elections

Rep. Omar arrested during abortion rights protest outside Supreme Court

Rep. Ilhan OmarWASHINGTON (FOX 9) – Rep. Ilhan Omar was arrested at a protest outside the Supreme Court today, according to a staff spokesperson. Omar’s staff said she planned to partake in the protests about the overturning of Roe v. Wade, calling it an act of civil disobedience. Other lawmakers joined Omar at the protest, but additional details about arrests…

Senator Cramer says finger is “healing nicely” after backyard accident

The republican lost the tip of one of his fingers in June

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — Senator Kevin Cramer says his finger is “healing nicely” after a backyard accident three weeks ago. The republican said on Twitter, he crushed two fingers between two rocks and lost the tip of one. Cramer thanked his great surgeons and said he went through four hours of HBOT treatments. He plans to return to DC this…

Speed cameras in Minnesota construction zones? Maybe, but not ’til 2023

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – The Fourth of July weekend saw hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans hitting the roads while dodging construction cones at more than 200 highway work zones across the state. If some get their way, Minnesota will install speed cameras in work zones as soon as 2024. House lawmakers and traffic safety advocates say the technology is required…

North Dakota Leaders Praise U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Against EPA

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KVRR) — North Dakota’s Republican leaders are praising the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling against the EPA. The court said that the Clean Air Act does not give the EPA broad authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants that contribute to global warming. North Dakota was one of 20 states that petitioned with West Virginia. “North Dakota…

Space Development Agency Ground Operations Ribbon Cutting at GFAFB

Sen. Kevin Cramer Attends After Emergency Surgery on His Hand A Week Ago

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) — North Dakota’s congressional delegation makes a stop in Grand Forks for a ribbon cutting at Grand Forks Air Force Base. It is where the Space Development Agency’s first Ground Operations and Integration Center will be located. The center will operate and control multiple-layer satellite operations for missile warning, tracking, and defense. It was also one…

Sen. Kevin Cramer may need pinky finger amputated after yard work accident

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) – North Dakota Senator Kevin Cramer seriously injured the pinky finger on his right hand when a large boulder rolled over it while doing yard work over the weekend. Cramer needed immediate surgery. The Republican said in a statement he has been staying in North Dakota close to medical care as there is a high risk of…

South Dakota AG convicted on 2 impeachment charges

Jason Ravnsborg interviewed by police following fatal crash UPDATE (AP) – PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Senate convicted Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg of two impeachment charges stemming from a 2020 fatal accident, removing and barring him from future office. The votes Tuesday were a stinging rebuke that showed most senators didn’t believe his account of the crash. Ravnsborg…