Politics / Elections

MN Governor candidate Scott Jensen says he’d cut gas prices, but it’s easier said than done

MINNESOTA (FOX 9) – Record-setting gas prices have sent Minnesota politicians scrambling for something they can do to address voters’ concerns about inflation ahead of this fall’s midterm elections. Prices in the Twin Cities surged to a record $4.59 per gallon on Monday. Locally, the cost for a gallon of regular gas is up $1.61, or 62% from this time…

Land annexation approved for Fufeng plant in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KFGO) – The Grand Forks Council approved the annexation of property north of the city designed to be the new home of the proposed Fufeng project. As has been the case with most meetings regarding the corn milling plant nearby residents showed up to voice opposition. One speaker identified himself as Jerol Gohrick, the president of the…

Early Voting in Cass County officially underway

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Early voting in Cass County is underway for the primary election featuring the Fargo mayoral race and crowded city commission race which has 15 candidates running for two open slots. It’s Fargo’s second election featuring approval voting where people can vote for as many candidates as they like in the race for mayor and city commission….

Biden calls for tougher gun laws ‘How much more carnage?’

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden delivered an impassioned plea to Congress to act on gun control Thursday night in an address to the nation, calling on lawmakers to restore limits on the sale of assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines after a string of mass shootings in the country. Speaking at the White House, Biden sought to drive up pressure on Congress to pass…

It’ll be Walz vs. Jensen for MN governor as Stanek, Hepola exit

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – The stage is nearly set for incumbent DFL Gov. Tim Walz to take on Republican challenger Dr. Scott Jensen in the Minnesota governor’s race this fall. Former Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek declined to force a GOP primary against Jensen. Stanek didn’t come to the Secretary of State’s office before the 5 p.m. Tuesday filing deadline,…

Shelly Carlson announces run for Moorhead mayor

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Moorhead Mayor Shelly Carlson announces a campaign to keep her job. She has announced a press conference Wednesday morning at Third Drop Coffee. Carlson was unanimously appointed mayor by the City Council in February 2021 when Mayor Johnathan Judd resigned after being appointed to a judgeship in Fergus Falls. Carlson was elected to the City Council…

Woman arrested after found walking near Governor Burgum’s Bismarck home

Both the governor and first lady were at home at the time

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — A woman was taken into custody after walking on Capitol property near the Governor’s house in Bismarck. Thirty-two-year-old Dakota Bee of Bismarck was arrested and charged with resisting arrest, trespassing, and disorderly conduct. North Dakota Highway Patrol says she was first seen walking around property 9:45 Sunday night and was asked to leave. She returned shortly…

LIVE: Fargo Mayoral Race

Meet Sheri Fercho.

We’re wrapping up our series today of the live one on ones with the Fargo Mayoral candidates. Sheri Fercho is the final candidate challenging Mayor Dr. Tim Mahoney in the June election. Fercho’s number one platform item is beautification of the city. She says if elected, she’d work to restore green spaces, cleaner streets, and invest in beautification projects to…

Celebration Of “Free the Growler” Bill Turns To Talk of Surplus and Gun Control

COON RAPIDS, Minn. (KVRR) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and Lieutenant Gov. Peggy Flanagan are celebrating the passage of the “Free the Growler” bill with stops at breweries. The governor held a ceremonial signing of the bill at a brewery in Coon Rapids on Wednesday and Thursday in Rochester. The bill raises the cap on growler sales, allows more off-sale…