Politics / Elections

White House, Congress Agree on $2 Trillion Virus Rescue Bill

The Senate is likely to pass the measure Wednesday afternoon.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Senate leaders of both political parties have reached agreement on a $2 trillion measure to rush aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic. The urgently needed measure is the largest economic rescue measure in history. The Senate is likely to pass the measure Wednesday afternoon. In…

LIVE: Daily White House Coronavirus Task Force Briefing

President Donald J. Trump and the Coronavirus Task Force hold a press conference at the White House. Posted by Fox News on Monday, March 23, 2020 WASHINGTON–The White House Coronavirus Task Force is hosting their daily briefing at approximately 4:30 p.m. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will more than likely make appearances. KVRR will be streaming the…

North Dakota Democratic Party Endorses Zach Raknerud For Congress

He will challenge Republican Rep. Kelly Armstrong

FARGO, N.D. — In a virtual convention due to coronavirus concerns, the North Dakota Democratic Party endorsed Zach Raknerud of Minot to run for the U.S. House of Representatives. The House seat is currently occupied by Republican Representative Kelly Armstrong, who is seeking reelection. Raknerude unsuccessfully ran for state legislature in 2018. He says from that experience and over the…

LIVE: Daily Coronavirus Task Force Briefing from White House

WASHINGTON–Vice President Mike Pence and the Coronavirus Task Force are holding their daily press briefing at approximately 10:45 a.m. President Donald Trump has led the briefings in previous days, but there is no confirmation he will be present on Friday. KVRR will stream the briefing on KVRR.com and our Facebook page. Categories: Coronavirus, Politics / Elections Tags: Coronavirus, Coronavirus Task…

LIVE: Trump Preparing to Invoke Emergency Powers over Coronavirus

Trump is holding a news conference at the White House at 2 p.m.

WASHINGTON (AP)–President Donald Trump is preparing to invoke emergency powers as the country struggles to contain the coronavirus outbreak. This is according to two people familiar with the planning who spoke on condition of anonymity. It is still unclear precisely what mechanism Trump would use to free up additional federal resources for testing and treatment as well as help those…

Minnesota DFL Shifting to Virtual Conventions and Campaign Events

The Minnesota DFL Headquarters will be closed to the public.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party has postponed all conventions between March 14 and May 1 in order to combat the spread of COVID-19. Beginning in April, the Minnesota DFL will attempt to hold virtual conventions. All campaign events, including direct voter contact, is shifting online. Chairman of the Minnesota DFL, Ken Martin, said, “This was not an easy decision…

US Senate Passes Savanna’s Act

The bill has passed both the Senate and the House Judiciary Committee.

WASHINGTON–Work continues on capitol hill this morning to finally get Savanna’s Act passed through Congress. The bill named for Savanna Greywind, the 22-year-old Fargo woman who was killed for her unborn baby, has passed both the Senate and the House Judiciary Committee. Greywind was a member of the Spirit Lake Tribe. Savanna’s Act would require the Justice Department to develop…

Long lines for ND caucuses, results expected Wednesday

Some voters say they waited in line for over two hours at the Democratic Caucus in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — It’s not only too early to call the Democratic Presidential Caucus in North Dakota, we might not know results until Wednesday. There was a huge turnout at the 14 polling sites across the state. Alex Rohr, a spokesman for the North Dakota Democratic-NPL party, says every vote needs to be counted and it could take some time….

Dem-NPL: Possibility of getting results of ND caucuses on Wednesday

FARGO, N.D. – A Democratic-NPL spokesperson says we may have to wait until Wednesday to see results from North Dakota’s caucuses. Voters in North Dakota’s Democratic caucus saw long lines at the F-M Labor Temple, the only precinct in Fargo. Some say they had to wait in line for two hours. Democrats were expecting a big surge in turnout thanks…