Politics / Elections

Prince Estate Slams Trump’s Use of ‘Purple Rain’ at Rally

Prince's estate released a statement saying it "will never give permission to President Trump to use Prince's songs.''

MINNEAPOLIS–The estate of musical legend Prince is objecting to President Donald Trump’s use of a Prince song before a campaign rally in Minneapolis Thursday night. The Trump campaign played Prince’s “Purple Rain” as the audience at the rally waited for the president to begin speaking. Prince’s estate released a statement after the rally saying it “will never give permission to…

Cass County Commission Remembers Vern Bennett

For one of the few times in the past 15 years, there was a missing voice at the Cass County Commissioners Board.

FARGO, N.D. — “He was very intelligent, and he a great sense of humor; he was always well read and well prepared for these meetings,” Cass County Commissioner Mary Scherling. For one of the few times in the past 15 years, there was a missing voice at the Cass County Commissioners Board. Cass County Commissioner Vern Bennett, who passed away…

Josh Gallion to Seek Second Term as North Dakota Auditor

Gallion will make a formal re-election announcement on Thursday in Bismarck and Fargo.

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota Auditor Joshua Gallion says he will seek re-election. Gallion says he will make a formal announcement on Thursday at Republican Party headquarters in Bismarck and Fargo. The state auditor’s office inspects the books of government agencies and North Dakota’s university system. Gallion was elected in 2016 and has carried out performance audits that have uncovered waste and…

Trump Campaign Threatens Lawsuit Over Minneapolis Rally Security Costs

The Trump campaign says if the city does not agree to honor the Target Center contract, it will go to court.

MINNEAPOLIS–President Donald Trump’s campaign has threatened to sue Minneapolis for trying to force it to pay $530,000 in security costs for this week’s rally in the city. Trump’s campaign, in a statement late Monday night, said Mayor Jacob Frey is abusing the power of his office by “conjuring a phony and outlandish bill for security” at Thursday’s rally at the…

Police Union Respond to Uniform Policy with Trump T-shirts

Union chief Bob Kroll says the T-shirts will be on sale for $20 beginning Monday.

MINNEAPOLIS–The Minneapolis police union is selling “Cops for Trump” T-shirts after the police department banned officers from wearing their uniforms in support of candidates at political events or in ads. The Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis has accused police administrators of instituting the new policy just days before President Donald Trump’s visit to Minneapolis. Union chief Bob Kroll says a…

Protesters rally against Trump Impeachment Inquiry at Rep. Peterson’s Office

Former Lieutenant Governor and Congressional Candidate Michelle Fischbach, who's running against Peterson, says people in the district want their conservative views to be shown at capitol hill.

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Protestors from across the valley are at Representative Collin Peterson’s Detroit Lakes Office, where they are rallying against the impeachment proceedings against President Trump. Former Lieutenant Governor and Congressional Candidate Michelle Fischbach, who’s running against Peterson, says people in the district want their conservative views to be shown at capitol hill. “We need to make sure…

Anti-Impeachment Protest Planned at Rep. Peterson’s Office

Trump Victory is a joint effort by President Donald Trump's campaign and the Republican National Committee.

DETROIT LAKES, Minn.–Trump Victory is organizing a counter-impeachment protest outside the Detroit Lakes office of Democratic U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, of Minnesota. The Republican National Committee says Friday’s event is part of a nationwide effort to hold vulnerable Democrats accountable for the impeachment push. Among those appearing will be former Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach, who’s running against Peterson. Peterson, who…

Bernie Sanders has Heart Procedure, Cancels Campaign Events

78-year-old Sanders experienced chest discomfort during an event Tuesday and sought medical evaluation.

WASHINGTON–Bernie Sanders’ campaign says the Democratic presidential candidate has had a heart procedure for a blocked artery. The Vermont senator is canceling events and appearances “until further notice.” The campaign says the 78-year-old Sanders experienced chest discomfort during an event Tuesday and sought medical evaluation. The campaign says two stents were “successfully inserted” and that Sanders “is conversing and in…

Cramer & Hoeven Welcome Veterans Affairs Secretary to Fargo

Sec. Robert Wilkie toured the Fargo VA and the private practice healing with hyperbarics

FARGO, N.D. — Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer took Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie on a tour of a facility in Fargo that is changing the way veterans are treated for PTSD and brain injuries. On August 13, 2005, Tyler Einarson was serving his country in Afghanistan, keeping watch while the rest of his team was cleaning up. “I…

Sen. Hoeven and Cramer Respond to Impeachment Inquiry

FARGO, N.D. — Focusing on getting other work done for the American people. That’s what North Dakota Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer say Congress should be addressing instead of trying to impeach President Trump. Cramer says Democrats have “come up short every time” in trying to find reasons to impeach Trump. Both senators agree that the focus should be…