Politics / Elections

Fargo Antique, Gift Shop Stops Buying From China Because of Tariffs

President Trump raised tariffs from 10 to 25 percent on Friday

FARGO, N.D. — Donald Trump raised tariffs on Chinese exports from 10 to 25 percent. Now Beijing is retaliating by doing the same to American goods. It’s causing a Fargo woman to change her business plan for the first time in 20 years. “I didn’t ever plan on any of this but it started with a trip to China,” said…

Rep. Collin Peterson says USMCA would fail in House

At a Glyndon farm Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence urged Congressman Collin Peterson to get House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to bring up the USMCA for a vote. The Democrat says he’s happy to make the request. The House Agriculture Committee Chairman says Pence, quote, “knows full well” the Trump Administration still needs to submit the USMCA to the house to…

Disabled Veteran Says Medical Marijuana Prices Are Too High, State & Company Leaders Respond

The Botanist In Fargo is operated by Acreage Holdings based out of New York

FARGO, ND — It took years for North Dakota to establish its medical marijuana program which was approved by voters in 2016. Now that it’s up and running, with one dispensary open in Fargo, some people are saying the cost is just too high for those who really need the drug. Tom Schmidtgal is on a mission he says to educate…

VP Mike Pence Pressures Democrats to Pass USMCA at Glyndon Farm

GLYNDON, Minn. — Vice President Mike Pence spoke with dozens of farmers at R & J Johnson Farms in rural Glyndon to hear their concerns. Those farmers have been entrenched in a trade war for months. “Rural America is bleeding right now as far as agriculture, we need some good news, we need something to stop that,” Shayne Isane with…

Vice President Pence Headed To F-M Area

He arrives late this morning at Hector International Airport and travels to the R & J Johnson Farms in Glyndon.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) _ Vice President Mike Pence plans two tour stops in Minnesota to talk about the stalled trade deal with Mexico and Canada. He’s likely to hear differing opinions on part of the plan to replace NAFTA. Pence is scheduled to begin his day Thursday at a farmstead 10 miles east of Fargo, where some agriculture leaders plan…

Klobuchar During Town Hall: President Should Govern “From Opportunity & Not Chaos”

MILWAUKEE – Minnesota Senator and presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar strikes a contrast between herself and President Trump at a Fox News town hall. The Democrat says governing from the oval office should come from opportunity and not chaos. Klobuchar says that means seizing challenges and having solutions for real problems. That includes a workforce that shares in the economic prosperity she…

Sen. Tina Smith Introduces Bill to Create a Clean Energy Standard

Sen. Tina Smith and Rep. Ben Ray Lujan want to establish a federal Clean Energy Standard

WASHINGTON–A Minnesota Senator has teamed up with a Congressman from New Mexico on a bill to achieve net–zero emissions in the electric sector. Sen. Tina Smith and Rep. Ben Ray Lujan want to establish a federal Clean Energy Standard. They say it would put the nation on course by mid-century to fight climate change. The Democrats say the science is…

Donnelly with Heitkamp’s One America: Democrats need to show they care about rural areas

UNITED STATES – Former Democratic Senators Heidi Heitkamp and Joe Donnelly say Democrats will not win in 2020 without a focus on middle America. The politicians rolled out the One Country Project last month. The group is reaching rural voters in 8 states, including North Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. Donnelly says Democrats can learn from his and Heitkamp’s losing…

Minnesota lawmakers break off budget talks

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota House Democrats are blaming Senate Republicans and their refusal to increase state spending for a collapse in budget negotiations. Senate Republicans are blaming House Democrats for standing by their tax increase proposals. “Coming forward with zero change in their net position was extremely disappointing. At that point in the negotiations there really was nothing else to…

MN Gas Stations 7 1/2 Miles from the ND Border Exempt from Proposed Gas Tax Hike

That way, they can still compete with stations across the river

MINNESOTA — A proposed gas tax hike in Minnesota would raise the price by 20 cents per gallon, which would be the fourth highest in the country. But that wouldn’t affect every city in the state. A law in Minnesota would allow gas stations seven and half miles from the North Dakota border to be exempt from the tax increase. That…