Politics & Elections

Rick Perry Confirmed as Energy Secretary

WASHINGTON D.C. -- The Senate has confirmed former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to serve as energy secretary. The vote was 62-37. Perry, who once pledged to eliminate the department, has repeatedly…

Minnesota Gun Permits Hit All Time High

  MINNESOTA -- Minnesota issued more gun carry permits in 2016 than in any year since it began distributing the permits. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says sheriff's departments granted 71,156 permits last year. That's nearly 60 percent more…

ND Lawmakers Battle Over State-Owned Casino Proposal

  BISMARCK, N.D. -- Some North Dakota lawmakers say a proposal to allow state-owned casinos is retaliatory. They say the proposal by House majority leader Rep. Al Carlson of Fargo risks angering American Indian tribes even more when relations have…

Subpoena Withdrawn in Wilansky DAPL Case

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. -- Prosecutors have withdrawn a subpoena for a man ordered to testify about a violent late-November clash between police and Dakota Access pipeline protesters. Steve Martinez, 42, a protester from Williston, had been ordered to testify…

Attorney General Did Not Reveal Meetings With Russia

(CNN)Attorney General Jeff Sessions met twice last year with the top Russian diplomat in Washington whose interactions with President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn led to Flynn's firing, according to the Justice Department. Sessions did not mention…

Lawsuit May Halt Construction on Dakota Access Pipeline

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. -- A federal judge says he'll likely decide within a week whether to temporarily halt construction of the final section of the Dakota Access pipeline. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg held a hearing in a lawsuit…

Done Deal? The Star Lake Casino Project

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- A proposed casino on an undeveloped portion of Star Lake is raising concerns and leaving questions unanswered. Members of White Earth Nation and people of Otter Tail County…

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