Hanson joins Cass County Commission race

FARGO (KVRR) – Another former state lawmaker has joined the race for the Cass County Commission. Former State Rep. Ben Hanson is running for the District 2 seat being vacated by Rick Steen.¬†¬†District 2 covers most of southeast Fargo from Main Avenue to 52nd Avenue and from the Red River to Interstate 29. Hanson says he is a life long…

The Cass County Commission chooses who will fill Vern Bennett’s seat

Commissioner Ken Pawluk will be taking on the role until the June primary

FARGO, N.D. — Commissioners call the passing of Vern Bennett a void in leadership and institutional knowledge. For them, it was very hard to find someone who would be able to fill his shoes. The three candidates considered were former Commissioner Ken Pawluk, longtime City of Fargo employee Jim Kapitan and former West Fargo State Representative Ben Hanson. After minutes…

Three Candidates Considered To Fill Vacant Cass County Commission Seat

Commissioner Vern Bennett Passed Away This Month At 86

FARGO, N.D. — Three candidates will be considered to fill Vern Bennett’s seat on the Cass County Commission. They include former commissioner Ken Pawluk, Jim Kapitan and Ben Hanson. Interviews will he held during a special meeting on Wednesday morning. Commissioners will then appoint someone to fill the remainder of Bennett’s term. He passed away earlier this month at the…

The Great Money Divide In North Dakota’s U.S. House Race

Incumbent Has Huge Financial Lead Over Democratic Challenger

Rep. Kevin Cramer (R) / Ben Hanson (D)North Dakota Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer has a more than $900,000 financial advantage over Democratic challenger Ben Hanson. Cramer’s most recent Federal Election Commission disclosure filing says he has raised over $1 million in his re-election bid. Filings show Hanson has raised about $115,000. Hanson is a commercial real estate broker from…

Democratic NPL Prepares for Next Election with Burgers and Music

Summerfest is an annual community event put up by the party to meet their voters

FARGO, ND — As democrats in North Dakota approach the 2018 election season, part of their strategy involves burgers, brats and music. Summerfest 2017 brought many of the state’s Democratic NPL politicians to Rheault Farm in Fargo. The smells of fresh patties and Merrill Piepkorn’s music are a small part the Democratic-NPL campaign strategy. “It’s really just a chance for…

Democratic Leaders Host Summerfest for Metro Area

The event is focused on getting to know their voters while also discussing their plans for the 2018 election

FARGO, ND — Democratic lawmakers for North Dakota are grilling brats and burgers at Rheault Farm in Fargo. The event is focused on getting to know their voters while also discussing their plans for the 2018 election. KVRR’s Nick Broadway joins us live from the farm with more. NICK BROADWAY: I’m at Dem-NPL’s Summerfest 2017. They’ve got burgers and brats…

Fargo Businessman Enters Race for U.S. House of Representatives

Hanson went to Fargo South and graduated from MSUM

FARGO, ND — North Dakota Democrats have their first candidate for the states lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Ben Hanson, a broker with Archer Real Estate Services in Fargo, says he believes that North Dakota deserves a congressman who will focus on the needs of hard-working North Dakotans. Hanson went to Fargo South and graduated from MSUM….