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Dem-NPL Governor Candidate Lenz Announces Running Mate

Vig is a farmer and former lawmaker from Steele County.

NORTH DAKOTA – The Democratic-NPL endorsed candidate for governor of North Dakota announced her running mate. Dr. Shelley Lenz, who is a veterinarian and small business owner, has picked Ben Vig for Lieutenant Governor. Vig is a farmer and former lawmaker from Steele County. He was elected to represent District 23 in the State Legislature in 2006. He served until…

Republican Candidate Dave Hughes Meets With Supporters In Moorhead

Hughes, who is running to represent Minnesota's 7th Congressional District, hosted a meet and greet to discuss plans if elected

MOORHEAD, Minn.- Hughes spoke about issues like immigration, health-care and the 2nd amendment. He says what makes him stand out from other candidates is having served in the Air Force for 21 years, and having been able to work with people from other countries. Hughes also spoke about the need to have more open foreign markets. “If I’m elected for…

Johnson Discusses What He Would Do as Governor for Minnesota Ahead of the Primary Election

He says the state of Minnesota takes too much money from people for taxes so dialing those back would be his number one priority

Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson is talking about what he would do as governor of Minnesota, just one day before Tuesday’s Primary Election. Johnson, who has the backing of the Republican Party and was the 2014 nominee for governor, says there are two major things he would focus on if elected. He says the state of Minnesota takes too much…

State Rep. Debra Hilstrom Says She’ll Focus on the Opioid Crisis, Health Care If Elected as MN’s AG

She says listening to the concerns of Minnesotans is key

MINNESOTA — State Representative Debra Hilstrom of Brooklyn Center, Minn. says listening to the concerns of Minnesotans is key in her run for Attorney General. She says one of the main issues affecting people in the state is the opioid crisis and access to healthcare and medicine. She says she wants to make sure no person or organization is above the…

Rep. Keith Ellison Speaks with Voters in Moorhead During AG Campaign Stop

He wants to take on a variety of issues, from economic fairness to the fight against opioids

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Rep. Keith Ellison stopped by Moorhead for a town hall event in his campaign for Minnesota’s Attorney General. Ellison is also the Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee. He says he hopes the DNC will be more focused on listening to the people. As AG, he says he wants to take on many issues from economic fairness…

West Fargo Mayoral, City Commission Candidates Participate in Forum

They were asked a variety of questions on what's best for the city

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The Chamber hosted a forum for the candidates of West Fargo mayor and City Commission. The candidates were asked questions about special assessments, the F–M diversion, a bond for the school district, and the future of the city. Current Mayor Rich Mattern and Bernie Dardis are facing off for the position of mayor. On the topic of…

Candidate for Ojibwe Political Office Receives Mail Threat

Donald Finn of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe received threatening message and powdery substance in mail

BEMIDJI, Minn. — A Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe political candidate was sent a powdery substance in the mail. Donald Finn of Cass Lake, Minnesota, reported the suspicious mail to Beltrami County authorities on Monday. Finn said the mail included a threatening message and a powder substance. He hasn’t reported any illness since receiving the mail. He is a candidate…

Representative Kevin Cramer To Announce Candidacy For U.S. Senate

The GOP congressman has spent the last six years serving as the state's lone representative

NORTH DAKOTA — Representative Kevin Cramer posted to Facebook that he will officially announce his campaign for the U.S. Senate in Bismarck on Friday. This, after first saying that he would not run for the seat held by Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp. Kevin Cramer was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012 when long–time Representative Rick Berg…

Brandon Medenwald Announces Candidacy for District 41 House Seat

Staunch Blue Law opponent to run for the Democratic endorsement

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo businessman behind the push to do away with North Dakota’s Sunday Blue Laws is running for the legislature.  Brandon Medenwald is running for a state house seat in District 41. His fellow Democrat, Paula Thomas, announced she is seeking the Senate seat for District 41. State Representative Pamela Anderson also announced her re–election bid. Medenwald…

Will Gardner Launches Campaign for Secretary of State

The Mandan native held event to announce candidacy at the Fargo Holiday Inn

FARGO, N.D. — A Republican challenger to the Secretary of State of North Dakota launches his campaign in Fargo. Will Gardner is a Mandan native and formerly the party chairperson from District 34. Gardner wants to streamline the process of starting up businesses. He says he’ll also bring modern technology to the office of the Secretary of State and work…