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Gov. Walz leads in the money race for Minnesota governor

The current governor has more than $4 million in the bank for his reelection campaign

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Campaign finance reports show Democratic Gov. Tim Walz has $4.1 million in the bank for his reelection campaign. Dr. Scott Jensen and Sen. Paul Gazelka are the money leaders among candidates seeking the Republican endorsement. Jensen, a former state senator who’s running as a COVID-19 skeptic, ended the first quarter with over $774,000 in cash…

18 North Dakota State Legislative Races Have No Democratic Candidates

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP/KVRR) — North Dakota Democrats lack candidates for 15 state House seats and three seats in the state Senate. Secretary of state filings show Republicans were unable to recruit candidates for a House seat and Senate seat in the state’s biggest city of Fargo. Late Monday was the deadline for candidates to file with the state secretary of…

University of North Dakota Presidential Field Down to 6 Candidates

The names of the presidential hopefuls will likely be released next week.

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–The quest to find the next president at the University of North Dakota is down to six candidates. Members of the search committee met behind closed doors Thursday to talk about possible replacements for Mark Kennedy, the onetime Republican congressman from Minnesota who was named president at the University of Colorado. University system officials say the names of…

North Dakota Congressional Candidates Discuss the Issues in Debate

The candidates' stances largely reflect those of their parties

FARGO, N.D. — With less than two months before the midterm elections, North Dakota Congressional candidates took part in a debate. It was originally planned to be between Democratic candidate Mac Schneider and Republican candidate Kelly Armstrong. Within 24 hours of the debate starting, independent candidate Charles Tuttle joined in. “I support the president 150 percent. I’m not going to back…

Clay County Candidates Answer Questions at a Forum Ahead of the Primary Election

The League of Women Voters hosts those running for County Commission and Sheriff at the Moorhead Public Library.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Those running for County Commission and Sheriff in Clay County answered questions from the public ahead of the primary election. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us about the candidates who were at the League of Women Voters forum and their platforms in our Lead Story. Al Gordon and Mari Dailey are two candidates running for the District 4…

Fargo City Commission Candidates Participate in Forum

The candidates are vying for the seats currently held by Tony Gehrig and Dave Piepkorn

FARGO, N.D. — Candidates for Fargo City Commission participated in a forum to discuss their positions ahead of Tuesday’s election. Candidates answered a variety of questions covering current issues, regional and national trends, and outlook for the future. One of the questions was about if Fargo should become a sanctuary city. “We have very strong services in the Fargo area,…

League of Women Voters Helping Candidates for Fargo City Commission Attract Voters

Mahoney says it's all about electing people that will create change people are looking for

FARGO, N.D. — Election season is in the air and the League of Women Voters is helping those running for Fargo City Commission attract voters. The vote for Fargo City Commission may not be until June 12th, but the League of Women Voters wants you to know more about the candidates. “As you listen to the answers and the responses…

Mark Empting Announces Clay County Sheriff Candidacy

He is looking to replace retiring sheriff Bill Bergquist

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Mark Empting is declaring his candidacy for Clay County Sheriff. He joins at least three other candidates who have expressed interest in joining the race. They are seeking the position currently held by Bill Bergquist, who is retiring at the end of this term. Empting says Bergquist put Clay County in a good place, but there are…

UND Welcomes New Athletics Director

Chaves replaces Brian Faison who retired at the end of 2017

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — UND has officially welcomed Bill Chaves to the Fighting Hawks family. A press conference was held in Grand Forks to introduce Chaves as the 16th Athletics Director for the university. He comes to UND after more than a decade at Eastern Washington University. The football program earned seven playoff berths and won the FCS national title…

Corporal Chris Hutton Announces Run for Grand Forks County Sheriff

Along with two decades with the department, Hutton spent 19 years with the army national guard

  GRAND FORKS, ND — A 20-year veteran of the Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Department, who returned to serve his community after losing part of his leg, is now running for Grand Forks Sheriff. Corporal Chris Hutton announced his candidacy. Along with two decades with the department, Hutton spent 19 years with the Army National Guard. In 2006, Hutton lost…