COLLIN PETERSON

Peterson donates official papers to Becker County Museum

DETROIT LAKES, Minn.  (KVRR/KDLM) – Former Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson will donate his official papers and  correspondence to the Becker County Historical Society in Detroit Lakes. Congressional correspondence, papers, furniture, memorabilia, photos, plaques and books are among the items Peterson is donating. Peterson’s desk and chair from his Washington, DC office will be on display in the Becker County Museum….

Michelle Fischbach Sworn In To New Session of Congress

Replaces Rep. Collin Peterson Who She Defeated in November

WASHINGTON, D.C. — New members of Congress are sworn in including Republican Michelle Fischbach. She is representing Minnesota’s Seventh Congressional District which was held by Democrat Collin Peterson for thirty years. In a statement, Fischbach vows to fight for Minnesota and the nation every day that she has the honor of being a Member of Congress. Categories: Local News, Minnesota…

Minnesota agriculture industry may feel blows of Peterson loss

Rep. Collin Peterson was the U.S. House Representative from Minnesota's 7th Congressional District for the last 30 years. He lost the 2020 election to Republican Michelle Fischbach.

MINNESOTA — It may have been one of the bigger upsets in this years U.S. House race. Fifteen-term incumbent Collin Peterson lost the race for U.S. Representative in Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District to Republican Michelle Fischbach. In a mainly rural district dominated by agriculture, the loss was felt heavily by farmers. “He knew agriculture arguably better than any representative in…

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MSUM Political Science Professor Dr. Barbara Headrick Goes Over Peterson, Smith, Trump And More

  Even after winning 15 straight elections in Minnesota’s seventh congressional district, one local political expert says it’s not surprising Collin Peterson is facing the end of his congressional career today. Former State Senator and Lieutenant Governor Michelle Fischbach beat Peterson by nearly 14 percent. MSUM Political Science Professor Dr. Barbara Headrick says people smarter than her predicted Fischbach would…

Peterson says outside money contributed to loss against GOP’s Fischbach

WASHINGTON (KVRR) Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) says “outside money” is partially responsible for his loss to Republican challenger Michelle Fischbach. Peterson, the chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, lost his bid for a 16th term in western Minnesota’s 7th District. “I’d like to thank the people of the Seventh District for their support over the years. Serving them in Washington…

Former Sen. Heitkamp believes Biden will bring our country a ‘rural renaissance’

NORTH DAKOTA – Since leaving the Senate in January 2019, Heidi Heitkamp has been fighting to get Democrats in rural areas elected through her organization One Country Project. The Democrat  feels Joe Biden will do more for our part of the country than President Donald Trump. The biggest issue concerning voters this year is the coronavirus pandemic. More than 219,000…

Peterson and Fischbach debate agriculture and coronavirus

Courtesy: Prairie PublicFARGO, N.D. – Congressman Collin Peterson and former Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Michelle Fischbach share why they should represent the western part of the state in Washington. Peterson touted his work chairing the House Agriculture Committee including passing a farm bill and USMCA. Fischbach believes Congress should work on improving the economy which has been hit hard by the…

Save Our Stages Act aims to help struggling venues stay afloat with Covid-19 funding

UNITED STATES – The curtain has closed on many venues because of the coronavirus pandemic. Democratic Minnesota Senator Klobuchar and Republican Senator John Cornyn of Texas introduced the Save Our Stages Act. It would provide six months worth of Small Business Administration grants to independent venues affected by Covid-19 stay-at-home orders. The legislation would fund either 45 percent of operational…

Minnesota Turkey Growers Asking For COVID-19 Relief Funding

The turkey industry supports 26-thousand jobs in Minnesota bringing in more than 800 million dollars in economic activity.

MINNESOTA – Minnesota turkey growers and producers are feeling the sting as COVID-19 is causing producers to slow down production. “It’s been a challenge. It’s added costs to our situation, and in our case as a grower co-op, it’s the independent growers that are affected because they own the plant,” Former Chairman of the National Turkey Federation John Burkel said….

Fischbach explains tying Peterson to Pelosi & agriculture platform

MINNESOTA – Minnesota’s former Lieutenant Governor Michelle Fischbach cruises to victory in the GOP primary for the state’s seventh congressional district. She got 59 percent of votes. Dave Hughes, who took on Congressman Collin Peterson in the past two elections, got 22 percent. Doctor Noel Collis received 15 percent. In her campaign, Fischbach has tied Peterson to Speaker of the…