COLLIN PETERSON

Peterson reflects on career, says voters will punish extreme partisans

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (KVRR) – Collin Peterson spent 30 years representing Minnesota’s 7th District as a member of Congress, most recently, as Chairman of the influential House Agriculture Committee. Peterson, who was the last Democrat to represent a rural district in the House, says he worked hard to ensure that the Agriculture Committee remained bi-partisan. But he says with new…

Peterson: ‘Trump is done’

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (KVRR) – Former longtime Minnesota Democratic Congressman Collin Peterson says he doesn’t miss working in Washington and has no plans of going back. Peterson spoke with KVRR in one of his first interviews since he lost his reelection bid to Republican Rep. Michelle Fischbach. Peterson was among just two House Democrats who voted against the impeachment of…

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…