Congress

Senate negotiators announce a deal on guns, breaking logjam

WASHINGTON (AP/KVRR) – Senate bargainers have announced a bipartisan framework responding to last month’s mass shootings in New York and Texas. It’s a noteworthy though limited breakthrough offering modest gun curbs and bolstered efforts to improve school safety and mental health programs. The proposal falls far short of tougher steps long sought by President Joe Biden and many Democrats. Even…

President Biden Signs Executive Order on Policing On 2nd Anniversary of George Floyd’s Killing

THE WHITE HOUSE (KVRR) —   Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and others join President Joe Biden as he signs an Executive Order on policing and public safety. The measure, which comes following months of talks with police professional groups and reform activists, orders federal law enforcement agencies such as the CBP and FBI to revise their…

Rep. Fischbach Running for 2nd Term In MN’s 7th District

LITCHFIELD, Minn. (KVRR) — Rep. Michelle Fischbach is running for a second term in Minnesota’s 7th District. The Republican was first elected in 2020 defeating longtime Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson. Democrats Mark Lindquist and Reed Olson and Libertarian Travis Johnson are also running. Fischbach previously served as Lieutenant Governor and was the first woman to serve as President of the…

President Biden remarks on the anniversary of the January 6th Capitol riots

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden and members of Congress are solemnly marking the first anniversary of the U.S. Capitol insurrection. Lawmakers are holding events Thursday to reflect on the violent attack by supporters of President Donald Trump last Jan. 6. The ceremonies will be widely attended by Democrats, but almost every Republican on Capitol Hill will be absent. It’s…

Lindquist announces years-long battle with mental health issues

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Democratic U.S. House candidate Mark J. Lindquist says he was recently admitted to the hospital for mental health issues. Lindquist, who wants to represent Minnesota’s 7th District, says he checked himself into the Fargo VA Medical Center on July 23. “I am not ok. I checked myself into the Fargo VA Mental Health Clinic this week…

President Biden Taps Gov. Tim Walz to Co-Chair Council of Governors

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has been appointed co-chair of the Council of Governors along with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. The appointments made by President Joe Biden. The Council consists of 10 bipartisan governors and is responsible for advising the secretaries of Defense and Homeland Security, and the White House Homeland Security Council on matters related to the…

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 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…