Congress

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…

Cass County calls on Congress for Covid-19 relief

According to Peterson, counties across the nation are estimating a shortage of 202 billion dollars.

CASS COUNTY, N.D. – Counties across the country including Cass County are hoping to receive federal aid as they continue to deal with the effects of COVID-19. Cass County is part of the National Association of Counties that is calling on Congress to acknowledge the role it has played in addressing the pandemic. Cass County Commission Chairman Chad Peterson says…

ND congressional delegation shares priorities on coronavirus funding

By Samone Blair WASHINGTON – For North Dakotans facing eviction or unemployment due to the coronavirus pandemic, a timeline on federal aid remains unclear. “Another day has come and gone in this once in a century national battle for our country,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said. “At the moment, the gap between our two parties in the negotiations is…