Congress

MN Congressional Hotdish Competition Displays The Diversity of the State’s Delicious Dish

WASHINGTON – The Minnesota delicacy hotdish is so powerful that it brings lawmakers from both parties together in Washington. Sen. Tina Smith hosts the ninth annual Minnesota Congressional Delegation Hotdish Competition. Congresswoman Betty McCollum from the state’s fifth district takes home the gold with her Hotdish A-Hmong Friends. Other dishes showing off Minnesota’s diversity include Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s Little Moga-hot-dishu and…

President Trump Declares National Emergency To Pay For Border Wall

Trump says he shouldn't be sued but predicted ``we will be very successful in court.

WASHINGTON, DC — President Donald Trump says he expects legal challenges to his decision to declare a national emergency to erect barriers between the U.S. and Mexico but says he’ll be vindicated. Trump announced Friday that he has signed the appropriate paperwork to declare an emergency on the border so he can build the wall. In a sing-songy tone of…

Former Sen. Heidi Heitkamp Continues to Push Congress to Pass Savanna’s Act

Former North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is still trying to get Congress to pass Savanna’s Act even though she’s left office. The bill would would improve crime databases and start reporting missing and murdered indigenous people. The National Crime Information Center says there were more than 5,700 reports of killed or missing Native American women and girls in the United…

Saving Savanna’s Act: Activists Rally at Sen.-Elect Kevin Cramer’s Offices Across State

The bill was passed unanimously in the Senate, halted down the House

FARGO, N.D. — Time is running out to pass Savanna’s Act or it will be back to square one on the legislation in the next session. To prevent that from happening, activists for Native women’s rights were outside Senator-Elect Kevin Cramer’s offices across the state. Savanna’s Act would improve crime databases and start reporting missing and murdered indigenous people. The bill…

“Agreement In Principal” Reached On New Farm Bill On Capitol Hill

Sen. Amy Klobuchar: "my hope is that we can get this done in the next week"

WASHINGTON, D.C. — There is progress on Capitol Hill on the farm bill. The top four congressional negotiators of the massive, must-pass farm bill announced an “agreement in principle”, paving the way for passage by the end of the year. While details of the deal were not released, it has been confirmed that stricter work requirements for SNAP, the food stamp…

Klobuchar and Peterson Meet With Ag Leaders and Growers About Bipartisan Farm Bill

The two traveled to American Crystal Sugar in Moorhead to discuss the 2018 harvest and regional farming issues

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar and Congressman Collin Peterson met with area growers and leaders to discuss the need for a bipartisan farm bill. The two traveled to American Crystal Sugar in Moorhead to discuss the 2018 harvest and regional farming issues. As the weather has warmed up, their worries have lessened but some priorities still remain; protecting…

What You Need to Know About Your ND House Candidates Before Heading to the Polls

Kelly Armtrong is the GOP candidate from Dickinson, Mac Schneider is the Democratic-NPL candidate from Fargo

  FARGO, N.D. — Election Day is less than three weeks away. While North Dakota’s Senate race has gained most of the attention there’s also an important Congressional race. KVRR’s Danielle Church sat down with both major party candidates. Kelly Armstrong and Mac Schneider may be on different sides of the political spectrum, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have plenty…

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…

Indian Activist And Former Congressional Candidate Will Avoid Jail Time

Chase Iron Eyes Was Arrested During The Dakota Access Oil Pipeline Protests

BISMARCK, N.D. — An American Indian activist and former Democratic candidate for Congress who was accused of inciting a riot during the Dakota Access pipeline protest will avoid jail time. In a plea deal with prosecutors, Chase Iron Eyes will serve one year of probation and pay $1,800 in fines and fees. In return, he’ll avoid jail time and prosecutors…

Congress is Deciding on Bills That Could Fund FM Diversion and Nat’l Guard Readiness Center in Fargo

WASHINGTON – Bills in the House and Senate could give millions of dollars to important Red River Valley projects. The Army Corps of Engineers has set aside $35 million for design work for the diversion in this year’s budget. 2019 Funding bills passed in the House and in the Senate Appropriations Committee give $32 million for a North Dakota National…