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Rep. Collin Peterson Hosts Town Hall on Veterans’ Issues

Veterans discussed issues ranging from healthcare to rural access

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Rep. Collin Peterson hosted a town hall to hear from veterans. “I thought we’d made more progress in some of these areas, I’m leaving here with a long list of things that need to be worked on,” he said. That long list includes getting money for military funerals, healthcare and veterans’ homes. One idea proposed by State…

Congressmen Peterson & Emmer Discuss Dairy Revenue Protection at Bipartisan Town Hall

MELROSE, Minn. – Congressmen Collin Peterson and Tom Emmer held a bipartisan town hall on agriculture in Stearns County. Peterson, the Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, discussed the importance of the Dairy Revenue Protection in the new farm bill. It’s an area-based program to insure against an unexpected drop in the revenue from milk sales. The expected revenue is based…

Retiring House Judiciary Chairman Calls Savanna’s Act “unfair to law enforcement”

House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte of VirginiaWASHINGTON – A retiring Republican Virginia Congressman blocking Savanna’s Act from passing in the house says the measure is unfair to law enforcement. House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte says he agrees with the intent of North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp’s plan to improve the federal government’s response to violence against Native American women….

Rep. Collin Peterson Speaks on Possible Effects Now That Farm Bill is Passed

The president is expected to sign the bill

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Now that Congress has passed the Farm Bill, Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson updates us on which areas will impact farmers the most. The top Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee says the bill will help farmers and ranchers, especially in the midst of a trade war. One of the most controversial parts was the SNAP program, which is…

Attorney: Keith Ellison abuse claim unsubstantiated

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison says he’s focusing on the issues in the Minnesota attorney general’s race after an attorney said she couldn’t substantiate physical abuse allegations from Ellison’s ex-girlfriend. Karen Monahan accused Ellison in August of dragging her off a bed by her feet in 2016 while screaming obscenities. She claims to have video footage…

Rep. Tim Walz Will Face Hennepin Co. Commissioner Jeff Johnson in MN Governor Race

MINNESOTA- (AP) Democratic Rep. Tim Walz has won a three-way primary for Minnesota governor and will face Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson who defeated former two-term Gov. Tim Pawlenty. Walz leveraged his rural Minnesota connections and a geographically balanced ticket to defeat state Rep. Erin Murphy and Attorney General Lori Swanson in Tuesday’s primary. Walz is leaving Congress after six…

MN Gov. Candidate Lori Swanson Stands by Running Mate Rick Nolan Amid Staffer Controversy

Rep. Rick Nolan & MN Attorney General Lori SwansonMinnesota DFL governor candidate Lori Swanson stands by her running mate, Congressman Rick Nolan. The state Attorney General is being pressured by liberal groups to leave him off the ticket over the handling of his legislative director accused of sexual harassment. Minnpost reports Jim Swiderski was allowed to leave quietly rather than…

Dakotans For Health Warns Lawsuit Could Leave 40,000 North Dakotans Uninsured

FARGO, N.D. – The group Dakotans For Health says 40,000 North Dakotans could soon lose health insurance coverage. Attorneys General from 20 Republican–led states, including Wayne Stenehjem of North Dakota, have filed a lawsuit arguing the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. Congress repealed the law’s individual mandate that fines people for not having insurance. The Supreme Court has said the mandate…

Rep. Kevin Cramer Praises Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Nomination

WASHINGTON – North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer believes Washington D.C. Appellate Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a great nominee for the Supreme Court. “He’s always leaned towards the state’s rights versus the overreach of the federal government. Particularly in environmental cases that involve the EPA. I think for North Dakota you could not do better than Judge Kavanaugh and that’s…

Rep. Keith Ellison Speaks with Voters in Moorhead During AG Campaign Stop

He wants to take on a variety of issues, from economic fairness to the fight against opioids

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Rep. Keith Ellison stopped by Moorhead for a town hall event in his campaign for Minnesota’s Attorney General. Ellison is also the Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee. He says he hopes the DNC will be more focused on listening to the people. As AG, he says he wants to take on many issues from economic fairness…