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West Virginia Delegate Charged In Racist Sign Incident Featuring Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar

Democratic Delegate Mike Caputo has been charged with misdemeanor battery

Del. Mike Caputo and Rep. Ilhan OmarCHARLESTON, W.V. — A West Virginia lawmaker has been charged for an incident involving a racist sign featuring Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar. Democratic Delegate Mike Caputo says he was mad about a display at the statehouse falsely linking Omar with the September 11 terrorist attacks. It was part of West Virginia GOP Day in…

Klobuchar Reaches Polling Threshold For September Debate, Still Must Meet Donor Level

She is the eighth candidate to hit the polling requirement

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Amy Klobuchar has reached the polling threshold to qualify for the Democratic presidential debate in September, though she still needs to reach the donor requirement. Klobuchar got her fourth qualifying poll by getting 4 percent support in the CBS News/YouGov poll of likely Democratic voters in Iowa. Klobuchar will now need to hit 130,000 individual donors. Her…

Rick Berg Unanimously Elected To Full Term As North Dakota GOP Chairman

He was first elected party chairman in 2018 to fill out the term of Kelly Armstrong

BISMARCK, ND — Former U.S. Congressman Rick Berg of Fargo has been elected to his first full term as chairman of the North Dakota Republican Party. Members of the party’s state committee unanimously backed Berg at their meeting in Bismarck on Saturday. He was first elected party chairman in 2018 to fill out the term of Kelly Armstrong, who stepped down…

Two Former Democratic Senators Launch Voting Initiative “One Country Project”

North Dakota's Heidi Heitkamp and Indiana's Joe Donnelly

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two former Democratic senators from red states who lost re-election bids in 2018 are leading a campaign to help their party win back votes in rural America. North Dakota’s Heidi Heitkamp and Indiana’s Joe Donnelly are starting an initiative called the One Country Project. Its website states that Democrats need to “reopen the dialogue” in areas where people…

You’ll Be Able To Give To Veterans Group On North Dakota Tax Forms

The fund assists qualifying veterans with unmet medical needs

BISMARCK, ND — Governor Doug Burgum signs a bill to allow North Dakotans to contribute to the Veterans Postwar Trust Fund while doing their taxes. You’ll find a box starting on next year’s state income tax form to make a contribution. The fund assists qualifying veterans and their eligible dependents with unmet medical needs, including dentures, eyeglasses and hearing aids. The…

Republicans Offer Rebuttal Bill To Gov. Walz’ Proposed Gas Tax Hike

Under Walz's budget proposal, Minnesota's gas tax would increase from nearly 30 cents to nearly 50 cents a gallon

ST. PAUL, MN — Four Republican senators in Minnesota have introduced a rebuttal bill that would allow drivers to choose at the pump whether they want to pay an extra 20-cent per gallon gas tax. The bill is likely a response to Gov. Tim Walz’s proposed 20-cent per gallon gas tax hike, which would not be optional. The tax increase was…

House Passes Resolution Sparked By Minnesota Congresswoman’s Comments

Rep. Ilhan Omar Voted For The Resolution

UPDATED 4:50 PM 3/7/19 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House has passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism and other forms of discrimination and bigotry. The measure stemmed from controversial comments about Israel made by Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. The vote was 407-23, with one member voting present. A two-thirds majority was needed to pass. Omar voted for the resolution. Some lawmakers…

President Donald Trump Aims One Of His Latest Tweets At Minnesota Congresswoman

Several elected officials in Minnesota have signed a statement of support for Omar

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump tweeting that Minnesota Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar’s newest remarks about Israel mark a `dark day’ for the Jewish state. House Democrats are preparing a rebuke of sorts. They are drafting a resolution declaring that the House opposes anti-Semitism and bigotry. Omar suggested last week that American supporters of Israel have conflicted allegiances. Republicans have demanded…

Former Candidate for Governor Is Slightly Hurt After Crashing Into Moose

Rep. Marvin Nelson of Rolla had just picked up his granddaughters in Jamestown

Photo: Nelson/Dryer FamilyROLLA, ND — Rep. Marvin Nelson of Rolla is back at work just days after hitting and killing a moose. The former Democratic candidate for governor had just picked up his granddaughters in Jamestown and was heading home on Highway 281 Friday night. He spotted a moose in a ditch near Rocklake but a moment later a second moose…

Responding To President Trump’s Call To Resign, Rep. Omar Asks “When Will You?”

The Minneapolis Democrat tweeting that Mr. Trump has "trafficked in hate" his whole life

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is firing back at President Trump after he called on her to resign over tweets seen as anti-semitic. The Minneapolis Democrat tweeting that Mr. Trump has “trafficked in hate” his whole life. She also asked when he plans to resign. In a pair of tweets over the weekend, Omar criticized the American Israel Public…