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Three States Do Not Recognize Juneteenth As A Holiday, Including North Dakota

Gov. Doug Burgum did proclaim Juneteeth Celebration Day in North Dakota on Friday

FARGO, N.D. —  North Dakota, South Dakota and Hawaii are the only states that do not recognize Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day, as a holiday. Republican Gov. Doug Burgum did proclaim Juneteeth Celebration Day in North Dakota on Friday. Democrat Shelley Lenz, who is running for governor, says it is time to make it a holiday. In a statement,…

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz Confronts COVID-19 In State Of The State

The Governor Says Limiting Face To Face Interactions Can Reduce The Virus's Spread By Up To 80 Percent

ST.PAUL, Minn. — Governor Tim Walz lays out the groundwork for how the state is pushing back against the coronavirus outbreak that continues to grow. “Many of you are out of work. Businesses, large and small, are shuttered across the state. The companionship we normally lean on to get through difficult times—a hug from a grandparent, coffee with a friend, or…

Sen. Kevin Cramer Offers Apology For “R-word” Tweet Against Speaker Pelosi

He was responding to her comments about the economic stimulus package

WASHINGTON, D.C. — North Dakota Sen. Kevin Cramer is apologizing for a tweet that used an unacceptable term against Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. He was responding to her comments about the economic stimulus package. The Republican claims the autocorrect failed on his phone, changing the word ridiculous to the offensive R-word, a description of someone with limited intellectual…

State Treasurer Candidate Comes Forward While Democrats Cancel State Convention

Mark Haugen says he wants to restore integrity and accountability to the office

BISMARCK, N.D. — A Bismarck Democrat is running for State Treasurer. Mark Haugen says he wants to restore integrity and accountability to the office. The North Dakota native works as a student success adviser at the University of Mary. Republican State Treasurer Kelly Schmidt is not seeking another term. State Democrats are also calling off their state convention next weekend…

Dem-NPL: Possibility of getting results of ND caucuses on Wednesday

FARGO, N.D. – A Democratic-NPL spokesperson says we may have to wait until Wednesday to see results from North Dakota’s caucuses. Voters in North Dakota’s Democratic caucus saw long lines at the F-M Labor Temple, the only precinct in Fargo. Some say they had to wait in line for two hours. Democrats were expecting a big surge in turnout thanks…

MN precinct caucuses begin Tuesday night

MINNESOTA – Minnesotans will share ideas important to them at precinct caucuses. Registration begins at 6:00 PM Tuesday night at locations for each party with events beginning at 7:00. Delegates for the county and Senate district conventions will be chosen. There they will pick the nominee in each race for every party. People will also introduce proposals that will be…

Andrew Yang ends presidential campaign

CHICAGO (AP) – Democrat Andrew Yang is suspending his 2020 bid for president. Yang made the announcement Tuesday after expecting a disappointing finish in New Hampshire’s primary. The 45-year-old entrepreneur created buzz for his presidential campaign by championing a universal basic income that would give every American adult $1,000 per month. He was one of the breakout stars of the…

Democratic-NPL Party not concerned Iowa issues could happen in ND caucus

NORTH DAKOTA – The Democratic-NPL Chair says North Dakotans shouldn’t worry about results being delayed like in Iowa. It’s a different process for voting in North Dakota’s caucus on March 10th. You can request a mail-in ballot by phone, email or online and send it in by March 5th. There are also 14 locations to vote in person in the…

New York Times Endorses Two Presidential Candidates Including Sen. Amy Klobuchar

The Editorial Board is getting behind Klobuchar and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren

NEW YORK CITY — In a first in the 150 years of the New York Times, the paper is endorsing two candidates for president. The Editorial Board is getting behind Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, both Democrats. They were chosen after meeting with nine contenders and hours of questioning. Of Klobuchar, the Board wrote that her…

U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement Advances Through More Senate Committees

Sen. John Hoeven says USMCA will provide much needed certainty for our agriculture, energy and other industries

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Our local congressional delegations are praising the advancement of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved the trade deal. It has also been approved by the Finance, Energy and Public Works and Budget committees. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; Commerce and the Foreign Relations committees still have to weigh in before going to the full…