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Voting organizations call for fair districting in North Dakota

"This is about representation. This is about having equal access to electing somebody that knows the community."

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) — State voting leaders are discussing the 2021 legislative redistricting process in North Dakota. Leaders from Voters First, the League of Women Voters, Native Vote and the BadAss Grandmas for Democracy are calling for fair legislative districting by the 2021 North Dakota legislative Redistricting Committee. The organizations are asking for districting concepts that would give better representation…

Sen. Klobuchar describes former VP Mondale as having ‘dignity, decency, civility’

Former VP Died Monday At 93

  MINNESOTA (KVRR) – One person close to Mondale was Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar. She shared why she feels he wasn’t just a successful politician, but a humble and noble man shortly after news broke of his passing Monday night. “What does Vice President Mondale mean to you? Because I know he’s counseled you a lot. What does he mean…

$31 Billion Included For Indigenous Americans In COVID Relief Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The $1.9 trillion COVID relief package passed by Congress this week contains an historic amount of funding for Indigenous Americans. The American Rescue Plan, signed by President Biden into law Thursday, includes $31 billion to help tribal communities recover from the pandemic. It’s the largest single infusion of resources to tribal communities in U.S. history. Senator Tina…

Physician Critic Of Handling of Pandemic Running for Minnesota Governor

CHASKA, Minn. — Former state Sen. Scott Jensen makes his Republican candidacy for governor official. The family physician has been critical of the state’s response to the pandemic and in interviews with Fox News and other media outlets has questioned federal guidelines around reporting COVID-19 deaths. Democratic Gov. Tim Walz, who is serving his first term, is expected to seek…

ND & MN Senators React To The Return of Tom Vilsack as Ag Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack was confirmed by the Senate this week as the next Agriculture Secretary, a job he held previously for 8 years. Minnesota and North Dakota lawmakers were asked about what’s in store for agriculture under the Biden administration. In a 92-7 vote Tuesday, Vilsack was confirmed to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture….

Republicans Reject Mask Mandate in Minnesota Senate Chamber, House Has One

State Sen. Mark Johnson/(R) East Grand Forks & State Sen. Ann Rest/(D) New HopeST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Senate Republicans reject a mask mandate for members and staff in the Senate chamber. The 36-31 vote encourages mask-wearing, but does not require them. All 34 Republicans and the chamber’s two independents favored the looser policy, while all 31 Democrats backed the…

Former Sen. Heitkamp believes Biden will bring our country a ‘rural renaissance’

NORTH DAKOTA – Since leaving the Senate in January 2019, Heidi Heitkamp has been fighting to get Democrats in rural areas elected through her organization One Country Project. The Democrat  feels Joe Biden will do more for our part of the country than President Donald Trump. The biggest issue concerning voters this year is the coronavirus pandemic. More than 219,000…