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U.S. House candidate suspends campaign to help Ukraine

A Democratic U.S. House candidate out of Moorhead has suspended his campaign to go help defend Ukraine in the coming days.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A Democratic U.S. House candidate out of Moorhead has suspended his campaign to go help defend Ukraine in the coming days. “I mean I think it’s the most consequential global issue I’ve experienced in my lifetime and I’m forty years old. Think about the confluence of world events you’re watching unfold before your very eyes. It’s…

Sports Betting Bill Gets Bipartisan Push in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) — New bipartisan sports betting legislation would bring about the most significant change to Minnesota’s gaming laws in many years. The bill is being introduced by state Rep. Pat Garofalo of Farmington, a Republican, and state Rep. Zack Stephenson of Coon Rapids, a Democrat. It seeks to replace illicit gaming with a regulated market for Minnesotans…

Rep. Fischbach Running for 2nd Term In MN’s 7th District

LITCHFIELD, Minn. (KVRR) — Rep. Michelle Fischbach is running for a second term in Minnesota’s 7th District. The Republican was first elected in 2020 defeating longtime Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson. Democrats Mark Lindquist and Reed Olson and Libertarian Travis Johnson are also running. Fischbach previously served as Lieutenant Governor and was the first woman to serve as President of the…

ND Senate Minority Leader Joan Heckaman to retire

Courtesy: North Dakota Democratic-NPL PartyNEW ROCKFORD, N.D. (KVRR) – North Dakota Senate Minority Leader Joan Heckaman announces her retirement at the end of her term after being redistricted out of her New Rockford District. The Democratic-NPL State Senator is the first woman to serve as minority leader in the Legislature. She was first elected to the Senate in 2006. Dem-NPL…

Pentagon: Fisher Sand & Gravel $400 Million Contract ‘Properly Awarded’

U.S./Mexico borderWASHINGTON, D.C. — The Defense Department’s internal watchdog said its investigation into a $400 million southern border wall contract found it was properly awarded to a North Dakota firm. The owner of Dickinson-based Fisher Sand and Gravel used multiple appearances on Fox News to push for the job. The Pentagon’s inspector general released results of the audit, requested last…

Group of Republican Senators To Challenge Biden’s Workplace Vaccine Mandate

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KVRR) — North Dakota Republican Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer are joining around 40 other Republican senators to challenge President Biden’s expected order requiring large employers to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations. The ranking member of the Senate committee on employment and workforce safety, Sen. Mike Braun of Indiana, is leading the charge. They will use the Congressional Review…

Biden announces Build Back Better plan, Ag Sec. says it’s good for rural America

WASHINGTON (AP & KVRR) – President Joe Biden says he has reached a “historic” framework with Democrats in Congress on his sweeping, though scaled-back domestic policy plan. But he still must nail down votes from a few skeptical fellow Democrats. Biden announced the framework at the White House after he traveled early Thursday to Capitol Hill to pitch House Democrats….

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…