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ND District 21 Sen. Carolyn Nelson Announces Retirement

Nelson served two terms in the House before being elected to the Senate in 1994

  FARGO, ND — North Dakota District 21 Senator Carolyn Nelson of Fargo is retiring at the end of her term. Nelson served two terms in the House before being elected to the Senate in 1994. The Democrat has been caucus chair for four sessions and assistant minority leader for two sessions. District 21 will elect a nominating committee at…

Gov. Dayton Calling on State Senator, Police Officer to Resign Over Sexual Harassment Claims

Political leaders from both sides of the aisle are calling on Schoen to resign

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says a state senator who works as a police officer and is accused of sexual harassment should resign. State Sen. Dan Schoen, like Dayton a Democrat, is accused of behavior ranging from unwanted attention to women to physically grabbing a woman from behind. He says the allegations are false. Political leaders…

Political Pressure May be Bringing GOP Health Care Plan Back to Life

These include the party's increasingly impatient conservative base, incumbents' nightmares about primary challenges and wrathful presidential tweetstorms

NATIONAL — A brew of political pressures is pumping fresh life into the last-gasp Republican drive to erase the Obama health care overhaul. These include the party’s increasingly impatient conservative base, incumbents’ nightmares about primary challenges and wrathful presidential tweetstorms. The new GOP bill by Sens. Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham would shift health care money and power from Washington…

Senator Heitkamp Announces Re-Election Bid for 2018

Heitkamp made the announcement early this morning on her brother Joel Heitkamp's radio show

FARGO, ND — Senator Heidi Heitkamp is officially seeking re-election to the U.S. Senate. Heitkamp made the announcement early this morning on her brother Joel Heitkamp’s radio show. Sen. Heidi Heiktamp has already spent nearly five years in the U.S. Senate and she wants to continue to serve the people of North Dakota. She is preparing to jump head first…

Governor Dayton, Republican Leaders Working with Mediator

The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Friday that Dayton acted constitutionally when he vetoed the funding

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Dayton and top Republicans have chosen a mediator to try to help them out of a constitutional battle. The two sides have been locked in a legal battle for months over Dayton’s decision to veto the Legislature’s budget. The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Friday that Dayton acted constitutionally when he vetoed the funding. But…

Democratic NPL Prepares for Next Election with Burgers and Music

Summerfest is an annual community event put up by the party to meet their voters

FARGO, ND — As democrats in North Dakota approach the 2018 election season, part of their strategy involves burgers, brats and music. Summerfest 2017 brought many of the state’s Democratic NPL politicians to Rheault Farm in Fargo. The smells of fresh patties and Merrill Piepkorn’s music are a small part the Democratic-NPL campaign strategy. “It’s really just a chance for…

Newberger Announces Run Against Senator Klobuchar

State Representative Jim Newberger, a three-term house member in Becker County, says he's up for the challenge

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — A Minnesota Republican became the first to announce plans for taking on U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar in the next election. State Representative Jim Newberger, a three-term house member in Becker County, said he’s up for the challenge. If he wins party endorsement at next year’s state convention, he’ll take on the Democrat who beat her…

Minnesota Congressman Announces Bid for Re-Election

Peterson has been a member of the House since 1991

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson announced he is running for re-election. The 7th district Democrat says he has $700,000 to use in his campaign efforts. Peterson has been a member of the House since 1991. Democrats need 24 more seats in the House to win a majority. Peterson won his previous election by just 52 percent. Categories: Business,…

Sen. Heitkamp Talks Health Care During Tame Town Hall Meeting

The town hall style meeting invited the public to discuss the future of health care in the nation

FARGO, N.D. — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is traveling North Dakota to talk about the work she’s doing on behalf of the state. She’s inviting the public to talk about the future of health care in the nation. Sen. Heitkamp said it’s one of the most important public policies in the nation. “I’ll talk about Obamacare, but let’s talk about health…

Governor Dayton Proposes More Funding for State’s Schools

It's part of the governor's Opportunity Agenda for a Better Minnesota plan

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Governor Dayton is proposing that the state spend $175 million across 260 school districts in Minnesota. The money would go to offer pre-K opportunities to over 17,000 of the state’s four-year-olds and their families. It’s part of the governor’s Opportunity Agenda for a Better Minnesota plan. The funding would go to every district that has applied…