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Shift Of Power Could Result In New Gun Laws In Minnesota

The Democratic takeover of the Minnesota House includes many freshmen who support tougher gun laws

ST. PAUL, MN — A shift in the balance of power at the Minnesota Capitol has boosted the odds of lawmakers passing bills to reduce gun violence. The Democratic takeover of the Minnesota House includes many freshmen who support tougher gun laws. The Senate, where the GOP maintains a one-vote majority, remains a question mark. But the chamber’s top Republican, Majority…

Sen. Heitkamp in Farewell Speech “I want you to continue to dream and continue to believe”

WASHINGTON – North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp had an emotional goodbye to Washington after one term in a farewell speech on the Senate floor on Tuesday. The Democrat told her colleagues “gridlock and partisanship does not have to rule the day.” The 63-year-old says she fought every day for rural America. That includes what Heitkamp believes are her biggest successes like…

Former U.S. Ag Secretary Bob Bergland Dies In Roseau Nursing Home

Bergland's funeral is planned for Saturday in Roseau

Bob Bergland/U.S. Ag Secretary During Carter AdministrationROSEAU, MN — Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland has died in Roseau, Minnesota. He was 90. His daughter, Linda Vatnsdal, says he died at a nursing home. Bergland served as Agriculture Secretary for President Jimmy Carter. He had the difficult job of defending Carter’s unpopular decision to embargo grain sales to the Soviet Union…

Walz Visits State Capitol To Begin Transition Into Governor’s Seat

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton is leaving office after two terms

ST. PAUL, MN — Minnesota’s Gov.-elect Tim Walz is kickstarting his transition to the state’s top office after defeating Republican Jeff Johnson in Tuesday’s open race for governor. He visited the state Capitol Thursday with Lt. Gov.-elect Peggy Flanagan and his wife, Gwen Walz, to open a transition office. There’s plenty of work to do. The new governor will have to…

Rep. Collin Peterson Leads Dave Hughes in Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District

Congressman Collin Peterson (D) / Dave Hughes (R)14-term DFL Congressman Collin Peterson leads Republican Air Force veteran Dave Hughes in the race for Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District with 55% of precincts reporting around 11:00 Tuesday night. Neither candidate or party has sent out a statement or posted on social media about either candidate conceding. With 725 out of 1,329 precincts…

Big Night For Kevin Cramer, Kelly Armstrong, Amy Klobuchar, Tina Smith and Tim Walz

Cramer Defeats U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, Klobuchar and Smith Have Easy Wins Over Republican Challengers

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption BISMARCK, ND — Rep. Kevin Cramer, a three-term congressman, is heading to the U.S. Senate. Cramer defeated Democratic U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in a race that was close before Heitkamp’s decision not to vote for President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. Cramer won by double-digits over Heitkamp and says he decided to…

Democrat-NPL Candidates Rally Support at Fargo Air Museum

FARGO, N.D. – Alongside former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Heidi Heitkamp at the rally at the Fargo Air Museum were other Democratic candidates on the ballot on November 6th. Former Democrat-NPL Party Chairwoman Kylie Oversen is running for Tax Commissioner, State Representative Josh Boschee for Secretary of State, and Former State Senate Minority Leader Mac Schneider is running for…

What You Need to Know About Your ND House Candidates Before Heading to the Polls

Kelly Armtrong is the GOP candidate from Dickinson, Mac Schneider is the Democratic-NPL candidate from Fargo

  FARGO, N.D. — Election Day is less than three weeks away. While North Dakota’s Senate race has gained most of the attention there’s also an important Congressional race. KVRR’s Danielle Church sat down with both major party candidates. Kelly Armstrong and Mac Schneider may be on different sides of the political spectrum, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have plenty…

MN AG candidate Keith Ellison’s divorce records unsealed next week

MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) – A Hennepin County family court referee has decided to unseal Democratic Attorney General Candidate Keith Ellison’s divorce file. The file will become public on Oct. 17. Two media outlets, the Minneapolis Star Tribune and the conservative website Alpha News, had sued to gain access to the divorce file. The file has been sealed since 2012, but the media outlets argued that the public has a right…