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Vice President Pence Headed To Fargo

The talk is described as a policy event at the Fargo Marriot, Tuesday afternoon, March 27th.

FARGO (KFGO) – Vice President Mike Pence is heading to Fargo, for an event hosted by the pro-Trump group America First Policies. The talk is described as a policy event at the Fargo Marriot, Tuesday afternoon, March 27th. According to the Washington-based non-profit, the vice president will speak about “how the tax cuts and Jobs Act will impact you, your…

New Chairman Selected For ‘North Dakota Open On Sundays’ Effort

Bill Burgess Is Co-Founder of Simply Made Apps With Brandon Medenwald

FARGO, N.D. — The group “North Dakota Open on Sundays” has a new leader. Fargo businessman Bill Burgess is taking over as chairman as they try to repeal the state’s Sunday Closing law. Burgess is a co-founder of Simply Made Apps and was the third highest signature gatherer during the groups initiated measure effort last year. Former chairman Brandon Medenwald…

Two Republican Senators Cross Aisle To Join Democrats On Gun Bill

would expand background checks and require reporting of lost or stolen guns

Sen. Scott Jensen & Sen. Paul Anderson    ST. PAUL, Minn. — Two Republican senators are getting behind efforts to expand background checks on gun sales at the Minnesota Legislature. Sen. Scott Jensen of Chaska joined several Democrats by backing a bill that would expand background checks and require reporting of lost or stolen guns. Fellow GOP Sen. Paul Anderson…

Services Set For Former North Dakota Governor George Sinner

Last Democrat To Serve As Governor of North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — Funeral services are scheduled for former North Dakota Gov. George Sinner. Sinner was 89 when he died Friday at Eventide in Fargo. The Democrat served two terms as governor from 1985 through 1992. A prayer service will be held Thursday evening from 7 until 9 at Nativity Church of Fargo. The church will hold a funeral mass…

Mac Schneider Announces Campaign for U.S. House of Representatives

The Democrat is a Fargo-native and lawyer at a Grand Forks-based law firm

FARGO, N.D. — Former North Dakota Senate Minority Leader Mac Schneider has officially kicked off his campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives. Schneider, a lawyer with officers in Fargo and Grand Forks, is seeking the Democratic–NPL endorsement to replace Kevin Cramer, who is running for Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s seat. Schneider’s firm represents clients in disputes with insurance companies and…

Democrat-Backed Gun Bills Put On Hold By Republicans In St. Paul

Gun Rights Advocates Argued The Bills Would violate Constitutional protections

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Republicans in the Minnesota House have put on hold a pair of Democratic-backed bills meant to restrict guns. The House Public Safety committee voted to table bills that would have expanded background checks and allowed family members or police to temporarily take a gun from someone suffering a crisis. Nearly every Republican voted to table the…

State Democratic Chair Kylie Oversen Running for ND Tax Commissioner

Oversen is looking to win the seat from incumbent Ryan Rauschenberger

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The chairwoman of North Dakota’s Democratic party is running for state tax commissioner. Kylie Oversen of Grand Forks will face Republican Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger who is seeking re–election for a second full term. The 28–year–old Oversen is a lawyer and former one–term state representative, who lost her seat in 2016. The 35–year–old Rauschenberger was appointed…

Congressman Kevin Cramer Plans To Announce Political Plans Soon

Reconsidering His Decision To Not Run For U.S. Senate In North Dakota

Republican North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer says he will make an announcement regarding his future political plans in a matter of days. In an interview with KFGO News, Cramer confirmed that he is reconsidering an earlier decision not to seek the GOP endorsement to challenge Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. In January, Cramer said that he wouldn’t run for the senate,…

The Great Money Divide In North Dakota’s U.S. House Race

Incumbent Has Huge Financial Lead Over Democratic Challenger

Rep. Kevin Cramer (R) / Ben Hanson (D)North Dakota Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer has a more than $900,000 financial advantage over Democratic challenger Ben Hanson. Cramer’s most recent Federal Election Commission disclosure filing says he has raised over $1 million in his re-election bid. Filings show Hanson has raised about $115,000. Hanson is a commercial real estate broker from…

Local Party Leaders in Minnesota Prepare for Precinct Caucuses

Precinct caucuses to help determine endorsements for local candidates in Minnesota

MOORHEAD, M.N. — Several people across Minnesota will participate in the 2018 Precinct Caucuses on Tuesday. They are the first step in a series of meetings where political parties can endorse candidates, select delegates, and establish goals and values important to party platforms. Local leaders from each party in Clay County are preparing for tomorrow’s caucus, and some think that…