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Former Vice President Joe Biden Enters 2020 Race for President

The vice president under President Barack Obama made the announcement in a video released Thursday morning.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Joe Biden has formally entered the 2020 race for president. The vice president under President Barack Obama made the announcement in a video released Thursday morning. The move marks what will likely be the 76-year-old’s final opportunity to seek a job he has eyed for more than a generation. He struggled in two previous campaigns. One of…

Another Back Surgery for Governor Dayton

The governor is set to go in on Friday morning

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Governor Mark Dayton will undergo another back surgery. He is set to go in tomorrow morning to fuse several vertebrae in his lower back. The procedure is meant to improve his leg strength and stability. The 71-one-year is expected to spend several days recovering in the hospital. This is the third surgery on his back. The…

ND Senator Heidi Heitkamp and MN Senator Amy Klobuchar Attend Annual Democratic-NPL Burdick Dinner

The dinner celebrated the party's public service and activism

FARGO, N.D. — Sens. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and  Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) attend the annual Democratic-NPL Burdick dinner to celebrate the party’s public service. Both senators are working together across state lines and hope to reach across party lines on many issues. Even though the senators represent different states, they say there are many similarities in what people are concerned about. They…

New Streaming Feature for the MN Supreme Court: Legal Battle Between Gov. Dayton and Republicans

The Supreme Court's ruling could set major precedent for a governor's use of the veto pen

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The legal battle between Gov. Dayton and Republican lawmakers is in the hands of Minnesota’s highest court and for the first time in the court’s history, it was streamed live. “If we rule in your favor, doesn’t that mean that some future governor could defund the judiciary or that some future legislature could defund the judiciary?”…

Grafton’s Tom Campbell Announces 2018 Race for the U.S. Senate

The potato farmer says he wants to bring "conservative, North Dakota values to Washington D.C.''

GRAFTON, ND — The 2018 race for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Heidi Heitkamp begins. “What Tom Campbell started with a combine and a prayer is a true North Dakota success story,” the video states. “Hundreds of jobs, one of America’s biggest potato farms. Tom Campbell. Hard working. Conservative. Outsider. Exactly what North Dakota needs in Washington.” Republican…

Senators Heitkamp and Hoeven Weigh in on President Trump’s Charlottesville Comments

On Monday, Hoeven told us the president should have been very clear in condemning the neo-Nazi group

NORTH DAKOTA — Politicians on both sides of the aisle say President Trump’s comments about the violence in Charlottesville are dividing Americans. We asked Republican U.S. Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota for his response. “We need to condemn any type of neo-Nazi or white supremacist group any kind of bigotry or racism,” Sen. Hoeven said. “That’s what I said…

Minnesota Lawmakers Talk Proposed Health Care Bill in Detroit Lakes

It's a campaign promise which is taking months to surface

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Minnesotans in Detroit Lakes are getting the chance to bring their health care reform concerns directly to the politicians. The leaders of our community involved with health care changes are hearing from the people. Democratic Representative Collin Peterson and other local health care leaders met with Minnesotans at the Holiday Inn by Highway 10. “I was…

Sen. Klobuchar Speaks Out Against Health Care Bill

The Republican health bill would make major cuts to Medicaid

WASHINGTON D.C. — Another Democrat is speaking out against the GOP health care bill. Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar said 32 percent of Minnesotans get treatment for opioid addiction through Medicaid. The Republican health bill would make major cuts to Medicaid. Sen. Klobuchar said the money is essential for the treatment of addiction. “Minnesota lost a favorite son to opioid addiction…

Iron Eyes Makes Plea on Riot Charges in Morton County

Protesters maintain they were peacefully assembling on land they believe rightfully belongs to American Indians

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — An American Indian activist accused of inciting a riot during the Dakota Access protests has pleaded not guilty. Chase Iron Eyes and 73 others were arrested February 1 after setting up teepees on land that authorities say was owned by the pipeline developer. Protesters maintain they were peacefully assembling on land they believe rightfully belongs…