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House Democrats remove embattled lawmaker from caucus

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota House Democrats have voted to expel Rep. John Thompson from their caucus following allegations of domestic violence and questions about his residency. House leaders Tuesday night issued a statement saying that “Thompson’s actions, credible reports of abuse and misconduct, and his failure to take responsibility remain unacceptable for a member of the Minnesota House.” Top…

Omar says she wasn’t equating US, Israel and terrorists

Rep. Ilhan OmarWASHINGTON (AP) – Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar tried edging away Thursday from a bitter fight with Jewish Democratic lawmakers who’d accused her of likening the U.S. and Israel to Hamas and Afghanistan’s Taliban, saying her remarks were “in no way equating terrorist organizations with democratic countries.” A three-sentence statement by the Minnesota Democrat also said her comments were…

Energy Secretary discusses Biden’s American Jobs Plan to build the nation’s infrastructure

"This jobs plan is the biggest investment in America."

WASHINGTON (KVRR) — President Biden’s proposed American Jobs plan is aiming to help build up the nation’s infrastructure. Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm says President Biden’s proposal of the American Jobs plan comes after the nation coming in short to competing nations. “China has had it as part of their strategic vision to corner the market on areas of manufacturing….

Peterson reflects on career, says voters will punish extreme partisans

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (KVRR) – Collin Peterson spent 30 years representing Minnesota’s 7th District as a member of Congress, most recently, as Chairman of the influential House Agriculture Committee. Peterson, who was the last Democrat to represent a rural district in the House, says he worked hard to ensure that the Agriculture Committee remained bi-partisan. But he says with new…

Political Science Expert Breaks Down Former President Trump’s Acquittal

Trump stands as the only president in U.S. history to be impeached twice in the House and acquitted by the Senate.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — As former president Trump is acquitted of charges in causing insurrection at the U.S. capitol. A Political science expert breaks down what’s next for the country. “You had a president that two times activated the party in the majority of the house, the Democratic party that they felt compelled by his actions to go through impeachment…

President Trump Ends The Wait, Signs $900 Billion COVID Relief Package

WEST PALM BEACH, FL — A last-minute holiday gift out of Florida: President Donald Trump has signed a $900 billion pandemic relief package that will deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals. He was spotted earlier in the day on the golf course where he spent much of his holiday. It was learned that he planned to sign the bill…

North Dakota Senators Meet Latest Supreme Court Nominee

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee continues to make the rounds on Capitol Hill. Judge Amy Coney Barrett stopped by the offices of North Dakota Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer. “And I do want to say at the offset that I think you’re an excellent candidate for the Supreme Court and I…

Trump Stop Is Private Event, Democrat Leader Hopes It’s Not A COVID-19 Spreader Event

BEMIDJI, Minn. — When President Donald Trump arrives in Bemidji Friday afternoon, it’ll be a private event. Those attending will need a ticket from the organizers to enter what law enforcement is calling the “exclusion zone”. We talked to the majority leader of the Minnesota House of Representatives Ryan Winkler who is from Bemidji. The Democrat doesn’t agree with the…

Minnesota lawmakers fail to reach deals on construction bill, economic relief

Walz tweeted Sunday afternoon to urge lawmakers forward on a bonding bill.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9)–The Minnesota Legislature’s usual last-minute fireworks turned into a dud Sunday as lawmakers failed to approve construction projects or respond to the economic fallout caused by the coronavirus pandemic. A $998 million infrastructure bonding bill failed in the state Senate over opposition from Democrats. The Sunday evening vote was 38-29, and 41 votes are required to…