DEMOCRATS

18 North Dakota State Legislative Races Have No Democratic Candidates

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP/KVRR) — North Dakota Democrats lack candidates for 15 state House seats and three seats in the state Senate. Secretary of state filings show Republicans were unable to recruit candidates for a House seat and Senate seat in the state’s biggest city of Fargo. Late Monday was the deadline for candidates to file with the state secretary of…

Democrats appoint Potter to Senate seat for which he’s running

BISMARCK, N.D. – Bismarck-area Democrats have appointed a North Dakota Senate candidate to the seat for which he is campaigning. Tracy Potter says the District 35 committee has appointed him to fill the remainder of State Sen. Erin Oban’s term which expires in November. Oban recently resigned after President Joe Biden appointed her to become state directors for the U.S…

Minnesota’s 2022 Legislative Session Starts With Massive Surplus

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) — Minnesota’s 2022 Legislative Session is underway with lawmakers looking at a $7.7 billion budget surplus. Republicans want to pass permanent tax cuts to give money back to Minnesota families. Democratic Gov. Tim Walz has proposed sending checks of $175 or $350 to more than 2 million Minnesota families. The governor also proposed a record $2.7…

Minnesota Lawmakers To Start Debating $7.7 Billion Surplus

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR/AP) — The Minnesota Legislature will convene on January 31 and confront a good problem: a $7.7 billion surplus. It’s bound to set up clashes in this election year over whether to spend the money on unmet needs or give it back to taxpayers. The main job for lawmakers in even-numbered years traditionally is a public works…

President Biden remarks on the anniversary of the January 6th Capitol riots

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden and members of Congress are solemnly marking the first anniversary of the U.S. Capitol insurrection. Lawmakers are holding events Thursday to reflect on the violent attack by supporters of President Donald Trump last Jan. 6. The ceremonies will be widely attended by Democrats, but almost every Republican on Capitol Hill will be absent. It’s…

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…