DFL

Moorhead Native Takes Part in Virtual Democratic National Convention

He says it was an adjustment to be a part of the process while never leaving his house.

MINNESOTA — A Moorhead native is being recognized in the national political spotlight. J.P. Barone is a Democratic National Committee Member. He says it was an adjustment to be a part of the process while never leaving his house. Barone has a long history in politics. He was the Chairman of the Clay County DFL in the 1980s. He also…

DFL criticizes MNGOP for “politicizing COVID-19”

Party Chairman Ken Martin says this was not a political issue, but it's a concern where we need to look to health experts and scientists.

MINNESOTA – The DFL is responding to Republican criticism of the mask mandate, and calling out the GOP for politicizing COVID-19. Party Chairman Ken Martin says this was not a political issue, but it’s a concern where we need to look to health experts and scientists. They advise everyone to wear masks to stop the spike in Coronavirus cases. Martin…

Dilworth State Rep. Paul Marquart votes against MN Police Accountability Act

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – State Rep. Paul Marquart of Dilworth is the only House Democrat to vote against a police reform bill. Marquart calls the death of George Floyd inhuman and atrocius. He agrees the officers in that case should be prosecuted. However, he feels the Minnesota Police Accountability Act is too broad. It requires the Attorney General’s office to…

House considering DFL police bills, GOP: “we passed five”

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – As Gov. Tim Walz pushes for police reforms, Minnesota’s House is considering DFL-backed criminal justice and police accountability bills. They include things Senate Republicans oppose like giving the Attorney General control over police killing investigations and overhauling the police arbitration process. Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka plans the Legislature to adjourn the special session on Friday….

MN precinct caucuses begin Tuesday night

MINNESOTA – Minnesotans will share ideas important to them at precinct caucuses. Registration begins at 6:00 PM Tuesday night at locations for each party with events beginning at 7:00. Delegates for the county and Senate district conventions will be chosen. There they will pick the nominee in each race for every party. People will also introduce proposals that will be…

Kent Defeats Bakk To Become Leader of DFL Senate Caucus In Minnesota

The 32-member caucus is signaling a shift in direction for the party

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota state Sen. Susan Kent defeated longtime Sen. Tom Bakk in an election for the leadership of the DFL Senate caucus. The two-term member from Woodbury was elected Senate DFL Minority Leader on Saturday, toppling the longtime Iron Range leader to become the first woman ever to lead the caucus. The 32-member caucus is signaling a…

Minnesota State Rep. Diane Loeffler Passes Away

Loeffler was a DFLer who was first elected to the House in 2004.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Minnesota’s House speaker says Rep. Diane Loeffler has died after battling cancer. Speaker Melissa Hortman says Loeffler died Saturday at age 66. Hortman calls Loeffler a “powerhouse” whose absence will be a huge loss for the Legislature. Loeffler was a DFLer who was first elected to the House in 2004. She was a lifelong resident of northeast Minneapolis….

DFL Chairman discusses why Democrats deserve your vote in 2020

MINNESOTA – Chairman of the Minnesota DFL Party Ken Martin says President Trump hasn’t made Minnesota great in his first term. He lost the state by 1.5% in 2016. His campaign spent only $40,000 in the state. President Trump held rallies in Minneapolis, Duluth, Rochester and Fargo since taking office. Vice President Mike Pence stopped by a farm near Glyndon…

MN Rep. Ilhan Omar Apologizes for Tweet Some People Feel is Anti-Semitic

UPDATE: Rep. Ilhan Omar apologized in a tweet. Listening and learning, but standing strong ???????? pic.twitter.com/7TSroSf8h1 — Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 11, 2019   WASHINGTON (FOX 9) – U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota is facing backlash from congressional colleagues for a tweet being described as anti-Semitic. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi leads a group of top Democrats calling on Omar to apologize. The…

Tim Walz to Bring One Minnesota Inaugural Celebration to Moorhead

Tim Walz and Peggy FlanaganMOORHEAD, Minn. – Minnesota Gov.-Elect Tim Walz and Lt.-Gov.-Elect Peggy Flanagan are coming to Moorhead to celebrate their inauguration. The DFLers will be sworn into office on Monday January 7th and are holding One Minnesota Inaugural Celebrations all over the state including Minneapolis, Duluth and Mankato. The Moorhead event will be held January 14th at Junkyard Brewing Company…