DFL

Gov. Walz Proposes “Gas Checks” for Minnesotans, Republicans Call It a “Gimmick”

ST. PAUL — Gov. Tim Walz is now appealing for rebate checks for Minnesotans of $2,000 per family and $1,000 for individuals. Walz says Minnesotans will consider them “gas checks” to deal with record-high prices. He is getting support for his latest rebate idea from DFL House Speaker Melissa Hortman. But the idea still lacks the bipartisan support it needs…

DFL Nominates Top Candidates At Convention With Little Opposition

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KVRR)– The DFL has nominated it’s top candidates for state offices including governor, lt. governor, attorney general and secretary of state during its convention in Rochester over the weekend. Attorney General Keith Ellison was nominated for a second term during the party convention Saturday night in Rochester. Party delegates endorsed Steve Simon for Secretary of State, an office…

Kupec wins DFL District 4 Senate endorsement

Rob KupecGLYNDON, Minn. (KVRR) – Minnesota DFLers have endorsed KVRR-TV Chief Meteorologist Rob Kupec to run for the District 4 seat in the Minnesota Senate. Kupec won the endorsement during a meeting of District 4 delegates Saturday in Glyndon. He’s running for the seat being vacated by longtime DFL State Senator Kent Eken. Kupec has been Chief Meteorologist at KVRR-TV…

Non-citizens, ex-felons can vote in Minnesota precinct causes

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) – The Minnesota DFL says people who are not eligible to participate in elections will be allowed to vote in the party’s caucus and convention process. Minnesotans who are Dreamers, non-citizen immigrants and ex-felons who served their time and remain on parole or probation can attend precinct caucuses, vote on endorsements, run for party leadership positions…

Sen. Klobuchar describes former VP Mondale as having ‘dignity, decency, civility’

Former VP Died Monday At 93

  MINNESOTA (KVRR) – One person close to Mondale was Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar. She shared why she feels he wasn’t just a successful politician, but a humble and noble man shortly after news broke of his passing Monday night. “What does Vice President Mondale mean to you? Because I know he’s counseled you a lot. What does he mean…

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…