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Hepola introduces Pelican Rapids native Dr. Uselman as running mate

Perham native Cory Hepola, an independent candidate running for governor, introduces Pelican Rapids native Dr. Tamara Uselman as his running mate.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – The Forward Party team strives to change the landscape of education in the state. “We have an outdated educational model here in Minnesota. We are trying to prepare our kids for 2023 and beyond by using a 20th century educational model. It’s broken, it’s in need of holistic changes. Someone from the outside to say ‘Here’s…

Burgum gives nearly $1 million in campaign contributions

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Wealthy former software executive and North Dakota GOP Gov. Doug Burgum has personally shelled out nearly $1 million ahead of the state’s primary election in campaign contributions. Most of the money has gone to political action campaign that historically has focused on defeating Republican far-right candidates, or those who do not agree with Burgum’s spending and…

Gov. Walz calls for recreational marijuana legalization in Minnesota

MINNESOTA (FOX 9) – Governor Tim Walz is calling on lawmakers to pass legislation to legalize marijuana use in Minnesota, as he proposes funds from his budget plan to launch a state authority to oversee a recreational marijuana program. Speaking Wednesday, Governor Walz says his budget would set aside $25 million to create the new “Cannabis Management Office.” The office would oversee…

$60 million to go towards repairing Minnesota bridges in 2022

MINNESOTA (KVRR) – Minnesota officials tout $60 million going towards bridge repairs this year. The money is from the infrastructure law signed by President Biden last year. The state’s Department of Transportation says 660 bridges in Minnesota are in poor condition. The state knows all too well how important it is to have updated infrastructure. In 2007, the Interstate 35W…

Gov. Burgum & ND adjutant general observe Nat’l Guard’s mission on U.S.-Mexico border

BurgumBorder2 Courtesy: Gov. Doug Burgum’s Office Burgum Border1 Courtesy: Gov. Doug Burgum’s Office BurgumBorder3 Courtesy: Gov. Doug Burgum’s Office NEAR THE RIO GRANDE, TEXAS (KVRR) – North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum and North Dakota National Guard adjutant general Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann met with 125 soldiers from the Bismarck-based 957th Engineer Company serving along the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas. The…

Gov. Walz tours Dilworth fire station as city asks for millions for renovations

DILWORTH, Minn. (KVRR) – Minnesota Governor Tim Walz is making his rounds on his local jobs and projects tour including a stop at the Dilworth fire station, a unit that serves a big portion of Clay County. The station is seeking state and federal funding for a renovation plan that’s estimated to cost $6.5 million. They’re asking the state of Minnesota…

Gov. Walz coming to Dilworth to visit proposed jobs & projects site

DILWORTH, Minn. (KVRR) – Minnesota Governor Tim Walz is headed to Dilworth Thursday as part of his statewide Local Jobs and Projects Tour. The governor wants to hear from Minnesotans and visit projects he’s considering in his bonding proposal for the 2022 Legislative session. Walz will be joined by DFL State Senator Kent Eken of Twin Valley, DFL State Representative…

ND sues Biden administration over vaccine mandate for federal contractors

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne StenehjemBISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – North Dakota joins nine other states suing the Biden administration’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate on federal contractors. All states taking part in the suit have Republican governors. North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says he’s pro vaccine, but is opposed to federal overreach. The lawsuit says the mandate violates the tenth amendment…