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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…

Former Minnesota House Speaker Picked For Walz Cabinet Post

Margaret Anderson Kelliher has been chosen to lead the Department of Transportation

ST. PAUL, MN — Minnesota Governor-elect Tim Walz has named a former speaker of the Minnesota House as his transportation commissioner and is keeping the budget commissioner of outgoing Gov. Mark Dayton. The Democrat appointed former House speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher to lead the Department of Transportation. The governor-elect announced that Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Myron Frans will keep his…

Governor-Elect Tim Walz Stops in Moorhead on Statewide Listening Tour

He's visiting 24 communities across the state

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Governor–Elect Tim Walz is visiting 24 communities around the state to learn more about what citizens are concerned about. Walz drew a packed crowd at the Fryn’ Pan in Moorhead, with people overflowing from the room. “It was an incredibly respectful and it was across the political spectrum. Those for diversion, those against diversion… it’s about making sure…

Gov. Dayton to return home Wednesday after 40-day stay at Mayo Clinic

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KMSP) – Gov. Mark Dayton said he expects to return home to the governor’s residence Wednesday after a 40-day stay at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Last week, Dayton revealed he has been in the hospital for the past month following complications from surgery. In Mid-October, Dayton went to the Mayo Clinic, where he had two spinal fusion surgeries to improve…

Tim Walz Discusses One Minnesota Message in Dilworth Campaign Stop

Walz is running against Republican candidate Jeff Johnson

DILWORTH, Minn. — We’re now officially one week away from Election Day, and candidates are busy campaigning in the final days. Democratic candidate for governor of Minnesota Tim Walz joined Senator Tina Smith and Congressman Collin Peterson for a fish fry event at the Dilworth Community Center. Walz has been in the U.S. house for over 10 years. When asked about…

LIVE: GOP Candidate For MN Governor Jeff Johnson Discusses Health Care Plans

Running against Democratic Candidate, Tim Walz

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Republican candidate for governor, Jeff Johnson, has been making the rounds to different cities across Minnesota. Republican candidate for governor, Jeff Johnson, has been making the rounds to different cities across Minnesota. Staring off the day in Grand Rapids, republican candidates moved from Bemidji, to Roseau, to Thief River Falls, and to Grand Forks. Ending the day…

ND Commerce Commissioner Resigns Over Email Describing ‘Perfect Man’

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota’s commerce commissioner has resigned over an email to agency staff describing “a perfect man” as one who doesn’t touch alcohol or indulge in night life. Jay Schuler resigned Monday, hours after the email was sent. Gov. Doug Burgum called the email “unacceptable” in a statement from his office. Schuler apologized in the same statement,…

Gov. Burgum, First Lady Host “Recovery Reinvented” Conference

The conference drew people from a wide variety of fields

FARGO, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum and his wife, First Lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum, hosted a conference that brought together people from a variety of fields. They are all working on one common goal: recovery for addicts. One volunteer, Theresa Rassel, has been in recovery for alcoholism for 10 years. She says she knew she had to make a change when…

Governor Candidates Debate Rural Minnesota Issues

Three days after winning their party’s primary for Minnesota governor, Tim Walz and Jeff Johnson show voters their priorities for the state. The candidates debated their views on Twin Cities Public Television on Friday. They were asked about the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota divide with funding. Both know what it’s like to live in rural Minnesota since Johnson is…

Rep. Tim Walz Will Face Hennepin Co. Commissioner Jeff Johnson in MN Governor Race

MINNESOTA- (AP) Democratic Rep. Tim Walz has won a three-way primary for Minnesota governor and will face Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson who defeated former two-term Gov. Tim Pawlenty. Walz leveraged his rural Minnesota connections and a geographically balanced ticket to defeat state Rep. Erin Murphy and Attorney General Lori Swanson in Tuesday’s primary. Walz is leaving Congress after six…