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Pawlenty holds 1st public appearance since launching campaign

Pawlenty announced he's running for governor on Thursday

EAGAN, Minn. – Tim Pawlenty is speaking publicly for the first time since announcing his campaign for governor. The Republican discussed how he feels he has the experience to solve problems facing Minnesotans and the toxic environment in politics. Without providing details, Pawlenty broadly touched on hot button topics he says needs improvement like closing the achievement gap and the…

Tim Pawlenty joins the campaign for MN Governor

The Republican was Governor from 2003-2011

EAGAN, Minn. – Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is running for his old job. In an announcement video on his campaign website, Pawlenty said he’s the right man to become the state’s top executive. “I have the strength and the experience to solve problems and bring us together. My top priority will be to put those in the middle –…

Community Celebrates Governor George Sinner’s Life

The governor passed away on March 9 at the age of 89

FARGO, N.D. — The community came together to celebrate the life of former North Dakota Governor George Sinner. Sinner passed away on March 9 at the age of 89. “He was really imbued with justice and love. In public service, that’s a really wonderful combination,” said Tim Mathern, a state senator. “His legacy is permanent, ongoing forever, positive.” Sinner was born in…

Nineteen Caucuses Open Across Clay County

Clay county GOP had five people on the ballot for governor, while Clay County DFL had six

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Nineteen precinct caucuses were open across Clay County. Athena Graycyk can still remember how strange it felt to be in a caucus for the first time ever. “I moved here from California and all we had were primaries. I had never heard of a caucus. The first one I went to, I was like a wide–eyed…

Gov. Burgum Emphasizes Innovation in His State of the State Address

The governor hopes the people of North Dakota can find solutions to the state's challenges

MINOT, N.D. — Governor Doug Burgum took the governor’s office one year ago and has been active in sharing his vision for North Dakota. Today, he delivered his second State of the State Address from the campus of Minot State. In his nearly 90–minute speech, Governor Burgum highlighted the challenges faced in 2017 and his vision for 2018. The governor’s…

Minnesota’s Rep. Emmer Seeking Re-Election to Sixth Congressional District

He was first elected to the House in 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Rep. Tom Emmer will not run for governor or Al Franken’s former Senate seat. Emmer says instead he’ll seek re-election to Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District. The Republican and former gubernatorial candidate says he appreciates the support and encouragement he’s received to run for the Senate or for governor. But Emmer says he wants to continue representing…

Governor Dayton Authorizes National Guard for Protection During Super Bowl LII

The City of Minneapolis made the request to ensure that all Minnesotans and over one million expected visitors have a safe and enjoyable experience

  MINNEAPOLIS — Governor Mark Dayton has signed an executive order authorizing the Minnesota National Guard to protect people during Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis. Dayton’s Executive Order follows a years-long public safety planning process between local law enforcement agencies and all levels of government. The City of Minneapolis made the request to ensure that all Minnesotans and over one…

New Deadline for ND Governor’s Mansion in February of 2018

As much as $4 million in state money was approved for the construction of the home and $1 million was approved in private donations

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption BISMARCK, ND — Construction is running behind on the new governor’s mansion in North Dakota. Workers say they were hoping to have the 13,600 square foot building done by Thanksgiving and was then set back to the beginning of the year. But now the deadline for the Burgums is set…

Senator Franken: The Republican Tax Bill Represents a Slap in the Face

During that announcement he took a dig at the past alleged sexual harassment actions by President Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Al Franken took to the Senate floor to give his final speech before his resignation takes effect in January. He talked about his years in the Senate debating the issues, the arguments and serious votes. Franken said “Politics is about the improvement of people’s lives.” He announced earlier this month that he would resign in the…

Governor Burgum Served, Says He Will Respond “Firmly”

It stems from the governor using his line-item veto power to change parts of several spending bills after the Legislature adjourned in April

  BISMARCK, ND — Gov. Doug Burgum says he will “respond accordingly and firmly” to a lawsuit filed by the Republican-led Legislature challenging his veto powers. Gov. Burgum was served with the lawsuit today. It stems from the governor using his line-item veto power to change parts of several spending bills after the Legislature adjourned in April. Gov. Burgum says…