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LIVE: Minnesota Legislative Recap With Sens. Kupec & Rasmusson

Abortion. Gun control. Marijuana. Taxes. Education. A budget surplus. The Minnesota legislature tackled all that and more in a busy session.

Abortion. Gun control. Marijuana. Taxes. Education. A budget surplus. The Minnesota legislature tackled all that and more in a busy session. The legislative session wrapped up this week, and local lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are telling us how they think the big changes will impact people in our region. DFL State Senator Rob Kupec of Moorhead says…

Minnesota Senate passes controversial gun control legislation

The bill passed 34-33 on a party-line vote late Friday

                      ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) — After nine hours of debate, the Minnesota Senate passes gun control legislation that has been strongly supported by the governor. The proposals include a “red flag law” that would allow authorities to ask courts for “extreme risk protection orders” to temporarily take guns away…

Fargo firearms instructor weighs in on gun debate

  FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — With more mass shootings across the country since Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, people wonder when will the chaos end? More cities across the country are experiencing the tragedy of gun violence. It has even affected people in Fargo where 24-year-old Malik Gill, of Moorhead, was convicted of second degree assault with a dangerous…

Celebration Of “Free the Growler” Bill Turns To Talk of Surplus and Gun Control

COON RAPIDS, Minn. (KVRR) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and Lieutenant Gov. Peggy Flanagan are celebrating the passage of the “Free the Growler” bill with stops at breweries. The governor held a ceremonial signing of the bill at a brewery in Coon Rapids on Wednesday and Thursday in Rochester. The bill raises the cap on growler sales, allows more off-sale…

Minnesota House Passes Red Flag, Background Check Bills

A few hundred gun control advocates rallied outside the House chambers.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9)–Two gun control bills are headed to the Minnesota Senate after close votes in the House Thursday night. On the floor, Minnesota lawmakers squared off over background checks and red flag laws. “They’re criminals,” said Kurt Daudt (R-Crown). “They’re not following the laws right now and they’re not going to follow them if you pass this….

Moorhead Hosts Annual Gun Show

This is the 5th year the group has held the show

MOORHEAD, MINN — Gordon Anderson or “Gordy” is a trucker and Federally Licensed gun seller in Detroit Lakes. “You know it’s fun if I had to make a living out of it. I would starve to death, but I just enjoy doing it,” Anderson said. He, like dozens of others, is setting up shop for the weekend at the Moorhead…

Local Group Rallying for Gun Sense in America

More than six million people are a part of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America across the country

  WEST FARGO, N.D. — About 100 Americans die every day from gun violence whether it be from a mass shooting, suicide or domestic violence. But Cheryl Billar no longer keeps victims of gun violence in her thoughts and prayers. “Two years ago when the school shooting at my nephew’s school, I started to care more and then Parkland happened….

Gov. Walz Pushes For Gun Control Hearings And Appoints New DHS Commissioner

Walz says he wants a special session and he supports universal background checks and so-called "red flag" protective orders

Gov. Tim Walz & Jodi HarpsteadST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Tim Walz says it would be “counterproductive” to call the Minnesota Legislature into special session on gun violence only to watch Senate Republicans adjourn without holding any hearings or moving forward with gun control bills. “And I spent the day out at Game Fair where our most experienced firearms owners…

MN House Passes Two Gun Control Bills

Gov. Tim Walz included both bills in his budget

ST. PAUL, Minn. — After 17 people were killed in the Parkland, Florida shooting last year, Martha Wheeler decided that was enough. “Even as a teacher when we were doing shooter drills, it just didn’t seem like the right thing to be doing, to be traumatizing little kids with shooting drills,” Wheeler said. It led her to become a volunteer…