House of Representatives

Minnesota State Rep. Diane Loeffler Passes Away

Loeffler was a DFLer who was first elected to the House in 2004.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Minnesota’s House speaker says Rep. Diane Loeffler has died after battling cancer. Speaker Melissa Hortman says Loeffler died Saturday at age 66. Hortman calls Loeffler a “powerhouse” whose absence will be a huge loss for the Legislature. Loeffler was a DFLer who was first elected to the House in 2004. She was a lifelong resident of northeast Minneapolis….

House Approves Rules for Trump Impeachment Probe

The Democrats will control the Investigation in the House.

WASHINGTON–A sharply divided House has approved the rules for its impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. Thursday’s near party-line 232-196 roll call was the chamber’s first formal vote on a process that’s likely to take months, possibly stretching into the early weeks of the 2020 election year. Underscoring the gravity of the vote, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi presided over the…

Savanna’s Act Hits Roadblock In House of Representatives

"Savanna's Act" was passed in the Senate last week, but the bill has been placed on hold in the House of Representatives.

FARGO (KFGO) – A bill named in honor of Fargo murder victim Savanna Greywind has hit a roadblock. “Savanna’s Act” was passed in the Senate last week, but the bill has been placed on hold in the House of Representatives. The measure was introduced last year by Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. Heitkamp says the bill is being blocked by Virginia Republican…

Rep. Marquart of Dilworth To Chair MN House Taxes Committee

ST. PAUL, Minn. – DFL Rep. Paul Marquart of Dilworth will Chair the Minnesota House Taxes Committee for the 2019-2020 biennium. Democrats took over the lower chamber after flipping 18 seats, mostly in the Twin Cities suburbs, to have a 75-59 advantage over Republicans. “Our caucus and our chairs represent communities from all geographic areas of the state, from the Iron…

State Lawmaker From Minot Hurt In Crash Near Larimore, North Dakota

Drivers Of Both Vehicles Taken To The Hospital In Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS CO., ND — A state lawmaker from Minot was hurt in a car crash on Highway 2 near Larimore. The highway patrol says 33-year-old Travis Holt of Grand Forks was attempting to turn onto a residential driveway but crossed too close in front of a car driven by 73-year-old Andrew Maragos. Both vehicles ended up in the ditch….

State-Owned Casinos Facing Uphill Battle in North Dakota

Carlson's resolution is a proposed constitutional amendment that would go to voters next year if lawmakers give the okay

  BISMARCK, N.D. — A potentially losing hand has been dealt in a Fargo lawmaker’s attempt to allow state-owned casinos. The House Judiciary Committee gave Rep. Al Carlson’s proposal to allow up to six state-owned casinos a 13-2 “do not pass” recommendation on Wednesday. The full House is expected to vote Friday. Carlson’s resolution is a proposed constitutional amendment that…

Bill Drafted in North Dakota Allowing Concealed Carry Without Permit

State Representative Rick Becker is looking to make North Dakota a "Constitutional Carry" state

NORTH DAKOTA A North Dakota State Representative wants you to be able to carry a loaded concealed firearm without a permit. Eleven other states have implemented what are called “constitutional carry laws” while another four have adopted limited versions of the law. In North Dakota, an open carry state, Representative Rick Becker says he doesn’t believe passing constitutional carry would…