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“I’m beholden to the people of the district” Dr. Noel Collis describes primary race against Michelle Fischbach

MINNESOTA – Doctor Noel Collis is running to unseat Rep. Collin Peterson in Minnesota’s seventh congressional district. He’s running against former Lieutenant Governor Michelle Fishbach in the GOP primary on August 11. He calls flattening the curve delaying the diagnosis of a virus there’s a lot of uncertainty about. Collis says wearing a mask is like “putting a chain link…

Dilworth State Rep. Paul Marquart votes against MN Police Accountability Act

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – State Rep. Paul Marquart of Dilworth is the only House Democrat to vote against a police reform bill. Marquart calls the death of George Floyd inhuman and atrocius. He agrees the officers in that case should be prosecuted. However, he feels the Minnesota Police Accountability Act is too broad. It requires the Attorney General’s office to…

House considering DFL police bills, GOP: “we passed five”

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – As Gov. Tim Walz pushes for police reforms, Minnesota’s House is considering DFL-backed criminal justice and police accountability bills. They include things Senate Republicans oppose like giving the Attorney General control over police killing investigations and overhauling the police arbitration process. Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka plans the Legislature to adjourn the special session on Friday….

“Code & space issues” at Moorhead Armory

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Minnesota National Guard says the Moorhead Armory has not been renovated in a major way since it was built 32 years ago. Governor Tim Walz seemed surprised Tuesday when senate Republicans left out $5.3 million for repairing the building in their proposed bonding bill. The project was included in the house Democrats’ bill. The guard says the…

Walz surprised Moorhead Armory renovation isn’t considered in bonding bill

MINNESOTA – Gov. Tim Walz wants a $2 billion dollar bonding bill plan he proposed in January to pass in the legislature’s special session. He seems surprised $5.3 million in renovations and an addition to the Moorhead National Guard Armory is no longer on the list of projects that could get state money. “Everybody from the Pentagon to National Guard…

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 –…