politics

Voices for Change: Parkland Students Meet with Supporters in Moorhead

The March for Our Lives Tour continued on Tuesday at Woodlawn Park

MOORHEAD, Minn. — When their bus pulled into Woodlawn Park, the students who came all the way from Florida were welcomed as if Minnesota was their home. From there, the students joined in a celebration filled with singing, dancing, and discussion about the need for gun control. It all started with the March for Our Lives in Washington DC on March…

C-SPAN Bus Makes Stop in West Fargo

Students, teachers, and elected officials can all explore what it has to offer

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The C-SPAN Bus made a stop in West Fargo as part of its cross–country tour of state capitals. C-SPAN is a cable TV network that broadcasts federal government proceedings live. Students, teachers, and elected officials all got to explore what it has to offer. Those at Sheyenne High School got to play with the bus’s interactive elements and…

Students Begin Canvassing Across Town to Support Heidi Heitkamp

The "Students for Heidi" groups also take form on college campuses across North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — Several students walk around neighborhoods in the metro to convince potential voters to support Senator Heidi Heitkamp. The “Students for Heidi” group knocked on several doors and asked voters questions about their preferences heading into the election. Students say Heitkamp’s support of their needs in education and other issues fuels their ambition to help her campaign. “She always…

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 –…

How White House Figures Supporting ND Candidates Will Affect Elections

Political figures like former Vice President Joe Biden and Vice President Mike Pence are making an imprint on North Dakotans as they support candidates running for U.S. Senate

FARGO, N.D. — Political figures like former Vice President Joe Biden and Vice President Mike Pence are making an imprint on North Dakotans as they support candidates running for U.S. Senate. But how will their visits in support of Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and Congressman Kevin Cramer affect the election? A Political Science professor at NDSU says it brings more presence…

Candidate for Ojibwe Political Office Receives Mail Threat

Donald Finn of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe received threatening message and powdery substance in mail

BEMIDJI, Minn. — A Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe political candidate was sent a powdery substance in the mail. Donald Finn of Cass Lake, Minnesota, reported the suspicious mail to Beltrami County authorities on Monday. Finn said the mail included a threatening message and a powder substance. He hasn’t reported any illness since receiving the mail. He is a candidate…

Carnahan Gets Commission Request on Large Donations for the Minnesota GOP

Carnahan is bringing in a salary of $67,000 a year

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Republican Party leaders have agreed to their chairwoman’s demands of seeking a cut in large donations to the party. Jennifer Carnahan requested a 10 percent commission on any large donations that come in for the party because one of the major parts of her job is fundraising. Carnahan is bringing in a salary of…

THE BIZ: Recalls, Comebacks, Free Grand Slam Breakfasts and Possibly the End of Orca Shows

The Ford Ranger is making a comeback in 2019

NATIONAL — Fiat-Chrysler is recalling nearly 170,000 minivans over an engine stall issue. The company states the recall includes 2017 Chrysler Pacifica vans with gas engines that have been sold across the country. A software issue is causing the engine to stall and the company says at least one crash has been reported that may be related to the recall….

Judge Rules in Malpractice Case Over Limits on Damages

The ruling came in a case involving 35-year-old Chenille Condon of Fort Yates who suffered a disabling stroke due to a botched surgery at a Bismarck hospital

  BISMARCK, ND — A state district judge has ruled that North Dakota’s law limiting damages in medical malpractice cases is unconstitutional. The ruling came in a case involving 35-year-old Chenille Condon of Fort Yates who suffered a disabling stroke due to a botched surgery at a Bismarck hospital. A jury last April awarded Condon $3.5 million. South Central District…