politics

Tina Smith Sworn into Office, State Senator Michelle Fischbach Declines Higher Salary

Republicans are anxious to keep Fischbach in the Senate to protect a narrow majority

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Minnesota has a new senator as Lt. Governor Tina Smith gets sworn into office. The Democrat was sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence on the Senate floor in Washington. Just before taking the oath of office, Smith got her name plate placed outside her new office in Washington. She resigned as the state’s Lieutenant Governor…

Senator Franken’s Last Day, Former Minnesota Representative “Praying” Over Potential Bid, Longest Serving Republican Senator Retires

Another former Republican presidential contender is thinking about running for Franken's seat

NATIONAL — Sen. Al Franken has officially resigned from the Senate. The Minnesota Democrat formally resigned this afternoon. It comes nearly a month after he announced his plans to leave Congress after numerous sexual misconduct allegations in November. Franken joined the Senate in 2009 after winning a months-long recount. His departure sets the stage for Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith…

Senator Hoeven Answers Questions About GOP Tax Reform and How it Benefits You

Throughout the last seven weeks, Americans have gone through a range of emotions when it comes to their financial futures

MOORHEAD, Minn. — It’s been a week since the GOP tax plan was signed by President Trump. Throughout the last seven weeks, Americans have gone through a range of emotions when it comes to their financial futures. Senator Hoeven says he is making an effort to educate Americans, clear up misunderstandings about tax reform and explain why he thinks it…

Minnesota Lawmaker Proposes Anti-Vaxx Parents to See Doctor Before Making Final Health Care Decisions

He is introducing a proposal that parents need to visit with a doctor before not vaccinating their children

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — After a measles outbreak over the summer prompted several discussions over childhood vaccinations, a Minnesota lawmaker wants parents to see a doctor before opting to not vaccinate. The Department of Health says nearly 80 people were hit hard with the measles outbreak and State Representative Mike Freiberg says he wants parents who are considering not…

Apple Admits to Slowing Down Older iPhones, AT&T Employees Get Tax Bill Holiday Bonus

AT&T is offering hefty holiday bonuses to celebrate the passing of the GOP tax bill.

  NATIONAL — It’s a controversy that Apple has finally put to rest by admitting they slow down older iPhones. The company says they have a good reason for doing it because the older the phone, the older the battery and that means more room for potential problems. They say older batteries can cause iPhones to shut down without warning…

Speculation Over Potential Replacement for Vacant Minnesota Senate Seat

Several names are popping up and it's the million dollar question in Minnesota politics right now. KMSP Fox 9's Christina Palladino reports from St. Paul.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — There is speculation over who will replace Minnesota Senator Al Franken. Several names are popping up and it’s the million dollar question in Minnesota politics right now. Who will replace Senator Franken? The two-term senator resigned last week amid several allegations of sexual misconduct by various women. Now, one of the names mentioned to replace Franken…

Minnesota Speaker of the House Talks to MSUM, Concordia Students

Kurt Daudt says he wanted to let college students know the important role they can take in politics

MOORHEAD, Minn. —┬áMinnesota Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt is in town to talk with MSUM and Concordia students about why they should get involved in politics. Daudt says it’s important for him to let college students know the important role they can play in politics. He says he will help students get in touch with elected officials whether they…

Senator Hoeven Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Tax Relief

Hoeven specifically wanted to get input about how he could help middle class individuals and families

FARGO, ND — Senator John Hoeven held a roundtable to get community input about tax relief for North Dakotans. State manufacturers, exporters and agricultural industry leaders were all there to provide their thoughts on what should be done next. Hoeven specifically wanted to get input about how he could help middle class individuals and families. However, he says he hopes…

“House of Cards” Suspended Amid Fallout of Star’s Sexual Abuse Allegation

A Netflix spokeswoman declined to provide further details about the action

  NATIONAL — Netflix and the maker of “House of Cards” say production on the show starring Kevin Spacey is suspended. The political satire is filming its sixth and final season amid fallout from a 1980s sexual abuse allegation leveled at Spacey by a former child star. In a joint statement, Netflix and producer Media Rights Capital say production was…

“I Want Everyone to See What’s Happening with Us Here” : The Dying Children of Venezuela

The Venezuelan Government Says the Media is Sensationalizing the Health Crisis. CNN's Paula Newton has more from Venezuela

1/13 Deivis Perez, who is 14-years-old, needs dialysis to survive but people in Venezuela say the economy has turned health care into a luxury. COURTESY: CNN Show Caption Hide Caption 2/13 Deivis, before he became hospitalized, is what his mother says is the picture of good health. COURTESY: CNN Show Caption Hide Caption 3/13 Deivis’ mother, Sandra, puts salve on…