politics

Protesters Take a Stand in Front of ND Senators’ Offices

They're asking the politicians to help stop Iraqi government forces from fighting the Kurdistan territory

FARGO, ND — Kurdish-Americans in Fargo are protesting in front of Senator Hoeven and Heitkamp’s offices this afternoon. They’re asking the politicians to help stop Iraqi government forces from fighting the Kurdistan territory. About a year ago, the two sides fought together against ISIS. After Iraqi-Kurdistan voted in an independence referendum earlier in the fall, Iraq sent troops to “impose…

Sen. Heitkamp Introduces “Savanna’s Act” for Protection of Native American Women

She was the pregnant Fargo woman who was killed and whose baby was taken

FARGO, ND — Federal legislation aimed at protecting Native American women and girls from violence, abduction and human trafficking is named for Savanna Greywind. She was the pregnant Fargo woman who was killed and whose baby was taken. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp introduced Savanna’s Act in Washington, D.C. The legislation would improve tribal access to certain federal crime information databases. Heitkamp…

Grand Forks Air Force Base Plays Vital Role in National Security

Senators Hoeven and Heitkamp met with Colonel Benjamin Spencer, Commander of the 319th Air base Wing

GRAND FORKS, ND — Senators Heitkamp and Hoeven are working together to make sure Grand Forks Air Force Base continues to play a vital role in protecting national security. The senators met with Colonel Benjamin Spencer, Commander of the 319th Air base Wing. They reviewed base operations and talked about the renovations of a building for Customs and Border Patrol…

Gov. Dayton Opposes National Anthem Protests, Says MN Vikings Did the Right Thing

Minnesota Vikings players and management stood with locked arms before their game on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

1/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/6 Show Caption Hide Caption 6/6 Show Caption Hide Caption ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Dayton said he disagrees with professional athletes who sit or kneel during the national anthem. Minnesota Vikings players and management stood with locked arms before…

South Dakota Legislator Not Reprimanded for “All Lives Splatter” Post

Representative Lynne DiSanto of Box Elder is not losing her job in politics

SIOUX FALLS, SD — A Republican South Dakota legislator is not being reprimanded for her “All Lives Splatter” post on Facebook. Representative Lynne DiSanto of Box Elder posted a meme on September 7th which shows protesters getting run over by a vehicle. It reads, “All Lives Splatter, nobody cares about your protest.” The GOP state chairman said in a statement,…

Governor Dayton, Republican Leaders Working with Mediator

The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Friday that Dayton acted constitutionally when he vetoed the funding

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Dayton and top Republicans have chosen a mediator to try to help them out of a constitutional battle. The two sides have been locked in a legal battle for months over Dayton’s decision to veto the Legislature’s budget. The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Friday that Dayton acted constitutionally when he vetoed the funding. But…

Lawmakers Working to Get Unemployment Benefits for Former Workers of Minnesota Nightclub

The disclosure triggered a backlash, including much of its staff who walked out and several regular performers canceling gigs

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Several Minnesota lawmakers are pressing to ensure former staff at a shut-down Minneapolis nightclub gets unemployment benefits. Clubhouse Jager closed earlier this month amid an uproar over the owner’s $500 donation to former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke’s 2016 U.S. Senate campaign. The disclosure triggered a backlash, including much of its staff who walked out…

Minneapolis Bar Loses Employees After Owner Makes Political Donation to Former KKK Grand Wizard

When the news broke Tuesday, DeRoma's popular Northloop bar Club Jager saw employees quit and DJ's vow to never play the venue again. KMSP Fox 9's Courtney Godfrey Reports from Minneapolis

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — A Minneapolis developer and business owner is facing backlash for a political donation he made to notorious white nationalist David Duke. He donated money to former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard Duke’s U.S. Senate bid. Five hundred dollars to the “Duke for Senate” campaign. A donation to a long-time leader of the Ku Klux Klan that…

Arradondo Chosen as Minneapolis Police Chief

He will serve the rest of former chief Janee Harteau's term, which runs through January of 2019

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The Minneapolis Police Department has officially hired its new police chief. The city council approved interim police chief, Medaria Arradondo, to take over the role on a permanent basis. He will serve the rest of former chief Janee Harteau’s term, which runs through January of 2019. Arradondo said he is ready to help the city heal…

Democratic NPL Prepares for Next Election with Burgers and Music

Summerfest is an annual community event put up by the party to meet their voters

FARGO, ND — As democrats in North Dakota approach the 2018 election season, part of their strategy involves burgers, brats and music. Summerfest 2017 brought many of the state’s Democratic NPL politicians to Rheault Farm in Fargo. The smells of fresh patties and Merrill Piepkorn’s music are a small part the Democratic-NPL campaign strategy. “It’s really just a chance for…