politics

Constitutional Carry: Loaded Firearms Not Allowed in Vehicles

A new law in North Dakota does not allow loaded guns in vehicles for people without a permit

BISMARCK, ND — A North Dakota representative said oversight in the new constitutional carry law prohibits loaded firearms inside vehicles. People can still have a firearm in their vehicle as long as it is not loaded with any active shells. According to the law’s text, anyone in violation of this could be charged with a class B misdemeanor. North Dakota…

Senator Heitkamp on Health Care Vote; Protesters Rally at Senator Hoeven’s Fargo Office

Heitkamp said politics dictates legislation far too often in Congress

FARGO, ND — North Dakota U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp was one of many Democrats who voted against the health care reform. She said if the bill passed, tens of thousands of North Dakotans would lose their health care. Heitkamp said politics dictates legislation far too often in Congress. She claims she’s offered many solutions to help the current health care…

Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford Talks Politics at the Holiday Inn

Everything from property taxes and education to the drought were discussed

FARGO, ND — A little lunch with a whole lot of politics. The Cass County United Republican Committee hosted their “Politics and a Plate” luncheon. It was held at the Holiday Inn to hear Lieutenant Governor Brent Sanford’s political goals for the state. Everything from property taxes and education to the drought were discussed. “What are we going to do…

Minnesota Lawmakers Talk Proposed Health Care Bill in Detroit Lakes

It's a campaign promise which is taking months to surface

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Minnesotans in Detroit Lakes are getting the chance to bring their health care reform concerns directly to the politicians. The leaders of our community involved with health care changes are hearing from the people. Democratic Representative Collin Peterson and other local health care leaders met with Minnesotans at the Holiday Inn by Highway 10. “I was…

Legislative Leaders to Move Forward with Legal Action Against Governor Burgum

A key committee of the Legislature voted unanimously to pursue the litigation instead of calling lawmakers back into session

  BISMARCK, ND — North Dakota legislative leaders will pursue litigation against some vetoes issued by Govenor Burgum, saying he overstepped his authority. A key committee of the Legislature voted unanimously to pursue the litigation instead of calling lawmakers back into session. They are looking into whether the governor may veto parts of spending bills in ways that change the…

North Dakota Ag Officials Joining Call for Emergency Action Over Drought Conditions

North Dakota's congressional delegation made the same request earlier this week

  NORTH DAKOTA — Officials are calling on Ag Secretary Perdue to open CRP land for haying and grazing due to widespread drought. North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson have joined the call for the emergency action. North Dakota’s congressional delegation made the same request earlier this week. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor…

Minnesota Lawmakers Reflecting on Bills Passed for Local Projects

Lien says this project has been in the works for more than 25 years and has finally been approved

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Minnesota state officials are working with community members to review and reflect on bills passed during the 2017 legislative session. State Representative, Ben Lien, says the most important project is the 20th-21st Street underpass. Lien says this project has been in the works for more than 25 years and has finally been approved. The underpass will help…

House Speaker Attempting to Block Minnesota Lawmakers’ First Raise Since 1999

The Association for Government Accountability is filing a petition in court to ensure the paychecks are to begin being distributed

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — A government watchdog group is trying to get Minnesota lawmakers their first raise since 1999, but a top political leader is trying to block it. A voter-approved council granted the $14,000 raise last fall but House Speaker Kurt Daudt said lawmakers didn’t set aside money to cover it. The Association for Government Accountability is filing…

Supporters of Legalized Recreational Marijuana Working to Get Issue to North Dakota Voters

Supporters of legalizing marijuana fell short on petition signatures in 2016

  GRAND FORKS, ND — Proponents of legalizing recreational marijuana in North Dakota are planning another attempt to get the issue to voters. Dave Owens, of Grand Forks, said they’re finalizing a draft of a proposal to be filed with the Secretary of State’s office this fall. Once the petition is approved, signatures for a ballot measure can be gathered…

Secretary of Transportation to Visit for Drone Conference, Doosan Bobcat

Also on tap to speak at the private event are Gov. Burgum and Senator Hoeven

  FARGO, ND — President Trump’s secretary of transportation is coming to the metro tomorrow. Elaine Chao will attend the Drone Focus Conference and attend a grand opening event to celebrate the completion of the expansion of the headquarters of Doosan Bobcat North America. Also on tap to speak at the private event are Gov. Burgum and Senator Hoeven. The…