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President Biden Praises Gov. Walz Over COVID-19 Vaccine Numbers

THE WHITE HOUSE: — President Joe Biden praising Minnesota Governor Tim Walz for the state’s success in getting COVID-19 vaccines into arms. During a virtual roundtable on vaccines, President Biden told Walz, “I think you’re responsible, I know you are, for saving thousands of lives.” More than 60% of Minnesotans 16 and older have the vaccine, one of the highest…

The Ensuring Innovation Act: New Law Helps Lower Prescription Prices

The Ensuring Innovation Act will help prevent pharmaceutical manufacturers from making small adjustments to raise drug prices.

WASHINGTON (KVRR) — Some prescription prices will be lower with a new bill President Biden has signed into law. The Ensuring Innovation Act will help prevent pharmaceutical manufacturers from making small adjustments to raise drug prices. The bill was led by Democratic Senator Tina Smith of Minnesota and Republican Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana. They say they want to help…

Biden praying for ‘right verdict’ in Chauvin trial

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden said Tuesday that he is “praying the verdict is the right verdict” in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin and that he believed the case, which has gone to the jury and put the nation on edge, to be “overwhelming.” Biden, ahead of a meeting with lawmakers in the Oval Office, told…

Biden to remove U.S. troops from Afghanistan by September 11

U.S. Army soldiers in AfghanistanWASHINGTON – President Joe Biden says he will withdraw the remaining U.S. troops from Afghanistan and end America’s longest war by Sept.11. Biden said that the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which were coordinated from Afghanistan, cannot justify American forces still being there 20 years after the deadliest terror assault on the United States. NATO’s chief said the…

President Biden announces new gun restrictions

      WASHINGTON (AP) – In President Joe Biden’s first notable gun control measures, he has announced executive actions aimed at addressing what the White House calls a “gun violence public health epidemic. In his actions announced Thursday, Biden is tightening regulations for “ghost guns” – homemade firearms that usually are assembled from parts without serial numbers – and…

$31 Billion Included For Indigenous Americans In COVID Relief Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The $1.9 trillion COVID relief package passed by Congress this week contains an historic amount of funding for Indigenous Americans. The American Rescue Plan, signed by President Biden into law Thursday, includes $31 billion to help tribal communities recover from the pandemic. It’s the largest single infusion of resources to tribal communities in U.S. history. Senator Tina…

U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley resigns effective Feb. 28

FARGO (KVRR) – North Dakota U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley submitted his resignation to President Biden Tuesday. Wrigley’s resignation is effective Feb. 28, which is the date Biden expects many of President Trump’s appointees to step down. Wrigley has served as U.S. Attorney for a combined total of ten years, and is the only North Dakotan to have been twice presidentially…

Pipeline Opponents Hope President Biden Takes More Action

After President Joe Biden revoked Keystone XL’s presidential permit, opponents of other pipelines are hoping the projects they’ve been fighting will be next. Environmentalists and American Indian tribes calling on Biden to stop Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 replacement in Minnesota. Opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline that originates in North Dakota also appealed to the administration. It hasn’t specified what…

LIVE: Top Priorities For President Biden & What’s Next For Trump

KVRR's Adam Ladwig Talks With MSUM Political Science Professor Dr. Barbara Headrick

  In part one of our interview, MSUM Political Science Professor Dr. Barbara Headrick talks about the top priorities of the new Biden administration, including his response to the COVID-19 pandemic.   In part two, she tells us what’s likely next for former President Trump, including his upcoming impeachment trial, and what his political future could hold. Categories: Morning –…