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“Gotham City on steroids” Alexandria Republican describes law enforcement being eliminated

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – State Representative Mary Franson of Alexandria tried to amend the proposed Minnesota Police Accountability Act Thursday night to prevent cities and towns from disbanding their police departments. The Republican referenced a movement within the Minneapolis City Council to do so. Groups in other cities want to defund police by shifting some money from law enforcement’s budgets…

UPDATE: Speaker Pelosi announces launch of impeachment inquiry into President Trump

UPDATE: North Dakota Congressman Kelly Armstrong has released this statement regarding Speaker Pelosi announcing an impeachment inquiry into President Trump: “Speaker Pelosi’s statement makes a good headline, but it changes nothing. Formal impeachment can only start after receiving 218 votes on the floor of the U.S. house. Instead of working to pass USMCA, fix our broken immigration system, and reduce…

Rep. Armstrong Tackles Addiction, USMCA & 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund

WASHINGTON – Criminal justice reform, addiction and farming. What’s being done in Washington to address these issues? North Dakota Congressman Kelly Armstrong is working on a bipartisan bill to give $5 billion over five years to fight the opioid epidemic. At least $4 million would be given to each state to reduce overdose deaths through prevention, treatment, and recovery. “If…

MN Gov. Changes Budget Proposal Due To Slower Economic Growth

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Governor Tim Walz changes his budget proposal because of slower than projected economic growth. It includes reductions of $131 million in proposed new spending and tax changes that would bring in an additional $65 million. The plan would also have 37 million dollars in new spending for higher education and return $142 million in unspent health…

Congressmen Peterson & Emmer Discuss Dairy Revenue Protection at Bipartisan Town Hall

MELROSE, Minn. – Congressmen Collin Peterson and Tom Emmer held a bipartisan town hall on agriculture in Stearns County. Peterson, the Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, discussed the importance of the Dairy Revenue Protection in the new farm bill. It’s an area-based program to insure against an unexpected drop in the revenue from milk sales. The expected revenue is based…

MN Rep. Ilhan Omar Apologizes for Tweet Some People Feel is Anti-Semitic

UPDATE: Rep. Ilhan Omar apologized in a tweet. Listening and learning, but standing strong ???????? pic.twitter.com/7TSroSf8h1 — Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 11, 2019   WASHINGTON (FOX 9) – U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota is facing backlash from congressional colleagues for a tweet being described as anti-Semitic. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi leads a group of top Democrats calling on Omar to apologize. The…

Dakotans For Health Warns Lawsuit Could Leave 40,000 North Dakotans Uninsured

FARGO, N.D. – The group Dakotans For Health says 40,000 North Dakotans could soon lose health insurance coverage. Attorneys General from 20 Republican–led states, including Wayne Stenehjem of North Dakota, have filed a lawsuit arguing the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. Congress repealed the law’s individual mandate that fines people for not having insurance. The Supreme Court has said the mandate…

Rep. Kevin Cramer Praises Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Nomination

WASHINGTON – North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer believes Washington D.C. Appellate Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a great nominee for the Supreme Court. “He’s always leaned towards the state’s rights versus the overreach of the federal government. Particularly in environmental cases that involve the EPA. I think for North Dakota you could not do better than Judge Kavanaugh and that’s…

Rep. Kevin Cramer Touts Work On Tax Cuts in ND Senate Race Interview

  Representative Kevin Cramer has been vocal over the support that his challenger, Senator Heidi Heitkamp has received from the president. I talked with Representative Cramer this afternoon about his opponent and his race for the senate seat. Alison Voorhees: You have said that you believe president trump is giving Sen. Heidi Heitkamp preferential treatment because she is a woman….

Longfellow Elementary Celebrates Becoming a Blue Ribbon School

Representatives from the state, both senators office's and alumni came to the assembly to speak to the students about this accomplishment

FARGO, ND — In September, Longfellow Elementary was named a National Blue Ribbon School for 2017 and now they’re celebrating. Representatives from the state, both senators offices and alumni came to the assembly to speak to the students about this accomplishment. Longfellow is the fourth school in the Fargo School District to receive this prestigious award. The principal says one…