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Rep. Peterson Holding Town Hall on Issues Facing Veterans in Alexandria

Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson announces four town halls on veterans issues in the seventh district including one in Alexandria. It will be held at the Grand Arbor By Knute Nelson assisted Living Facility at 2:00 P.M. on Monday. Peterson will be joined with officials from Fargo and St. Cloud V.A. offices and the Veterans Benefits Administration. At a town hall…

Minnesota Lawmakers Want $40 Million For Disaster Fund Ahead of Spring Melting

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota lawmakers are pushing to replenish the empty Disaster Assistance Contingency Account ahead of anticipated spring flooding. The fund is in the red after the state responded with $11 million in relief to flooding last year in Brainerd and Duluth. Republican State Sen. Mark Johnson of East Grand Forks and State Rep. Tony Jurgens of Cottage Grove…

Rep. Collin Peterson Hosts Town Hall on Veterans’ Issues

Veterans discussed issues ranging from healthcare to rural access

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Rep. Collin Peterson hosted a town hall to hear from veterans. “I thought we’d made more progress in some of these areas, I’m leaving here with a long list of things that need to be worked on,” he said. That long list includes getting money for military funerals, healthcare and veterans’ homes. One idea proposed by State…

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…

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….

Funding for NW MN Projects Hang in the Balance as Gov. Dayton Considers Signing or Vetoing Tax & Budget Bills

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Legislature wrapped up their session Sunday night and many questions are still unanswered. If Gov. Mark Dayton doesn’t sign a tax bill, which sync’s Minnesota’s tax code with the federal Republican law, it would create a complex filing season next year. Vetoing a budget bill would not give schools money to improve security. The…

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp Endorsed by ND AFL-CIO

FARGO, ND – The North Dakota AFL-CIO endorsed Sen. Heidi Heitkamp at its convention in Fargo Friday. Delegates there represented more than 17,000 North Dakota union members. The AFL-CIO supports the Democrat in her race for reelection against Congressman Kevin Cramer because they say Heitkamp has lead the charge to protect North Dakotan’s pensions. “One of the big issues in this…

Minnesota’s Rep. Emmer Seeking Re-Election to Sixth Congressional District

He was first elected to the House in 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Rep. Tom Emmer will not run for governor or Al Franken’s former Senate seat. Emmer says instead he’ll seek re-election to Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District. The Republican and former gubernatorial candidate says he appreciates the support and encouragement he’s received to run for the Senate or for governor. But Emmer says he wants to continue representing…

Outside Firm Will Investigate Sexual Harassment Allegations At Minnesota State Capitol

Allegations Are Against A State Representative And A State Senator

State Rep. Tony Cornish & State Sen. Dan Schoen ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota’s House speaker says an outside firm will be hired to conduct an independent investigation into allegations of sexual harassment. Two women came forward this week and said Republican State Rep. Tony Cornish sexually harassed them. Cornish has admitted texting one of the women, a fellow lawmaker,…

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,…