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Physician Critic Of Handling of Pandemic Running for Minnesota Governor

CHASKA, Minn. — Former state Sen. Scott Jensen makes his Republican candidacy for governor official. The family physician has been critical of the state‚Äôs response to the pandemic and in interviews with Fox News and other media outlets has questioned federal guidelines around reporting COVID-19 deaths. Democratic Gov. Tim Walz, who is serving his first term, is expected to seek…

Republicans Waiting To See What Expelled House Member Does Next

DICKINSON, N.D. — Republican leaders in southwestern North Dakota say they are waiting to see whether an expelled lawmaker from their district will sue before they appoint a replacement. The North Dakota House last week voted to remove Republican Rep. Luke Simons of Dickinson. Simons was accused of sexual harassment allegations they said stretched back to soon after he took…

Hoeven & Armstrong discuss importance of Keystone XL after President stopped it

By: Amanda Rooker WASHINGTON (KVRR) – Congress took new action on the Keystone XL Pipeline this week. Two new bills aim to revive the project’s construction. During his first day in office, President Joe Biden put a stop to the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline. At the Capitol, several North Dakota lawmakers say a presidential permit is not required and introduced…

MyPillow CEO Considering Run For Governor of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS: — The MyPillow guy is weighing a run for governor of Minnesota. If Mike Lindell follows through with a campaign, it could be an early test of where the Republican Party is headed in the post-Donald Trump era. Lindell would bring a high profile to a race thanks to name recognition built on his ever-present TV ads. But he…

Republicans Reject Mask Mandate in Minnesota Senate Chamber, House Has One

State Sen. Mark Johnson/(R) East Grand Forks & State Sen. Ann Rest/(D) New HopeST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Senate Republicans reject a mask mandate for members and staff in the Senate chamber. The 36-31 vote encourages mask-wearing, but does not require them. All 34 Republicans and the chamber’s two independents favored the looser policy, while all 31 Democrats backed the…

Minnesota U.S. Senate Candidate In Quarantine

EAGAN, Minn. — U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis is in quarantine and getting tested again for COVID-19. A campaign spokesperson says the former Minnesota congressman was in contact with a person who has tested positive for the virus. They say Lewis is feeling fine and has no symptoms. All campaign staffers who were in contact with Lewis since Monday are…