Sen. Kevin Cramer Offers Apology For “R-word” Tweet Against Speaker Pelosi

He was responding to her comments about the economic stimulus package

WASHINGTON, D.C. — North Dakota Sen. Kevin Cramer is apologizing for a tweet that used an unacceptable term against Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. He was responding to her comments about the economic stimulus package. The Republican claims the autocorrect failed on his phone, changing the word ridiculous to the offensive R-word, a description of someone with limited intellectual…

State Treasurer Candidate Comes Forward While Democrats Cancel State Convention

Mark Haugen says he wants to restore integrity and accountability to the office

BISMARCK, N.D. — A Bismarck Democrat is running for State Treasurer. Mark Haugen says he wants to restore integrity and accountability to the office. The North Dakota native works as a student success adviser at the University of Mary. Republican State Treasurer Kelly Schmidt is not seeking another term. State Democrats are also calling off their state convention next weekend…

MN precinct caucuses begin Tuesday night

MINNESOTA – Minnesotans will share ideas important to them at precinct caucuses. Registration begins at 6:00 PM Tuesday night at locations for each party with events beginning at 7:00. Delegates for the county and Senate district conventions will be chosen. There they will pick the nominee in each race for every party. People will also introduce proposals that will be…

Republican Candidate Dave Hughes Meets With Supporters In Moorhead

Hughes, who is running to represent Minnesota's 7th Congressional District, hosted a meet and greet to discuss plans if elected

MOORHEAD, Minn.- Hughes spoke about issues like immigration, health-care and the 2nd amendment. He says what makes him stand out from other candidates is having served in the Air Force for 21 years, and having been able to work with people from other countries. Hughes also spoke about the need to have more open foreign markets. “If I’m elected for…

Michelle Fischbach Makes Stop In Moorhead To Talk With Voters

Fischbach also made a stop in Perham and will be in Alexandria on the 3rd

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A candidate for the 7th district of Minnesota is made a stop in Moorhead to talk with voters. Former Lieutenant Governor Michelle Fischbach made a stop at the Fryn Pan for a meet and greet. Fischbach is currently trying to secure the Republican nomination in April to take on Representative Collin Peterson. Peterson has served in the…

Early Voting In Clay County Delayed Due To Ballot Issue

The lawsuit was resolved, but didn't allow the county enough time to get the ballots on time.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — People hoping to vote early in the presidential primary in Clay County are going to have to wait a little longer. The delay is the result of a lawsuit against Minnesota over adding a name to the Republican ballot since President Trump was the party’s only candidate. The lawsuit was resolved, but didn’t allow the county enough…

U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement Advances Through More Senate Committees

Sen. John Hoeven says USMCA will provide much needed certainty for our agriculture, energy and other industries

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Our local congressional delegations are praising the advancement of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved the trade deal. It has also been approved by the Finance, Energy and Public Works and Budget committees. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; Commerce and the Foreign Relations committees still have to weigh in before going to the full…

State Lawmaker Blames Political Opponents For Anti-Islam Posts On Facebook

Rep. Jim Kasper of Fargo says his account may have been hacked

FARGO, N.D. — A Republican state lawmaker from Fargo says he doesn’t know how two anti-Islam posts appeared in his Facebook feed. Rep. Jim Kasper says his account may have been hacked by political opponents. Kasper posting an apology on his personal page to those who can see his posts. He says he has about 4,000 Facebook friends, most of…

Rep. Collin Peterson Leaning Against Impeachment But Sticking With Party

He says he has been approached about becoming a Republican

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Minnesota Democratic Congressman Collin Peterson says he’s leaning against voting in favor of impeachment for President Trump, but he has yet to make a final decision. He says he doesn’t believe Democrats have presented a solid enough case. Peterson says with little chance of the Republican-controlled senate going along, the process is only dividing the country further….

North Dakota’s Congressional Delegation Reacts To Impeachment Hearing

Representative Kelly Armstrong calls it "political theater" and says we haven't heard anything new

WASHINGTON, D.C. — North Dakota’s Republican congressional delegation is weighing in on the first day of hearings. Representative Kelly Armstrong calls it “political theater” and says we haven’t heard anything new. Sen. John Hoeven says the impeachment process has not followed precedent and has not provided President Trump with important due process rights. Pointless. That’s how Sen. Kevin Cramer feels…