Part 1: One-On-One With Democratic U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp Of North Dakota

Heitkamp Talks About Running For Re-Election In A Red State

FARGO, N.D. — Senator Heidi Heitkamp is in the midst of a fight to keep her U.S. Senate seat. The North Dakota Democrat is being challenged by Republican Congressman Kevin Cramer. We sat down with her for a one-on-one conversation about the campaign, her vote against tax cuts and how toxic politics has become. TJ Nelson: “She is North Dakota’s…

Interior Secretary To Keynote North Dakota Republican Party Convention

Will Be Held April 6-8 At Alerus Center In Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is scheduled to give a keynote address at the North Dakota Republican Party’s endorsing convention this weekend. GOP Chairman Rick Berg says Zinke will speak Saturday in Grand Forks. The convention at Alerus Center begins Friday and ends Sunday. Republicans will be endorsing candidates for U.S. Senate and House and statewide offices….

Party Endorses Former KVRR Anchor For North Dakota House Seat

Austen Schauer Is Running As A Republican In District 13

WEST FARGO, N.D. — A former KVRR news anchor has been given the green light by his party to run for a North Dakota House seat. Members of West Fargo’s District 13 Republican Party have endorsed Austen Schauer for the seat being vacated by Rep. Christopher Olson. Olson, who is the district’s chairman, decided not to seek re-election due to…

Two Republican Senators Cross Aisle To Join Democrats On Gun Bill

would expand background checks and require reporting of lost or stolen guns

Sen. Scott Jensen & Sen. Paul Anderson    ST. PAUL, Minn. — Two Republican senators are getting behind efforts to expand background checks on gun sales at the Minnesota Legislature. Sen. Scott Jensen of Chaska joined several Democrats by backing a bill that would expand background checks and require reporting of lost or stolen guns. Fellow GOP Sen. Paul Anderson…

Services Set For Former North Dakota Governor George Sinner

Last Democrat To Serve As Governor of North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — Funeral services are scheduled for former North Dakota Gov. George Sinner. Sinner was 89 when he died Friday at Eventide in Fargo. The Democrat served two terms as governor from 1985 through 1992. A prayer service will be held Thursday evening from 7 until 9 at Nativity Church of Fargo. The church will hold a funeral mass…

Bill Would Allows Loans Out Of Legacy Fund For Roads And Bridges

Two Republican Minot Lawmakers Proposed The Legislation

BISMARCK, N.D. — Part of North Dakota’s oil tax savings account could be used to make low-interest loans to communities facing big and expensive infrastructure projects. Backers of the Republican drafted legislation want to use up to 15 percent of the Legacy Fund’s principal every two years for projects such as flood protection and water systems. Two Minot lawmakers are…

Democrat-Backed Gun Bills Put On Hold By Republicans In St. Paul

Gun Rights Advocates Argued The Bills Would violate Constitutional protections

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Republicans in the Minnesota House have put on hold a pair of Democratic-backed bills meant to restrict guns. The House Public Safety committee voted to table bills that would have expanded background checks and allowed family members or police to temporarily take a gun from someone suffering a crisis. Nearly every Republican voted to table the…

ND State Senator Kelly Armstrong to Run for U.S. House of Representatives

DICKINSON, N.D. — North Dakota Republican State Senator Kelly Armstrong is running for U.S. Congress. He will officially launch his campaign tomorrow with a rally in his hometown of Dickinson. Armstrong will then travel to Bismarck for a campaign rally before ending the day at the Cass County Republican District Conventions in Fargo. He’ll face Tiffany Abentroth and Tom Campbell…

Minnesota 2018 Legislative Session Begins On Tuesday

Tax Code, opioid abuse and public construction high on the agenda

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota lawmakers are heading back to the Capitol Tuesday with a long list of work but uncertain odds of finishing it. Squaring Minnesota’s tax code with the recently passed federal tax cuts may get top billing. But it won’t be easy for the Republican-controlled Legislature to make sure taxpayers can easily file their taxes next year…

Representative Kevin Cramer To Announce Candidacy For U.S. Senate

The GOP congressman has spent the last six years serving as the state's lone representative

NORTH DAKOTA — Representative Kevin Cramer posted to Facebook that he will officially announce his campaign for the U.S. Senate in Bismarck on Friday. This, after first saying that he would not run for the seat held by Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp. Kevin Cramer was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012 when long–time Representative Rick Berg…