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Rep. Cramer Will Not Run For Senate

The decision ends months of speculation about whether Cramer would run for the senate seat held by Democrat Heidi Heitkamp, who is seeking a second term.

WASHINGTON (KFGO) – North Dakota Republican Congressman Kevin Cramer says he will not run for the U.S. Senate this year, instead choosing to seek a fourth, two-year term in the U.S. House. The decision ends months of speculation about whether Cramer would run for the senate seat held by Democrat Heidi Heitkamp, who is seeking a second term. State Senator…

Long-Time Local Journalist Announces Run for North Dakota House

He worked in television news for 36 years at both KVRR and WDAY

  WEST FARGO, ND — A long-time former television news anchor in the valley is seeking a new job in politics. Austen Schauer is running as a Republican for the District 13 House seat which covers West Fargo. Schauer says he wants to bring common sense ideas to Bismarck. He worked in television news for 36 years at both KVRR…

Just In: Democrat Doug Jones Defeats Republican Roy Moore in Alabama Senate Race

The fight was intense from the beginning, with a heavy shadow cast over Moore's campaign

  ALABAMA — Democrat Doug Jones has defeated Republican Roy Moore in Alabama’s Senate election, making Jones the first Democrat elected by the state to the Senate in 25 years. The fight was intense from the beginning, with a heavy shadow cast over Moore’s campaign. Moore is accused of having romantic relationships with teen girls when he was in his…

How to Help a Loved One Who is Struggling with Sexual Assault

Victims tell their story when they're ready to. How you can help. KMSP Fox 9 Reporter Iris Perez reports

ST. PAUL, Minn. — With several people in power being accused of sexual assault and harassment, many people are looking to reach out to the victims. They are looking for a way to help. “It reminds all of us of whatever past traumas and experiences we’ve had,” Teri Walker McLaughlin says.  She is the executive director with the Minnesota Coalition…

Republican Legislators Respond to Minnesota Supreme Court’s Decision on Dayton Veto

Gov. Dayton says he's pleased with the ruling

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Republican legislative leaders are disappointed that the Minnesota Supreme Court upheld Gov. Mark Dayton’s line-item veto of the Legislature’s operating budget. After the ruling was posted, GOP House Speaker Kurt Daudt said of the justices, “We had hoped they would end this debacle and they did not.” Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka said he was…

Minnesotans in Shock Over Alleged Sexual Misconduct by Sen. Al Franken

Many of the people we asked said they didn't hear about it before we told them and are surprised to see the string of accusations reach Franken

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Many people in Moorhead say they were shocked by the photo of Al Franken with Leeann Tweeden. Many of the people we asked said they didn’t hear about it before we told them and are surprised to see the string of accusations reach Franken. Brad Leeser with Clay County Republicans says any investigation is dragging it out…

ND Lawmakers Reviewing Anti-Sexual Harassment Policies

Republican House Majority Leader Al Carlson of Fargo heads the bipartisan committee of legislative leaders

BISMARCK, ND — North Dakota legislative leaders will review anti-sexual harassment policies for state lawmakers. The Legislative Procedure and Arrangements Committee will meet December 6 at the Capitol to discuss the policies that have been in place for almost 30 years. Republican House Majority Leader Al Carlson of Fargo heads the bipartisan committee of legislative leaders. He says the time…

New GOP Health Care Proposal Could Mean $1 Billion Loss in North Dakota Federal Funding

The bill would shift health care money and power from Washington to states

  NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota could lose $1 billion in federal funding for health insurance over seven years. That is the finding of a report on the new Republican bill in Congress to replace Obamacare. The bill would shift health care money and power from Washington to states. President Trump and Republican Senate leaders are trying to rally 50…

Political Pressure May be Bringing GOP Health Care Plan Back to Life

These include the party's increasingly impatient conservative base, incumbents' nightmares about primary challenges and wrathful presidential tweetstorms

NATIONAL — A brew of political pressures is pumping fresh life into the last-gasp Republican drive to erase the Obama health care overhaul. These include the party’s increasingly impatient conservative base, incumbents’ nightmares about primary challenges and wrathful presidential tweetstorms. The new GOP bill by Sens. Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham would shift health care money and power from Washington…

Governor Dayton, Republican Leaders Working with Mediator

The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Friday that Dayton acted constitutionally when he vetoed the funding

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Dayton and top Republicans have chosen a mediator to try to help them out of a constitutional battle. The two sides have been locked in a legal battle for months over Dayton’s decision to veto the Legislature’s budget. The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Friday that Dayton acted constitutionally when he vetoed the funding. But…