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Local Party Leaders in Minnesota Prepare for Precinct Caucuses

Precinct caucuses to help determine endorsements for local candidates in Minnesota

MOORHEAD, M.N. — Several people across Minnesota will participate in the 2018 Precinct Caucuses on Tuesday. They are the first step in a series of meetings where political parties can endorse candidates, select delegates, and establish goals and values important to party platforms. Local leaders from each party in Clay County are preparing for tomorrow’s caucus, and some think that…

Attorney General In North Dakota Since 2000 Is Running For Re-Election

Wayne Stenehjem Made The Announcement On Social Media And On His Birthday

BISMARCK, ND — North Dakota’s Attorney General since 2000 is running for re-election. In a social media post, Wayne Stenehjem announced he will seek re-election this year. The announcement comes on his 64th birthday. Stenehjem said, “During my time as Attorney General, I have worked diligently to protect our children from predators, eliminate domestic violence, fight the illegal drug trade.”…

Classified Memo Released Claiming FBI Abuses

The FBI says it has ``grave concerns'' about the memo's accuracy.

Washington, DC — The Republican-led House Intelligence Committee has released a memo based on classified information that alleges the FBI abused U.S. government surveillance powers in its investigation into Russian election interference. President Donald Trump cleared the way for publication of the controversial memo despite objections from the FBI. The four-page memo was drafted by Republicans on the committee chaired…

North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Seeks Re-Election

Doug Goehring says he is running for re-election

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is running for re-election. The 52-year-old Republican was appointed to the job in 2009 by then Gov. John Hoeven and won elections in 2010 and 2014. Besides promoting agricultural interests and markets for farm products, the commissioner also sits on the state Industrial Commission, which regulates North Dakota’s oil industry. Goehring…

Petition To Change Sunday Shopping Laws In North Dakota Comes Up Short

Group Changes Tactics And Will Push For Legislation To Remove Blue Laws

FARGO, ND — A petition drive to change North Dakota’s Sunday shopping laws has come up very short. The man behind the petition, Fargo businessman and now political candidate Brandon Medenwald, says only about 5-thousand of the more than 13-thousand signatures needed were collected. Medenwald will now focus on pushing for reintroduction of a bill next year to remove the…

North Dakota Secretary of State Race Becomes Competitive

Jaeger Faces Competition In His Own Party And By Democrats

Al Jaeger, Will Gardner, Josh BoscheeBISMARCK, ND — The longest-serving Republican official in the North Dakota Capitol has announced he’s running for another term. Al Jaeger will seek the GOP’s endorsement for secretary of state. The 74-year-old Jaeger has served more than two decades in the office that is best known for supervising elections. Jaeger faces a challenge from fellow…

Carnahan Gets Commission Request on Large Donations for the Minnesota GOP

Carnahan is bringing in a salary of $67,000 a year

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Republican Party leaders have agreed to their chairwoman’s demands of seeking a cut in large donations to the party. Jennifer Carnahan requested a 10 percent commission on any large donations that come in for the party because one of the major parts of her job is fundraising. Carnahan is bringing in a salary of…

Minnesota’s Republican Party Chairwoman Seeking Commission on Large Donations

Carnahan says her annual salary of 67,000 isn't enough and fundraising is the most important thing she does

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota’s Republican Party chairwoman wants a personal cut from large donations to the party. Jennifer Carnahan is seeking a 10 percent commission on big donations, though she doesn’t specify what size donations would qualify. Carnahan says her annual salary of 67,000 isn’t enough and fundraising is the most important thing she does. Ted Lovdahl says…

Tim Pawlenty: Thanks, but No Thanks to Run for Senate Seat

The GOP thought it could help flip the state

  MINNESOTA — One of the biggest Republican names in Minnesota politics isn’t interested in running for the Senate. Former Minnesota governor and presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty had considered running for the seat vacated by Al Franken. The GOP thought it could help flip the state. But appearing on Fox Business, Pawlenty says it’s too short of a campaign for…

Bleeding Purple: Politicians Vow to Make Bridge Glow, Place Bets on Minnesota Vikings

MN Dot will light up the I-35W bridge friday and saturday

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — The I-35W bridge will glow purple Friday and Saturday nights in honor of the Minnesota Vikings. Governor Dayton has directed the MN DOT to light up the bridge before the team’s NFC semi-final game on Sunday. The Vikings will play the New Orleans Saints. The governor is also urging all Minnesotans to show their Purple…