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Sports Betting Bill Gets Bipartisan Push in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) — New bipartisan sports betting legislation would bring about the most significant change to Minnesota’s gaming laws in many years. The bill is being introduced by state Rep. Pat Garofalo of Farmington, a Republican, and state Rep. Zack Stephenson of Coon Rapids, a Democrat. It seeks to replace illicit gaming with a regulated market for Minnesotans…

“The Crossroads” Development Planned Near I-29 & 1-94 Intersection

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A new development called “The Crossroads” is being planned in one corner of the I-29 and I-94 intersection in Fargo. It’ll be a mix of office, medical, technology, retail, hospitality space and more according to the developer, former North Dakota Republican Congressman Rick Berg. He says he’s been interested in this site for over 30 years….

Rep. Fischbach Running for 2nd Term In MN’s 7th District

LITCHFIELD, Minn. (KVRR) — Rep. Michelle Fischbach is running for a second term in Minnesota’s 7th District. The Republican was first elected in 2020 defeating longtime Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson. Democrats Mark Lindquist and Reed Olson and Libertarian Travis Johnson are also running. Fischbach previously served as Lieutenant Governor and was the first woman to serve as President of the…

Minnesota’s 2022 Legislative Session Starts With Massive Surplus

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) — Minnesota’s 2022 Legislative Session is underway with lawmakers looking at a $7.7 billion budget surplus. Republicans want to pass permanent tax cuts to give money back to Minnesota families. Democratic Gov. Tim Walz has proposed sending checks of $175 or $350 to more than 2 million Minnesota families. The governor also proposed a record $2.7…

Minnesota Lawmakers To Start Debating $7.7 Billion Surplus

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR/AP) — The Minnesota Legislature will convene on January 31 and confront a good problem: a $7.7 billion surplus. It’s bound to set up clashes in this election year over whether to spend the money on unmet needs or give it back to taxpayers. The main job for lawmakers in even-numbered years traditionally is a public works…

President Biden remarks on the anniversary of the January 6th Capitol riots

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden and members of Congress are solemnly marking the first anniversary of the U.S. Capitol insurrection. Lawmakers are holding events Thursday to reflect on the violent attack by supporters of President Donald Trump last Jan. 6. The ceremonies will be widely attended by Democrats, but almost every Republican on Capitol Hill will be absent. It’s…

Drew Wrigley Announces Bid For ND Attorney General

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — The former U.S. Attorney for North Dakota jumps back into politics. Drew Wrigley is seeking the Republican nomination for North Dakota Attorney General. “I’ve established a proven record of Conservative, accountable, law-and-order leadership. And that’s a record on which I stand today as I announce my candidacy for North Dakota Attorney General.” His announcement comes two…

Former Senator and Republican Presidential Candidate Bob Dole Dies at 98

North Dakota U.S. Sen. Kevin Cramer Pays Tribute to Dole

Sen. Bob Dole & Kevin Cramer (Undated photo)WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans are remembering Bob Dole, a man who defied the odds in war, only to fall short of his ultimate goal in politics. Dole died Sunday. He was 98. After paralyzing wounds in World War II, Dole willed himself to walk again, and ran for Congress with a right arm…

Update: North Dakota Tax Commissioner taken to detox

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – North Dakota Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger was taken to detox Monday after an incident at a Bismarck hotel. A police report says Rauschenberger attempted to check into his room, but it wasn’t available yet.  A hotel employee saw Rauschenberger walk into a hotel room that was not assigned to him, where he fell asleep on the…