secretary of state

DFL Nominates Top Candidates At Convention With Little Opposition

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KVRR)– The DFL has nominated it’s top candidates for state offices including governor, lt. governor, attorney general and secretary of state during its convention in Rochester over the weekend. Attorney General Keith Ellison was nominated for a second term during the party convention Saturday night in Rochester. Party delegates endorsed Steve Simon for Secretary of State, an office…

Madeleine Albright, first female secretary of state, dies of cancer

WASHINGTON (AP) – Madeleine Albright, the first female U.S. secretary of state, has died of cancer, her family said Wednesday. She was 85. President Bill Clinton chose Albright as America‚Äôs top diplomat in 1996, and she served in that capacity for the last four years of the Clinton administration. At the time, she was the highest-ranking woman in the history…

Colin Powell has died of COVID-19 complications, according to his family

WASHIINGTON (AP) – Colin Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications, his family said Monday. In an announcement on social media, the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.) Tags: colin powell, COVID-19,…

North Dakota cannabis petition approved for circulation

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – Secretary of State Al Jaeger has approved a petition to be circulated for a constitutional initiative to legalize recreational marijuana. If enough signatures are collected and if the measure is approved by voters, recreational marijuana would be legalized for people 21 and over. Residents would be allowed to grow, possess and transport up to 12 cannabis…

Last Minute Change In North Dakota Electors Before Monday’s Vote

BISMARCK, N.D. — There is a last minute replacement among North Dakota Electors who will formally cast their ballots for President and Vice President on Monday. John Trandem of Reiles Acres will replace state Senator Ray Holmberg who recused himself because of COVID-19 quarantine. The other electors are Sandy Boehler of Fargo and Robert Wefald of Bismarck. They will meet…

LIVE: Minnesota Secretary Of State Calls State’s Election “A Model For The Nation”

Secretary Of State Steve Simon Joins KVRR Morning Show

  Amid national controversy and unfounded claims of election fraud, Minnesota’s Secretary of State calls his state’s election process “a model for the nation”. Steve Simon joined KVRR’s morning show Monday. He says just a hair under 80 percent of eligible voters cast ballots this month, the highest voter turnout in the country. He credits elections workers in each of…

MN Secretary of State says Election Day ran smoothly

Simon says the state adapted and adjusted by emphasizing voting in the spring and summer.

MINNESOTA – Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon says even in the middle of a pandemic, the state was able to pull off a textbook election. Simon says the state adapted and adjusted by emphasizing voting in the spring and summer. He adds on Election Day there was really good traffic management, sufficient quality and quantity of personal protective equipment…

MN Sec. of State says there’s no issues reported at polling places

SAINT PAUL, Minn. –¬†Minnesota’s Secretary of State says there’s an “absence” of things to report in regards to issues at the polls or in election offices. Steve Simon says there were no fights over masks, voting eligibility or voter suppression in the state. He adds there were lines in many places in the Twin Cities Metro, but they seemed longer…

North Dakota Secretary of State Approves Format For Legal Weed Petition

The group will need to collect about 27,000 signatures by February to get it on the June 2020 ballot

BISMARCK, ND — The format of a petition to make cannabis legal in North Dakota has been approved by the secretary of state. The group behind the effort initially withdrew the petition to make some clarifications. The constitutional initiated measure would allow a person to grow, process and possess up to 12 cannabis plants. It would also license and regulate…

Legalize ND Begins New Push To Make Marijuana Legal

The group's latest proposal would limit possession to 2 ounces, and wouldn't allow home growing

BISMARCK, ND — A group that pushed to legalize marijuana in North Dakota last year is back for another try. Legalize ND expects to submit a new proposed initiative to the secretary of state’s office soon. The group’s leader, David Owen, said the new measure will be far more specific than the one that voters soundly defeated in November. The…