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Political Leaders Pay Visit To USS North Dakota

They presented the crew with an American flag flown over the U.S. Capitol

ANNAPOLIS, MD — USS North Dakota gets a visit from the state’s top political leaders. Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer, Congressman Kelly Armstrong and Governor Doug Burgum presented the crew with an American flag flown over the U.S. Capitol. The USS North Dakota is anchored near Annapolis for Naval Academy midshipmen to see firsthand a Virginia-class fast-attack submarine with…

MN Gov. Walz’s Budget Proposal Includes 20 Cent Per Gallon Gas Tax Hike

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – Gov. Tim Walz on Tuesday proposed hiking Minnesota’s gas tax by 20 cents per gallon to pay for road and bridge projects. Under the governor’s spending proposal, the state’s gas tax would increase by 70 percent from the current 28.6 cents per gallon to 48.6 cents. That would make Minnesota’s gas tax the fourth-highest in the…

Sen. Tina Smith’s Staff Visits Moorhead For Health Care Listening Tour

Smith's staff traveled to Moorhead to better understand how healthcare costs are impacting the community

MOORHEAD–Senator Tina Smith is continuing her Health Care Cost Listening Tour in Moorhead. Smith’s staff traveled to Moorhead to better understand how healthcare costs are impacting the community. The staff heard from residents and healthcare professionals about healthcare workforce issues, transportation and access, and training for healthcare professionals. The staff say they try to do as little talking as possible…

Bill Introduced By MN Sen. Smith Aims To Help School Districts Hire Teachers

WASHINGTON – Minnesota Senator Tina Smith introduces a bill to try to end a nationwide teacher shortage. The Democrat says 48 states are struggling to make sure there’s a teacher in every classroom. She adds it’s especially hard to hire educators for science, math and special education positions and in rural areas. The Addressing Teacher Shortages Act would allow districts…

Rep. Kevin Cramer Praises Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Nomination

WASHINGTON – North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer believes Washington D.C. Appellate Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a great nominee for the Supreme Court. “He’s always leaned towards the state’s rights versus the overreach of the federal government. Particularly in environmental cases that involve the EPA. I think for North Dakota you could not do better than Judge Kavanaugh and that’s…

“A Very Good Story to Tell on Results” Sen. Heidi Heitkamp Stands by Her Record in ND Senate Race Interview

  It was an easy primary election win for Democratic U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota since she faced no party challenger. November will be another story when she comes up against Rep. Kevin Cramer for her seat in the Senate. KVRR talked to Senator Heitkamp Tuesday about the race that is heating up between the two candidates. Campaign…

Michelle Fischbach Resigns Senate Seat, Sworn in as MN’s Lt. Gov.

Courtesy: KMSPST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) – State Senator Michelle Fischbach of Paynesville resigned from the state senate and took the oath of office Friday, officially becoming Minnesota’s lieutenant governor. Fischbach, a Republican, has kept her state senate seat so the GOP could hold its one seat majority in the upper chamber. With the session now over and Gov. Mark Dayton promising there will be no special session,…