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Labor rights advocates remember people killed on the job on Workers’ Memorial Day

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Union leaders, members and workers honor the 18 people killed on the job in North Dakota last year and those killed while working in Minnesota. Carnations are placed in remembrance of those killed on the job in 2021. Workers Memorial Day is recognized on April 28th, the day the Occupational Safety and Health Act went into…

Sen. Cramer happy Biden banned Russian oil imports, says it should’ve happened sooner

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – North Dakota Senator Kevin Cramer says America shouldn’t help fund Russia’s war with Ukraine by buying their oil, especially because he believes America can produce enough of its own. “How would you tell a single parent in North Dakota they could soon see gas prices go up above $4 a gallon, that would you tell a single…

MN businesses share shipping concerns with Sen. Klobuchar

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – Minnesota companies, agriculture and trade groups speak with Senator Amy Klobuchar about their issues with importing and exporting. Klobuchar has introduced the Ocean Shipping Reform Act to make it more difficult for carriers to turn away goods at ports ready to ship them overseas. The president of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association is concerned seeds and seed…

MN state senator’s snowmobile ended up on top of lawmaker in crash involving DNR enforcement chief

BRAINERD, Minn. (FOX 9) – A Minnesota state senator’s snowmobile landed on top of a fellow senator who had been thrown from his sled in a crash with the state Department of Natural Resources enforcement chief, a DNR report indicates. State Sen. John Jasinski, R-Faribault, suffered three broken ribs, a broken pelvis and fractured vertebrae from the crash, which happened Friday in…

Senator Tina Smith explains her support for banning no knock warrants

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – Minnesota Senator Tina Smith discusses her stance on no knock warrants following the Minneapolis SWAT Team shooting and killing Amir Locke who was armed. “I always want to look at the details and understand exactly how it would work, but in principal I support banning or severely restricting no knock warrants so the tragedy like we saw…

ND & MN congressional delegations describe what they saw during the capitol insurrection

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – One year ago former President Trump held a “Stop The Steal” rally. Some of his supporters broke into the U.S. capitol while the Senate was certifying election results. “I have vivid memories of being on the Senate floor and watching the Vice President being quickly moved off of the Senate floor trying to understand what was happening…

Klobuchar and medical leaders share ideas to end blood shortage

UNITED STATES (KVRR) – The Red Cross is looking to address a blood shortage that’s the worst the organization has seen in a decade. Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar and medical professionals from across the country addressed their concerns of a lack of donations and staff shortages in hospitals. Leaders are worried emergency blood will not be available for patients in…

Economy already better than before pandemic Bank of America CEO says at NDSU

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – During a conversation at North Dakota State University, Bank of America’s CEO sees a bright future for our country’s economy. Brian Moynihan said during Senator Kevin Cramer’s speaker series “The Bully Pulpit” at Richard H. Barry Hall the economy is the size it was before the pandemic. He added Bank of America’s experts estimate it to…