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Jason Lewis Stops In Moorhead As Part Of His Open Minnesota Tour

The former Minnesota Congressman is running for Senator Tina Smith's seat.

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Former Republican Congressman Jason Lewis, who’s running for Senator Tina Smith’s seat, launched a statewide tour to visit cities all across Minnesota to talk to local business owners about the impact that COVID-19 has had on them. He says governments should not be quarantining everyone, only those who have been affected the most like the elderly and…

Sen. John Hoeven Announces Funding For Sugar Beet Farmers

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FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota Senator John Hoeven secured a major helping hand for farmers. The Republican announces over a quarter of a billion dollars in disaster assistance. The money will go towards assisting sugar beet farmers across the country following a historically bad growing season. The funds are a part of the additional 1.5 billion dollars in disaster assistance…

Sen. Cramer introduces bill closing incentive pay gap for non-active duty military

Sam Cabral WASHINGTON — Closing pay gaps is not usually a bipartisan effort in the capital, but a bipartisan effort in both chambers of Congress could end a major pay disparity between non-active duty and active duty military. Soldiers who perform tasks such as parachute jumps, explosives demolition and toxic fuels handling are eligible for hazardous duty incentive pay. HDIP…

Sen. Smith to begin Rural Economic Working Group to tackle rural issues

WASHINGTON – Minnesota Senator Tina Smith will host her first meeting of the rural economic working group with a bipartisan group of senators tomorrow. She created the group with Senators Mike Rounds of South Dakota, Deb Fischer of Nebraska and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin to bring local ideas to Washington. The idea is to see how the federal government can…

Sen. Tina Smith pushes for witnesses in impeachment trial

WASHINGTON – Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith has been sending out her notes and thoughts on the impeachment trial on social media after every day of the impeachment trial. Former National Security Advisor John Bolton’s book manuscript claims President Trump froze aid to Ukraine so the country would investigate the Bidens. Smith believes the trial must include information from key people….

Sen. Smith to introduce bill to recruit & retain doctors in rural areas

WASHINGTON – Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith will release a bipartisan bill on Thursday on Rural Health Day to recruit and keep doctors in rural areas. She says many med students don’t learn or train in rural areas, so the idea in working in one may not occur to them. Smith believes if they can train in non-metro areas, they’ll stay…

DFL Chairman discusses why Democrats deserve your vote in 2020

MINNESOTA – Chairman of the Minnesota DFL Party Ken Martin says President Trump hasn’t made Minnesota great in his first term. He lost the state by 1.5% in 2016. His campaign spent only $40,000 in the state. President Trump held rallies in Minneapolis, Duluth, Rochester and Fargo since taking office. Vice President Mike Pence stopped by a farm near Glyndon…

Local Leaders Talk Latest Flood Diversion Efforts

"You're talking a quarter of a million people all the way from farming to high tech and everything in between, homeowners everybody has a stake in this, it's about protecting everyone."

FARGO N.D. — North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, Senator John Hoeven, and the F–M Diversion Board of Authority converged into the Fargo City Hall to update both the public and the Assistant U.S Secretary of the Army on the latest progress of the project. “The key we are working on today is to make sure that money comes in on…

Senate Agriculture Committee Set To Hear About Farm Bill Implementation

WASHINGTON – Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith hopes to hear how the farm bill is being implemented in an Agriculture Committee hearing on Thursday, October 17th. She says she wants to know how the safety net and dairy margin protection programs are helping farmers. They give producers subsidies when they experience a substantial drop in revenue or prices. Smith says producers…

Sen. Smith Creates Group To Solve Rural Issues

Sen. Tina Smith is forming a bipartisan Senate group to strengthen rural communities

WASHINGTON – Sen. Tina Smith is forming a bipartisan Senate group to strengthen rural communities. One thing she says she’s hearing from people in our area that would help is, “trade, not aid.” The Rural Economic Working Group and Republican South Dakota Sen. Mike Rounds hopes to connect people and organizations to take on challenges hitting rural areas hard. Sen….