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Minnesota State Senator to Resign Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Schoen has denied the allegations

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota state Sen. Dan Schoen will resign in the wake of accusations of sexual misconduct. His attorney says the Democrat from St. Paul Park plans to resign at a news conference on Wednesday. He was accused by a Democratic candidate for office of grabbing her buttocks in 2015. Another lawmaker said he sent her a…

Protests Against Sexual Harassment on Minnesota’s Capitol Hill

Two other women have come forward and are accusing U.S. Senator Al Franken of misconduct

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Multiple political and nonprofit organizations descended on Minnesota’s Capitol to show their support for people who have been sexually harassed or assaulted in the workplace. A crowd gathered with signs and many current and former lawmakers stood up to speak out about Democratic State Senator Dan Schoen and Republican State Representative Tony Cornish, who are…

Locals Say They’re Shocked and Disgusted at U.S. Senator Al Franken

Most people we asked were shocked by the allegations while others question its legitimacy

MOORHEAD, Minn. — People throughout the metro said they’re shocked and disgusted by the photo of Senator Al Franken touching L.A. talk show host Leeann Tweeden in her sleep. Many are calling for his immediate resignation while others want it to be investigated first. “Oh man, that’s not funny at all,” said Bryan Johnson, of Fargo, when he saw the…

Minnesotans in Shock Over Alleged Sexual Misconduct by Sen. Al Franken

Many of the people we asked said they didn't hear about it before we told them and are surprised to see the string of accusations reach Franken

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Many people in Moorhead say they were shocked by the photo of Al Franken with Leeann Tweeden. Many of the people we asked said they didn’t hear about it before we told them and are surprised to see the string of accusations reach Franken. Brad Leeser with Clay County Republicans says any investigation is dragging it out…

Outside Firm Will Investigate Sexual Harassment Allegations At Minnesota State Capitol

Allegations Are Against A State Representative And A State Senator

State Rep. Tony Cornish & State Sen. Dan Schoen ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota’s House speaker says an outside firm will be hired to conduct an independent investigation into allegations of sexual harassment. Two women came forward this week and said Republican State Rep. Tony Cornish sexually harassed them. Cornish has admitted texting one of the women, a fellow lawmaker,…

Sen. Klobuchar Urges President Trump to Take Action on his Pledge to Stop Opioid Crisis

The senator would like the President to sign bills she sponsored into law

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Amy Klobuchar says President Trump’s decision to declare the opioid epidemic a public health emergency is a first step toward resolving the crisis. The senator echoes Representative Pelosi’s remarks and wants to see the president back up his words with actions and cash. Klobuchar has sponsored a number of bills in the Senate aimed at addressing…

Protesters Take a Stand in Front of ND Senators’ Offices

They're asking the politicians to help stop Iraqi government forces from fighting the Kurdistan territory

FARGO, ND — Kurdish-Americans in Fargo are protesting in front of Senator Hoeven and Heitkamp’s offices this afternoon. They’re asking the politicians to help stop Iraqi government forces from fighting the Kurdistan territory. About a year ago, the two sides fought together against ISIS. After Iraqi-Kurdistan voted in an independence referendum earlier in the fall, Iraq sent troops to “impose…

ND State Senator Carolyn Nelson Celebrates 80th Birthday, Receives Honor of First-Time Award

She is the first ever recipient of the "Outstanding Woman State Legislator Supporting the Arts award

FARGO, ND — Today marks two special celebrations for Senator Carolyn Nelson, her 80th birthday and the announcement of a special award. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Women in Government announced that she is the first ever recipient of the “Outstanding Woman State Legislator Supporting the Arts award. She is being honored as a leader…

THE BUZZ: Sen. Bernie Sanders, Comedian Larry David Find Out They’re Related

The PBS show, "Finding Your Roots" revealed Sanders and David are cousins

  NATIONAL — Remember when comedian Larry David, who is well known for his shows “Seinfeld” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, became a hit over his portrayal of Senator Bernie Sanders on Saturday Night Live? David portrayed the Vermont senator so well, Sanders said Larry David is “a better Bernie Sanders” than he is. But the two are closer together than…

Sen. Heitkamp Introduces “Savanna’s Act” for Protection of Native American Women

She was the pregnant Fargo woman who was killed and whose baby was taken

FARGO, ND — Federal legislation aimed at protecting Native American women and girls from violence, abduction and human trafficking is named for Savanna Greywind. She was the pregnant Fargo woman who was killed and whose baby was taken. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp introduced Savanna’s Act in Washington, D.C. The legislation would improve tribal access to certain federal crime information databases. Heitkamp…