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Minnesota Lawmakers Want $40 Million For Disaster Fund Ahead of Spring Melting

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota lawmakers are pushing to replenish the empty Disaster Assistance Contingency Account ahead of anticipated spring flooding. The fund is in the red after the state responded with $11 million in relief to flooding last year in Brainerd and Duluth. Republican State Sen. Mark Johnson of East Grand Forks and State Rep. Tony Jurgens of Cottage Grove…

Sen. Cramer Wants Corps of Engineers Fired From Border Wall Project

Who we choose to build the wall defines whether it actually gets built. The Army Corp of Engineers has been an abstract failure and should not be trusted to secure the southern border. We need someone to #BuildTheWall on time and under budget. https://t.co/J4oD5DikXc — Sen. Kevin Cramer (@SenKevinCramer) March 8, 2019 WASHINGTON – North Dakota Senator Kevin Cramer says…

China Buys 10 Metric Tons of U.S. Soybeans, Sen. Smith Says It May Not Be Enough

BREAKING: In Oval Office meeting today, the Chinese committed to buy an additional 10 million metric tons of U.S. soybeans. Hats off to @POTUS for bringing China to the table. Strategy is working. Show of good faith by the Chinese. Also indications of more good news to come. — Sec. Sonny Perdue (@SecretarySonny) February 22, 2019 WASHINGTON – Agriculture Senator Sonny…

MN Sen. Klobuchar Says Doctors Need to Change Opioid Prescribing Habits in CNN Town Hall

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar referenced the late singer Prince in saying that doctors need to change the prescribing habits of opioids in the United States. At a CNN town hall in New Hampshire on Monday night, Klobuchar says her state still hasn’t gotten over the 2016 death of Prince, one of Minnesota’s most famous residents. He died of…

Sen. Amy Klobuchar Announces Bid for 2020 Presidential Campaign

Moorhead Mayor Jonathan Judd was among the many speakers there

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar is officially trying to make her next home the White House. KVRR’s Danielle Church tells us what voters have to say about the senator’s decision to start a presidential campaign. She may be the first Minnesota woman elected into the U.S. Senate, but now Sen. Amy Klobuchar is trying to take on an even…

Sen. Amy Klobuchar to make ‘major’ announcement Sunday

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar revealed she will be making a “major” announcement this weekend. ‘She plans to make her announcement on Sunday at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis. The event will be open to the public starting at 1 p.m. with the program beginning at 1:35 p.m. In a live interview on MSNBC, Klobuchar said she will be announcing her…

Sen. Tina Smith Brings Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan to SOTU as Her Guest

Smith held Flanagan's role as lieutenant governor from 2015 to 2018

Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minn.) brought Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan to the State of the Union address as her guest. Earlier, Flanagan said she hoped the president would address issues like healthcare and infrastructure. Smith calls the government shutdown “unnecessary and wasteful” and says she’s confident another one won’t happen. “My mom always used to say actions speak louder than words…

President Signs Bill To End Shutdown, Hoeven Picked For Border Security Conference Committee

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump has signed a bill that temporarily opens the federal government for three weeks, ending the longest shutdown in U.S. history at 35 days. The White House says Trump signed the measure after the Senate and House each passed it Friday. Trump backed down from his demand that Congress provide more border wall money before…

FMR. ND Sen. Heitkamp Discussing Shutdown on 1st Day as CNBC Contributor “Make Government Boring Again”

Courtesy: CNBCNEW YORK – Former North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp has a new job. She’s joined Squawk Box on CNBC as a political commentator. In her first segment, she talked about the partial federal government shutdown. “I think my theory on government is make government boring again. Actually talk about issues,” Heitkamp said. Last weekend, she said she has no plans to…