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Fargo Man Accused of Sending Death Threats to Heitkamp Learns His Fate

56–year–old Kevin Olson has been found guilty of threatening interstate communications

FARGO, ND — The Fargo man accused of sending death threat emails to Senator Heidi Heitkamp has been found guilty. 56–year–old Kevin Olson has been found guilty of threatening interstate communications. Prosecutors say Olson sent an email to Senator Heitkamp on December 22, 2016 saying, in part, “I should find you and shoot you in your red head.” Court records…

Sen. Franken Will Speak From Senate Floor at 10:45 a.m.

A high-ranking Democrat says he expects Franken to resign in the wake of another sexual harassment allegation. Fox's Garrett Tenney reports from Washington.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A tweet on Senator Franken’s account says he is with his family and plans to make an announcement in D.C. Thursday and quote: “Any reports of a final decision are inaccurate.” A high-ranking Democrat says he expects Franken to resign in the wake of another sexual harassment allegation. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp issued a statement on Twitter writing…

Conservative Street Art Group Adds Groping Sen. Franken to L.A. Billboard

As for the photos, he says he doesn't remember all of them but he may have "crossed a line" for some women

1/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4 Show Caption Hide Caption LOS ANGELES — The photo of Senator Franken allegedly groping news anchor Leeann Tweeden in 2006 was spotted on a billboard in Los Angeles. The billboard was put up in the Palms neighborhood Thursday morning but was removed only hours…

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…