Tina Smith

Sen. Smith visits Moorhead’s Career Academy that’s under construction

MOORHEAD, Minn. – (KVRR) Minnesota Senator Tina Smith joins Moorhead Superintendent Brandon Lunak to check out renovations on the district’s career academy. The unfinished building was converted from a Sam’s Club store. It will feature a basketball court along with a high tech technology lab. Smith is on the Senate Education Committee. “This is such a overall important part if…

Smith & Murkowski introduce bills on mental health & substance abuse

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – Senator Tina Smith introduces bills to fund mental health initiatives and help those with substance abuse. The Stopping the Mental Health Pandemic Act would give federal money to states, tribes and communities to address behavioral health needs that may have gotten worse during the pandemic. Money would be used for training, technology upgrades and suicide prevention. The…

Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith keeps seat, says her priority will be Covid-19 relief package

Smith says she was re-elected because Minnesotans are looking for leadership that can focus on them and what they need.

MINNESOTA – Minnesota Senator Tina Smith wins re-election and says she will continue to get work done to accomplish things for Minnesotans. Smith says she was re-elected because Minnesotans are looking for leadership that can focus on them and what they need. She adds even during a time where Washington has been so divided, she has been able to get…

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MSUM Political Science Professor Dr. Barbara Headrick Goes Over Peterson, Smith, Trump And More

  Even after winning 15 straight elections in Minnesota’s seventh congressional district, one local political expert says it’s not surprising Collin Peterson is facing the end of his congressional career today. Former State Senator and Lieutenant Governor Michelle Fischbach beat Peterson by nearly 14 percent. MSUM Political Science Professor Dr. Barbara Headrick says people smarter than her predicted Fischbach would…

Klobuchar, Smith, Heitkamp make campaign stops in Glyndon, Moorhead

GLYNDON & MOORHEAD, Minn. — Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith and former North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp are working to get out the vote. For them, taking a stroll through the Koester family farm in Glyndon, Minnesota is a reminder of what’s on the line this election. “It remains that we need to help rural America, and we…

UPDATE: Jason Lewis out of hospital following hernia surgery

UPDATE: Jason Lewis’ campaign says the Republican was discharged from a Hibbing hospital Wednesday afternoon after two nights there for emergency hernia surgery. “I would like to thank Dr. Wendell Smith and the entire ICU staff at the Fairview Range Medical Center in Hibbing for safely performing my emergency surgery and also for the stellar care I received afterward. I…

Jason Lewis wants to defeat Sen. Smith and ‘restore public order & protect liberty’

MINNESOTA – Jason Lewis says he wants to defeat Democratic Senator Tina Smith to reform health care. Lewis says premiums, deductibles and copays have skyrocketed because of the Affordable Care Act. The former congressman also wants to end what he calls burdensome Covid-19 lockdowns he says are devastating Greater Minnesota. Lewis said a model the Minnesota Department of Health relied…

Sen. Tina Smith visits Moorhead to discuss COVID-19 effects

Smith also made stops in Detroit Lakes, at the White Earth Reservation and on the MSUM campus

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Minnesota Senator Tina Smith stopped by Junkyard Brewing to talk with local leaders about the effects of COVID-19. This was one stop on a day-long trip around northwest Minnesota. Smith was also in Detroit Lakes, White Earth Reservation and on the MSUM campus. She talked about COVID-19 effects on small businesses, on tribal communities and in rural…

Sen. Smith concerned USDA moved funds that help minority & veteran farmers

WASHINGTON – Minnesota Senator Tina Smith demands answers after she says the Department of Agriculture is moving funds from a program supporting producers who are veterans and from diverse backgrounds. The Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program aims to reverse disparities for historically underserved communities. It funds outreach and technical assistance programs through community organizations,…

Sen. Smith believes funding the post office shouldn’t be a political fight

WASHINGTON – Minnesota Senator Tina Smith says funding issues with the Post Office should have been dealt with before this year. The Democrat believes funding the agency is important because she says Minnesotans are not getting their prescriptions sent to them in time. Last week the House approved giving $25 billion to the Post Office. The bill is unlikely to…