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Big Night For Kevin Cramer, Kelly Armstrong, Amy Klobuchar, Tina Smith and Tim Walz

Cramer Defeats U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, Klobuchar and Smith Have Easy Wins Over Republican Challengers

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption BISMARCK, ND — Rep. Kevin Cramer, a three-term congressman, is heading to the U.S. Senate. Cramer defeated Democratic U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in a race that was close before Heitkamp’s decision not to vote for President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. Cramer won by double-digits over Heitkamp and says he decided to…

LIVE: Breaking Down The Midterms

MSUM Political Science Professor Dr. Barbara Headrick Breaks Down Races In ND & MN

  Dr. Barbara Headrick, MSUM Political Science professor, breaks down the biggest races in North Dakota and Minnesota with Adam Ladwig and Emily Welker. She talks about whether or not there’s enough polling data to accurately predict the Heidi Heitkamp/Kevin Cramer Senate race in North Dakota, and why she thinks the results will be closer than the polls say. Dr….

Sen. Smith says she will vote against Brett Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS nomination

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) – Supporters of Planned Parenthood rallied against the Supreme Courtnomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh outside the federal courthouse in St. Paul Friday. Judge Kavanaugh is into his fourth day of confirmation hearings in the U.S. Senate. The president of Minnesota Planned Parenthood believes Kavanaugh was evasive this week about whether the Supreme Court could still overturn the landmark abortion law Roe…

Sen. Tina Smith’s Staff Visits Moorhead For Health Care Listening Tour

Smith's staff traveled to Moorhead to better understand how healthcare costs are impacting the community

MOORHEAD–Senator Tina Smith is continuing her Health Care Cost Listening Tour in Moorhead. Smith’s staff traveled to Moorhead to better understand how healthcare costs are impacting the community. The staff heard from residents and healthcare professionals about healthcare workforce issues, transportation and access, and training for healthcare professionals. The staff say they try to do as little talking as possible…

Minnesota Senate Candidate Richard Painter Visits Moorhead

University of Minnesota law professor sounds off against President Trump and steel tariffs

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A Democratic candidate for one of the U.S. Senate seats in Minnesota makes a campaign stop in Moorhead. Richard Painter spoke to supporters at The Boulder Tap Room about how it’s time to take a stand against President Trump in Washington DC. An ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush, Painter switched over to the Democratic Party after…

Bill Introduced By MN Sen. Smith Aims To Help School Districts Hire Teachers

WASHINGTON – Minnesota Senator Tina Smith introduces a bill to try to end a nationwide teacher shortage. The Democrat says 48 states are struggling to make sure there’s a teacher in every classroom. She adds it’s especially hard to hire educators for science, math and special education positions and in rural areas. The Addressing Teacher Shortages Act would allow districts…

Senate Agriculture Committee Set to Vote on the Farm Bill

WASHINGTON – The Senate Agriculture Committee releases a bipartisan farm bill proposal. Democratic Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith are both on the Ag Committee. Klobuchar says the bill protects nutrition assistance programs and Smith adds it protects the sugar program. The House Farm Bill failed last month when the conservative members blocked it over an unrelated immigration bill. The…

Tim Pawlenty taps Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach as running mate

Tim Pawlenty and Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach(KMSP) – Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Pawlenty announced Thursday he has tapped current Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach to be his running mate in the 2018 election. Fischbach, a Republican from Paynesville, served in the Minnesota Senate for 22 years, including two terms as President of the Senate, before she was elevated to the role of Lieutenant Governor when Gov. Mark Dayton…

Michelle Fischbach Resigns Senate Seat, Sworn in as MN’s Lt. Gov.

Courtesy: KMSPST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) – State Senator Michelle Fischbach of Paynesville resigned from the state senate and took the oath of office Friday, officially becoming Minnesota’s lieutenant governor. Fischbach, a Republican, has kept her state senate seat so the GOP could hold its one seat majority in the upper chamber. With the session now over and Gov. Mark Dayton promising there will be no special session,…

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp Supports Gina Haspel’s CIA Director Nomination

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp meeting with CIA Director Nominee Gina Haspel (Courtesy: Sen. Heidi Heitkamp’s office)Washington, DC – Democratic North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp will join her Republican colleague, Sen. John Hoeven in voting in favor of Gina Haspel becoming the country’s first female CIA Director. In a statement, Heitkamp says after meeting with Haspel and other intelligence leaders, she has…