U.S. House passes bill to avoid rail strike, Senate will vote next

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KVRR) — The U.S. House passed a resolution forcing unions to accept a tentative agreement reached earlier this year between railroad managers and their workers making a strike illegal. The House also passed a second bill providing seven days of paid sick leave to railroad workers. The two bills are heading to the Senate, which has until December…

Former Miss America Jumps Into ND Congressional Race as an Independent

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/AP)  — Former Miss America Cara Mund is running for Congress as an independent. Mund making the announcement Saturday on her Facebook page saying she wants to be North Dakota’s first female in the U.S. House of Representatives. She plans to start gathering the 1,000 signatures she needs to get on the ballot to face incumbent Republican Rep….

Minnesota agriculture industry may feel blows of Peterson loss

Rep. Collin Peterson was the U.S. House Representative from Minnesota's 7th Congressional District for the last 30 years. He lost the 2020 election to Republican Michelle Fischbach.

MINNESOTA — It may have been one of the bigger upsets in this years U.S. House race. Fifteen-term incumbent Collin Peterson lost the race for U.S. Representative in Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District to Republican Michelle Fischbach. In a mainly rural district dominated by agriculture, the loss was felt heavily by farmers. “He knew agriculture arguably better than any representative in…

ND House of Representatives candidates debate Covid-19 & agriculture

FARGO, N.D. – North Dakota’s three candidates for the state’s lone House of Representatives seat square off in a debate. Republican Congressman Kelly Armstrong and challengers Libertarian Steven Peterson and Democrat Zach Raknerud discussed issues facing the state and the country. The topics included farm policy, race relations and the state’s economy. Much of the hour-long debate also focused on…

Special Election To Be Held In Minnesota’s 2nd District After Candidate Dies

The 2nd District is currently served by Congresswoman Angie Craig, a Democrat

GOODHUE CO., Minn. — A Legal Marijuana Now Party candidate running for the U.S. House of Representatives in Minnesota’s Second Congressional District has died. Adam Weeks was a farmer in Goodhue County. A cause of death was not released. Votes in the race will not be counted since state law says if a major party nominee dies within 79 days…

Congressman Kelly Armstrong Launches Re-Election Campaign

His campaign promises to address many bipartisan issues, as well as what he says matters most to North Dakotans.

FARGO, N.D. – Congressman Kelly Armstrong launched his re-election campaign with the same slogan from the last campaign, ‘Let’s Get To Work’. “As somebody who served on the judiciary committee, we have done no work in two years on the judiciary committee. All we have done is partisan impeachment. That’s it. That’s all we’ve done for two years. ‘Let’s Get…

Armstrong Resigns State Senate Seat As He Prepares For Congress

Armstrong served a state senator for District 36, serving the Dickinson area, since 2012

DICKINSON, ND — U.S. Congressman-elect Kelly Armstrong has resigned from his seat in the North Dakota State Senate. Armstrong served a state senator for District 36, serving the Dickinson area, since 2012. He will be sworn in as North Dakota’s lone Congressman on January 3. Armstrong said he was honored to serve the area and that he is now humbled “to…

What You Need to Know About Your ND House Candidates Before Heading to the Polls

Kelly Armtrong is the GOP candidate from Dickinson, Mac Schneider is the Democratic-NPL candidate from Fargo

  FARGO, N.D. — Election Day is less than three weeks away. While North Dakota’s Senate race has gained most of the attention there’s also an important Congressional race. KVRR’s Danielle Church sat down with both major party candidates. Kelly Armstrong and Mac Schneider may be on different sides of the political spectrum, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have plenty…

Mac Schneider Announces Campaign for U.S. House of Representatives

The Democrat is a Fargo-native and lawyer at a Grand Forks-based law firm

FARGO, N.D. — Former North Dakota Senate Minority Leader Mac Schneider has officially kicked off his campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives. Schneider, a lawyer with officers in Fargo and Grand Forks, is seeking the Democratic–NPL endorsement to replace Kevin Cramer, who is running for Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s seat. Schneider’s firm represents clients in disputes with insurance companies and…

Fargo Businessman Enters Race for U.S. House of Representatives

Hanson went to Fargo South and graduated from MSUM

FARGO, ND — North Dakota Democrats have their first candidate for the states lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Ben Hanson, a broker with Archer Real Estate Services in Fargo, says he believes that North Dakota deserves a congressman who will focus on the needs of hard-working North Dakotans. Hanson went to Fargo South and graduated from MSUM….