U.S. Senate

Senate negotiators announce a deal on guns, breaking logjam

WASHINGTON (AP/KVRR) – Senate bargainers have announced a bipartisan framework responding to last month’s mass shootings in New York and Texas. It’s a noteworthy though limited breakthrough offering modest gun curbs and bolstered efforts to improve school safety and mental health programs. The proposal falls far short of tougher steps long sought by President Joe Biden and many Democrats. Even…

Hoeven Narrowly Wins ND GOP Endorsement Over Becker

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFGO) — North Dakota U.S. Sen. John Hoeven won the endorsement Saturday of Republican convention delegates for a third term, besting a challenge from GOP state Rep. Rick Becker, who leads a growing ultraconservative wing of the party. It took just one ballot for Hoeven to get more than 50% of the votes from GOP convention delegates to…

Fargo art and antiques dealer running for U.S. Senate

Michael SteeleBISMARCK, N.D. – A Fargo art and antiques dealer is running for the U.S. Senate, saying North Dakota needs Democratic representation in Washington, D.C. Michael Steele says he a started his campaign four years ago to unseat Sen. John Hoeven. Campaign finance records show Steele has raised about $2,000 since then. A state party spokeswoman says she had not…

Democrat announces campaign for North Dakota U.S. Senate seat

Katrina ChristiansenJAMESTOWN, N.D. (KVRR-KFGO) – An engineering professor at the University of Jamestown has announced her bid for U.S. Senate. Katrina Christiansen is seeking the Democratic nomination for the seat held by Republican Sen. John Hoeven. Christiansen is the first Democrat to announce a bid for statewide elected office. Hoeven, a former governor, won his 2016 reelection bid with 78%…

Political Science Expert Breaks Down Former President Trump’s Acquittal

Trump stands as the only president in U.S. history to be impeached twice in the House and acquitted by the Senate.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — As former president Trump is acquitted of charges in causing insurrection at the U.S. capitol. A Political science expert breaks down what’s next for the country. “You had a president that two times activated the party in the majority of the house, the Democratic party that they felt compelled by his actions to go through impeachment…

Trump’s trial could begin on Inauguration Day

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial could begin as soon as 1 p.m. on Inauguration Day Wednesday as President-elect Joe Biden is being sworn into office. That’s according to a a timeline of Senate procedure obtained by The Associated Press.  It’s the possible schedule if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sends the articles of impeachment to the Senate soon. Trump…

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…

Minnesota U.S. Senate Candidate In Quarantine

EAGAN, Minn. — U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis is in quarantine and getting tested again for COVID-19. A campaign spokesperson says the former Minnesota congressman was in contact with a person who has tested positive for the virus. They say Lewis is feeling fine and has no symptoms. All campaign staffers who were in contact with Lewis since Monday are…

Jason Lewis, Tina Smith are Projected Winners in MN Senate Primary Races

Minnesota holds its primary election

MINNESOTA — In the Republican race for the Senate seat in Minnesota, Jason Lewis is the projected winner. 80 percent of precincts reported as of 10:35 PM, Lewis has nearly 78 percent of the vote. Lewis is up against Cynthia Gail, Bob “Again” Carney Jr., James Reibestein and John L. Berman. Tina Smith is the projected winner for the DFL…