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Two Former Democratic Senators Launch Voting Initiative “One Country Project”

North Dakota's Heidi Heitkamp and Indiana's Joe Donnelly

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two former Democratic senators from red states who lost re-election bids in 2018 are leading a campaign to help their party win back votes in rural America. North Dakota’s Heidi Heitkamp and Indiana’s Joe Donnelly are starting an initiative called the One Country Project. Its website states that Democrats need to “reopen the dialogue” in areas where people…

Polling sites will return to MSUM and Concordia

MOORHEAD, MINN. (KFGO) – The Moorhead City Council has voted 6-2 to return polling sites to the campuses of Concordia College and Minnesota State University Moorhead. The council took heat from students and others after changing those voting locations earlier this year. Some claimed the new locations caused “mass confusion” and criticism from students who said the change made it…

Mayor-Elect Johnathan Judd Shares His Vision for Moorhead

He received 51 percent of the vote

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Johnathan Judd won the mayor’s race with 51 percent of the vote,  while his opponents City Council member Brenda Elmer and Kurdish Community of America founder Newzad Brifki received 40 percent and 8 percent, respectively. “Still surreal. Still taking it all in. It’s a good feeling, but still trying to let it sink in. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever…

What You Need to Know: A Breakdown of the North Dakota Measures on the Ballot

While representatives from Measures 2 and 4 were not there to speak, people from each Measure 1 were

Representatives supporting the city of Fargo’s measure one, the state’s measure one and measure three are answering voter’s questions before tomorrow’s election. In our “Lead Story”, KVRR’s Jessie Cohen went to the open forum and tells us what supporters say you need to know. Jessie? TJ and Alison the language on the ballots can be confusing, but supporters of Measure…

18-Year-Olds Voting for the 1st Time: It’s Their Time to Make Change this Election

These teenagers will not only affect the outcome of this election, but may change the countries future"

FARGO, N.D. — It may be hard to believe but every vote does count and some young voters are starting to realize that. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen gives us an inside look at how the younger generation makes their decisions about voting in our lead story. “I will talk about the tough issues. I don’t pretend that they are going to…

Former VP Biden: “There’s No Better Example of Character” than Heidi Heitkamp

The election is on Tuesday, November 6th

FARGO N.D. — Former Vice President Joe Biden comes to Fargo to kick off the Bring it Home Heidi Bus Tour across the state. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us what he has to say about what needs to be done to keep democracy alive in this country. “Hello Fargo. Are you ready to win an election? Are you ready to…

Tribe Sues North Dakota Over Voter ID Requirements

The lawsuit seeks to have the street address requirement ruled unconstitutional.

BISMARCK, N.D. — The Spirit Lake Sioux tribe is suing North Dakota over voting requirements. To cast a ballot, voters need identification with a provable street address , something that’s hard to come by on reservations. The state maintains everyone has a street address via the statewide 911 system, but the lawsuit filed Tuesday by the Native American Rights Fund and…

Billy Ray Cyrus And Mark Ruffalo Encourage Tribal Voting In Belcourt

Mark Ruffalo & Billy Ray Cyrus in Belcourt, North Dakota 1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption BELCOURT, N.D. — A packed house showed up Sunday for another tribal “Stand-N-Vote” event featuring Billy Ray Cyrus and Mark Ruffalo. The stars performed in front of 1,400 people and encouraged the tribal community in Belcourt to vote in the midterm elections. Cyrus tweeted, “This was…

Heitkamp and Cramer Debate for Final Time Before Election Day

Questions ranged from domestic to international issues

FARGO, N.D. — Election Day is 11 days away, and one of the most closely watched Senate races is right here in North Dakota. The final debate Senator Heidi Heitkamp and Congressman Kevin Cramer engaged passionate supporters on both sides. Questions ranged from both domestic to international issues. Some topics were on current events, like the migrant caravan from Central America, the…

Cramer, Heitkamp Go Head-to-Head in First Debate in Bismarck

The two candidates went back and forth on major key issues

BISMARCK, N.D. — With the eyes of the nation looking on, Senator Heidi Heitkamp and Congressman Kevin Cramer went toe–to–toe on the debate stage for the first time. After being clouded in controversy over her campaign team printing the names of sexual assault victims without their permission, Senator Heitkamp started the night with an apology. “This is a terrible mistake and…