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Senator Al Franken Resignation: What Comes Next?

He maintains the allegations of sexual harassment against him are not true, but Franken bowed to pressure to step down from almost all of his fellow Democrats. Fox's Mike Emanuel Reports from Washington.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Minnesota Democratic Senator Al Franken is resigning, soon. He maintains the allegations of sexual harassment against him are not true, but Franken bowed to pressure to step down from almost all of his fellow Democrats. “Today┬áI am announcing that in the coming weeks I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate,” Franken said…

Senator John Hoeven Says He Supports GOP Tax Cut Plan

President Donald Trump Is Trying To Get A Tax Cut Bill Through Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Trump has the support of at least one North Dakota senator when it comes to his plan to cut taxes. Senator John Hoeven says he supports the plan. The Republican also says he has been working to ensure the Senate bill meets the needs of North Dakotans. He held roundtables in Fargo and Bismarck last week…

Staffer: Senator Al Franken Will Not Resign

Senator Accused of Sexual Misconduct During An Incident in 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Minnesota Democratic Senator Al Franken is not expected to step down amid claims of sexual misconduct. His staffer told the Star Tribune, “no” on Saturday when asked if Franken would resign. A woman recently accused him of groping and forcibly kissing her without consent in 2006. Senators have called for an ethics investigation into the behavior. Franken…

CONE ZONE: U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Stopping in Grand Forks

Some roads in the area will be closed for a few hours

Courtesy: CapitolChristmasTree.com  GRAND FORKS, ND — The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree is making a whistle stop in Grand Forks. The tree will arrive at Town Square at 9 o’clock on Sunday morning and depart one hour later. Some roads in the area will be closed for a few hours. A Winter Market will be open from 9 to 1. There…

Miss America Cara Mund Celebrated During Her Own Day

She Was Joined By Senator John Hoeven and Representative Kevin Cramer in Bismarck

BISMARCK, ND — Thousands welcomed Miss America Cara Mund back to her North Dakota hometown. About 2,000 people turned out Saturday for Mund’s welcome-home party at the Bismarck Event Center including her former boss, Senator John Hoeven. Mund at one time interned at his Washington, D.C. office. She told the crowd of young girls that, whether they’re in North Dakota…

Savanna’s Act Hearing Held in Washington, D.C.

If is named for Savanna Greywind of Fargo

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Savanna’s Act gets a hearing at the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C. The bipartisan bill was introduced by Senator Heidi Heitkamp to help address the epidemic of missing and murdered Native American women. If is named for Savanna Greywind of Fargo. The eight months pregnant woman was kidnapped and killed in August. Two…

Political Pressure May be Bringing GOP Health Care Plan Back to Life

These include the party's increasingly impatient conservative base, incumbents' nightmares about primary challenges and wrathful presidential tweetstorms

NATIONAL — A brew of political pressures is pumping fresh life into the last-gasp Republican drive to erase the Obama health care overhaul. These include the party’s increasingly impatient conservative base, incumbents’ nightmares about primary challenges and wrathful presidential tweetstorms. The new GOP bill by Sens. Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham would shift health care money and power from Washington…

How Changes in Washington Could Affect North Dakota Taxpayers

Americans for Prosperity in North Dakota held a federal policy summit in Fargo to give activists an update on what's happening in Washington

FARGO, ND — Americans for Prosperity in North Dakota held a federal policy summit in Fargo to give activists an update on what’s happening in Washington. Congressman Cramer was a part of a Q and A with AFP’s Vice President of external affairs. The organization and the Congressman said it is important to improve the lives of Americans, especially those…

Minneapolis Passes $15 Minimum Wage

Smaller business will phase it in over seven years

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The Minneapolis City Council voted to increase their minimum wage to $15 an hour. But wages won’t increase all at once throughout the city. The higher wage will be phased in for businesses with 100 or more employees over the next five years. Smaller business will phase it in over seven years. The city will fully…

Bound By Blue: Local Police Departments Honor Officer Moszer

Officers from multiple area law enforcement agencies are traveling to Washington, D.C. to honor Officer Moszer

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Fargo Police Officer Jason Moszer will be remembered this weekend at the National Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial in Washington D.C. When Officer Moszer died in the line of duty last February, his loss was felt across the entire Fargo Moorhead community. “We have seen tremendous support shared with all law enforcement throughout the metro area and beyond,”…