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UPDATE: House Passes Border Bill, Sends to President’s Desk

WASHINGTON (AP) – Hard-fought legislation that gives President Donald Trump 55 additional miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border – well short of what he requested – is on the way to his desk after a bipartisan House vote. The House voted 300-128 with Republican North Dakota Rep. Kelly Armstrong and Democratic Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson both voting in favor…

Klobuchar Announces Run For President, Dismisses Reports Of Being Difficult To Work With

Klobuchar says "I can be tough" and that "I can push people"

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Sen. Amy Klobuchar is dismissing reports that she is difficult to work for, saying she has high expectations for the people who work for her. Klobuchar was asked Sunday about the reports of high staff turnover and the loss of potential staff for the presidential campaign she announced in Minneapolis. Klobuchar says “I can be tough” and that…

NDSU FB ‘Absolutely’ Plans to Visit White House after Invite from Pres. Trump

The Bison won their seventh championship in eight years in January

FARGO, N.D. — For decades, NCAA champions have been invited to the White House, but for the first time, an FCS National Champion is heading to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. I guess it takes seven titles in eight years to finally score an invite. NDSU Athletics Director Matt Larsen says the bison will ‘absolutely’ accept the invitation. A date is still…

“Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama” Stopping In St. Paul

The book is the best-seller of 2018 with 3 million copies sold

ST. PAUL, MN — Michelle Obama will make a stop in the Twin Cities next year while on tour for her best-selling memoir. “Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama” is coming to the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on March 13. In her book, the former First Lady describes her journey from the South Side of Chicago to the…

Fargo Woman Helps Decorate White House for Christmas

She got to see the First Lady at a reception

FARGO, N.D. — Amanda Morgan spent her Thanksgiving weekend doing something most people will never get to do. She helped decorate the White House for Christmas. “I have a new appreciation for those who decorate and light houses, and light trees for a living. That was interesting but a lot of fun too,” Morgan said. She says over 100 volunteers were…

Local Woman Selected to Help Decorate White House for Christmas

The White House opened up applications in August

FARGO, N.D. — One local woman, Amanda Morgan, is going to the White House after being picked to help decorate for Christmas. “Since I was a little kid, I’ve just dreamed about being First Lady, even seeing the White House. Just seeing all these places I’ve read about and watched documentaries about,” she said. Now, she’s going to Washington, D.C….

Vice President Pence Planning Return To Minnesota

Minnesota Republican Party chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan announced Monday that Pence will return to Minnesota Aug. 30.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ Vice President Mike Pence is heading back to Minnesota. Minnesota Republican Party chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan announced Monday that Pence will return to Minnesota Aug. 30. It’s the latest evidence of the White House’s keen focus on Minnesota ahead of an election filled with competitive races in a state President Donald Trump nearly won in 2016….

President Trump Names January 19 “National Sanctity of Life Day”

Vice President Mike Pence also spoke to rally members from the Rose Garden

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Trump has declared today as “National Sanctity of Life Day.” The president spoke to March for Life supporters who were on the National Mall promoting the pro-life movement. Mr. Trump appeared on video feed as he spoke to a crowd from the Rose Garden. He says he will fight to continue to defend the first right…

Trump Administration Takes Back Sodium Restrictions for School Lunches

The new rule also allows schools to have sweetened milk and are not required to served grain-rich products

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Agriculture is putting off reducing the amount of sodium in school lunches. The Obama Administration set the reduced sodium targets to take place in 2018, but the White House now says they don’t have to change through 2019. The food and nutrition service of the Ag Department says allowing the targets to remain…

Former Trump Campaign Chairman Facing Charges In Russia Probe

The indictments unsealed Monday in Washington contain 12 counts, including conspiracy to launder money, failing to register as a foreign agent, false statements, and multiple counts of failing to file reports for foreign bank accounts.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business associate, Rick Gates, have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of conspiracy against the United States and other felony charges. The indictments unsealed Monday in Washington contain 12 counts, including conspiracy to launder money, failing to register as a foreign agent, false statements, and multiple…