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North Dakota Senate debates edge closer: Politicians weigh in on impact of Heitkamp-Cramer appearances
September 18, 2018 - 4:36pm
BISMARCK — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and Rep. Kevin Cramer may only meet a few times in debates during the home stretch of North Dakota's U.S....
Battle lines drawn in Minnesota's Senate race
September 15, 2018 - 12:35pm
DULUTH — It has all the makings of a typical Senate race — incumbent touts her achievements while challenger attacks her record and...
Report identifies $6.6 million price tag for legalizing marijuana in ND, but tax revenue unknown
September 12, 2018 - 10:27am
BISMARCK — Legalizing recreational marijuana in North Dakota will cost state agencies and local governments more than $6.6 million over the...
With two months to go, North Dakota's Senate race comes into focus
September 4, 2018 - 6:28am
BISMARCK — On a recent morning in the basement of Bismarck’s public library, Heidi Heitkamp wiped away tears as she listened to heart-wrenching...
Governor's race: Trump endorses Johnson; Walz strong in Twin Cities, southern Minnesota
August 15, 2018 - 4:53pm
ST. PAUL -- President Donald Trump wants to influence Minnesota's governor race. The winner of the Tuesday, Aug. 14, Republican primary received...
Cramer explains backing Democrats' plan to save pensions
August 7, 2018 - 7:56pm
FARGO — Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., told an audience of mostly retired truckers Tuesday, Aug. 7, that it wasn't very hard for him to sign...
Rural Minnesota congressional hopefuls agree on farm visa program
August 7, 2018 - 6:42pm
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn.—Immigration may be one of the biggest partisan divides in Washington, but there appears to be general support among...
Minnesota U.S. Senate candidates trade arguments on trade
August 7, 2018 - 5:32pm
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. — Minnesota's U.S. Senate candidates agree trade is important to farmers, but differ when it comes to details. Reactions...
Governor candidates give greater Minnesota a choice
July 26, 2018 - 9:37pm
MANKATO, Minn.—Greater Minnesota leaders left a governor candidate forum not surprised that they saw big differences in how the two parties...
North Dakota leaders offer mixed reactions on Trump 'handout' to farmers hit by trade disputes
July 24, 2018 - 4:57pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota agriculture and political leaders offered mixed reactions Tuesday, July 24, to the Trump administration's plans for...
ND recreational marijuana group submits signatures hours ahead of deadline
July 9, 2018 - 5:14pm
BISMARCK — A jubilant group of recreational marijuana supporters submitted an estimated 18,700 signatures to North Dakota Secretary of State...
Farm Bill motivates Peterson to run for 15th term
May 30, 2018 - 6:22pm
WILLMAR, Minn. — U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson doesn't have much hope that a new Farm Bill will be passed before Congress goes into recess...
Hughes declares rematch against Peterson in U.S. House race
May 29, 2018 - 5:12pm
MOORHEAD — Republican Dave Hughes formally filed for candidacy a week after receiving the GOP's endorsement to oust incumbent DFLer Collin...
Armstrong: Long trade war would kill soybean industry
May 16, 2018 - 10:27pm
GRAND FORKS—U.S. House candidate Kelly Armstrong will be one of the first to say a drawn-out trade war with China will kill North Dakota's...
Cramer: Trade moves should avoid creating 'short-term victims'
May 16, 2018 - 1:36pm
BISMARCK — Rep. Kevin Cramer highlighted farmers' anxiety over the Trump administration's trade moves Wednesday, May 16, but the North...