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AUDIO: Rep. Matt Bliss discusses the education budget advanced in Minnesota House

The Minnesota House advanced the E-12 education budget on a vote of 73-60. According to a release, the House DFL’s E-12 education budget stabilizes school investments with a 2 percent per pupil increase each of the next two years, with additional increases the following two years. Under the proposal, voluntary Pre-Kindergarten programming that would otherwise…

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AUDIO: House Majority leader discusses budget priorities, mask mandates and opportunities to get involved with state government

House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler is encouraging Greater Minnesotans to take advantage of the legislature’s remote technology to get involved with state government. Winkler, during an interview Wednesday, outlined some of this year’s budget priorities for the DFL, which includes supporting frontline workers and education, as well as a proposed mask mandate by the legislature…

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AUDIO: Winkler discusses legalizing marijuana

The Minnesota House is introducing legislation to legalize marijuana. According to House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler, the bill will work to right some past wrongs of the war on drugs, such as expunging the records of those convicted of marijuana offenses, as well as introducing new tax revenue for the state’s coffers which Winkler expects…

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MN DFL party calls for the expulsion of Fischbach

Featured photo: Michelle Fischbach and Donald Trump during Bemidji’s September rally.  Minnesota’s DFL party is calling on Congress to expel newly elected Representative for Minnesota’s Seventh District Michelle Fischbach, as well as recently re-elected Rep. Jim Hagedorn. The two out of four Minnesota Republicans that partially make up the state’s congressional delegation joined 119 other…

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Rev. Kopp expresses concern ahead of Trump’s visit

Ahead of yesterday’s statewide call with the DFL, where lawmakers and activists spoke out against Trump, citing what they believe are damaging policies to communities like Bemidji, United Methodist Reverend Rob Kopp expressed his worry about the upcoming Trump rally this afternoon. Kopp was a panelist on that call, as was 5A House Representative John…

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Albrecht secures DFL endorsement for Senate

Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht received the DFL endorsement as she eyes the Senate District 5 seat. According to the announcement, over 90 percent of delegates participated in the virtual event, which was held via mail ballots and online. Albrecht was competing for the DFL endorsement for the district with Charles Dolson. “Thank you for the…

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Super Tuesday results for the region

The Democratic presidential preference primary was held last night in Minnesota, as well as in 13 other states across the country. Former Vice President Joe Biden won the state, according to reports. On a county level, 1,720 votes were cast for Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in Beltrami County, or almost 39 percent. Biden was second…

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