Senate GOP Blocks Bipartisan Border Bill: Minnesota Senators Support, North Dakota Senators Oppose

WASHINGTON D.C. (trfnews.i234.me) – Another vote forced by Senate Democrats on border security legislation failed on Thursday. Minnesota Senators Klobuchar and Smith voted to move it forward, while North Dakota’s Republican Senators Cramer and Hoeven voted to kill it. By a vote of 50 to 43, Republicans led the charge to halt consideration of the… Continue reading Senate GOP Blocks Bipartisan Border Bill: Minnesota Senators Support, North Dakota Senators Oppose

Vote Expected Today on ERA and Abortion Rights Amendments in St. Paul, Minnesota

ST. PAUL, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – Democrats plan to bring an Equal Rights and Abortion Rights Constitutional Amendment proposal to a vote in the Minnesota House today after several delays. House GOP Minority Leader Lisa Demuth points to a recent poll finding 64% of Minnesotans want equal rights and abortion rights as separate constitutional amendments, but… Continue reading Vote Expected Today on ERA and Abortion Rights Amendments in St. Paul, Minnesota

Minnesota to Vote on Sports Betting Bill Today

ST. PAUL, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – Minnesota legislators are scheduled to vote on a new sports betting bill today. The bill, spearheaded by Rapids Democrat Zack Stevenson, is the result of a long-running effort to satisfy competing interests. It authorizes mobile sports betting licenses for Indian tribes with a 20% tax on proceeds and legalizes fantasy… Continue reading Minnesota to Vote on Sports Betting Bill Today

Minnesota Senate Debates Senator’s Voting Rights Amid Criminal Charges

Nicole Mitchell

ST. PAUL, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – A debate in the Minnesota Legislature over the right of a Senator’s right to vote, after she’s been charged with a crime. Democratic Stand: Democrats oppose Republican demands to bar Senator Nicole Mitchell, facing felony burglary charges, from voting until an Ethics panel investigates. Senator Scott Dibble asserts constituents deserve… Continue reading Minnesota Senate Debates Senator’s Voting Rights Amid Criminal Charges

Legalizing Recreational Marijuana on North Dakota’s Ballot Initiative

BISMARCK, ND (trfnews.i234.me) – North Dakota’s top election official announced that a ballot initiative group can collect signatures to legalize recreational marijuana, aiming for a statewide vote in the upcoming fall. The initiative, led by the New Economic Frontier, must gather 15,582 valid signatures by July 8 to qualify for the November general election ballot.… Continue reading Legalizing Recreational Marijuana on North Dakota’s Ballot Initiative

US Senate Passes $95 Billion Foreign Aid Package for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan

WASHINGTON D.C. (trfnews.i234.me) – The US Senate has approved a $95 billion foreign aid package aimed at providing crucial support to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. This decision comes after months of deliberation and negotiation among lawmakers. The bipartisan vote of 79-18 resulted in the passage of the package, which combined four bills previously endorsed by… Continue reading US Senate Passes $95 Billion Foreign Aid Package for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan

Ukrainian-Americans Advocate for Aid to Ukraine Amid Congressional Debate

WASHINGTON D.C. (trfnews.i234.me) – As Congress deliberates on aid to Ukraine, Ukrainian-Americans from Minnesota gear up to press for assistance in Washington, D.C. Maria Doan, representing Stand With Ukraine MN, expresses disappointment over Congress’s failure to pass a Ukraine aid bill since October. Despite the U.S. Senate’s approval of a $95.3 billion foreign aid bill,… Continue reading Ukrainian-Americans Advocate for Aid to Ukraine Amid Congressional Debate

North Dakota Prepares for Potential Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure

BISMARCK, ND (trfnews.i234.me) – Advocates are pushing for North Dakota voters to decide on legalizing marijuana for adults 21 and older this November. On Tuesday, supporters submitted a petition to place the measure on the ballot, signaling a significant step in the ongoing debate over cannabis legalization. Secretary of State Michael Howe confirmed receipt of… Continue reading North Dakota Prepares for Potential Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure

Starbucks in Grand Forks Shuts Down Amid Unionization Vote

GRAND FORKS, ND (trfnews.i234.me) – Many Grand Forks residents are left puzzled today as the Starbucks located on Washington Street and Demers Avenue remain closed. Behind the locked doors, a significant decision is being made that could impact the future of the establishment and its employees. A sign posted on the door simply states that… Continue reading Starbucks in Grand Forks Shuts Down Amid Unionization Vote

Grand Forks Passes Vote in Favor of New School

GRAND FORKS, ND (trfnews.i234.me) A vote for a new school in Grand Forks has passed. in North Dakota Grand Forks unofficial results show voters in Grand Forks chose to replace Valley Middle School at its meeting on March 6 the Grand Forks School Board unanimously voted to approve a 79 million dollar referendum to construct… Continue reading Grand Forks Passes Vote in Favor of New School