Political News

Wisconsin Senate Committee OKs Hemp Farming Bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The state Senate's agriculture committee has overwhelmingly approved a bill that would allow Wisconsin farmers to grow hemp. The panel voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the proposal. The vote clears the way for a full floor…

Ryan Backs Trump on Ending Health Insurance Subsidies

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - House Speaker Paul Ryan says he does not want to "shovel more money at a failing program" to replace federal subsidies that President Donald Trump is eliminating to help make health insurance more affordable. Ryan told…

Northlanders march to dismantle racism

DULUTH, Minn. - Hundreds marched in the streets of Downtown Duluth on Saturday, to address the issue of racism. The Justice City Coalition organized the March to Dismantle the Legacy of…

Candidate Forum Hosted By Duluth Chamber

DULUTH, Minn. - A candidate forum was hosted by the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce. The forum in the Depot's Underground Theatre featured Duluth City Council and Duluth School Board candidates. Questions were…

Superior Mayor Discusses Kestrel Plant

SUPERIOR, Wis. - Mayor Jim Paine says Kestrel owes the city of Superior $2.2 million from a loan they were given in 2012. Since Kestrel's forbearance agreement expired at the end of…

Former Two Harbors Resident Running for Nolan's Seat

DULUTH, Minn.-A 33-year-old Two Harbors native has announced she is seeking the DFL endorsement for Minnesota's Eighth Congressional District. Leah Phifer, who lives in Isanti, will be seeking out Rep. Rick Nolan's seat. She had previously worked for the FBI…

Republicans Running for Minnesota Governor Support Voter ID

ST. PAUL, Minn.-Four Republicans running for governor in Minnesota all support requiring voters to show identification at the polls, despite the idea being rejected during a 2012 statewide vote. The candidates are Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson, former Republican Party…

Democratic Governor Race Heats Up

DULUTH, Minn.-The governor’s race is heating up in Minnesota and today all the democratic candidates for the post made a stop in Duluth. A forum was held for all the candidates during AFSCME’s…

Republicans Vote to Reject Raises for State Employees

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Legislative Republicans have voted to reject a new contract for Minnesota's 30,000 public employees. The state's two massive unions for state employees ratified a new contract earlier this year. The contracts for the Minnesota Association…

Wisconsin Rep. Bob Gannon Dies at 58

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - State Rep. Bob Gannon, a West Bend Republican in his second term, has died. Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke's aid, Alesha Potter, says Gannon's family informed…

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