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Warnock Makes History With Senate Win as Democrats Near Majority

The Race Between Republican David Perdue and Democrat Jon Ossoff is Still Too Close to Call

ATLANTA (AP) – This morning, Democrat Raphael Warnock has won one of Georgia’s two Senate runoffs, becoming the first Black senator in his state’s history and putting the Senate majority within the party’s reach. Warnock, a pastor who spent the past 15 years leading the Atlanta church where Martin Luther King Jr. preached, defeated Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler. It’s a…

Senate Approves Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court Justice

The Vote to Confirm Kavanaugh as Supreme Court Justice Comes as Protests are Breaking Out Across the Country

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate has confirmed Brett Kavanaugh as an associate justice of the Supreme Court, putting a second nominee from President Donald Trump on the highest court in the land. Kavanaugh was confirmed 50-48 Saturday during a historic roll call vote in the Senate chamber. The two-vote margin is one of the narrowest ever for a Supreme Court…

U.S. Senate Candidate Newberger Visits Northland

Newberger is running against Senator Amy Klobuchar in the upcoming November election.

HERMANTOWN, Minn.- Minnesota Republican candidate for the United States Senate, Jim Newberger, stopped in the Northland Thursday. The luncheon was in Hermantown at Real Closet Inc.  Newberger tells us he’s a huge supporter of mines. During this visit, the candidate is touring Cirrus and welding facilities. “Those jobs that are here are important, and it’s a priority that we protect…

Minnesota House, Senate Strike Deal on tax Bill

The Plan Would cut Taxes for 2.2 Million Residents

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Republican lawmakers have agreed on a plan they say would cut taxes for 2.2 million residents. The Star Tribune reports the deal reached Friday comes after the House and Senate reconciled differences between their two tax bills, which come in response to the federal tax overhaul. House members’ original plan reduced the tax rate…

Minnesota Legislature passes $46B budget in special session

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota’s Legislature has finished passing a $46 billion budget in a special session. It took three extra days and some horse-trading to win crucial Democratic votes. But the Republican-controlled Legislature passed its final budget bills early Friday morning. The overtime began Tuesday morning after lawmakers passed the constitutionally mandated deadline to finish a budget by…