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Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Michelle Fischbach is seeking her second term in a district considered a stronghold for her party. Opponents Jill Abahsain of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party and Travis "Bull" Johnson of the Legal Marijuana Now Party say discontent with the incumbent and their positions on issues important to the district give them a fighting chance.
Congressional District 1 Candidate Jeff Ettinger took questions from the crowd on Tuesday night in Worthington.
Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith, as well as Reps. Angie Craig and Dean Phillips, all Democrats, reported transactions involving companies influenced by committees they sit on. Republican North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven also reported potential conflicts.
Travis "Bull" Johnson is running for Minnesota's Seventh Congressional District this November under the Legal Marijuana Now party and hopes his honesty, realism and political outsider status will be enough for voters to send him to Congress.
“It might seem trivial to go after an app known for viral dance videos, but TikTok is a national security concern," Johnson said.
With proposals to modernize the H-2A seasonal visa program, state labor unions, legal experts and a southern Minnesota local orchard speak to how federal and state labor regulations play out in Minnesota.

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Rep. Michelle Fischbach, currently in the middle of a district-wide tour during the congressional August recess, made a variety of stops in Detroit Lakes on Aug. 17 as she met with local business and civic leaders to discuss their concerns. She even had time to sit down for an exclusive one-on-one interview with the Detroit Lakes Tribune.
The Globe asked candidates to respond to several questions as they seek majority vote in next week's Primary election.
In today’s partisan political climate, it is rare for Democrats and Republicans to agree on anything, but the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act is one important exception. Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle agree: we need to pass the JCPA to ensure that publishers — especially small and local publishers — are treated fairly and can serve their communities.

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