Politics / Elections

Senators Hoeven and Heitkamp Introduce Celebration Resolution in Congress for NDSU Football

The football team defeated James Madison on January 6 in Frisco for the national title

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A resolution celebrating NDSU Football’s 6th FCS National Championship title in seven years has been introduced in Congress. “We recognize and we congratulate all of these incredible players also Coach Klieman and tremendous coaching staff has put in countless hours of practice and preparation,” Senator John Hoeven said. “They have made Bison Nation and all North Dakota…

Minot Air Force Base to Get Millions in Fleet Upgrades

Nearly $600 million was approved to sustain the existing fleet of ICBMs

MINOT, ND — Senator John Hoeven has secured funding to make improvements to B-52’s at Minot Air Force Base. The National Defense Authorization Act, signed into law last month, includes over $220 million for upgrades to the B-52 including new engines. Nearly $600 million was approved to sustain the existing fleet of ICBMs. Hoeven and General Robin Rand, the Commander…

Construction Proposal Made for $1.2 Billion Pipeline from Montana to Kansas

It would also help reduce the wasteful flaring of excess gas in the state's oil fields

  NATIONAL — Officials say a $1.2 billion natural gas liquids pipeline proposed from Montana to Kansas will help accommodate increasing production in North Dakota. The Elk Creek Pipeline wouldn’t cross North Dakota but would connect to existing pipelines in the northwestern part of the state. It would transport up to 240,000 barrels per day of natural gas liquids from…

President Trump Appoints New Member to Sen. Heitkamp’s Commission on Native Children

The commission was created to find strategies to help Native American Children overcome poverty, substance abuse and domestic violence

WASHINGTON, D.C. — North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp says she wants Native American children to be given every opportunity to succeed, regardless of the odds stacked against them. President Trump has appointed another member of the Commission on Native Children, which was created by Heitkamp’s bipartisan bill that became law last October. The commission was created to find strategies to…

DAPL Protester Accused of Shooting at Law Enforcement Won’t Get Trial Delay

Fallis is pleading not guilty in the shooting

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — Red Fawn Fallis, the woman accused of shooting at law enforcement during the Dakota Access pipeline protests, will not have the opportunity to delay her upcoming trial. A U.S. District judge is also limiting what will be allowed in court during the trial. Parties will not be allowed to discuss treaty agreements, protest activities leading…

Tina Smith Sworn into Office, State Senator Michelle Fischbach Declines Higher Salary

Republicans are anxious to keep Fischbach in the Senate to protect a narrow majority

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Minnesota has a new senator as Lt. Governor Tina Smith gets sworn into office. The Democrat was sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence on the Senate floor in Washington. Just before taking the oath of office, Smith got her name plate placed outside her new office in Washington. She resigned as the state’s Lieutenant Governor…

Long-Time Local Journalist Announces Run for North Dakota House

He worked in television news for 36 years at both KVRR and WDAY

  WEST FARGO, ND — A long-time former television news anchor in the valley is seeking a new job in politics. Austen Schauer is running as a Republican for the District 13 House seat which covers West Fargo. Schauer says he wants to bring common sense ideas to Bismarck. He worked in television news for 36 years at both KVRR…

Senator Franken’s Last Day, Former Minnesota Representative “Praying” Over Potential Bid, Longest Serving Republican Senator Retires

Another former Republican presidential contender is thinking about running for Franken's seat

NATIONAL — Sen. Al Franken has officially resigned from the Senate. The Minnesota Democrat formally resigned this afternoon. It comes nearly a month after he announced his plans to leave Congress after numerous sexual misconduct allegations in November. Franken joined the Senate in 2009 after winning a months-long recount. His departure sets the stage for Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith…

As Senator Franken Prepares to Exit, Leadership Battle Waits to Take Center Stage in Minnesota

Republican state Sen. Michelle Fischbach is poised to become lieutenant governor after Lt. Gov. Tina Smith is sworn in tomorrow to replace Franken

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — This is Sen. Al Franken’s last day as a member of Congress. The Democratic Minnesota lawmaker will resign his seat officially tomorrow after numerous allegations of sexual harassment. Republican state Sen. Michelle Fischbach is poised to become lieutenant governor after Lt. Gov. Tina Smith is sworn in tomorrow to replace Franken. But Fischbach plans to…

KVRR’s 2017 Year in Review

a look back at the top headlines of the year

  FARGO, N.D. — Just like that, 2017 started and is already over. But with every year, there come the stories that show the good, the bad and the ugly of society. Here’s a review of Fargo’s 2017 from the many people throughout the community trying to make a difference to the tragedies this community will never forget. DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE…