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Woman arrested after found walking near Governor Burgum’s Bismarck home

Both the governor and first lady were at home at the time

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — A woman was taken into custody after walking on Capitol property near the Governor’s house in Bismarck. Thirty-two-year-old Dakota Bee of Bismarck was arrested and charged with resisting arrest, trespassing, and disorderly conduct. North Dakota Highway Patrol says she was first seen walking around property 9:45 Sunday night and was asked to leave. She returned shortly…

ND & MN congressional delegations describe what they saw during the capitol insurrection

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – One year ago former President Trump held a “Stop The Steal” rally. Some of his supporters broke into the U.S. capitol while the Senate was certifying election results. “I have vivid memories of being on the Senate floor and watching the Vice President being quickly moved off of the Senate floor trying to understand what was happening…

Senate passes stopgap funding bill, avoiding shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate has passed a stopgap spending bill that avoids a short-term shutdown and funds the federal government through Feb. 18 after leaders defused a partisan standoff over federal vaccine mandates. The measure now goes to President Joe Biden to be signed into law. Earlier in the day, congressional leaders announced they had finally reached an agreement…

Harvey Teacher Named 2022 North Dakota Teacher of the Year

State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler, Bret Dockter & Gov. Doug BurgumBISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) —  North Dakota’s 2022 Teacher of the Year is…Bret Dockter! He is a sixth-grade teacher at B.M. Hanson Elementary School in Harvey. The award was announced in Bismarck by Gov. Doug Burgum and State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler. Dockter was one of four finalists for the honor….

Feds charge St. Cloud man tied to violent boogaloo movement

MINNEAPOLIS – A Minnesota man whom authorities describe as a self-proclaimed member of the anti-government “Boogaloo Bois” movement and had an interest in killing police is charged with illegal possession of a machine gun. Michael Dahlager,27, of St. Cloud, was ordered to remain in custody until a detention hearing Friday. The complaint states that Dahlager told a confidential informant he…

Sen. Cramer reacts to idea of Biden possibly pardoning President Trump

WASHINGTON – Should President-Elect Biden consider pardoning President Trump in the interest of the nation? Senator Kevin Cramer was asked if that would be a good idea. “Wow. I hadn’t thought about that. Here’s what I do think. I think Joe Biden has a wonderful opportunity to play the pastoral role really. Nobody has that opportunity like the President of…

Following FBI alerts, ND legislators prepare for possibility of violence at State Capitol

North Dakota lawmakers are working with state and local authorities

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Capitol is one of many across the country preparing to respond to possible armed demonstrations. “We know that just because we’re in North Dakota or Bismarck, North Dakota, doesn’t make us immune from potential acts of violence,” says House Minority Leader Josh Boschee of Fargo. Boschee and Speaker of the House Kim Koppelman of…

Local members of Congress react to insurrection at U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON — Politicians from both sides of the aisle across Minnesota and North Dakota took to social media to condemn the actions of those who stormed our nation’s Capitol. Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach of Minnesota wrote: “Respectful disagreement is fundamental to our democracy. The violence that we’re seeing, especially toward law enforcement, is unacceptable.” Sen. John Hoeven and Congressman Kelly Armstrong of…